A young Asian American woman emphasizes the racist, fetishistic messages that Asian women often receive on Tinder.
Lilian, who lives in New York and Boston, is single and regularly uses dating apps such as Tinder – but she saw a disturbing pattern in the kind of messages she received from men
Disgusting, the 20 something created it Instagram page @thefleshlightchronicles in 2017 to draw attention to gross collection lines sent to minorities, and she now posts both her own unsavory messages and submissions from her followers.
Problem: Lilian (photo) has set up an Instagram page to emphasize the racist fetishist messages that Asian women often receive on Tinder
Bizarre: The young woman began to notice a pattern in the kind of messages she received with dating apps
Strange: Some of the messages she has received about dating apps include & # 39; I have never had an Asian girl & # 39 ;, & # 39; I want my yellow fever to be healed & # 39; and & # 39; I want to try Asian p *** y & # 39 ;.
Lillian takes screenshots that are offensive messages and overlays them in photos of herself.
She also invites her 23,000 followers to send her submissions of the strange messages they have also received.
Some are simply sexual from the very beginning, with men directing sexual desires.
Response: Lilian places the screenshots on images of herself to make memes, because she wants to react sarcastically to the odd messages
Others comment on the stereotypes of Asian women and make it clear that their appeal is a fetish.
& # 39; I eat your p **** as fried rice, & # 39; wrote one.
& # 39; Never been with an Asian so popping would be a dream come true. Cured my yellow fever, & another said.
Similarly, she got a message from someone who read: & # 39; The point is that I have never had an Asian girl. And you are super hot. You can do the math. & # 39;
& # 39; I have a confession … & # 39; another message was: & # 39; I have a big Asian finess (sic) & # 39 ;, the Tinder user added.
Another message she received from a user of the dating app was: & Well, since you want me to be honest, I want to try Asian porn. Because I love Asian food, I think I might also like this. & # 39;
& # 39; I absolutely want to dominate your little Asian body & # 39 ;, another message continued.
Talk to Huffington Post, Lilian, who chose not to reveal her last name, said she received significantly different messages than her white friends.
& # 39; Most of my only white friends only get a taste of what I get on Tinder, & # 39; she said. & # 39; No one has ever suggested how white women look like this & # 39; exotic & # 39; or opened with an assumption about how white vagina & # 39; s differ from other vagina & # 39; s.
Regarding: Lilian, who chose not to reveal her last name, told HuffPost that she received different types of messages than her white friends
Racist: & # 39; Most of my only white friends only get a taste of what I get on Tinder, & # 39; said Lilian
Highlight the problem: She said she and other Asian Americans would not be subject to such messages, as she said: & # 39; We are not here to satiate your sexual curiosity & # 39;
Popular: since Lilian created the Instagram page @thefleshlightchronicles, she has collected more than 23,000 followers
& # 39; None of these messages has the same intense preoccupation with race, she added.
Lilian said she and other Asian Americans would not be subject to such messages. She explained: & # 39; We are not here to satiate your sexual curiosity. We are not passive objects.
& # 39; We have our own inner lives. We wonder and we create. We continue to work with shit with our families. Asian Americans are filled with small idiosyncrasions, just like any other human – though we don't have to convince anyone of it, & she added.
Lilian told Vice Last year she began to realize that the messages she received on dating apps reflected the kind of comments she would receive in real life.
She said: & # 39; I started to realize that these interactions on Tinder corresponded to my lived experience of being an Asian woman.
& # 39; And I realized that I could use this platform to talk about those experiences – and help others find validation, & # 39; she added.
Awareness: she invites her followers to send submissions of similar messages they have received, some of which share on her page
Creative: the reason she makes memes with the messages, she said, is to summarize & # 39; a common or shared experience in a few words and a photo & # 39;
Sarcastic: a meme sees a photo of a text with the text & # 39; I want to try my first Asian wife & # 39; on a picture of her. For joke, she added the headline: & # 39; Asian teen has sweaty middle-aged man fetish & # 39;
Scared: despite the fact that she has revealed the strange messages by making memes, Lilian admitted that she often & # 39; very scared & # 39; , revealing that she has even received threats from people
Lilian said that turning the messages into memes – by placing them in photos with Asian women and adding her own captions – helps her get her point across.
& # 39; Memes condenses a common or shared experience in a few words and a photo, & # 39; she said. & # 39; With the increased use of social media, it makes them easy consumables that many people enjoy. & # 39;
But despite the fact that she can lighten up the messages by making memes, Lilian said the messages negatively impact her.
& # 39; To be honest, sometimes I get very scared. I have had threats in the past, but not from people I really know. It has always been strange on the internet. Of course it scares you and you worry about your own safety.
& # 39; It can be overwhelming, but my account is also a coping strategy to make something of and share it with others going through similar things & # 39;
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