Or so says Ariane Sherine over at Comment is Free:
“It’s official: Asian women are less sexy than Gordon Brown in a fishmongers’ bin, with bits of dried haddock clinging to forehead. At least, that’s according to FHM’s highly-scientific annual 100 Famous Women Who Are Willing To Take Their Clothes Off For Lads’ Mags poll, which this week included no Asian women whatsoever for the 894th time…
Asian women make up a significant proportion of the UK’s population, but only one is considered a sex symbol, while the rest are largely seen as unavailable, sexless and unautonomous. No, a slot in a sexist lads’ mag poll isn’t going to change this, and I’d never advocate trying to snare one, but it would at least be a sign that Asian women weren’t sexually invisible. On a practical level, if there were more young Asian women on UK television, and if young female British Asian talents like Nerina Pallot and Kia Abdullah were as celebrated as they could be, maybe we’d begin to see British Asian women in a more positive, integrated and “non-oppressed” way.”
An example of the type of lady Miss Sherine was thinking about:
Sunny adds: Ariane Sherine’s blog is here, by the way.
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