Intro to Women's Studies 2010

etsu: 2011-2014

When I Was Growing Up-Wong

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Reading Wong’s poem I gatherED she was a girl from oriental descent. Growing up she wished she was white because Society viewed the perfect girl was the white, american,  and blonde. She talks about how she was separated into the stereotypical smart asian crowd and that stands out to me. The way society view women  and the way the stereotype us as being a homemaker, dependant on male and below is the way I viewed society viewing Wong when she was younger. The way she was stereotyped into being the “smart asian” is typical because of most movies and tv shows categorize asianS in that way. The way she talks about she is ashamed of the kind she is in and “The imaginary pale skin” made me almost remorseful for being a part of the society that makes her feel this way.

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  1. My post was submitted before i re-read it. Very sorry, too many grammar mistakes.

    Reading Wong’s poem I gathered she was a girl from oriental descent. Growing up, she wished she was white because society viewed the perfect girl as having white skin, american, and blonde hair. She talks about how she was separated into the stereotypical smart-asian crowd and that stands out to me. The way society views women and the way they stereotype females as being a homemaker, dependant on our spouses, and essentially below men is the way I viewed society viewing Wong. The way she was stereotyped into being the “smart asian” is typical because of most movies and tv shows categorize asians in that way. The way she talks about she is ashamed of the skin she is in and “The imaginary pale skin” made me almost remorseful for being a part of the society that made her feel this way.

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