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Feb. 12th, 2010 | 09:49 am
posted by: cowardlykitten in antipinkerton

Yea......... Just. .......Yea.


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Dec. 20th, 2009 | 10:58 am
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Ew, The Skeeziness Of It All!!

Nov. 12th, 2009 | 04:41 pm
mood: busy
posted by: wonderbread9 in antipinkerton

Okay, somehow upon entering this vast world of interracial dating, I get the unique opportunity to see the other side of many different issues that arise within other racially diverse communities. Case in point, I get a peeky into a world of prejudice that I thought existed with my own people, but have hence come to learn that, in fact, certain other cold, hard realities DO in fact exist. As stated some time ago, I'm going to be a mother soon and the baby's father is Chinese, and in meeting him and hanging out in the Chinese community that exists in GA, I'm privvy to some serious, messed up shit.

Follow Me Through The Wire And You'll SeeCollapse )

Just my two cents really.

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Aggravations In Mommy Land

Jul. 20th, 2009 | 03:40 pm
mood: cranky cranky
posted by: wonderbread9 in antipinkerton

And the pinkertonism continues...Follow along and you'll see what

bumfuckery I'm talking about...grrrCollapse )

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Jul. 13th, 2009 | 04:47 pm
posted by: cowardlykitten in antipinkerton

I've not been LJing much of late, but i just wanted to let you all know that i've changed the comm settings to that posts aren't auto-friends locked and anyone can comment on posts. And i approved two neu members. W3rd.

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Lol, LJsecrets

Oct. 16th, 2008 | 09:25 pm
mood: aggravated aggravated
posted by: apis_cerana in antipinkerton

There were a few comments from self-hating Azns too, which always makes me sad -- "lol I don't date Asian guys, I only date white guys"

I mean what, seriously. UGH.

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Sep. 7th, 2008 | 09:04 pm
posted by: la_asianloco in antipinkerton

Name: Ally
Gender: Female
Age: 21
Ethnicity: South Korean
Location: Portland, OR
Occupation: I'm staying home with my son right now but I'm working on getting enrolled back in school soon.
How did you find us?: Through apis_cerana's userinfo :)
Questions, comments?: I'm just excited to have found a community like this!
Suggestions for the community interests list?: Not really, I love that margaret cho is on there.
Any pinkerton moments/experiences you'd like to share?: I can't think of any specific one right now. And once I do I won't be able to shutup, I'm sure.
Post a picture if you want [of yourself or something pinkerton related...or both!]: Here's a picture of my son and I!


Glad to be here :)

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Intro Post

Jun. 11th, 2008 | 09:23 pm
posted by: gaudysalamander in antipinkerton

Name: Hari mirchi, or B
Gender: F
Age: 26
Ethnicity: Pakistani-American
Location: greater DC area
Occupation: Engineer
How did you find us?: dot_race_snark

Any pinkerton moments/experiences you'd like to share?:
Oh God, I lived in Japan for a year, working for a company where 1/4 of the employees were male gaijin engineers.  The stories I could tell!

Hands down best story though happened to me, shockingly, since fat English-speaking women aren't very much in demand in Japan.  I'm not sure if it really counts as a true Pinkerton moment, since I'm South Asian, not East Asian, but the racial fetishization and eroticization was there.

Summer of 2003, I'm hanging with my date at the only bar in Nara that has an English menu. Boorish English dude rolls up on us and starts in with "Wow, you don't look like you're from around here." He proceeds to tell me I look so much more exotic than the Japanese girls (well, no shit sherlock, if you're surrounded by sixty million of them, you eventually get used to OMG *gasp* seeing women who aren't white) or the American/English/Australian English teachers, and this was the first and only time in my life I've righteously  claimed my American citizenship, because dude, American women come in colors other than white. He asks if I'm Greek. Or Italian, since I have such lovely brown eyes. Or Mexican, since my skin is more bronze-y than olive.  Or, well, you get the picture. And the whole time, he acted as though he thought he was giving me compliments and I should be flattered.  

Eventually my date gets annoyed and tells him I'm Pakistani. "You mean, Indian, right love?"  No thanks to the British, that.  He asks if I bellydance, if I wear those "gorgeous exotic silks" blah blah.  Eventually he realizes that I am not down with his game and he goes on to tell me that I should be thanking him because his people "civilized" my people, gave us the civil service, trains, education, literacy (!  Mahabharata anyone?), and best of all, dentistry(!?).  Throughout the whole thing, he's made some choice comments about how I must have a taste for ethnic experimentation, since my date was a Black American, and asked if I'd ever bedded a white man before(!!). It all ended with me throwing my drink in his face and slapping him, hard.

But it gets better! A year later I had graduated college, and was back in Japan. And I found myself back in the same bar, with the same guy (as friends, not dating, this time).  And the same boorish English asshole rolls up on us, and starts in with the exact same line he used last time "Wow, you look so exotic. Let me guess where you're from."  At which point my friend and I just start cracking up and left.

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A Belated Intro

Jun. 5th, 2008 | 10:55 am
posted by: tulipfield in antipinkerton

I've been on here for a while but am just getting around to introducing myself.

Name: Monica
Gender: F
Age: 21
Ethnicity: Mexican-American and white
Location: just moved to Washington DC
Occupation: working on it
How did you find us?: looking to see who else had "orientalism" as an interest
Questions, comments?: I know this community focuses on the white guy/East Asian girl phenomenon, but has anyone else noticed the white girl/South Asian or Middle Eastern guy trend?
Suggestions for the community interests list?: none that I can think of
Any pinkerton moments/experiences you'd like to share?: I noticed (but was not particularly surprised by) the number of white male/Asian female couples in Japan and especially Vietnam during the time I've spent there; I got the impression a lot of them were there visiting the wife/girlfriend's family. The guys always stood out like sore thumbs, there was something very gross about it.
Post a picture if you want [of yourself or something pinkerton related...or both!]: No pictures but you guys might be interested in this mini-doc on sex tourism in Thailand, you can stream it for free: http://www.jaman.com/a/Virgin-Trade/video/009isQcid5Gw

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Mail-order brides

Feb. 20th, 2008 | 08:12 pm
posted by: apis_cerana in antipinkerton

That might be funny, but the facts definitely are not.

- Female conditional residents are at risk for abuse due not only to their status as women in a culture in which violence against women is relatively common, but also to their position as immigrants who marry citizens or legal permanent residents (LPR' s). Studies vary widely in estimating the percentage (between 12-50%) of all married women who experience some form of domestic battery in their lives.

- The severity of domestic abuse in military families "makes the usual" patterns of violence in civilian families pale by comparison. In one study, for instance, those employed in the military used weapons on their wives almost twice as often as civilian batterers, and "three-fourths of the military cases were in the dangerously life-endangering category compared to only about one-third of the civilian cases."

- The mail-order bride business appears to be thriving. Approximately 200 companies operate in the United States and an estimated 2000 to 3500 American men find wives through these catalogs each year. In June 1990, the government of the Philippines, alarmed at reports of widespread abuse of Philippine women in other countries, outlawed bride agencies. That move simply drove the mail-order business underground without significantly affecting the international trade.

Excerpts taken from:

This isn't just an issue affecting Asian women; women from all over are exploited in this way.

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