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.
There are a few specific ways that Asian women are typically portrayed as: the lotus blossom baby, the China doll, and the dragon lady.
The lotus blossom baby exemplifies the shyness assigned to the Asian woman stereotype. The dragon lady represents a woman that is either cunning and deceitful or a prostitute.
They took data from "thousands of decisions made by more than 400 daters from Columbia University's various graduate and professional schools".
The doubt that targets of Asian fetish experience stems from feelings of depersonalization, which compound on the objectification Asian females already face as women, to create a further sort of objectification where Asian women feel like interchangeable objects.
The term "yellow fever" describes someone who is inflicted with a disease, meaning that someone with an Asian fetish has a sickness.
Men don't seem to discriminate based on race when it comes to dating. The study was carried out over two years and was conducted by economists Ray Fisman (lead researcher from Columbia University) and Emir Kamenica (University of Chicago), as well as psychologists Sheena Iyengar (Columbia University) and Itamar Simonson (Stanford University).Asian fetish (also known as yellow fever) is an interest, obsession, or preference for Asian people, culture, or things of Asian origin by those of non-Asian descent.It is a slang term that stems from sexual fetishism.Both the lotus baby and dragon lady are very sexualized and continue to objectify these women as exotic property.These images elicit sexual fantasies for men who then believe them to be true, which helps to create the Asian Fetish.