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#41 Eye Enlargement

Posted March 20th, 2008 by everydayasian · 206 Comments

Fact: Asian women think that their eyes are ugly. They will go to many lengths to change the appearance of their eyes, from high-maintenance temporary alterations to more expensive and permanent options. So much so, that every Asian person has at least one sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, or friend who has tried to change their eyes.

bigeyesThe most common things Asian women change are their “lids.” Asian eyelids usually have a single fold (otherwise known as a monolid), whereas Caucasian eyelids have “double folds.” It is this “double fold” that Asian women spend most their lives coveting.

Young girls often start off with cheap and easily accessible apparatuses for achieving double-fold eyelids: tape or glue. Using these tools, asians, with the help of some adhesive and plastic tools, make possible this “pleat” in their own skin. During their teenage years, Asian girls learn about this from an older sister or cousin. They will also develop the asian stare at this age, which will allow them to strike fear into the hearts of people everywhere. The Asian Stare heavily contributes to the enlarging of an asian’s eyes because it requires asians to expose as much of their irises as possible. It will also prepare them for motherhood, where the asian stare will keep their children from going out with friends *gasp*. With repeated use, the Asian Stare will cause a noticeable increase in iris radius, bringing asians one step closer to having eyes as wide as wet noodles.

These days, there is a relative newcomer in the world of Asian eye fake-outs: the circle lense. Circle lenses were made popular in Korea before the trend spread to other Asian countries and is slowly making its way to the United States. “Circle Lenses” are like colored contact lenses, except the colored portion is larger than a person’s actual iris. The reasoning is that making their irises appear larger makes asian eyes look bigger. The effect is more dramatic than folding their eyelids, and can sometimes be rather cartoon-like (look at all the anime characters). Asians may even freak people out by getting designs on their lenses, much like Michael Jackson did to the world when he turned white.

Does eye enlargement sound ridiculously strange to you, or are you a woman who finds this so appealing that you have to try it right now? Check out the Youtube video below. As asian women approach their 20′s or their high school/college graduations, they opt for plastic surgery so that they don’t have to use glue or tape everyday. Double Eyelid Surgery is probably the most common plastic surgery for Asian women for this reason.

So why do asian women spend so much time and money trying to change their eyes? Somewhere along the way, they were given the message that Caucasian is what’s normal, and that it is preferable to have more White features. Flip through an Asian beauty or fashion magazine and if you look closely, the majority of models have done something to their eyes or noses to make them look more White. This is true whether the magazine is for Asian Americans or for old timers. Compact that with the globalization of Japanese cartoon characters, who all have eyes the size of tennis balls (sometimes even larger). School girls live their lives dreaming that they can become the next Sakura (cardcaptors) or Sailor Moon (Sailor Moon).

eyesmileWhite beauty standards put pressure on Asian women even when they’re in their home countries (which is sad and doesn’t make much sense). For you Asian-American women who read beauty mags and never understand the part where they say “apply eyeshadow to the crease” – I suggest you check out the book Asian Faces where you can learn makeup techniques that show, not hide, your differences. Until then, there is no denying that Asians love to make their eyes look bigger.

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  • 3 midwestasian // Mar 22, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    this is an insightfulpost. i did not know about these circle contact lenses. looks pretty creepy to me (like they’re high on drugs).

    straight noses and large eyes are prized by every culture. name one culture who thinks small eyes are attractive! even B.C art depicts asian women with straight noses and double folds (although actual eye size was kind of small).

    asian american girls dye their hair blonde and wear blue contact to look white. if they get eye surgery it is because of pressure from other asians or being teased for having “chinky” eyes by other kids. i guess the latter reason would go in line with conforming to white beauty.

    i do agree that anime and whatnot does have an effect. a lot of asian women are obsessed with looking girlish and cute and young. large eyes are another sign of youth (aging eyes’ sagging eyelids make the actual eye look smaller).

    anyways women will be vain. no matter what race or ethnicity. they will go to crazy extremes to look “beautiful.”

  • 4 Amy // Mar 24, 2008 at 2:58 am

    oh my! So that’s what it is, the circle lense thingos! I saw those on a girl last week, was wondering why her eyes looked so weird & her irises way too black & too contrasting against the white bit. It was scary to look at.
    Geez, the things girls do…

  • 5 Kairsoity // Mar 27, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    that’s crazy how makeup can make a difference. man girls go through a lot of things to make them “beautiful” according to the world.

  • 6 JEFF // Mar 28, 2008 at 11:39 am

    I would have to agree that it doesn’t matter what culture it is, white beauty standards are the ideal.
    It’s mainly because of the media. It’s racially dominated and sets the tone for style and beauty. It’s sad. Especailly for those who are particulary attracted to the various ethnicities.

  • 7 Anonymous // Mar 30, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    I hate it when I see Asian women with ‘blonde’ hair (looks more like orange). I also hate it when the first thing out of my mom’s mouth, upon seeing someone for the first time, is, “She’s not good-looking.” She says this about women, young girl, and even baby girls. (Not that it’d be better if she said they were attractive, but of course she never says anything about men/boys.)

  • 8 megan // Mar 31, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    God, I just spent like fifteen minutes looking at Facebook with my roommate at the various Korean princesses at our school who’ve gotten eye enlargement surgeries. It was really depressing, these girls are gorgeous! They’ve been made to believe that the only concept of beauty that can exist is the western ideal. Also, I wonder how they paid for their surgeries…I can’t imagine a parent actually paying for this >:(

  • 9 John Wright // Apr 2, 2008 at 7:11 am

    Oriental girls are the prettiest in the world. Their eyes are beautiful. There is no reason to change them to make them look white; when they try to “white up” their eyes it only makes them look odd.

  • 10 Anonymous // Apr 5, 2008 at 4:10 am

    to midwestasian:

    traditional japanese culture adores women with small slanty eyes and pale skin.

  • 11 Javed // Apr 9, 2008 at 2:23 am

    Your posts revolve around East Asia, which isnt the whole of Asia… Ever worked on that?

  • 12 K // Apr 9, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Traditional Chinese culture states that a beautiful woman should have big eyes, a straight nose, and a small mouth. This was way before they came in contact with any Europeans.

