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2 Broke Girls Finale: Long Duck Dong Redux?

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May 6th, 2012

As tonight’s season finale of CBS’s hit new sitcom 2 Broke Girls illustrates, three decades after Sixteen Candles’ cringe-worthy portrayal of foreign exchange student Long Duk Dong, degrading stereotypes of Asian men continue to proliferate in popular media.  2 Broke Girls premiered last fall with the highest rating for a new comedy series since 2001. […]

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Jeremy Lin Coverage Mirrors Media Misunderstanding of Asian Americans

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February 28th, 2012

Some sports fans may have been surprised by the recent racially “Lin-sensistive” media coverage of suddenly-famous NBA point guard Jeremy Lin. Me? Not so much.
Last year, I joined the throng of Asian students who earn spots in America’s top universities—a trend simultaneously heralded as a triumph for “model minorities” (PDF) and a justification for […]

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SlutWalk: Does The Media Make the Message?

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May 26th, 2011

As a journalist who writes about feminism, gender and sexuality, I have been keenly interested in SlutWalk, a protest against victim-blaming which first took place in Toronto on April 3, after a local police officer said at a safety seminar that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.”
I wasn’t […]

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