It’s the big bad stereotype of all racial stereotypes. It attempts to degrade, dismiss, and embarrass Asian men. Its effects are seen through marriage rates and interracial relationship pairings. It’s such a common trope that Fox aired their Dad’s pilot in 2013 which attempted to crack jokes no deeper than the stereotypes themselves.
The Daily Beast did a great job attacking the overt racism (article available here.) Author David Fallon notes: “Song’s character is sexted a photo of the penis of one of the Chinese investors for whom she dressed up as Sailor Moon. They all giggle over his ‘tiny China penis,’ which looks like something you’d pick out of a salad’ and ‘an inchworm in a little tiny fireman’s hat.”
What the fuck? That’s wrong. First of all, I’m going to say an “inchworm” is beyond a mere suggestion of a smaller penis. A one-inch dick? That right there is a bona fide medical problem. We all know about the history of justifying hate supposedly based on science, right? Hitler and the Nazi regime used it to justify multiple genocides because his targets and victims were all medically shown to be inferior in some way. It was easier to assign and believe in another naturally inferior body “proven” in medicine. This falsehood helped prop up the institution of race-based slavery.
Now, treating Asian men disrespectfully is commonplace, Asian Americans are more frequent victims of random violence. The denigrating of the body of the Asian man takes place in public and on the media for all to see. Many Asian women participated in it, trading some dignity to get some acceptance.
Some white communities spent resources trying to reinforce it. People tend to support those claims which profit them, here in mate selection and social standing. Put simply, there is good reason to question the claims of men about other potential partners. Are the penis size average findings relevant? If you’re answering yes for any reason, you either (1) missed the point or (2) have tens of thousands of sexual partners such that the “average” cock size would matter. (I’ll talk about median vs mean relationships for readers later.)
The one fact we should all keep in mind anytime someone tries to argue for biological determinism is that there is a greater difference in the phenotype within a racial group than between racial groups. The saddest part is that so few Asian women see racial humiliation if she supports the stereotype. I feel sorry for her. Waking up from the colonial dream can be unpleasant.
Res ipsa loquitur.
And before anyone goes ad hominem on me with some “Angry Asian Man,” respectfully reconsider. I’m fucking hung, and I will slap you silly. Welcome to BigAsianPackage. Stay tuned.
Edit Jan 1, 2016 to include these links…