9 episodes

Asian women discuss lifestyle, social issues and feminism of Asian diaspora in the Anglosphere.

Journey To The Wes‪t‬ Journey To The West Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 39 Ratings

Asian women discuss lifestyle, social issues and feminism of Asian diaspora in the Anglosphere.

    September News Wrap Up + Updates

    September News Wrap Up + Updates

    We return after our hiatus to touch base on some updates regarding our content and do a news wrap up about recent events including the comedian Shane Gillis racist comments, Crazy Rich Asians writer Adele Lim pay disparity, Alaskan Airlines yellow peril and Chanel Miller reveals herself as the sexual assault survivor of Brock Turner.
    Diana's article: https://hyphenmagazine.com/blog/2019/08/yang-song-and-long-history-targeting-asian-american-sex-workers
    Amanda Nguyen's organisation: https://www.risenow.us/

    • 59 min
    White Freeze 2.0

    White Freeze 2.0

    We return to talk about White Freeze again but this time we expand upon the real life implications including finding housing and mental health.

    • 34 min
    Decolonial Love: Swipe Left On Internalized Racism

    Decolonial Love: Swipe Left On Internalized Racism

    We unpack "A Very Offensive Rom-Com", an episode of NPR's Invisibilia podcast with special guest, Maka (@_fakeMT).

    --

     "A Very Offensive Rom-Com" (NPR): https://www.npr.org/2019/04/04/709948132/a-very-offensive-rom-com  

    Breaking the ‘girl code’ and internalized racism (Vi Nguyen): https://www.aprilmag.com/2018/10/10/breaking-the-girl-code-and-internalized-racism/  

    White Sexual Imperialism: A Theory of Asian Feminist Jurisprudence (Sunny Woan): https://scholarlycommons.law.wlu.edu/crsj/vol14/iss2/5/ 

    • 50 min
    Orientalism

    Orientalism

    We expand upon Orientalism as not just a series of racist stereotypes but a structural arm of white supremacy. This includes feminisation of Asia through colonialism and mass media.



    Sources:

    I’m A Filipina USC Graduate — Stop Associating Students of Color with the College Bribery Scam (Medium): https://link.medium.com/MwQiEssOpV



    Joe Wong Wants Asian American to Speak Up (Plan A): https://planamag.com/joe-wong-wants-asian-america-to-speak-up-7567adc19db4



    Performance Review Gender Bias (Fortune): http://fortune.com/2014/08/26/performance-review-gender-bias/

    • 36 min
    Women's History Month

    Women's History Month

    We talk about Asian role models for WHM and some current world events.

    https://www.aprilmag.com/2018/04/11/ruby-ibarras-us-empowers-pinays-around-the-world/ 

    • 31 min
    Sexual Exploitation

    Sexual Exploitation

    We sit down and talk about racist oriental-themed restaurants and white sexual imperialism of Asian women.

    Sources:
    https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/11/sex-industry-military-bases-213311  
    https://thediplomat.com/2018/01/confronting-koreas-censored-discourse-on-comfort-women/ 

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Codelucas ,

One of the best Asian diaspora podcasts

I’ve been listening to JttW for the past few months and find it to be not just one of the best general Asian diaspora pods but *the* best and most articulate pod on feminism from the Asian women perspective. JttW talks about current events, anti-Asian racism, culture, literature, and more!

khu15 ,

Great podcast

Great podcast with a lot of insight into diaspora issues for Asians. ESP enjoyed the recent Asian feminism episode, made me think a lot about how race and gender intersect

simonjones ,

Very disheartening to listen to

Perhaps I picked 2 bad episodes to listen to, but I found this podcast to be deeply unpleasant. So much so that I'm moved enough to seek it out here to leave an honest review.

The podcats largely unscripted nature allows the hosts to slip into unhelpful language, using terms like "white trash" when describing white people who were nearly always described or presented in nagative ways. The lack of balance and fact checking left me feeling like the hosts had fallen into patterns of racism that they openly accuse white people of doing all the time.

I understand the struggles and issues they spoke of but felt that the talk on this podcast was overwhelming negative and added nothing constructive or of any real value to the conversation about being Asian in a primarily caucasian culture.

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

Listeners Also Subscribed To