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.…

[JttW #38] New Year, Same BS

By Sen Tien Hello 2019. We discuss recent news: Louis CK and Dave Chapelle's anti-Asian "jokes", J's beef with Simu Liu, Subtle Asian Dating Facebook group shut down, Nhu Annie Nguyen nail salon tragedy and update on South-East Asian deportations. https://youtu.be/pk5pICapcbw -- Find us on Twitter: Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/JttWPodcast J. Maraan: http://twitter.com/j_maraan Sen Tien: http://twitter.com/sen_tient Please leave a review…

Rediscovering Asian American Identity Through Combat Art

(14 min read) “What and how much had I lost by trying to do only what was expected of me instead of what I myself had wished to do?” — Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man When I first started delving into online Asian Diaspora spaces this year, one word I constantly saw thrown around was “self-hate,”…

JttW #36: Andrew Zimmern and Dolce & Gabbana Controversies

By Sen Tien Vi, J, Sen and Wen discuss controversies from last month including the Andrew Zimmern calling Chinese American food "horseshit", D&G ad controversy and subsequent boycotts, neo-Nazi Hank Yoo getting arrested and former proud boy leader Gavin McInnes being denied entry into Australia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaImdgkROyY&w=480&h=270 Find us on Twitter: Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/JttWPodcast J. Maraan: http://twitter.com/j_maraan Sen Tien: http://twitter.com/sen_tient…

JttW Episode 35: Youtube Influencers

By Sen Tien Vi and Sen touch on influencers and their impact on YouTube. Mostly focus on the beauty community and how it affects Asian women. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOU-a8fGobQ&w=480&h=270 Find us on Twitter: Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/JttWPodcast J. Maraan: http://twitter.com/j_maraan Sen Tien: http://twitter.com/sen_tient Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/journey-to-the-west/id1347539343?mt=2 Listen on Andriod: http://www.subscribeonandroid.com/jttw.podbean.com/feed/ We're also on Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=167076 Read Vi's Article: https://ift.tt/2L0qvWm