#notyourasiansidekick hashtag to highlight Asian-American feminism

Over at Buzzfeed, thousands of Asian-Americans unite to discuss issues of feminism and stereotypes related to Asian American culture.  A fascinating read.  Asian-American women have long been objectified in media, with hypersexual portrayals of a Lotus Blossom or Dragon Lady.  Freelance writer Suey Park, advocate for the Asian American feminism, created a new hashtag to discuss issues of feminism and stereotypes related to Asian American culture.

#notyourasiansidekick seems to have caught on, with thousands expressing their viewpoints on issues of sexism, misogyny, the patriarchy that exists in Asian culture, fetishization of Asian women, etc.

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