Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I am calling an official ceasefire in the war against Asian American Women!

First there was Disney's The Suite Life of Zach and Cody, the London Tipton character is spoiled, self-absorbed.

On Cake TV (yes, I said, "Cake TV"), the character Miracle is a - wait for it - spoiled, self absorbed Asian-American.

Now there is a Washington Mutual ad featuring an Asian-American professional woman who fantasizes about slipping into pink, fur-trimmed and racing across the salt flats in a pink rocket powered car.

In each of these cases the women are bailed out by their white friends. The amazing thing here is how easily Americans can shift from one insulting stereotype to another without any seeming awareness of what is going on.

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