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Ep. 9: Love, Tranquility, Balance ... and Other Tattoos

Ep. 9: Love, Tranquility, Balance ... and Other Tattoos

Kate and Yoko chat about the Olympics, Asian movies with white heroes, and tattoos. It’s just us this week, so this ep’s a shortie ... but packed with goodness as ever. *^_^*

Show Notes

Yoko’s Model Minority: How badass is Japanese wrestling Olympic gold medalist Risako Kawai?

Hats off to Constance Wu, Kate’s Model Minority, for speaking up against the unacceptable whitewashing of movies that are SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT ASIAN PEOPLE.

Seriously. We can do better than this:

This is an awesome NPR Code Switch episode about the (mis)pronunciation of “ethnic” names:

You should probably be more familiar with a language before you get a tattoo using it:

 Literally says, “woman strength.” We get that it’s supposed to be “girl power,” but no.

Literally says, “woman strength.” We get that it’s supposed to be “girl power,” but no.

 “Pig meat oil fry of rice.” NO. NO NO NO NO NO NO.

“Pig meat oil fry of rice.” NO. NO NO NO NO NO NO.

Also, this is the proper way to sport a yakuza tattoo. Step 1: Actually be in the yakuza. Step 2: DON’T SHOW IT OFF unless you’re about to “handle business” or during a festival (Sanja Matsuri, shown below) where it’s actually appropriate:

Ep. 10: Harmit

Ep. 10: Harmit

Ep. 8: Stop Using that Yellow Dish Rag as a Wig

Ep. 8: Stop Using that Yellow Dish Rag as a Wig