Racism in the Illicit Massage Industry: The Sexual Stereotyping of Asian Women by U.S. Sex Buyers

ResearchRacism in the Illicit Massage Industry: The Sexual Stereotyping of Asian Women by U.S. Sex Buyers

When a shooter killed eight people at three illicit massage businesses in Atlanta in March 2021, the crimes were immediately linked to race. The shooter himself, however, claimed the crimes were not racially motivated, but were caused by his “sex addiction.” But the sexual stereotyping of Asian women in the United States is not new. In particular, sex buyer review websites reflect multiple layers of stereotyping and depersonalization of Asian women, in addition to overt racism and xenophobia.

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WARNING : This document contains lewd and offensive language.

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