Asian Women Are Not a ‘Temptation’

The Atlanta shootings were a culmination of centuries of hypersexualization of Asian women

Yasmin Tayag
GEN

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A photo of a young, Asian woman in winter clothes
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On Wednesday, I learned that the white man who murdered six Asian women in Atlanta denied that his actions were racially motivated. Like many Asian American women, I was overwhelmed with disgust.

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Yasmin Tayag
GEN

Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.