We here at DadWagon have been relatively forthright with regards to our goals for planetary domination: make more Asian-white babies! Or at least marry them! Twice in some cases (me)! Then pretend that you’re not specifically into that sort of thing! Because fetishes aren’t cool!
Anyway, the DadWagon men have spouses all of some portion of Asian extraction. It’s what we like, along with ladies who earn more money than us. It doesn’t seem that odd, particularly here in Brooklyn, where Jewish men are required to walk around with Asian women and mixed children, even if the children aren’t theirs and the Asian woman has never met them. It’s the law, people!
Funny as that all may be (to me), I guess I never really though much about how the other–that is, Asian–side feels. Now that I’ve thought about it, I’ve decided I shouldn’t think about it any more. Consider this, from Vietnam Talking Points, which considers quite without any irony why the white fellas dig the Asian ladies:
My Asian guy friends are always asking, “Why are Asian girls always dating white guys?” Some account this type of coupling to a bad case of yellow fever (the Asian fetish kind, not the viral disease). Others say girls go for status and something new. Will we ever agree that it could be, you know, love?
Of course not, silly! It’s not about love, it’s about education and world domination and Brooklyn stereotypes. Sheesh.
The post goes on, to prove with mathematical precision (they did some Google searching) what factors actually contribute to this amorous-ethnic melding:
So let’s synthesize: Smart economics, the media, yellow fever, Asian shyness and White aggression are all at the root of the Asian Girl + White Boy equation. All of these make sense, but my mind and gut are saying there has to be more.
His mind and gut? Fella, this isn’t about mind and gut, is it?