Being ‘into Asian chicks’ is a preference many guys don’t seem to have a problem expressing, with some even wearing it as a badge of pride.It’s a trend that has become so widespread it’s got its own slang term: ‘Yellow fever’.PHOEBE: There's three generations obviously and so-STEPHANIE: Three generations?! I like how you describe it as generations, it's so sick. Here’s Elizabeth, the woman who was in the photos on John’s computer. STEPHANIE: And it freaked me out, it terrified me as an Asian woman. PJ: That helps me understand and in your case you’re like, “I like girls I can prey on because they’re so easy to prey on." It’s the associations with it. I mean, I get that not every guy who’s dated an Asian girl is a jerk, right. And then on top of that there are actually all these strangers messaging me, trying to warn me about other guys with yellow fever. A few months ago, a woman I didn’t know saw an innocuous interaction I had with a guy on Twitter. Our theme music is by The Mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder and our ad music is by Build Buildings. And the DVD extras for this episode are available at We’re actually taking next week off to work on a few stories, but we will see you in a couple weeks.PHOEBE: Yeah, I've seen it all and-STEPHANIE: So what race were all these girls? ELIZABETH: I think we were able to bond over a shared experience a really poor experience. STEPHANIE: A while ago, I also looked up John’s OKCupid account. His profile said he was interested in a relationship. And if I hadn’t don’t know, if I hadn’t known, if I hadn’t talked to these girls, it could have been me. She wrote to me to tell me to watch out, that the guy had yellow fever and would try to hit on me. And really soon after, I matched with another dude on a dating website, who messaged me that he had to warn me about something and told me to call him. Our website is replyall.limo, which was designed in partnership with Athletics. They are also covering race and dating, but from an entirely different perspective.
In a recent article titled ‘I hope you die from yellow fever’, Caressa Wong pulls no punches.
"There are three things Asian mothers hate: shoes on in house, checking their blind spot and chubby daughters," one online commenter on Reddit theorised.
"Asian fat shaming has single-handedly saved generations of Asian women from the unf**kability epidemic experienced by whites and especially blacks." Wong says that even less blatantly-offensive stereotypes are still hurtful.
Like many other Asian women, Wong is sick of pickup lines which zero-in on race.
"The most disgusting set of phrases you could ever utter to me are ‘I love Asians,’ ‘I’m only attracted to Asians,’ ‘I had an Asian girlfriend once,’ or any other variant really," Wong writes.
But how do you do it when the failsafe option – your local mothers’ group – doesn’t pan out?