By Lilian Wu , Wei Jing. In the effort to increase the participation of women and people of color in science, technology, engineering, and math STEM careers, a common assumption is that Asian men and women are doing fine, that they are well represented in STEM and have no difficulty excelling in STEM careers. This belief is supported by the easy visibility of Asian faces on campuses, in STEM workplaces, and in government laboratories. Indeed, Asians are generally considered to be overrepresented. Data from the Survey of Earned Doctorates from U. With so many entering the workforce, it is easy to assume that Asians women are progressing nicely and that they can be found at the highest levels of STEM industry, academics, and government institutions.
Dear White Guys: Your Asian Fetish Is Showing | HuffPost
An Asian fetish is an obsession with or objectification of Asian people, culture, or things of Asian origin by those of non-Asian descent, especially when it is related to stereotyping. It applies to the enthusiasms experienced by some non-Asian people for such things as Asian cinema ,  tattoos made up of Chinese characters  or the adoption of Asian children, especially to the exclusion or diminishment of other cultures. Asian fetish is a slang expression derived from sexual fetishism , which in medical terms is a sexual fixation on a nonliving object or nongenital body part. An Asian fetish is distinct from an interracial partnership. Interracial relationships may occur for reasons distinct from race. Asian fetishes have been criticized for treating the fetishized person as an object rather than an equal partner.