Op-Ed by Professor Chai: How Asian Women Are Relentlessly Objectified in American Culture

Author: Department of Creative Writing
March 18, 2021

LOS ANGELES TIMES -- May-lee Chai, an associate professor of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University, is the author most recently of “Useful Phrases for Immigrants.”

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"The most recent example of this objectification of Asian women’s bodies came after six Asian women were shot and killed Tuesday in Georgia. A captain in the sheriff’s department in Cherokee County said of the white gunman at a news conference Wednesday: “Yesterday was a really bad day for him and this is what he did.” Press reports have said that the suspect, Robert Aaron Long, claimed he had a “sex addiction,” as if that would excuse murdering Asian women."

May-lee Chai