This is a BBC News interview with Professor Robert Kelly. Suddenly, his two small children burst into the room while he was live on air This has been viewed hundreds of millions of times. BUT ... commenters on social media and initial reports from news outlets assumed that Jung-a Kim, the Asian woman who ran in to usher the kids out, was the (soon to be fired) nanny – not his wife. Did people assume that the Asian woman in his home was the nanny because she seems to behave in a subservient way? She seems scared, flustered, her posture is low to the ground and she doesn’t make eye contact or speak. Or is it that she can’t possibly be the heroine because Asian women are routinely depicted as secondary figures in the media, if they are visible at all.
Asian-American Stereotypes in Popular Culture Are Being Challenged by the Asian Mean Girl - Jasmine Arielle Ting
“No one is purely good or purely evil,” says Anna Akana. “I think it's important to convey that on screen so that you not only feel represented but accurately so.”
"For what seems like ages, Asian-American girls have regularly seen themselves on TV or in the movies as meek, nerdy, goody-two-shoes high school overachievers. And while that trope is evolving, with Asian actors being allowed to play characters that have normally been reserved for white performers, those who have been in the industry for a while have continually faced an uphill battle in finding roles that go behind this flat typecasting."
Black and brown women and workplace stress regarding their ability to "measuring up."
"According to the study, professional women of color are affected by an 'emotional tax,' which is 'a heightened experience of being different from peers at work because of your gender and/or race/ethnicity.' In turn, they constantly feel undervalued, singled out, and 'on guard in work environments. Feeling on guard also compels women of color to feel the need to outwork and outperform their colleagues."
Interview with Maya Dusenbery, author of Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick.
"On the most basic level, the fact that basically until the 1970s, there were essentially no women involved in medical practice or research. Certainly, I think that is the root problem, but I do think that one of my big takeaways from the research is the systemic problem I see, that I describe as a knowledge gap, where we just don’t have enough information and medical knowledge about women and their bodies and their conditions that disproportionately affect them. And then this trust gap, this tendency to not believe women’s reports of their symptoms."