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if you had one wish, what would it be?

Wish. For. More.

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Self Inflicted Racism

Over the past couple of days, I’ve been doing a bit of reading. I guess I’m just trying to fill in the time that I would have normally pre-occupied it with taking or editing photos. To be completely honest with myself, I guess the other motivation is from what I’ve seen, or at least seem to have noticed more and more so over the past couple of weeks - interracial couples; I’m particularly referring to interracial couples where the male is Caucasian and the female is Asian.

I’m still unsure how I feel about them; more honestly I know how I feel about them, but I don’t know why I feel the way I do. I want to say principally I’m against them, but morally I’m indifferent about them. Surprise, surprise, I’m an Asian male. I feel even more insecure now than I already do for other trivial reasons.

What’s ironic about the whole thing is that, I’m sure there would have been quite a few of these interracial relationships running around in plain sight, but I never really took much notice of it. But now that I have seen them, I can’t help not notice it’s quite rampant in modern society. I liken it to the fact that if someone points out a slight imperfection of a person, or a photo, that’s all you end up seeing. I guess it’s because it’s more socially acceptable to be in an interracial relationship, if not progressive peacocking to do so.

Principally I’m against them because it feels like the Caucasian men are stealing our Asian women - I’m sure you’ve heard something along those lines before. I must point out that, that’s quite an offensive statement against women on multiple levels - women shouldn’t be treated as objects or property, I get it, I truly do, but I can’t help but still think of that statement when I see that type of interracial couple.

I guess the reason why I get so worked up about it principally, is a result of the fact that the pool of women that might be attracted to us (read as, Asian males) has reduced; a pool that was already, in my mind, quite shallow. Ironic use of words, I know.

Now, not only the chances of a female from another ethnic background being attracted to us is slim to none, now the chances with females of our own ethnic background have reduced. What chance do we have on the battlefield of love? What’s worse is that it’s a pretty telling sign to females of other ethnic backgrounds that if Asian females don’t even like us, why would they? There must be something wrong with us.

Now morally I’m indifferent about it, as the way I rationalise it is, we are who we are, we like what we like. I can’t force someone not to like something or someone - who am I to dictate anything to anyone? The heart wants what it wants; there’s no fighting it. Also, if the Asian female prefers Caucasian men, then it’s simply a case of incompatibility between those Asian females and us.

Honestly though, I must say it does irk me when you meet an Asian female, and says she only prefers Caucasian men, and would never consider dating an Asian male, but won’t own up to the fact that it’s because he’s Caucasian.

They come up with varying reasons, which skirt around the issue, such as “he’s funny and has a great personality”; to me she’s saying that all Asian men can’t be funny, and have bad personalities, and yes I do agree, we’ve all met an Asian (let’s be honest, any ethnicity) that falls into that bucket. Just own up to it, just like she did. I might have no time for you as a person, but at least I have some semblance of respect for you, as you uphold your convictions.

As an aside, and to show a double standard, when I see an Asian male with a Caucasian female, I kind of cheer for the fact that he’s broken the barrier. In my mind of course. He’s a champion in my books for slightly evening out the stats!

She’s. Crying. Sparkles.

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Some. Nice. Ink.

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So. Über. Cute.

So. Über. Cute.

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Good. Ol. GTA.

Good. Ol. GTA.

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