justamus asked: What is your opinion of the recent attention being paid to Dita von Teese's latest show "Opium Den"? Where does the problematic line lie with race and fetishisation? Do you feel it is possible for a person to have a sexual fetish for women with the physical appearance of a particular racial background while understanding that they are individuals and not stereotypes?
- absolutely horrid, stereotypical yellowface at its worst.
- that’s an essay worthy topic and I can’t really answer that question except to say at its core it is DEHUMANIZING.
- no. you can’t have those two things existing in tandem. There’s attraction and then there’s “fetishization” which is objectification which is dehumanization which is definitely NOT recognizing someone as an individual.