    But it is kind of sad that plastic surgery is becoming the “norm” for East Asian girls these days. Pretty much all of my Korean friends have gotten plastic surgery on their nose, eyes, cheeks, etc. not only because they wanted to, but because their parents ENCOURAGED it. I have ONE Korean friend who has not had any plastic surgery, but her parents are constantly trying to push her to get some. They tell her, “You want to fit in, right? Get some plastic surgery, we’ll pay for it!” But she doesn’t want it.

    As for myself, I am really interested in getting eye enlargement surgery, because not only do I also think larger eyes are prettier, but it really does help in other areas. Makeup, for one, has always been a challenge to me. I want an eyelid that I can put eyeshadow on! I know it sounds stupid, but it’s really important to me.

    It also helps when making connections with people. Larger eyes make you appear more alert, more awake, and more “innocent” (as anime and manga have taught us). All of the anti-Japanese propaganda during World War II was focused on how slanty Japanese eyes were, trying to emphasize that their small eyes translated into a shifty personality that you can’t trust. That ideal still holds today, in that smaller eyes seem to denote a dishonest person. Obviously, I don’t think anyone wants to give off that impression from the get-go.

  • 13 jermaine // Apr 13, 2008 at 2:43 am

    whats wrong with asian eyes.

  • 14 Amy // Apr 18, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    and what is wrong with being a pretty white woman? these posts make it out that white women are ugly. just reversing aren’t you?

  • 15 JO // Apr 19, 2008 at 9:20 am

    You have completely misunderstood why some Asians have eye surgery to go from monolid to double fold. Around 30% of NE Asians and 70+% of SE Asians naturally have double fold lids. I’m one of them. This is what they hope the surgery will emulate. There are also many Caucasian women who use make-up to make their eyes appear larger.

  • 16 Rena // Apr 19, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    In every culture, bigger eyes are associated with beauty. Bigger eyes show more emotion, and even puppies with big emotive eyes are considered cuter. The asian monolid is also often droopy and will cover up eye lashes (make lashes go down instead of curving up). Also, even with already big eyes, white women spends much money and effort with eye-liners and mascara to enhance their eye size, shape, and lashes. I realize Asians may emulate many western ideals, but this is not actually one of those cases.

  • 17 Bella // Apr 24, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    This is stupid! Why Asian have to try to be white by having bigger eyes?
    Not every asain has small eyes. Most of the Asian I see have big eyes. If they do want bigger eyes, it is just because they want to look pretty. that’s all. Who don’t want to look pretty? I see a lot of White girl like to be tan, too. does that mean they want to be like Asian (Filipino, Hispanic.etc…) ?

  • 18 Justin // Apr 24, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    hi all, check out the film never perfect by regina park that deals with this issue. here’s the link to the trailer:

  • 19 everydayasian // Apr 27, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Thanks for all of the c omments.
    Javed – I agree that there should be more than just East Asians represented on the blog, but we would need an East Asian writer to do that!

    Everyone else – don’t forget that all of these “Stuff Ethnic People Like Blogs” are meant to be sarcastic and funny. Stories are 10% “individual perseonal experiences” and 90% “blown-out-of-proportion-sarcasm to highlight how absurd some our behaviors are, and how absurd it is to be defined by those behaviors”. They are not true scientific fact, so don’t read them as if they are. (If all of this were claiming to be 100% true, we would be perpetuating racism and xenophobia and that’s not cool)

  • 20 A // Apr 30, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    The grass is always greener on the other side. And it seems like a norm for people from every culture to do things to ENHANCE their features. However, if you change what you have, you change who you are and then……WHOSE eyes are you trying to enhance now, yours or some random girl whose picture you pointed out to the plastic surgeon and said “I want this one”?? I feel like people have gone overboard with surgeries (all races alike), they should go see a shrink before getting under the knife.

  • 21 Zainab // May 2, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    I personally think that asians have beautiful eyes. I love the way it slants. I just dont understand.

  • 22 Chibolyte // May 3, 2008 at 6:06 am

    I’m just confused as to why people think that Asian girls wanting big eyes is because they want to look white? Not all white women have large eyes, and not all Asian women have small eyes. I’m an Asian woman and I have naturally large eyes. Many Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Indonesian women have large eyes (in fact, that Japanese woman, your first picture in this blog, is a Japanese singer, Ayumi Hamasaki, and her large eyes are natural, that picture is just terribly airbrushed and outwarding eyelashes and makeup rimmed around the eyes make the eyes appear larger). I don’t know why it just doesn’t occur to people that we just like large eyes and double eyelids, just because we do. And honestly, 50% of Asians have double eyelids. We don’t want double eyelids and large eyes to look white, we like it because ideally that’s what I would prefer over small eyes and monolids.

    But I think many people with monolids are hot, and many people with small, slanty eyes are hot.

  • 23 Anonymous // May 4, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    it doesn’t necessarily mean they want to be white..they just want prettier eyes.

  • 24 Anonymous // May 6, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    big eyes=standard beauty.

    THE END.

    and sometimes…you never know the importance until its gone.

    it’s a free choice, so show some respect

  • 25 SVU // May 11, 2008 at 12:27 am

    Its so true about the pressure! I have a monolid, and people have been telling me since I was two years old “dont worry about your eyes, you can get those fixed when you’re older!” -__-”

    But I agree with the comments: its not just Asians trying to be Caucasian…its like people wanting to be thin. Everywhere you look, theres people giving tips on how to be thin, how to get clearer skin, or how to make your eyes appear bigger!

  • 26 Anonymous // May 18, 2008 at 11:24 am

    I can’t believe Asian women actually go through this trouble and hassle to look more caucasian or whatever, honestly, I not only find it immature I find people that do this like if they aren’t pride to be who they are. Asian women, you already have very beautiful, unique and special eyes, you don’t need them to look like us ( Yes I’m caucasian, Portuguese actually), everyone’s beautiful in their own special way, and if we were all a copy, then how would you define beauty? Not to mention that it looks dangerous, using glue near your eye lids?? come on, I can’t believe someone would post a video of this on the net for a 5 year old asian girl to see and try this at home. Honestly, have some shame.

