The specific intersection of gender, class, and immigrant status needs to be addressed in the #StopAsianHate movement. It is beyond disingenuous to aggregate “anti-Asian” hate that does not account for these statues because it erases the most marginalized Asian women who are dark-skinned, impoverished, immigrants, elders, trans, and sex workers. Don’t overlook the fact that a majority of the attacks have been against Asian women.
What happened in Atlanta happens daily to Asian & migrant women who work in massage parlors (which can sometimes front as sex work). Massage therapists face a combined assault of hypersexualization, abuse, racism, and misogyny.
Please consider boosting smaller mutual aid funds and grassroots organizations over the big #AAPI organizations. These large organizations are usually too broad and often don’t use the money as well.
Here is an ongoing thread of anti-carceral, migrant, sex worker, reproductive justice and other Asian organizations to support instead.