Crucially, this survey did not refer to mosquitoes but to straight men buzzing around dating sites, who showed a marked preference for Asian women. Approximately 20 percent of the population is innately more attractive to these insects, which prefer biting (literally) hot women who wear black clothing and/or have black hair.
Her relationship with the male characters – specifically Drax ( Dave Bautista) and Ego (Kurt Russell) – as well as her unique powers are profoundly reminiscent of stereotypes about Asian women that were created in the 1830s and have largely remained unchanged.
Online dating can be anxiety inducing, demoralizing, and just plain horrible. Suzanne describes John as sweet, loyal, and spontaneous: one of the best boyfriends she’d ever had. And all of these women had one thing in common: every single one was Asian.
The interactions can be painful, and it takes a ton of interaction with sketchy, profane or just uninteresting people to find someone who might be a good match. John offered Suzanne keys to his apartment, they went furniture shopping together, they even made a date out of a trip to the DMV. Until one day, she discovered a stash of photos on John’s computer. When Suzanne left John’s apartment she was determined to warn every Asian woman he knew in case John was secretly dating them too.
And it is not just nightmare scenarios like John that make her nervous — Stephanie received warnings about men herself. A few months ago, a woman that she didn’t know saw an innocuous interaction Stephanie had had with a guy on twitter.
She wrote to tell her to watch out--that the guy had yellow fever and would try to hit on her. And then, a couple months ago, Stephanie matched with this guy on a dating website, who actually got her on the phone to warn her about another guy who only dated Asian women, was abusive, and had herpes.