This week, I’m not responding to a question. I’m responding to something else entirely that’s been on my mind.
There’s this white guy who continues to post hate-filled diatribes of comments on my site about Western women dating Chinese men, about how we shouldn’t be dating at all. The comments all go to my spam folder now (I have a personal policy about keeping hate speech off the site), but he still keeps ’em coming.
Still, his comments got me thinking, in light of what I read in this post on Interracial Dating:
White men have always been seen as the default in interracial dating. It’s as if society’s general understanding of Interracial dating = colored women dating white guys. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
Exactly. That’s one of the reasons I started this site — I got tired of NOT seeing voices like mine out there, showing the world that, yes, Western women can love Chinese men (and have a hell of a good time doing it).
We’re not just biding our time in Beijing with a blanket, a stack of pirated DVDs and a quart of Haagen Dazs, waiting until the next moment when we board that plane back to London or New York City or Rio. More and more of us have opened our eyes and discovered some amazing men among the Sons of Han. We’ve loved musicians and MBAs, doctors and dreamers, businessmen and Buddhist monks. And we’re not just white women either — we’re also black women, Latinas, Indian women and more.
So to all the Western women and Chinese men out there, I say, go forth and love one another loud and proud. Show them there’s more to the interracial dating world than just the usual white men and Chinese women. Let’s, as they say, give them something to talk about. 😉