    Bring on the flames

  • 27 jellyfish // May 25, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    hmm… As an Asian myself, I think it’s strange that the wider-eyed look seems to be the standard for beauty as much as long legs, straight/point nose and defined cheekbones have always been the standard of Western/American beauty. I have been blessed (?) with a natural crease/fold in my eye so I’ve always found it funny and a little sad when some of my Asian friends go through the hassle of putting those paper things to create a fold in their eyelid or undergo the surgery to make their eyes wider.

    A lot of it is the pressure of the media that creates that standard… if you look in any Asian magazine with Asian stars, most if not all of them (including the guys) will have large eyes. I find it equivalent to starving yourself to be as skinny as the models on the runway… it’s a really silly and totally unnecessary

  • 28 Ashley // May 29, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    I don’t think that having a double fold in your eyes is being white. Why do people always have to label everything. I dont think asians are trying to be white maybe some of them just like to have that look. I feel that if that person likes that look then go for it and do you regardless of what anyone one says, dont let people get to you as long as your happy thats all that matters its your body do as you please. I think your video was very educational and interesting im half african american and philipino, not asian and i watched the video anyway because i thought it was interesting you actually gave me some tips even though my eyes already have that fold but i like the way you did your make up and you seem very sweet =) take care

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  • 30 Kurt // Jun 8, 2008 at 1:04 am

    I have slanted eyes but I was also born with double eyelids. My entire family is the same. I love how my eyes are slanted; the only thing I’d wish for is to have the left iris glow red like the Terminator (xD) which should give you an idea of why we asians like to modify ourselves, maybe because such artificial enhancements just look cool? (see: paragraph 3)

    I’m honestly sick and tired of and disgruntled asians on the internet that make an issue out of everything. There are many asians out there that naturally don’t have the “monolid”. Irresponsible articles like this will only lead to “westerners” making assumptions about every asian individual that doesn’t fit their stereotyped view of asians.

    Also, people need to stop thinking that cosmetic enhancements on asians are in any shape or form wanting to be “white”. I used to have yellow highlights. Tell me how many white people do you see with black hair and blonde streaks? Exactly. When white people dye their hair blood red or blue, which race are they trying to look like? Sisqo has silver hair; does that mean he subconsciously wants to be an old guy?

    As for the asians that have pursued or are pursuing surgery, who cares? It’s their personal choice, just like it was Ashlee Simpson’s personal choice to get a nose job. Besides, most asians aren’t going for the “caucasian” eyes, because even after getting double eyelids their eyes are still going to look asian. It’s not so much trying to look white, but trying to look like other asians. Because if I had the “monolid” I know I’d get surgery, but only to look like my family or “me”.

    Now I’m not denying that there’s a lot of self-hatred among certain asian individuals, because there is, and to a pathetic degree, but it’s just as pathetic to see asians that lack the foresight not to draw unnecessary negative attention towards their entire race. After reading some of the other articles on this site I must say the “satirical” nature of this site is just irresponsible. Making fun of yourself? This is an open forum and the outsiders aren’t laughing with you, they’re laughing at you.

    And just so you know, I’m Vietnamese. I have barely any austranesian admixture if any. I’m not part white either. I’m pure Kinh and 100% ORIENTAL. Oh, and I also have long legs and that is mostly due to eating right and less on genetics in case you decide to make an article about ‘asian height’ too.

  • 31 msc // Jun 8, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Interesting comments. I’m Chinese. My mother has double lids and my father doesn’t. My mother thinks my eyes should look more like hers. I had monolids when I was a kid, and her “influence” led me to exercise my eyelids, so now I have double lids. No joke. My hair is fine and dark brown. My legs are long compared to my torso. Again, not typical Chinese. I tan very easily and most people mistake me for being Filipino (I don’t mind; I just find it humorous that because I’m dark people assume I’m Filipino). My mother thinks Northern Chinese are better looking because they tend to be tall, and have higher nose bridges and straighter noses. Nothing to do with being white. It’s what you choose to view as your ideal.

  • 32 xxxx // Jun 8, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    wow .. and ur rite .. i lerned it frum my family haha . and yah i have one eye that dusnt have a monolid thingy and one that does . rofls .. but i lerned also frum my family that sum surgerys frum the procdedure of the monolid can sumtimes turn out ugly esp . wen u age .

  • 33 Janelle // Jun 10, 2008 at 12:05 am

    This is crazy. . ii’ve always thOught asians had the prettiest eyes && im not even asian. ii used to wish ii had eyes like tht. . ii still do!

  • 34 Melina // Jun 15, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    I’m asian and I had the monolid.
    You have no idea how mad this makes me. Makeup is a challenge and my face always looks tired.

    But somehow, my mom and my brother were blessed with the double crease.

    I don’t want to go to surgical means to enlarge my eyes though.

  • 35 Ellen // Jun 18, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Anyways, I think white people are ugly, and funny thing is most asians only like to date asians, except those asians who are mixed or have had some type of war in their country.

    Another really stupid thing is why is that one asian country or culture may love to have this eye surgery, koreans or japanese, and anybody white assumes that these two cultures equates ALL of ASIA? totally ignorant and uneducated.

    That aside. there are tons of asians who have this so called crease, its NOT only WHites who have it, Gawd, hispancis, middle easterns, all races have them, including asian races such as vietnamese, philipinos, tahitians blah blah blah

    to say that ony white people have a crease in their eye and the asian cultures who are striving for this look is trying to look white is unblievebly ingornat and Im embarassed for them. Thats like saying when white people get their eyes slanted in some canthopexy surgery, they’re trying to be asian or when they get cheekbone implants, they’re tying to look asian, isnt that stupid?

    WHite peopel need to stop idealizing themselves, they get tons of crazy surgeries. Thats crazy. So if you really want to talk about un- natural.

    white people go get their boobs done (not awhite trait, more hispanic trait) they get their eyes slanted (asian trait) higher cheekbones (asian trait) tanner skin (middle eastern, asian and hispanic trait) bigger lips, (hispanic and black trait) OMG whtie people want to be anyting but white!!

    so there you have, does that sound stupid to you? it does doenst it? thats how stupid it sounds to me when eveyrone claims a hispanic girl, asian or black girl getting their hair blond or doing some surgery as trying to be mroe white, wow get real people!!

