Asian Men Redefined

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    Dec 30, 2008 10:23 PM GMT
    Looking to donate to a good cause before the year is up? One recommendation is picking up the Asian Men Redefined calander. The procedes go to the Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center.

    From the website

    Asian Men RedefinedAsian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center (A&PI Wellness Center) is the oldest non-profit HIV/AIDS services organization in North America targeting Asian & Pacific Islander (A&PI) communities.To meet the needs of our clients who are often immigrants orrefugees, A&PI Wellness Center's staff speak many Asian languages including: Cantonese, Hawaiian, Hindi, Ilokano, Japanese, Malay, Mandarin, Tagalog, Vietnamese and Visayan.

    A&PI Wellness Center's HIV Care Services provides free andconfidential HIV treatment case management, mental health and substance abuse counseling, on-site primary medical andpsychiatric care, client and treatment advocacy, and group andindividual support to A&PIs living with HIV/AIDS.Our HIV/STD Prevention Services reaches youth (straight, queer and questioning), gay and bisexual men, transgender persons through community organizing and outreach, workshops andsupport groups, peer counseling, and prevention casemanagement.

    We offer HIV/STD/Hepatitis testing, social marketing and health promotion campaigns, community events, internships, andvolunteer opportunities.



    Asian Men Redefined

    http://www.asianmenredefined.com/

    Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center

    http://www.apiwellness.org/home.html

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    Dec 31, 2008 6:42 AM GMT
    Thank you so much for posting this CitizenSol! Now I have something else to add to my New Year's Resolution this year! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 31, 2008 7:47 AM GMT


    http://www.asianmenredefined.com/
    From the site:
    It is time for Asian Men to strut their hot stuff and show the world that Asian Men are BOLDER, SMARTER, and SEXIER than ever before.

    Fuck smarter, get us sluttier.

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    Dec 31, 2008 8:14 AM GMT
    Thanks for the recognition. But i've seen a lot of even hotter asian guys on this site too (check out my hotlist)! Calling zdrew, juhjuhjeff!icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 31, 2008 9:42 AM GMT
    sundayswim said

    http://www.asianmenredefined.com/
    From the site:
    It is time for Asian Men to strut their hot stuff and show the world that Asian Men are BOLDER, SMARTER, and SEXIER than ever before.

    Fuck smarter, get us sluttier.

    Right because Asian men need to further the stereotype of being slutty bottoms. NOT! Let's try for a more studly image. Thanks.
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    Dec 31, 2008 4:14 PM GMT
    youre right...this is a very serious concern..how about slutty tops?
  • dfrourke

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    Dec 31, 2008 4:20 PM GMT
    ...the calendar was HAWT...love the sports theme!

    - David
  • zakariahzol

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    Dec 31, 2008 4:40 PM GMT
    Yes , another skinny ass Asian boys , with sweet smile, ready to bottom for some sex tourist on a beach of Phuket . Wait a minute, this guys are doing a laundry . The next thing , he will be on his knees giving bj. I bet he probably have a small dick under his pant.

    You mean , no Asian lift weight, muscular, Alpha male type, dominant, a top that they keep protraying the same type of twinky shit.
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    Dec 31, 2008 5:01 PM GMT
    Wow. This thread went downhill fast. icon_lol.gif

    Honestly, I hate seeing these types of calenders. Because in almost all instances, the person(s) that organize these things usually pick models that perpetuate the stereotypes of gay Asian men.

    I'm sure "Dannydan" is a fine photographer, but after checking out his website, he's in no position to define or redefine Asian men.
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    Dec 31, 2008 6:39 PM GMT
    I love, love, love this "getting naked for charity" trend. This, firemen, police, doctors, Broadway bares. We should all take out our wang for charity.
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    Dec 31, 2008 7:08 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidI love, love, love this "getting naked for charity" trend. This, firemen, police, doctors, Broadway bares. We should all take out our wang for charity.


    I'd be down for that, MZ, but there are so many charities I wouldn't know which to, ahem, shake a stick at.

    As for the original topic, there's no dearth of charitable organizations out here, and many are even well-meaning. Now, I've not seem this calendar, but judging by the videos posted on their website, I see no stereotypes being shaken. If anything, I see reinforcement of a few, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if the primary targeted buyers of the calendar are men who eroticise or fetishize young Asian men...thus feeding the cycle.
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    Dec 31, 2008 8:32 PM GMT
    zdrew,

    How about selling this calendar to some old sex predator tourist , who come to Bangkok or Pattaya looking for young Asian boys. You can have them for 30 dollar for each sex session. They are make to stand on stage wearing a swimming suit , with number on and a steel cock ring to maintain a hard on. Those sexual predator just indicated which number they choose. And the boys get ready to go back to hotel with them. Most of those boys are not even gay to begin with, but do it for a chance to make some money due to proverty.

    "Eroticise or fetishize young Asian men"......sound so demeaning.

