Pregnant Asian women have been a target of internet pranksters for years, often with racist and sexist messages, with one person even going so far as to accuse Asian women of having babies to prove they are not biologically related to their white and black counterparts.
The internet is full of jokes about how pregnant Asian women are inferior, how they’re going to suck the blood of their own babies in the event of a pregnancy, and they’re often called “little Asian sluts” and “little Chinese slut.”
But despite these sexist and racist jokes, Asian women’s pregnancies are usually safe and well cared for.
The fact that Asian women in particular are often the targets of online harassment and hoaxes are often overlooked by many Asian women who are more often seen as a “third race.”
This is because Asian women often suffer from “fertility stigma,” meaning they are often told that they are genetically inferior to their peers, and that their bodies are inherently unhealthy and “bad.”
Even if they have a healthy pregnancy, these Asian women face an uphill battle to be recognized as such, as they often receive no health care for miscarriages, stillbirths, or other complications during pregnancy.
One of the reasons Asian women can be targeted for these jokes is that Asian culture is often considered “the motherland” by many white people.
However, it is not uncommon for Asian women to face racism from white people because of their ethnicity and race.
It is this racism that is often used to harass Asian women and their families.
For example, in a recent instance of a racist prank, one person tweeted, “Pregnant pregnant asiaphobe Asian woman,” which led to the birth of a picture of a pregnant Asian woman holding a fetus on a poster in front of a white woman.
Another Asian woman who was harassed for her pregnancy also received death threats after the photo was posted.
This is an example of how the online world can be used to spread hatred and bigotry against Asian women.
A woman was also harassed and falsely accused of being a “baby murderer” after she was pregnant in a fake pregnancy hoax that involved fake baby pictures.
A white person also tweeted, saying, “A pregnant white woman has been kidnapped by a bunch of black kids, they’ll put a fake baby in her belly, they’re gonna kill her.”
It’s not just white people that can harass Asian and Asian-American women online.
Black people have also been known to use the internet to harass people for not being “asian enough,” and Asian women, especially pregnant Asian people, are especially at risk.
In February, a pregnant black woman was attacked by a group of white people for wearing a head covering in public.
This was followed by another group of angry and racist people posting racist and racist messages about pregnant Asian American women.
In a similar attack, a group made threats against pregnant Asian-Americans and their mothers after they posted photos of themselves holding babies.
These racist, misogynistic messages and actions continue to be common online, and have caused some Asian American and Asian Pacific Islander women to leave the Asian community altogether.
For some Asian women like Chantal Dickson, the idea that they’re “a second-class citizen” is more than a little disturbing.
She recently shared her experiences of being harassed online by racist men who called her “fucking retarded,” “a piece of shit,” and “white trash.”
Dickson is one of the most visible faces of Asian-Pacific Islander (API) culture in the United States, and is often referred to as a spokesperson for Asian Pacific American women in the media.
While she often tries to help educate other Asian-POC people online, she is frequently met with hostility and even violence.
“The whole reason I started this blog is to help Asian women,” she said.
“I want to bring attention to Asian women being harassed and abused online, but I also want to tell people that we’re not a second- or third-class human.
It’s a privilege we have.
I want to make it a point to make sure that Asian-and-Asian women are treated fairly and without hate.”
To get a sense of how widespread online harassment of Asian and API women is, check out the full HuffPost Live episode about the online attacks.
“If you’re an Asian-Australian woman who has been harassed online, you’re not alone,” she added.
“This is happening all the time.
It happens to Asian-Australians too.
It does happen, but it’s much more widespread than people think.”
The #NotAllAsianPeople hashtag on Twitter is often a way for Asian Americans to vent their frustrations online, which can also be a way to connect with other Asian Pacific Americans online.
The hashtag also allows people to share their stories of harassment online.
“It’s not a hate group, it’s just an internet thing that people are doing,” D