How It Started
Founder Jennifer Li made this sign in response to the targeted shooting and killing of Asian women in Atlanta. The killer, a white male, claimed that he wanted to "eliminate temptation." The murderer fetishized and dehumanized Asian women, and punished innocent victims. Tired and angry at how the American media seemingly excused this racialized murder by saying he had a "bad day," I made this sign for a rally. I was so tired of how Asian women were denied humanity and dignity, even in death.
Asian women in America know too well what it means to be fetishized-- whether it's racialized catcalling or other unwanted advances. This sign was a created to to say fuck you to anyone trying to take our power away from us, to reclaim our own humanity, and take back our voice.