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Academic Version: Applying my personal experiences and academic research as a professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies to provide a more complete understanding of political, economic, and cultural issues and current events related to American race relations, and Asia/Asian America in particular.

Plain English: Trying to put my Ph.D. to good use.

September 6, 2005

Written by C.N.

Technology and Asian Fetish

Did you hear about the young Vietnamese American woman who was flashed by a White guy who was masturbating while riding the NYC subway with her? While he was whipping out his tool, she was whipping out her own tool — her camera phone, and snapped some pictures of him to show the police.

She later posted it to her Flickr page and after the police questioned a local restaurant owner, other women came forward alleging that he did the same thing to them. The police recently arrested the alleged pervert and will charge him with public lewdness.

Two lessons here:
(1) Contrary to popular stereotypes, this particular Asian American woman was clearly not the meek and submissive type — way to go, Thao!
(2) Perverts should think twice before they pull an Asian fetish stunt like that because as Thao clearly demonstrated, many of us are quite adept at using technology to our advantage.

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