  • 36 Ashley-Yin // Jun 20, 2008 at 5:31 am

    if someone really dosent like something eg nose then they can change it.

    men and women are too obsessed with perfection.

    Queen Victoria publicly declared makeup improper, vulgar, and acceptable only for use by actors(who were all men at the time).

    Adolf Hitler told women that face painting was for clowns and not for the women of the Master Race. Even Hitler was correct somtimes, but ultimately he was still obsessed with creating perfection.

    only nature can create perfection. Even this statement isnt perfectly correct.

  • 37 Lee // Jun 23, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Asian women are gorgeous in all their variations. No need to to a thing.

  • 38 Sbard // Jun 27, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Ellen, Middle Easterners and a large number of Hispanics (it’s an ethnicity, not a race) ARE caucasian.

  • 39 Morgen // Jul 13, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    You know what? I’m white and I have huge green eyes but I have ALWAYS wanted those pretty slanted eyes they’re so beautiful! Why would asian girls want to be cute when they’re already naturally beautiful? I love their cheekbones too and their hair!

    Everyone wants what they don’t have, if only everyone would realize how beautiful they are to begin with! I’d never consider plastic surgery to fit in to whatever the standard of “beauty” is.

    What kind of parent would go along with plastic surgery?! That is horrible! D:

  • 40 st // Jul 15, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    sigh.. i know some asian girls who dye their hair blonde and buy some cheap blue contact lens. it’s sad really. they look uglier. nothing wrong with blonde hair and blue eyes. it’s just .. they’re asian and i believe they’re hating their race

  • 41 jenny // Jul 16, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    i’m from nanjing, china, so yeah i’m chinese and i have monolids.
    i have full lips with a really close together cupids brow, straight eyebrows, a medium pointed nose, high slightly slanted cheekbones, wavy black hair, pale skin and i’m tall. i have really small narrow eyes that are a bit droopy and i used to hate my eyes but now i like them cuz they look sexy and balance out my lips

  • 42 josie // Jul 16, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    “Not to mention that it looks dangerous, using glue near your eye lids?? come on, I can’t believe someone would post a video of this on the net for a 5 year old asian girl to see and try this at home. Honestly, have some shame.”

    What do you think FALSE EYELASHES are adhered with? It’s glue, brother, glue.

    But, I agree. Asian women have beautiful eyes.

  • 43 Cie. // Jul 17, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    it really depends on what part of asia you’re from. a majority of people in beijing, for example, have single eyelids. however, most people in southeast asia have double eyelids.

    i’m chinese (mix of shanghai/northern china) and both sides of my family all have double eyelids. i think double is the dominant trait?

    anyway, i do have eyes that are much larger than normal asians’ eyes, as well as well-defined, arching eyebrows.

    the only shortcoming that i believe really can take away from many asians’ appearance is the flatness of our faces. not that i would ever do anything to change it.

  • 44 emmy // Jul 20, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Well… it’s not just Asians. Many people like to mimic traits from other cultures that appeal to them, whether because it’s unique and they don’t see much of that in their own culture or simply because they like it. It’s not *always* the media’s fault.

    I have Caucasian friends who were born with luscious curls, yet they spend hours each morning straightening their hair.

    I have Asian friends who bleach and dye their hair, the same ebony, straight hair that my Caucasian friends covet so much.

    I have Eurasian friends who like to mimic those stereotypical African-American “gangsters”.

    And, unfortunately, I don’t have African-American friends, so I can’t tell how good those Eurasians’ impressions are.

    Everyone’s different and people have always tried to get what they haven’t had before.

  • 45 Dani // Jul 26, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    It surprises me that Asian-American women want to look white.
    I am Caucasian, and I would kill have the natural beauty Asians have!
    I am hoping to marry an Asian man, and hopefully my daughter will have the beauty of ethnic diversity I have always wished for.

  • 46 Mercia // Jul 28, 2008 at 4:26 am

    i love asian women eyes i think there beautiful. later on i found out i was half malayasian chinese. well hmm being half black Chinese can be a challenge when it comes to makes

  • 47 kim // Jul 29, 2008 at 8:30 am

    NOT ALL Asians have small eyes! HAve you heard of SE ASIA? (PHILIPINES/INDONESIA/MALASYA/THAI)

    There eyes are normal shaped!

    Look at Indian people, they have the biggest asian eyes.

  • 48 Mika // Jul 29, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Asian people do not want to be white.
    But like most people, they are self-critical towards their physical features and feel like they need to be better. I agree that everyone should just accept themselves the way they are, but I don’t see why everyone is thinks the asian people using circle lenses or getting surgery to get a double lid is wrong.
    Every single one of us has tried to change the way we look, simply just by using make-up you have attempted to alter your natural features.

  • 49 jugoya // Aug 3, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    I am korean. I love my eyes, of course they are double lid…. They used to be normal… then one day they just folded over….wierd… but I miss my old eyes….however I look at my relatives and as they age they can’t see because the skin has sagged so much it folds over toooo much.

  • 50 Rjk // Aug 4, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    I have to disagree with the blog. Some white-washed Asians might want to look white, but most Asians in Asia get plastic surgery to look like other good looking Asians. Asian double eyelid is totally different than white double eyelid. I think it is ridiculous for any Asian to even attempt to look white even if she wants to.

    Asian Americans really need to stop looking at everything in term of white. Most Asians in Asia could careless about white people. They are not exposed to white faces 24×7 like we do in the USA. Perhaps some really white-washed self hating Asians in USA might do it to look white, but definitely not all Asians in Asia. For whatever reason, those people on talk shows like Oprah always manage to find those white-washed ones to reinforce this stereotype. Most Asians are not white-washed and most do it to improve their looks or look like 50% of Asians that do have double eyelid.

  • 51 Crazy Eyes // Aug 7, 2008 at 12:19 am

    I’m Asian and the only reason why I would ever do surgery is because I have crazy eyes. Lol. One of my eyes has the crease, and the other doesn’t. This has always annoyed me. Putting on makeup has always been hard for me not because of not having a crease, but because one has it and the other doesn’t. Therefore giving me two different obvious looks.

