The Man Charged with the Spa Shootings was Quickly Humanized. What About the Victims?

I didn’t know how to respond. I was only slowly becoming aware of how Asian women are often viewed as stereotypes, not as individuals, especially in the United States. I didn’t know how to defend myself, or how to defend my Asian sisters from the disturbing subtext of his question. The older I got, though, the clearer it became to me: Asian women are frequently reduced to objects by the Western male gaze, writes Christine Lawag Dixon at The Lily.

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For an Asian American woman, the spa shootings reignited the trauma of everyday racism and misogyny:  The news brought to mind the men who have seen my Asian face, my Asian body, as something to conquer.  

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