Let’s Talk About Hawkeye

(8 min read) (Hawkeye visits Japan) *Note: this article contains major spoilers for Avengers: Endgame --- In a world where Green Book is lauded for its “white savior” approach to race¹, and its director Peter Farrelly decides to team up with Brian Currie and Pete Jones (an unholy trinity of white men) to write a…

[JttW #45] Decolonial Love: Swipe Left On Internalized Racism

By Sen Tien We unpack "A Very Offensive Rom-Com", an episode of NPR's Invisibilia podcast with special guest, Maka (@_fakeMT). -- "A Very Offensive Rom-Com" (NPR): https://www.npr.org/2019/04/04/709948132/a-very-offensive-rom-com Breaking the ‘girl code’ and internalized racism (Vi Nguyen): https://www.aprilmag.com/2018/10/10/breaking-the-girl-code-and-internalized-racism/ White Sexual Imperialism: A Theory of Asian Feminist Jurisprudence (Sunny Woan): https://scholarlycommons.law.wlu.edu/crsj/vol14/iss2/5/ https://youtu.be/TNxT0MTwBoI

Examining Agency in Racial Preferences and Endorsements of Negative Stereotypes Across Sexualities (Part 2)

(15 min read) Toxic White Masculinity Of course, when scrutinizing the Asian women who ignore the marginalization of Asian men, it is also critical to examine the behaviors from the opposite side, as there are problematic behaviors and mentalities that are propagated and adopted by a number of men in online spaces. Nowhere is this…

Examining Agency in Racial Preferences and Endorsements of Negative Stereotypes Across Sexualities (Part 1)

(10 min read) An article by Tria Chang recently surfaced on the Huffington Post, where she expresses her frustrations and disappointment with the prevalence of white male-Asian female relationships and how they are rooted in fetishization, violence, and colonization¹. In it, she details her experiences with being romantically involved with non-Asian men (though it would…

[JttW #41] “Tribalism”

By Sen Tien On topical news, we talk about Yuja Wang and the Igudesman Joo duo's show The Clone and the difference between satire and just terrible racist jokes. Additionally, we touch on how some have adopted dog whistles of "tribalism". NYT Article on The Clone: https://nyti.ms/2Ec5djw Joe Wong on the Late Show: https://youtu.be/36v9GSOFMFc https://youtu.be/vyTYzCEdNZg…

[JttW #39] Aquaman & Hammer Attack Murders

By Sen Tien We discuss the pseudo-whitewashing of Ludi Lin's character, Murk, in Aquaman and the news about the Hammer Attack Murders in Chinese buffet in Brooklyn which killed Fufai Pun and Kheong Ng-Thang and has left Tsz Mat Pung in critical condition. We touch on the relationship between direct, cultural / symbolic, and systemic violence.…

The Interstitial Zone (Part 5)

What Science Fiction, Fantasy, Magic, and the Esoteric Can Teach Asian America About Love (10 min read) DARE TO BE MAD “Navigation brought man face to face with the uncertainty of destiny, where each is left to himself and every departure might always be the last.  The madman on his crazy boat sets sail for…

The Interstitial Zone (Part 4)

What Science Fiction, Fantasy, Magic, and the Esoteric Can Teach Asian America About Love (8 min read) SO LONG, AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH “Space is big.  Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is.  I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the…