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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist mocks Asian woman’s complaint about NYC subway violence on Twitter

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  • Journalist Nikole Sheri Hannah-Jones, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her work on the controversial 1619 Project, mocked a New York woman’s tweet about the persistence of violence on New York's subway under the current local administration.
  • Yiatin Chu, founding co-president of education advocacy group PLACE NYC, wrote: “Paid $2.75 to be in a subway car with a loud and aggressive man threatening to hit his female partner. Switched cars at next stop to be in a public toilet / urine-odor, crowded car for the rest of my ride.”
  • She then added, “Hochul and Adams own it,” in reference to the campaign pledge of New York Governor Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Eric Adams to address the rise in violent crime in the subway system.
  • Hannah-Jones retweeted Chu’s post and mockingly wrote: “Yes, yes. This was absolutely unheard on subways until two years ago.”
  • Hannah-Jones’ tweet prompted some of her followers to similarly berate Chu, most of whom resorted to gaslighting and dismissing her claims.

Journalist Nikole Sheri Hannah-Jones ridiculed a New York City woman who tweeted her concerns about the persistence of violence on the city’s subway under the current local administration. 

Yiatin Chu, founding co-president of education advocacy group Place NYC, took to Twitter to call the attention of New York Governor Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Eric Adams to the conditions of public transit.

UCLA granted $3 million for study on sexual and reproductive health of Asian immigrant women

  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Fielding School of Public Health researchers have been awarded $3 million to study the sexual and reproductive health of Asian immigrant women in the U.S.
  • The five-year study, which will be conducted in New York, Georgia and California, received the grant from the National Institutes of Health, under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • The federal grant started at $646,606 in September.
  • Dr. May Sudhinaraset, associate professor at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and vice chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences, will be leading the study.
  • The study, which focuses on AAPI women of different ethnicities and immigration statuses, is a collaboration between the UCLA Fielding School, University of California Irvine, Rutgers University, and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Fielding School of Public Health researchers have been awarded $3 million to study the sexual and reproductive health of Asian immigrant women in the United States, the university announced on Monday.

The five-year study, which will be conducted in New York, Georgia and California, received the grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

Asian women in US financial sector say bamboo ceiling prevented their career advancement, study reveals

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  • The Association of Asian American Investment Managers surveyed more than 600 women who identify as Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and work in investment management from different backgrounds.
  • About 60% of Asian American women who work in the financial sector say their race and gender have hindered their career advancements.
  • Eight in 10 of the women noted that the so-called “bamboo ceiling” has hindered them from rising through the senior management ranks.

About 60% of Asian American women who work in the U.S. financial sector say their race and gender have hindered their career advancements, according to a new study published on Tuesday.

The Association of Asian American Investment Managers (AAAIM) surveyed more than 600 women who identify as Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and work in investment management from different backgrounds.

Explicit photos, videos of South Asian women traded in Reddit forum, report reveals

  • BBC Panorama’s investigative report uncovered a subreddit where thousands of users would allegedly trade and sell leaked explicit material featuring South Asian women.
  • The forum was created and moderated by Reddit user Zippomad, who was later identified as Himesh Shingadia, a “university-educated” man who “works as a manager at a large company.”
  • Before Shingadia deleted the subreddit, it reportedly had more than 20,000 members and over 15,000 images. Thousands of these images were sexually explicit pictures of 150 different women, according to BBC Panorama.
  • Seven women who reportedly fell victim to the forum told BBC Panorama that Reddit is not doing enough to rectify the issue. Four victims claimed that the website never removed their pictures, while other victims said they waited eight months before their pictures were removed.
  • "We know we have more work to do to prevent, detect, and action this content even more quickly and accurately, and we are investing now in our teams, tools, and processes to achieve this goal," a Reddit spokesperson told BBC Panorama.
  • Shingadia reportedly took down his subreddit after being contacted by BBC Panorama and claimed that he made the forum to “appreciate South Asian women.”

An investigative report uncovered a subreddit where users would allegedly trade and sell leaked explicit material featuring South Asian women.

BBC Panorama reported that among the dozens of subreddits it looked into which were dedicated to sharing intimate photos and videos of women in the United Kingdom, one of them focused on leaked explicit material of South Asian women.

