A love letter: a second skin to escape racism

“On gay dating apps, East Asians routinely encounter dehumanization, which diminishes our ability to reproduce in the eyes of others,” Preston Jewon Soo wrote in this week’s Modern Love article.

“Either we get the racist cold shoulder ‘no asians’ or ‘no rice’, or we get a fake treatment that could be worse – yellow fever, the dreaded Asian fetish.”

Weary of the almost constant indignities while dating, Mr. So finds liberation in a latex fetish, which allows him to “become featureless and faceless, and to vanish in the bliss of a tight latex embrace.”