When we saw that there is a tendency rampant in London to hyper-sexualise East Asian girls, we wanted to get down to the business. Many of us are too often swooped into a guessing game of which country we come from or left in a position to dodge uncomfortable sexual advances. We decided to explore the ways other East Asian girls here in London have been hyper-sexualised in such ways and also get into the minds of the men, for an insight into what seems to trigger this attraction to “Asian women” in particular. The East Asian girls seemed to be in consensus that there is a certain fantasy and fetishism based on these pre-existing knowledge of sexualised Asian girls in the media. But we were surprised when we got to talk to the men about this issue.
Produced by: Erin Zhang & Jin Lee