TikToker shares her interaction with an expat in Singapore who only dates Asian women

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  • A video posted by TikTok user Candilicious on Saturday about her recent encounter with an expatriate in Singapore has amassed over 102,000 views.
  • In the video, Candilicious shares that the man told her he exclusively dates Singaporean women and other women of Southeast Asian descent.
  • “Back home he rates himself a 7.5, and in Singapore, he rates himself a 9," she also shares in the video.
  • Candilicious, who makes videos about dating and living in Singapore, ends her video by saying, "I don't know what you Singaporean ladies are doing, but you could do so much better."
  • Some commenters agreed with Candilicious, with one user writing, “Plot twist: he’s just full of himself,” and another saying, “Yep, this is why I RUN when I see ‘em.”

A video of a woman sharing her recent encounter with an expatriate in Singapore who exclusively dates Southeast Asian women has gone viral on TikTok.

TikTok user Candilicious uploaded the video on Saturday to recall what the man said after she asked him about what it is like dating as an expatriate in Singapore.

Seattle man charged with assault, hate crime for attacks on 3 Asian women

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  • Michael John Allen, 40, is facing hate crime and assault charges after allegedly attacking three Asian women in two separate incidents in downtown Seattle on July 11.
  • During the first alleged attack, which occurred in the 500 block of Olive Way, Allen reportedly hit a woman in the back of her head while yelling expletives at her.
  • The second alleged attack, which occurred moments later, took place in the area of Third Avenue and Union Street and involved two Chinese women who were reportedly told by Allen to “Go back to China!”
  • Allen then punched one of the women in the left shoulder, as per charging documents.
  • The Seattle man, who has no previous felonies, was arrested and booked into King County Jail.

A man is facing hate crime and assault charges after allegedly attacking multiple Asian women in downtown Seattle last week.

Michael John Allen, 40, was charged with fourth-degree assault for hitting one of the women in the back of her head while yelling expletives at her in the 500 block of Olive Way on July 11, according to King County prosecutors.

‘I am not the beauty standard’: Tearful Kiwi woman pleads for white men to stop making racist comments

  • A woman from New Zealand posted a video to TikTok on Sunday in which she tearfully pleads for “white men” to stop directing racist comments towards her as a “brown girl.”
  • The woman explains that when she goes out, white men often refer to her as “undesirable” for being a “brown girl.”
  • She then asks that white men be more respectful and open minded, and to call out their friends when they make racist and disrespectful comments.
  • The woman describes her experiences as dehumanizing, outlining the difficulty in getting white men to see that she is “more than just the color of my skin.”

A TikTok user from New Zealand tearfully asks that “white men” be more open-minded and respectful as she has faced several instances of racial comments as a “brown girl.”

Nilani, whose TikTok handle is @niiilaniii, uploaded a video on Sunday to the video platform where she tearfully explains the racism she experienced the past few times she has gone out. 

Costco’s typical shopper is a 39-year-old Asian American woman earning over $125K a year, report says

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If you know a 39-year-old Asian American woman who makes more than $125,000 annually, chances are she shops at Costco.

Who said so: The portrait of the retail giant’s typical shopper comes from Numerator, a Chicago-based market intelligence firm focused on omnichannel marketing, merchandising and sales data. The company says it “wakes up every day looking to provide brands and retailers with the most complete view of the modern consumer.”

Asian Women are Not Your ‘Sex Addiction’

Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed in this piece are solely those of the author.

Last Tuesday, Robert Aaron Long shot and killed eight people at Asian-owned massage spas. Six of his victims were Asian women. Long blamed his killing spree on a sex addiction, rather than racial motivation. But the shooter’s targeting of Asian-owned massage spas, where predominantly Asian women work, makes it unlikely that race had nothing to do with the tragic attacks.

Asian American Women Aren’t ‘Imposters’ But Society Makes Us Feel That Way

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Vivian Chan is the co-founder of East Meets Dress, a contemporary fashion startup that serves thousands of brides each year and allows Asian Americans to celebrate their heritage without compromising style. Despite revolutionizing the wedding world and having the revenue to show for it, Chan didn’t feel like a success at the time.

Like many women in the workforce, Chan felt that she was suffering from “imposter syndrome.” The original term “imposter phenomenon” was first explored in a study about high-achieving women by psychologists Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Imes in 1978.