    If my eyelids would just make up their mind on if they wanted a crease of not, I’d be happy. =D

  • 52 Sue // Aug 7, 2008 at 5:45 am

    I don’t understand why people equate large eyes with caucasian. Are people forgetting about the rest of the world? The majority of people in the world have double eyelids, so why don’t people say that asians want to look latinos or black because they have the double eye lids? what makes anybody think that white people are the only large-eyed people on earth? the media has a lot to do with people’s decision on beauty, but when it comes to having bigger eyes, it has little to do with white people. Large eyes are signs of beauty and youth. I don’t really have time to give any evolutionary reason, but for some reason, people just respond better and kinder to creatures (not just people) with larger eyes. just compare a baby with large and round eyes and a baby with really small eyes, you’ll know what I’m saying.

    It’s hard to know what it feels like to have small eyes if you don’t have them. I personally have relatively small eyes and here is the list of things I observe from my daily interaction with people: 1. people don’t really to make eye contact with me or they tend to break the eye contact much faster than when they’re making eye contact with my husband who has much larger eyes. 2. I’m one of the most compassionate people I know, but for some reason, people that do not know me always think that I’m a little evil or I’m not trustworthy. My personality gives them no reason to think that. 3. I do have “tools” to make my eyes appear larger and I try to wear that “makeup” everyday before I leave my house. but there were several times I went out without doing anything and the reactions from people are very depressing. Ex. i was on a train once and the ticket guy was collecting tickets from everyone. He was extremely friendly and saying hello to everybody. but when he looked at me once, he looked at the floor and reached his hand out to take my ticket and then he turned his head away from me and left. Not a word from his mouth, maybe 1/2 sec of awkward eye contact. I can list hundreds of examples of people treating like this, I can’t say that it’s all because of my small eyes . But my experience and research suggest to me that most of the time it’s really because of my small eyes. Even though I’m friendly and kind to people, but when they first see my face, they’re subconsciously or unconsciously judging me and labeling me as someone bad, or unattractive, or ill-hearted… Why? because that’s what small eyes remind people of. So why it is so wrong to want to be treated like you’re good human being? why is it so wrong to want to be treated with kindness and trust and respect? Why is it so wrong to want to be liked and loved and be thought as beautiful, youthful, attractive, alert-looking…? Just try to imagine what small/undesirable eyes can do to someone’s self esteem.

  • 53 Another Asian // Aug 7, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    HA. Think having hooded eyes, aka eyes with one fold, is bad or unattractive? Try having one hooded eye and one creased eye. Having these two traits at the same time doesn’t bother me, I don’t see why they can’t except themselves as well.

  • 54 The Truth // Aug 8, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    The Truth is Asian Women are self-haters. They hate themselves! Thats why they go to great lengths to modify themselves.

    That is weak and horrible. Asian women should be ashamed of themselves for turning themselves into freaks like this.

  • 55 Me // Aug 8, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    To the Truth: Hurt people, hurt people. I would suggest you watch a light comedy to help your anger.

  • 56 anthropology 101 // Aug 9, 2008 at 12:25 am

    here let me enlighten the lot of you

    caucasian eyes are decently sized. not small. not too big. the horizontal to vertical ratio is in good proportion. this is the nordic ideal. this goes for most of course

    other races besides whites like aborigines, indians/pakistanis, and some blacks tend to have big ole bug eyes, the vertical height of their eyes is so great that it makes them look circular. these are what are referred to as “banjo eyes”. they often have nice eyelashes though, but they’re useless on banjo eyes

    asian eyes(and when i say asian i mean your classical east asian and not the southeast asian mongrels) are well, ill say about half are fucked up and half look decent. 3 out of 6 i see have noticeably fucked up eyes. i have to admit it is distracting and unsightly. its evolutionary though. if you look at native americans, thats what you all might look like in a thousand years or so, only lighter. the evolutions already started with some of you in east asia being born with “double eyelids. just get surgery, the end result will be the same anyway.

  • 57 anvesh // Aug 13, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Good luck

  • 58 asian woman with natural double-eyelids // Aug 14, 2008 at 4:21 am

    I don’t see people accusing white women who go to tanning salons of trying to be hispanic/black/other-typically-dark-skinned race. There is no logic in the motivation for blepharoplasty being to look more \Western\. In all honesty, trying to look like the other Asian quarter-to-half of the population (real percentage depending on your genetic origin) doesn’t exactly have anything to do with having some sort of issue with your own heritage. It’s certainly not sad Asians want to look like more beautiful Asians with double-eyelids. What are the people who naturally have double-eyelids supposed to do to proclaim their pride in their own heritage… get rid of their double-eyelids?!

  • 59 1 // Aug 19, 2008 at 8:21 am

    For anyone who’s ever wondered, caucasians evolved in caves, asians (orientals) evolved in snow.

    Keep in mind caucasians have almost no melanin, and albinism is such a rare occurence in blacks that it wouldn’t have been enough to sprout an entire race, so there had to have been a mass-adaptation to a certain environment i.e. dark caves, and in an already cloudy environment.

    Asians evolved around Siberia. Extremely cold and cloudy, but sunny enough to retain some pigment.

    Wiki human skin colour. It should give you a lot of insight as to how caucasians and asians separately depigmented after they left africa.

    As for the eyes…
    Traversing through endless fields of snow and fishing on reflective sheets of ice without proper eye and facial protection gave rise to the epicanthic fold. It’s interesting to note that Lappoids and the Sami peoples in Scandinavia also have them. These are caucasians who have partially evolved asian features. Studies have proven that it wasn’t misegenation that made them that way, but evolution by living nomadically in an extreme cold environment.

    And this why I think race should be taught in schools, because all this political correctness has not only resulted in certain people being lumped into one category due to complete ignorance, but people understandably don’t even have the slightest hint on their own origins.

  • 60 D // Aug 20, 2008 at 2:01 am

    I read somewhere that 50-70% of Asians have natural double eyelids. Most of the people I’ve seen up close in VN have creases, although who knows if they had surgery or not. I can only tell if they go overboard.

