‘It was my shame’: One NJ professor’s struggle with the ‘Asian fetish’ stereotype

Asian women are often objectified and sexualized, victims of the "Asian fetish" stereotype. The issue is a personal one for Barnard professor Lisa Son who dealt with objectification and racist tropes while she was growing up. "It was my shame. I was the woman who didn't say anything," she says.

Read more about professor Son's story: https://www.northjersey.com/…/asian-women-fetis…/4766637001/

‘It was my shame’: One NJ professor’s struggle with the ‘Asian fetish’ stereotype

Objectified. Sexualized. That's how some Asian American women feel in dealing with the persistent stereotypes of them as exotic and submissive.

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