There are a lot of ways to be Chinese. Each one comes with a new lens through which you relate to the world; each offers a new aesthetic to wear like armor. These different ways determine how you present yourself to others, how you move your body through the world, and how you see yourself. Even now, I feel the pressure not to explore these different Asian identities, but instead to conform to a very specific set of expectations. People born into an East Asian body are, like myself, often expected to fit into a narrow mold — of being intensely feminine, thin, studious, and youthful. I would argue that while similar standards also exist in Asia , I personally feel them as more overtly fetishized and hypersexualized in the Western consciousness.
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I have never been more Asian than I am when here at Yale. I was sitting cross-legged on a mattress on the floor of my attic apartment as she spoke to me over the phone about depictions of Asian sexuality in pop culture. We were almost too casual. Alarmingly casual.
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Fittingly, it is a narrative that is obsessed with identity, particularly class identity but equally racial and ethnic identity. Ebert writes "A subtext the movie never comments on is the omnipresence of attractive Asian women. Alice and Christy are present at a key scene during which Zuckerberg assigns positions within Facebook's corporate hierarchy, but their offer to work at the fledgling company is rejected.
This study investigates Asian American women's responses to beauty representations in mainstream advertising. Through in-depth interviews, this article explores how Asian American women construct and negotiate a bicultural identity in their interpretations of advertisements' mediations of beauty for Asian women. Study findings revealed the cultural significance of the model minority stereotype in influencing Asian American women's relationships with fashion media. Additionally, participants' narratives on Asian American women's beauty ideals reflected their identity construction process of achieving social assimilation and negotiating ethnic distinctiveness, which illuminates the often-ignored sociopolitical tensions in minority consumers' relationship with advertising representations of in-group members.