white girls who want my culture’s bindis and saris and henna
take my skin colour too
and my dark brown lips
take my self-hatred because i don’t fit into the euro-centric ideals of beauty
take the oppression too
take the history of colonization that has devastated my country
and the drones that currently devastate my country
take all the bad stuff too
not just the pretty, shiny, sparky bits
take the ugly, dehumanizing and shitty parts too
Black people race racism, of course, but so do Asian people. We’re constantly sexualised, fetishized and stereotyped. Violence against Asians, both physical and sexual, is real. There are racial slurs that are used as a means to silence and demean us. We’re constantly whitewashed in the media, and yellowface is still a thing. So no, Asian people do face racism.
Also, while there may be some white-passing Asian people, they’re still people of colour and most of us don’t look white anyway. Never have I been mistaken to be white and many of my followers will say the same.
I don’t think people being oppressed is “cool”. That’s not the point of this blog at all and I most certainly would much rather not be oppressed. This blog is a safe space for Chinese women and a place for us to share our experiences. Please don’t come in here and invalidate our experiences.
Lmao White people be like….
Lundy Bancroft, “Why does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men.” (via womentoadmire)