A Sydney Columnist’s Argument for “Sexual Racism”

Okay, I totally just baited you to read this blog entry; my bad. But in a recent opinion column in The Sydney Morning Herald, columnist Brendan Shanahan writes a piece criticizing the recent backlash against “Sexual Racism,” AKA “I’m just not into Asian guys/Black girls/Latino transmen” syndrome that you see on personals, gay dating websites, or if you’re John Meyer.

“Sexual attraction is irrational,” Shanahan argues. “If it weren’t then, logically, everyone ought to be compulsorily bisexual … isn’t limiting yourself to one gender as inherently “sexist” as it is “racist” to proclaim that, for instance, you’re not attracted to Chinese men?” Anthony, who sent us the link, doesn’t think so. That’s a “typical Australian attitude.”

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I'm the creator of 8 Asians and one of the editors. While I'm a regular blogger to the site as well, think of my role as Barbara Walters on "The View," except without the weird white hair. During the day, I'm a Developer for a major Internet company and live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've also been writing in my blog, littleyellowdifferent.com, for seven years.
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