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Eight were killed, two were wounded, and of the eight, six of them were Asian women.

We are witnessing the result of violences that Asian women have long endured — fetishization, infantilization, and hypersexualization.

This question also specifically targets Asian American women by emphasizing the idea that they are foreign or exotic, which plays into their fetishization.

While Asian American women face infantilization, Black women face adultification.

Based on a report by the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, Asian American women report hate crimes 2.3 times more frequently than their male counterparts; 21 to 55 percent of Asian Women report experiencing intimate physical and/or sexual violence.

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