I don’t see the question posed, of why there are so few Chinese men, with “white” women? This is left out?
What do the Chinese women have to say about that? And what do “white” men, who are married to Chinese women, have to say about that? I don’t hear their opinions about Chinese men with white women?
Of course, when he says “This is left out?” he’s referring to the fact that the documentary — and its companion website — don’t really address the disparity he mentions. But I think that could easily apply to most situations when people discuss yellow fever.
Usually, we only look at one side of the equation — the preponderance of couples of Western men and Asian women, and the Asian fetish that may drive some of these men to seek Asian women as partners. But yet, the fact that you don’t see many couples of Western women and Asian men is somehow related to this whole discussion. Because after all, if it was just as easy for Asian men and Western women to get together as it is for Asian women and Western men, then I never would have wrote about the rarity of AMWF relationships in China.
So Eugene is totally right — why aren’t we talking about this more?
The answer to that is probably something as simple as this — because AMWF couples are still in the minority. Or it could be that we’re just too busy/distracted with the whole Asian fetish phenomenon on the other side.
But either way, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t stop asking why — and demanding more answers.
What do you think?