    One of my eyes has a crease while the other doesn’t. -like this little girl

    But the one crease goes away after a night of crying. Or if I stay up too late and my eyes are tired.

  • 61 Mel // Aug 20, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    As an asian community we really shouldn’t think having larger eyes is more beautiful. We should really cherish our unique features. And it’s really sad that all cultures tend to try to look more Western, just because of what the media portrays to be “beautiful”. I’ve seen lots of beautiful people in all races who don’t have the essentials of “beauty” people seen to be only known to. I can’t believe this is on “stuff asian people like”, I’m Asian and I absolutely don’t like the idea of ‘Eye Enlargement’. I hope there are other Asians who feel the same as I do.

  • 62 Mel // Aug 20, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    ALSO, to the person who said something like Asian women have self hatred… WOW. That is a strong statement. This might be for SOME, but not all. I certainly am not, not to be concited but I don’t have the largest eyes ever, nor the smallest. I don’t care to tell YOU THE TRUTH, you’re beautiful because of who you are.

  • 63 Dnelle // Aug 21, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    I’m half japanese and i don’t know if it’s just me, but my eyes are giant and people tell me that it looks like i’m opening them really wide. so i think if i used the eye enlargement they would look like they would pop

  • 64 Fred // Aug 23, 2008 at 10:49 am

    I’m a white male. I find Asian almond eyes to be absolutely gorgeous !! For the life of me, I can’t believe why some Asian women want to change their natural beautiful eye shape.
    I love Asian women’s natural eye shape and high cheekbones, so unique and hot.
    No need to be influenced by the stupid media.
    The Asian look is totally unique, special, hot and beautiful.

  • 65 dawg // Aug 25, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Asian girls that date boring whitebread dudes betray their culture. White people are dull and ugly. People of color, black and brown and yellow, are inherently smarter, more gifted, more talented, and better looking than privileged heterosexist boring straight white christian males. Everyone knows this in their heart.

    This post speaks truth to power.

  • 66 AsianKitty_ox // Aug 27, 2008 at 6:02 am

    This is SO weird! I’m a teenage chinese girl from the UK, and I had not even heard about these treatments till now! Luckily for me though, both my chinese parents had double eyelids so it passed down to me. Strangely, my eyes are really big too. However, I do think those circle lenses were brilliant! They made such a difference! I loved them! If my eyes were smaller I’d definately go for them (: !

  • 67 AHF // Sep 3, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Asian women are the most beautiful and exceptional creatures on the planet. My love for them began five years ago and I am completely smitten. I have been dating the same Korean girl for nearly two years, and there is definitely a absurd notion that is bred into the minds of Asian girls. They all want to be beautiful, the ones that can’t complain about the ones who are. “Those who can do, those who cannot complain about those who can.” But 1/8 people on Earth are Asian women. There are so many of them, so many beautiful a decent ones, and so many of the stereotype as well, unfortunately. But there is one for everybody.

  • 68 M J // Sep 18, 2008 at 10:29 am

    forget the eyes, i wanna face lift!

  • 69 Thomas // Sep 23, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Admin Notice: Comments such as these are inappropriate, destructive, and will be deleted.
    This is absolutely pathetic!
    Rofl, trying to look Caucasian…
    You’re not Caucasian, everyone can tell.
    You’re not worth having eyes like ours that’s why you got those rice eyes.

  • 70 Asian girl // Sep 26, 2008 at 12:00 am

    “Fact: Asian women think that their eyes are ugly.”
    I have never thought my eyes were ugly. Ever. Stating that Asians want bigger eyes as if it is a fact isn’t accurate. I am an Asian female and I love my eyes. I have gotten compliments on them from Caucasians. I don’t try to make them look bigger; I love them the way they are.

  • 71 Bja!¶rn Kunkeler // Sep 29, 2008 at 3:19 am

    Well.. I think the eyes of an Asiian girl are a lot cuter & more beautifull than the yes of white girls, actually.
    I’m from Holland by the way.

  • 72 ashley // Oct 3, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    im an asian, and im proud that i have my eyes
    their a pretty size, even though they dont have a crease. not even that many asians have “small eyes”.thats so stereotypical. for the ones that use enhancers, whoever said that they were trying to look white extremely ridiculous. dont think so highly of yourself
    everyone has their standard of beauty. dont hate

  • 73 G // Oct 4, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Wow. This is really sad.
    It doesn’t matter what your eyes look like in the end. You just have to embrace it.
    Also, I’m Caucasian and find it sorta offensive that there’s so many comments against it. All races have unique looks and all can look beautiful so really now. All this fuss is called being shallow, instead, work what you’ve got.

  • 74 oh my lord // Oct 11, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Wow,I don’t think any woman from Asia would want to change their eyes.Some Asian woman I know has the biggest eyes ever!And I’ve noticed that Asian eyelid creases are different than those of Caucasians/Blacks/etc.They’re actually smaller(so cute!!) than Caucasian eyelids.Most Asian celebrities with creased eyelids have those kinds of creases.Hmm…I think they’re just trying to look like other good-looking Asians,not whites.

  • 75 Christopher // Oct 14, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    I’m with G,

    I am Caucasian, Italian descent. I think all races have their own unique appeal. Everyone should embrace themselves as such. There is nothing wrong with making improvements. However surgery to me is serious. In my opinion Asian women are sexy. As are Black, Hispanic, White, Indian, etc.. etc… etc…

  • 76 viv // Oct 15, 2008 at 2:27 am

    hm. i don’t like the generalisation that all asian women want to make their eyes look bigger.
    i’m asian and i have big eyes and nice creases. and i like defining my eyes but not making them look big like i’m haunted… and that’s the difference. sure, i have friends who have actually done stuff to their eyes to make them bigger/have a more defined crease but that’s like, 1 in 50. thus, it’s a wrong perception that every asian girl out there wants enormous eyes.

  • 77 Ugh // Oct 28, 2008 at 12:37 am

    Ellen- wtf??? How can white people be so ugly and apparently conceited at the same time? Do explain.

