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Nearly a week after shootings at Atlanta-area massage parlors, authorities are not calling the deaths, including those of six Asian women, a hate crime. Many activists, academics and legal experts are outraged.
They argue that more than a century of sexualizing, objectifying and fetishizing Asian women has resulted in a culture of violence. The statement by the accused shooter that his motive was to eliminate temptation as he battled sex addiction is further evidence, they say, of someone who has bought into harmful stereotypes of Asian women.
Since Asian women first came to the U. Choimorrow, an immigrant from Korea, remembers seeing this sexualization by U. When she came to the U. In the aftermath of the shootings, Asian and Asian American women have been sharing disturbing stories of men detailing their fantasy-type feelings or projecting their sexual preferences. These unsolicited and uncomfortable conversations have happened to Choimorrow many times, she says. Street harassment is also common, she says. It's not just because we're women. Experts estimate there are more than 9, U. Many of them house women who are trafficked or pimped, while others have chosen sex work for a variety of reasons.
Instead, these women — often women of color — are penalized and become targets of sexual violence, she says.
Karyn Miller-Medzon produced and edited this interview for broadcast with Jill Ryan. Serena McMahon adapted it for the web.
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