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    Dec 31, 2008 9:37 PM GMT
    *sighs

    Regardless of how you feel about the calender, at least take a look at the Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center website. Thanks. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 01, 2009 12:12 AM GMT
    CitizenSol said*sighs

    Regardless of how you feel about the calender, at least take a look at the Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center website. Thanks. icon_smile.gif


    I have a serious bone to pick with the guys making that calendar and I let them ALL know including their sponsors.

    As another guy pointed out this event is ONLY showing young (18-35) twinky types

    Here is what I wrote;

    "Dear decision makers for this project,

    In a world where as gay men we face much prejudice, hate and ill treatment,
    it seems misplaced at best that you would chose to add MORE EXclusion and prejudice to the Asian Gay community which already faces such things from Straight and gay society.
    Your requirements of "Age 18-35 years old" is an insult adding yet MORE hurt to our community at large. Many Non Asian people say that Asian men are not attractive and now YOU are saying that anyone over 35 is automatically UN attractive as well. I am sure there are plenty of very "Goodlooking, healthy, and fit" Asian men OVER 35 that would be happy to be in this project,
    SHAME on you! BIG TIME!

    How about thinking more of the big picture before perpetuating negative (in this case age) stereotypes while trying to do a good thing helping AIDS victims ?"
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    Jan 01, 2009 3:25 AM GMT
    As a gay asian man, I found their excuse for 'redefining' pathetic.

    From looking at the calendar I don't see anything other than the stereotyped lean smooth asian boys, fancy of older gay men?

    So what is so redefining about those? Please enlighten me. Or is it just an excuse to print more asian guys to sell the calendar?

    Talk about stereotype though, sometimes it is frustrating when the only people seem to be interested in me when I go out are (I'm very sorry to report this), middle aged white guys, who usually do turn away when I tell them I'm a top (to put them off, I'm a vers)
  • zakariahzol

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    Jan 01, 2009 11:39 AM GMT
    Sundayswim,

    Why is a black guys got upset when they are potray as thug, violence , rude and etc?
    Why is a Latino got upset over a "mowing the lawn"
    Why is Muslim get upset over a terrorism label
    Why is a white guys get upset when they are call racist when they are not.

    I am Asian. I have every right to be upset.
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    Jan 01, 2009 11:57 AM GMT
    zakariahzol saidSundayswim,

    Why is a black guys got upset when they are potray as thug, violence , rude and etc?
    Why is a Latino got upset over a "mowing the lawn"
    Why is Muslim get upset over a terrorism label
    Why is a white guys get upset when they are call racist when they are not.

    I am Asian. I have every right to be upset.


    Everyone in the gay community has a right to be upset. A stereotype is being perpetuated by this calendar. As members of the gay community we are all negatively affected by stereotypes, no matter who its about, or what race we are.
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    Jan 01, 2009 12:46 PM GMT
    CitizenSol said*sighs

    Regardless of how you feel about the calender, at least take a look at the Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center website. Thanks. icon_smile.gif


    This.

    Why does everything have to be about racism? This is not about the calendar really. You can use it to make papier-mache dildoes later for all you want, but the money will help a good cause. That is all.
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    Jan 01, 2009 8:49 PM GMT
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    CitizenSol said*sighs

    Regardless of how you feel about the calender, at least take a look at the Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center website. Thanks. icon_smile.gif


    This.

    Why does everything have to be about racism? This is not about the calendar really. You can use it to make papier-mache dildoes later for all you want, but the money will help a good cause. That is all.


    Thanks. Luvs you Sedative. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 01, 2009 8:59 PM GMT
    Not arguing against the excellent cause here guys. Just think the effort can be better spent.

    Anyways I think that's enough on the topic, the cause is a good one and I totally support it.
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    Jan 02, 2009 12:07 AM GMT
    Speaking of hot asian guys, does Andrew Roberts the winner of Mr. Gay.com qualify as jerk off material? icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 04, 2009 10:08 AM GMT
    Sedative said
    CitizenSol said*sighs

    Regardless of how you feel about the calender, at least take a look at the Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center website. Thanks. icon_smile.gif


    This.

    Why does everything have to be about racism? This is not about the calendar really. You can use it to make papier-mache dildoes later for all you want, but the money will help a good cause. That is all.
    Why do people have to accuse us of "crying racism" when all we are doing is speaking out against a racial stereotype? Sounds like a bunch of whining to me, and you go out of your way to do it.
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    Jan 04, 2009 10:51 AM GMT
    displayimage.php?pos=-28399

    I was hoping to see something like this.

    Here's the url in case the pic doesn't appear:
    http://www.muscleasian.com/forum/displayimage.php?pos=-28399
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    Jan 04, 2009 10:56 AM GMT
    LOL First of all, why was the guy in the video trying to close the washing machine into his face? icon_lol.gif

    Anyways, the reason why stereotypes exist does not come without foundation. We each have to stop whining and do our part to break down the stereotypes. In other words... START DEADLIFTING DAMN IT!
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    Jan 04, 2009 11:02 AM GMT
    displayimage.php?pos=-28529

    Or this..

    http://www.muscleasian.com/forum/displayimage.php?pos=-28529