Racial preferences in dating fisman
The term "yellow fever" describes someone who is inflicted with a disease, meaning that someone with an Asian fetish has a sickness.Hwang argues that this phenomenon is caused by stereotyping of Asians in Western society.Because of Asian fetish, an Asian woman’s racial difference is either seen as a failure to conform to mainstream white standards of beauty, or as something that can be appreciated only on an alternative scale.NPR correspondent Elise Hu offers that this can be a source of insecurity in Asian women's dating lives, "Am I just loved because I'm part of an ethnic group that's assumed to be subservient, or do I have actual value as an individual, or is it both? In the other direction, it has been argued that the notion of an Asian fetish creates the unnecessary perception of multiracial relationships as being characterized by "patriarchal, racist power structures" in relationships that are actually mutual and equal.Writer Agness Kaku believes the mainstream white culture undermines efforts to combat sexual harassment based on Asian fetish.Noting how frequently women of Asian descent are subjected to verbal and online harassment, Kaku argues that Asian fetish "thrives on double standards that make light of racial bias against Asians" and states this downplaying leaves women vulnerable to stalking and violence.
Asian fetishes have been criticised for treating the fetishized person as an object rather than an equal partner.
Asian fetish is an interest, obsession, or preference for Asian people, culture, or things of Asian origin by those of non-Asian descent.