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28 Oct This is how I was greeted a few months ago by a young Black man I interviewed in Los Angeles for a story I was working on. Having lived in the United States for more than six years, the question did not surprise me, as it was not the first time I had to answer it. I was born and raised in Barcelona, in. 21 Mar For most of my adult life, I've dated white guys. I spent my childhood surrounded by black and brown kids, but when I got to high school, suddenly everyone around me was white. Like most of the girls in my class, I wanted attention from the boys. But while they chased after blondes and brunettes, I was. 19 Jul Even though I haven't been dating inter-racially for very long, I've noticed stereotypes surrounding white girls and black guys; I'm attempting to dispel them.
Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. Why do Mexican men think all gabachas are like the girls in Bikini Car Wash?
I am married, a conservative dresser, frankly not very good-looking at all but I do have blond hair, so maybe that counts for something on a guy's internal whore-o-meterbut I speak karate-choppin'-good Spanish. In fact, that's my job: I interpret for Spanish speakers when they go to the doctor's office.
So then why, when I interpret for a Mexican man, does he seem culturally required at some point to say something gross to me? Here's a real-life example from last week: He had a series of doctor's appointments wherein he got poked and prodded, and his sexual dysfunction was discussed ad infinitum with me as the intermediary I think this might have something to do with it.
As we were waiting outside the last doctor's office, he blushed and whispered to me, "I wanna ask you a question, but I'm embarrassed.
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Is it possible that he has lived in this country for seven years and really thinks that we are all secretly strippers who like to dance on tables? I understood this bullshit when I lived in Latin America, since Bikini Car Wash -esque stuff plays constantly on broadcast TV, but the man has been in this country for seven years.
How can he think something so asinine at this point?
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What, pray tell, am I missing here? Wait — so not all white women are strippers?
Wow, you learn new cosas every day! Anyhoo, in this case, the guy was obviously trying to reassert his manhood in front of a woman, so I wouldn't read too much about Mexicans through him.
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But you're right about hombres viewing gabachas as perpetual putas one martini away from doing a DP. It's easy to blame Mexican machismo, but the real issue is exoticism: Gabachas are the Other, and thus easily sexualized. The same thing happens with gabachos and how they view Mexican women: This, of course, is nothing new: But as a result, gabachos have sexualized Mexican women ever since — and if you don't believe me, go to any fraternity's Cinco de Drinko bash.
No, we are not all just trying to see if the rumors about black men are true; there are websites for that. If you wanna dance tango with an Argentinian guy for a thousand years, just go there single. Very controversial, even pornographic at points.
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Not really an ideal moment "I was At University of Michigan. When she removes her hand, the cigarette has reversed so that the filter end is now magically in her mouth.
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