posted by missmsian
How do you feel about Azn male artists who use Azn females as eye candy (or muses or love interests or whatever you call them) in music videos?
On one hand, I love seeing Azn female faces in media. In fact, I’m almost willing to overlook the fact that they’re squeezed into the same stereotypical ‘sex kitten’ roles women of other colours portray in these videos. I mean, there’s no such thing as bad publicity, right?
On the other hand, ~aZn pRyDe~ can only go so far before I start to feel some righteous feminist indignation. How sad that we have to enter the market, so to speak, on terms defined by men’s eyes. And, I would add, generally white eyes.
But even misogyny has sharp distinctions for me. Whereas Western (and white) men’s Azn fetishes are automatically written off as belittling and creepy, I find it a lot harder to get worked up when Jay Sean or the boys of Far East Movement ogle Azn chicks.
In some way, watching Azn guys and gals in music videos flirting and grinding reaffirms Azn men’s sexuality.
… But does it have to be at the expense of Azn women? (Errr … no pun intended.)
In their defence, some of the videos make it look like the Azn woman is making her own choice to hook up with Jay on the dance floor. At least she’s not in cheongsam with her eyes downcast, I guess.
I don’t want to pull a
and say you can only look at it one way or the other.
So how do you deal?