You’ve probably heard the term Rice King, a non-Asian guy who goes after Asian women. Or perhaps you’ve heard of Rice Queens, gay non-Asian men who go after Asian men.
But have you ever heard of Rice Queens being used to refer to non-Asian women who go after Asian men?
And therein lies the problem.
I’ve written about the subject of Asian men and sexual attraction in various ways over the years, beginning with my very first story for the Georgia Straight back in 2003, a cover story about how Asian male actors were having trouble finding roles other than as brainy nerds, sexless doctors, or martial artists.
While Asian straight women are one of the most fetishized dating prospects, Asian straight men, on the other hand, are the least, virtually invisible when it comes to sexy images in popular culture, even when they are on par in terms of physical attractiveness as their non-Asian equivalents.