Asian fetishes have been criticised for treating the fetishized person as an object rather than an equal partner.
In movies, television and media, we see this stereotypical representation of Asian women as an objects rather than humans.
Furthermore, the study found that there is a significantly higher pairing of white men with East Asian women because East Asian women discriminate against black and Hispanic/Latino men.
As quoted on Slate.com, We found no evidence of the stereotype of a white male preference for East Asian women.
He works full time at Protection One as a monitoring representative, he said.
She works nearly full time as a waitress and goes to Butler Community College full time as a sophomore.
However, we also found that East Asian women did not discriminate against white men (only against black and Hispanic men).
As a result, the white man-Asian woman pairing was the most common form of interracial dating—but because of the women's neutrality, not the men's pronounced preference.
An Asian fetish is distinct from an interracial partnership.
Interracial relationships may occur for reasons distinct from race.
Men don't seem to discriminate based on race when it comes to dating. The study was carried out over two years and was conducted by economists Ray Fisman (lead researcher from Columbia University) and Emir Kamenica (University of Chicago), as well as psychologists Sheena Iyengar (Columbia University) and Itamar Simonson (Stanford University).
They took data from "thousands of decisions made by more than 400 daters from Columbia University's various graduate and professional schools".
Continuously seeing this image in mainstream media has led to the idea of the "Asian fetish". Butterfly, the writer David Henry Hwang, using the term "yellow fever", a pun on the disease of the same name, discusses white men with a "fetish" for (east) Asian women.