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Skanky Asian Hoes?

I ‘ve heard this expression used several times, usually by Asian men and occasionally, by Asian women, much in the same fashion overweight people tell fat jokes. But the expression always baffled me. Since when did Asian women become associated with promiscuity? After all, aren’t we famous for being sheltered, conservative waifish entities who attend piano recitals, excel in math, and become lawyers and doctors? I’ve never been a big fan of this latter belief either, but after hearing the former expression all too many times, I’m starting to develop an unprecedented nostalgia for the Asian overachiever stereotype, which leads me to the burning question – where did us Asian women go wrong?

I found my answer one Friday night, lounging in a club, watching Asian girls in various states of undress, thrashing their limbs drunkenly through the air. Beside me was an Asian guy whose name was – for all intents and purposes – John. John had approached me about five minutes ago, as I was ordering a drink for my girlfriend. I usually avoided conversing with guys at clubs, but the bartender was busy and John was unfailingly polite, even resisting the temptation of torpedoing through a conversation with a string of slurring compliments as many guys did. He was also calm and casual, which was refreshing in an environment of guys who wore their desperation as conspicuously as their drunken glow.

The conversation was your typical safe, politically-correct first date routine that progressed from “what college did you attend’ to “remember that time in middle school when everyone was so obsessed with Pokemon?”. Then, just after he finished a particularly amusing anecdote involving church and an accidental wardrobe malfunction, he looked at me thoughtfully for a moment and said –

“You’re really different from the usual lot that hang around here.”

“How so?” I asked, thinking I know where this is going.

“You’re a really cool girl, really easy to talk to.”

I smiled, twirling the straw in my drink. So far so good.

He smiled back. “Not like the usual skanky Asian hoes.”

Come again? I blinked at him. Once. Twice. “What do you mean?”

John gave me a knowing look. “You know, the Asian skanks.” He gestured to a pair giggling girls at the end of the bar. I’ll admit, all the signs of a future hooker-dom were there: crotch-level hemlines, 6-inch heels, and enough eye makeup to make any Asian parent question why they even moved to this country to begin with. But he didn’t even know these girls. And let’s face it. We’re at a club. Who did he expect, Martha Stewart?

I considered asking him to elaborate, but thought better of it. Instead, I fumbled my way through a my-friend-is-waiting-for-me excuse and fled the scene. But as with small dark venues, it wasn’t long until John and I unwittingly crossed paths again. This time, he was busy exercising his unwavering charm on another victim named Rachel. I started veering away, but not fast enough to miss an alarmingly familiar hand gesture.

I stopped dead in my tracks. Was he pointing at me?

I let my eyes flicker toward the two again and sure enough, Rachel was staring straight at me, giving me a curious once-over. When she caught my eye, she turned away, flushed, and uneasily excused herself from the table. As I watched John’s grin vanish in her wake, I realized why John was pointing at me.

I had become a skanky Asian hoe.

And at this moment, as far as John’s concerned, so had Rachel.

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Comment

Rebecca · Aug 20, 01:46 PM · #

and this is why you never meet anyone serious in a club! guys perceive girls as sluts or hoes, and of course, girls perceive guys as douchebags or jerks… it’s a club surrounding. it happens.

friday night? lounging in a club? hrmm… were we at mood that night? ;) hahah

hello susan ye, i am your #1 fan. PLEASE KEEP YOUR ARTICLES COMING!! :)

Tiffy :) · Aug 20, 11:14 PM · #

I love your Article Susan!!! I can’t wait for your next one!!!

Michelle · Sep 6, 12:17 PM · #

very asian sex-and-the-city. i like.

Able · Oct 26, 11:33 AM · #

I agree with Rebecca. Stay away from the clubs! No good can come out of them.

brian · Nov 1, 09:23 PM · #

so why are asian women viewed as skanks?

Tom · Feb 13, 01:03 PM · #

Asian women is a too broad of a generalization as there are many countries in Asia. Ok that being said we must define skank to start with, I will use examples. Women often accuse other women of this when they are competing with each other over guys. Women in general are much more likely to give it up very easily and quickly when the guy is rich. But since rich guys are few and women seeking them are many this can be a common source of this caddy name calling.
When women get educated and make more money none of these things change except there expectations just get higher. Women are unlike men, they will not marry down and are unwilling to share. By having more wealth educated Asian women have few choices in mates as most men will be below them in financial status. This will cause a lot of stress and again the name calling of other women who get men they are unwilling to consider.
In Japan you have the common phenomenon called the parasite girls “parasaito shinguru” who are extremely self centered users. I have personally meet these kinds of girls and they are 100% skanks in my opinion. Not for the promiscuity reasons but for there general nasty narcissistic user disposition. But again this is only one country and by far not representative of all of Asia.

sorry but.. · Apr 28, 02:35 PM · #

it isn’t difficult to assume asians are skanks. this is what American people have been show. Let’s see, there is Soon Yi Previn, a young asian teen who f*cked her mothers boyfriend and of course married him, there is their love affair with Angelina Jolieā€¦the trashiest home wrecker on earth, there is their cavalier attitude toward 5 year old prostitutes, there is their stupid opinions that men would go seeking other pus*y if the wives were giving them what they need. Asian porn is DISGUSTING, they do the nastiest crap in asian porn. Then there is the really sad self esteem issues they have that only get boosted when they are hot enough to f*ck a rich white man and get them to buy them designer crap. And Americans can’t tell by looking at an asian woman if they are Japanese or Korean or Vietnamese so they all get kind of lumped in together.

flybynite · Apr 29, 07:24 AM · #

Hey sorry white butt…
Blame Mia Farrow’s little Asian adoptee for succumbing to her stepdad Woody Allen’s sleazy attentions. That makes good sense.
Just because you spend all your time watching Asian porn doesn’t mean most Asians are in the porn business or that white porn isn’t as disgusting.
Lots of child molestation going on right here in the states, according to the news sites anyway.
And I guess you haven’t seen all the white girls going to Asia in hopes of f***ing rich Asian guy, not to mention the many right here in California who raise their socioeconomic status by f***ing their Asian bosses.
And I usually can’t tell by looking at white women whether they’re Russian, Irish, Swedes, Croats, Germans, French or English, so I kinda lump them together.
sorry white butt, you need to get out of the basement more so you don’t come up with crazy plans to kidnap women the way white guys always do when they get tired of their hands.