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#NotYourAsianSidekick lashes out at stereotypes

Hashtag launches a global conversation on Asian American feminism.


A Twitter conversation on Asian American feminism using the hashtag #NotYourAsianSidekick quickly became a global discussion aimed at breaking silence around issues faced by Asian communities. Writer Suey Park launched the hashtag, which was used nearly 50,000 times in less than a day.

Users contributed their thoughts on taking down stereotypes and media portrayals, as well as on issues of sexism, racism and mental health. Many online used the hashtag to speak out against stereotypes of Asian women.