their interventions abroad. I think it can be both a positive and a negative thing. Not to downplay the severe misogyny and entitlement that fueled Rodger's attacks, but the fact that he targeted his full Asian roommates may have represented an attempt to wipe out his own dissatisfaction and self-loathing with being identified as effeminate. (Emily, 33, Caucasian, UK). What century are we living in? Many commentators have pointed to the inherent misogyny and entitlement within Elliot Rodger's manifesto. Femininity A fluid concept, what brings all of our experiences together though, is the feeling of not quite being accepted, or seen for our own unique femininity. Since Asian men are considered petite, the same word is used to describe their "manhood." In fact, the feminization of Asian men and their genitalia is the exact opposite of African-American men, who are portrayed as overly sexual and hypermasculine, with extra-large genitalia. Instead, Asian men are typecast as nerds, villains, or martial arts heroes, rarely ever as a romantic lead. Living in a foreign environment that can make you feel either hyper-sexualized or like an innocent, sexless creature definitely has an affect your identity as a woman.
Thus, it is not surprising that Asian men are considered less desirable than their white, black, and Latino counterparts in online dating statistics. Is it any wonder that Japanese women today want careers and dont care about dating or marriage or men in general? in popular culture, Asian men are considered "skinny "petite and "hairless" - all things pointing to a lack of masculinity within our culture.
The Representations of Asians in Films
Japanese images of femininity often conflict with Western womens views of it, which can lead to a pressure to conform. Asian men's low ratings on dating websites points to how influential ideas of the effeminate Asian are. When I said I wanted to be a business woman, she asked me why I didnt want to be a mommy. Each of the 40 Western women I spoke with all had a realization at some juncture during their time in Japan, that while they were understood to be women, they werent quite seen as being feminine. Rodger's manifesto includes tirades against black men and full Asian men that he would see dating beautiful white women, the only women he claimed to find sexually appealing. But when I think of feminine, there are definitely some words that come to mind. Of course, social ideas of femininity and its qualities vary from person to person and culture to culture.
This is well documented in literature.
The current popularity of these images of masculine beauty also reflects.
By this same argument, femininity in Asia would also be a western.