Officially reporting the harassment often leads nowhere, leading many women to stay silent. More Stories. But for the women I interviewed, the opposite was true. Some quit altogether. The problem is that even legitimate concerns end up entwined with these more extreme views. My tweet fed into those stereotypes that Asian men are unsexy, and when people pointed this out, I rethought my own biases. They send a screenshot of that tweet repeatedly at me and anyone who tries to support me, passing the.
Officially reporting the harassment often leads nowhere, leading many women to stay silent.
When Asian Women Are Harassed for Marrying Non-Asian Men
But for the women I interviewed, the opposite was true. It was a moment when Asian-Americans were celebrating as a community, yet here was a hate message plummeting out of the blue into my inbox. The problem is that even legitimate concerns end up entwined with these more extreme views. Growing up, the only Asians I knew were my cousins — so, as I admitted, when I see Asian men, my first instinctive feeling is often kinship rather than sexual attraction. The most toxic posts come from men who argue for racial purity and refer to Asian women as if they are commodities rather than people. Nancy Wang Yuen, a professor of sociology at Biola University, was harassed because she advocated for others in addition to Asian men. But empathy and thoughtful conversation must be the goal, and the entire Asian community must work together to end the misogynist harassment that prevents it.