Many Asian American activists (including some of the authors in this book) refute the label "feminist" although their work pays special attention to the experiences of women.Sometimes this feeling reflects a fear of alienating men -- a consequence that seems inevitable if men are unable to own up to their gender privilege.JMac, her husband decides to take a nap, through her dreams that his wife becomes one of the girls he has always wanted! Asian America has masked a series of internal tensions.At the same time, the model minority myth helped countless struggling Asian Americans start businesses and send their kids to Ivy League schools, and was thus consciously upheld by Asian American community leaders.
The political context of the 1990s is significantly different and today, Asian immigrant professionals are less vital to the labor market and are thus, in a familiar cycle, being forced down the status ladder.
At other times, the antipathy towards feminism reflects the cultural insensitivity and racism of White, European feminists.
Empress Tsu-his ruled China from 1898 to 1908 from the Dragon Throne.
In order to produce a sense of racial solidarity, Asian American activists framed social injustices in terms of race, veiling other competing social categories such as gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and nationality.
The relative absence of gender as a lens for Asian American activism and resistance throughout the 1970s until the present should therefore be read as neither an indication of the absence of gender inequality nor of the disengagement of Asian American women from issues of social justice.