    I happen to be half white and half native american, so people tend to call me “Eurasian”- I am satisfied with my eyelids, they’re in-between, not too much or too little, so I am blessed there. I think that no matter what, no woman will ever be truly happy with how they look. As many said, we all want what we are not. I dont think too many are simply striving to be like another race, however. And damn, for being such ‘ugly’ white people, we apparently rule beauty with the media, which I for one do not believe. All races are beautiful, none are above another. No one’s eyes are prettier than anyone elses, all types have their own qualities. Big eyes are innocent, smaller are more demure… the list goes on. People have to get over themselves.

  • 78 kc // Nov 1, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    i have to admit..i’ve had double-lid surgery. But it wasn’t that bad at all. It was my mom’s idea, and to tell the truth i had no problem with my eyelids.. i guess my mom must’ve thought they weren’t pretty enough or something, oh well. However, there was a change after the surgery and my eyes did look way better, whether i wanna admit it or not. Sure people should be happy with their natural appearance, but if people have the power to make themselves look prettier and want to… then why not? that is as long as it causes no harm to their health or anything. u kno ?

  • 79 JustMe // Nov 6, 2008 at 10:03 am

    DAMN!!! You girls are brave to go under the knife!!! Having sharp implements slice your lids open, suck the damn fat outta the lids and stitch it back up. Superficial girls, what’s next? nose, chin, ASS, TITS, lipo? why don’t you guys just kill yourselves if you guys don’t like your appearance at all? better than looking plastic.

    Ugly to one, beautiful to another, should embrace what you’re blessed with, quit comparing yourselves.

    If you haven’t noticed, most asian girls that are good looking, end up being sluts stripping, nude photoshoots, just for the love of attention. Everyone’s just beautiful in their own way. Love yourself in order for others to love you.

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  • 81 aussie // Nov 25, 2008 at 5:31 am

    I think I’ve read the word ‘eye lid’ a million times just now.

  • 82 Hapa Surfer in Long Beach // Nov 26, 2008 at 1:26 am

    Bob Marley was born to an English father and Jamaican mother. He was spit on and ridiculed throughout his childhood and called “half caste” by all the other people in his neighborhood. Because of his mixed race, he had no friends growing up.

    “I don’t have prejudice against meself. My father was a white and my mother was black. Them call me half-caste or whatever. Me don’t dip on nobody’s side. Me don’t dip on the black man’s side nor the white man’s side. Me dip on God’s side, the one who create me and cause me to come from black and white.”

    -Bob Marley

    Asian women need to stop trying to be something that theyre not. Self racism is still racism. We love you Asian women just the way you are. Peace.

  • 83 Na // Dec 6, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Vietnamese tend not to worry about the size of their eyes because we usually have two folds and big eyes. The one fold characteristic helps us distinguish ourselves from Chinese who immigrated to Vietnam. However, I think the whole insecurity about their eyes occurs more with Koreans or Japanese. Maybe Chinese too.

  • 84 I HATE STUPIDITY // Dec 17, 2008 at 3:33 am

    OK so I think we need a little post about why people do this in the first place.

    A) All girls use eyeliner
    B) even caucasians the older ones get their creases more defined because when they get older their skin sag and u get the idea

    hmmm? why do girls try to get bigger eyes? why the crease? because (NOT bc they want to look cauasian bc Hispanics have double eyelids as well like all other races) BUT DOMINANT features r attractive like high cheek bones and angelina jolie lips, longer forehead. it appeals to the eye faster.

    if you need a better example big breasts usually more appealing than small breasts. or long limbs like models that are longer in proportion to your body or a long torso

    why the circle lenses you ask? personally i think they’re scary but I can understand the appeal in them. humans when they see something they like (not on drugs) their pupils, irises get bigger. normal human reaction. think any person you’ve ever had a crush on and liked you back and looked into your eyes their irises and pupils got bigger and for some reason they were more attractive when that happened. those lenses are mimicking that human response and some people think they are more attractive and llook friendlier when they wear them. ( also can you really pin wearing circle lenses an attempt to look more white?)

    If you still have a problem why Asian girls try to alter their looks. then how about you ask every girl of every race why they put on make up or false eyelashes extensions or dye their hair. its an attempt to create DOMINANT FEATURES… you want a natural girl? get yourself a girlfriend who doesn’t shave their armpits and has a unibrow. it’s not about shallow (for some it is) but its ABOUT taking care of yourself and having fun while you’re doing it

    ITS JUST PURE IGNORANCE TO CALL IT SELF-RACISM! if you wanna fight me on it find yourself an asian who goes to a doctor and says make me look like a white person.

    seriously why don’t we have a discussion why white people tattoo asian characters on their body, wear kimonos, try to get asian girlfriends or learn the language and try to fly to japan. like how would they feel if they were called self-hating caucasians for that?

  • 85 .............. // Dec 19, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    If Asians dont try to be come in animes, the girls often have larger breasts contrary to the Asian figure accompanied with (usually) blonde hair, large blue eyes, and straighter noses? Also tons of Asia celebrities dye their hair blonde and try a more Caucasian look. Tons of Asian news sites on plastic surgery speak about how Asian American girls felt inferior because there are so many blondes with big eyes here in America. For some reason, white means “big-blue eyes” and “blonde hair” to them and the parents tell their daughters that, if they had surgery, their eyes would look more round and Caucasian. it’s true, but sad.

  • 86 .............. // Dec 19, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    and there ARE alot of self-hating caucasians. they wish to look Asian or date Asians because they think Asians really DO look like anime characters. (they are in denial that it is fake)

  • 87 anon // Jan 3, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    The Asian girls on here who jumped in to lash out at White girls’ looks need to take a long walk off a short pier. Jealousy is ugly, “ladies”. So why don’t you turn off the TV for a nanosecond, quit being brainwashed into hating and being secretly jealous of other people who have done nothing to hurt you and get off your lazy ass and make yourself happy for once. Because you’re clearly miserable and you don’t like yourself for whatever reason, we all see it. Quit being such crappy, racist excuses for people.

    Same goes for the 1-2 White dudes I saw on here talking trash. Hey dingbats, your mothers, sisters, nieces, aunts, grandmothers, friends, girlfriends, wives, teachers, daughters, etc. are White. Stop being self-loathing assholes. White women are beautiful, too. And you know it. Go home.

