Saw this recent post entitled “Are Asian Women Easy For Non-Asian Men?” over at MaSir Jones’ blog. It references a study that came out last year that was conducted by Professor Hyeouk Chris Hahm at Boston University on Asian American women and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Hahm was alarmed to find how high the rates of STDs were among Asian American women.
Here’s what she discovered:
Over the course the study, Hahm unmasked some myths common about Asian Americans. She said, “There’s a perception that Asian Americans in particular aren’t practicing sexually risky behaviors. But we found that Asian American young women are at risk of high STDs. For instance, Asian American women had a higher prevalence of STDs than White women in both 1995 (10.4% vs. 7.7) and 2001 (13.5% vs. 8.3%). The incidence of STDs (not diagnosed with STDs in 1995, but developed STIs in 2001) among Asian American women was also higher than that of White women.”
Moreover, the power dynamic between genders became immediately clear. Asian American women were four times more likely to have a STD than their male counterparts. “This was shocking,” said Hahm, “It was so much higher than the males.”
Hahm offers a possible explanation for why this may be the case:
Accounting for the gender disparity, Hahm suggested that again, culture may be playing a critical role. “Condom use is hard in a culture where women are raised to be accommodating and polite.” She stated, “Asian and Pacific Islander women also have broader interracial dating patterns than Asian American men. This might explain why these women are exposed to higher rates of STDs.”
In his blog, MaSir Jones latches onto Hahm’s second explanation; focusing on Asian women’s purported preference for non-Asian men as the main reason for the STDs. Here’s what he has to say:
Now maybe I’m supposed to be in complete shock and dismay, but it’s not all that surprising if you think about it. Go ahead and yap all you want about the different statistical methods of slicing, dicing and presenting the data to bias the results, but before you disparage Hahm’s findings save your breath and do three things for me first,
1. Take a stroll down the block and count how many Asian Female/White Male couples there are as opposed to AM/WF couples (this works even better if you’re in California or NYC by the way).
2. Go to Craigslist and look under the Personals section and see how many SAFs are seeking out SWMs and vice versa. I guarantee the scale is tipped more so in one direction.
3. Take a trip to Japan, China or any Asian country for that matter and perform 1 & 2. In this case, you can interchange White with Black as well.
Since traveling to Asia may be a limiting factor for most of you, just by completing the first 2 points, do you still find this hard to believe?
So what do you think? Do you buy the results of the study? If so, is it a cultural thing? Are Asian American women just more slutty? Does dating non-Asian men make them even sluttier? Do Asian men have a low rate of STDs because they’re not getting laid as much? Does this mean non-Asian men are more prone to have STDs to pass onto their Asian female partners? Chinky or not chinky?
Oh, and is it just me or is Professor Hahm a total hottie? Damn, I never had professors like that in school. Kids today got it all good. Well…unless you’re a young Asian American women with an STD you got from unprotected sex with a white guy. Slap on some latex love, my sistas and brothas!