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. *^_^*
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:
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: