Asian Women Are Sick Of Seeing Themselves Represented This Way In Media

Even when Hollywood is trying to be “neutral” it quickly veers toward bad. This generally means leaning into stereotypes, across age, race, gender, sexual identity, and creating shallow characters based on some pretty messed up ideas. Heck, sometimes they create entirely new stereotypes, like this one about Asian women having to color their hair to be interesting.

The Twitter account @nerdyasians, which purports to cover “everything artful, wonderful & sometimes miserable about asian news & culture” is currently going viral for pointing out a longstanding trope in movies and on TV. Basically, every time a show or film wants to indicate a female Asian character is “edgy” they give her colorful hair streaks:

It happens a lot:

As you can see above, the stereotype is well-documented, but it’s being talked about again in relation to the Deadpool 2 character, Yukio, played by the Japanese-Australian actress Shiori Kutsuna. Yep, she’s got the streak.

But the whole thing also went viral in 2017, when writer Anne Shi went off about it on Twitter, explaining why it’s so offensive. Basically, if you need to color your hair to be cool, what is that saying about all the women with their natural color? And who are these colorful-hair women supposed to be in contrast to?

Shi points out that it is a well-known thing that Hollywood should be hip to by now.

Just look at this Tumblr post.

It’s just a bummer to be put in these two boxes.

Despite being such a long standing issue, people are still discovering the trope through the post from @nerdyasians, and they are having feelings about it:

Some are definitely hearing about it for the first time.

But many have been noticing for awhile, and finding it pretty obnoxious.

There are some Asian women characters who have been both cool and escaped the hair-streak makeover:

But not that many. A hair streak is a small thing, but the fact that it keeps popping up over and over despite criticism from Asian writers, critics, and viewers shows exactly who is still in charge of making these decisions at the top.

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People Are Breaking Their Phones To Take Selfies While High-Fiving Themselves

You’d think people would be careful with something that can cost in excess of $ 500. But after Twitter user Seth Schneider was able to take a picture while he high-fived himself, people are trying to do the same and breaking their phones in the process. 

It all started with this tweet, which acquired more than 170,000 retweets. 

And people were quick to take up the challenge…

And this guy took it one step further…

Somewhere, Tim Cook is smiling thinking of all these phones that need to be repaired. 

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Eric Trump Says Strong Women Like His Sister Don't 'Allow' Themselves To Be Sexually Harassed

Its been pretty easy for me to stay politically neutral this election cycle because I’m voting for the Giant Meteor to come in and do what’s right.  Some folks think I have a pretty negative outlook on things, but I digress.

You see, when Donald Trump was asked what would happen if his daughter. Ivanka Trump, found herself being sexually harassed in the workplace, his response was:

“I would like to think she would find another career or find another company if that was the case.”

You heard right, folks!  When it comes to sexual harassment, if the lewd comments and uninvited advances make the victim uncomfortable, then they should be the ones to leave.  

Surely though, his son, who is much younger and more connected to the favorite Trump daughter, would take a different stance on the topic.  

When a CBS host asked Eric if he thought that bringing the harassment to the attention of human resources was a better answer, he and his haircut answered

And yet somehow, Eric manage to make things worse

“Ivanka is a strong, powerful woman. She wouldn’t allow herself to be objected to it. And by the way, you should certainly take it up with human resources. And I think she definitely would, as a strong person. At the same time, I don’t think she would allow herself to be subjected to it.”

It’s like the old saying goes; From a bad crow, a bad egg.  I’m sure someone in the campaign is going to ‘clarify’ this faux pas in the next day or two since the premise behind being sexually harassed has someone saying or doing something without permission to begin with.  Blaming the victim is obviously not the answer to sexual harassment in the workplace.  Not by a long shot.

People tweeted their disgust the blatant victim-blaming the Trumps have pushed

 Waiting to hear how we’ve all taken his quoted answer out of context.

(h/t wp)

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