  • 88 korean girl // Jan 12, 2009 at 10:07 am

    WRONG WRONG WRONG. where are you getting these facts about tape and glue on eyes? people who read this shit are going to think all asian girls are insecure and do crazy shit to make their eye bigger. I am korean and have a small, almost unoticeable fold. I happen to LOVE my eyes.
    this blog sounds racist with false information posted.
    asian girls are NOT jealous of white girls. if they are, then they were raised by parents who made their children think white people are what they want to be.
    its always asian girls want bigger eyes, or black people want whiter skin or something stupid. but when a white person tans on a daily basis for darker skin nothing is wrong with that… right?

    I really do hate the country I live in.
    people are so judgmental here.

  • 89 Jen // Jan 14, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Which Asians are you talking about? Did you forget about Southeast Asians and South Asians when you were typing this up? Southeast Asians and South Asians have large eyes. This article shows that you’re really ignorant.

  • 90 Ummmm // Jan 15, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Umm I’m a Black girl And I think Asians has the most awesome eyes ever

    I hope this helps

  • 91 Van Huynh // Jan 15, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    OK. I left my real information on here only because I’m not scared to speak my mind.

    1. NA the female who left a msg on Dec 6, 2008. I’m going to insist your Vietnamese. Your straight up talking shit about every other racist in the oriental department besides Viets. So lets just make this clear….EVERY PERSON is different. PLEASE don’t sit there and say Vietnamese girls do not have the problem. GO to VIETNAM and you’ll see all the girls trying to enhance there eyes.

    ~~~~SORRY had to get that off my chest!!! Such inane ppl~~~~

    I do not know much about this website. From the looks of it I expect it to help ppl with their image. THEREFORE everyone’s different. I do wish we can go back to the days where young ladies didn’t wear make-up till they were older: saggy looking where they must enhance their looks. Unfortunately not these days.

    We all wear make up. Why? We want to look beautiful. We are only human. BUT when you start to over do it with unnecessary surgery. I think its ridiculous. Bottom line I think a lot of you girls are so insecure! BUT keep in mind this glue stuff will only damage your eyes & make them look like old ladies in the long run! Build up your confidence~! Let your personality shine through! All eyes are beautiful!!! The only ugly eyes that are out there are the ones that have no soul!!! LOL…I must have the most F***ed up eyes ever since I’m mixed Chinese, Vietnamese, Mexican & Italian right NA -0r just because I’m Vietnamese I don’t have a problem with my eyes!?

    Sorry!! I like picking on the girl!

    Nice chit chatting!

  • 92 Lalala // Jan 22, 2009 at 10:33 am

    The typical stereotype for asians is ‘small eyes’ and I hate it. Because being asian every just assumes you have no fold, well majority of people of different races say that. But in reality there’s actually a high percentage in which asians have double eyelids with the slant.
    I am asian have full fold and round eyes, so stereotypically

  • 93 Lalala // Jan 22, 2009 at 10:34 am

    without the slant*
    Sorry about the typos.

  • 94 mt // Jan 25, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Fact: Asian women think that their eyes are ugly.

    Noo. Not all Asian women hate their eyes. I’m Chinese and even though I have monolids, my eyes are very big.

    I like my eyes. Can’t people just accept who they are, instead of changing their appearence to fit in society or the norm of what is perfect to them?

    There are guys out there who thinks that smaller eyes are beautiful.

    And beauty isn’t everything…there’s more to life than just looking beautiful and spending so much time on beauty. Wake up people!

  • 95 spanish girl // Jan 26, 2009 at 11:21 am

    I am Spanish and I love Asian eyes are beautiful, but I feel great that Asian women want to further improve its aesthetics, and why not? All cultures without exception seek to improve our appearance has always been: we miss creams, hair dye, makeup, we fix their teeth, etc.. Many white women serve us because we like the small nose, does that mean that we want to be Asian? No. Because I do not think that Asian women are operated eyes to look like us, want only to improve, like everyone else.

  • 96 Tae-Iljen // Feb 5, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    OMFG who the F’n hell cares?!!!
    Why do people have to blog stuff that only heighten racial prejudices and divides people?
    Just do whateva u wanna do n dnt listen to anyone else!
    Difference is awesome, so why would you wanna look the same as a Korean soap actress or that half Thai/half British model. There are 6.75 billion of us on this God-given Earth. Shouldn’t we be celebrating the fact that not one of us look like any other?
    And can people please just stop stereotyping and categorizing?! please?!!!
    NE Asian, Aborigini, SE Asian, Hispanic, African, Polynesian, Melanesian, and oooooh drumroll please… Caucasian! and should we start making a list of those who have ‘mixed’ parentage?
    And whats up with people posting comments like All Asians self-hate? GOlly gosh oh how Tiger Woods must hate his mother for being Thai, and so that must be why he has a Thai middlename and decided to practice his mother’s religion! And I suppose my father married a Norweigan woman so to lessen his Asian self hate and not because he grew up there since he was 12 and my mother and him had gotten past physical differences to find the gold underneath? Okay, fine, I take after my father more so I’m short, light-boned, my eyes don’t have that ‘crease’ and are like ‘rice’ but the colour is a murky greenish kind of colour — So, guys, if I didn’t tell you of my origins, what would you think when you first set eyes on me? Judging by you lots comments/posts, I’m guessing something along the lines of “Oh there’s another self hating Asian who put on contacts and put so much white powder on her face!”
    So my Thai friend who wants to look like Song Hye-kyo hates being Asian???
    Damn, I try do some research on the Beijing Olympics and its social effects in Asia and this kinda shit comes up and off I go on a tangent.
    But I completely understand why girls(and boys!-why don’t people criticize men as much?!!) feel so pressured to change their appearances.
    K I’m gonna stop ranting. But I wish schools taught Anthropology. Then people will learn that they all of yous came from Africa, and you all eat, shit, cry, bleed the same as any other culture. And thank goodness we’re moving back to Norway soon, the States need to stop media-rizing EVERYTHING!

    P.S And do please stop using the term ‘White’ – noone on planet Earth has white skin. It’s more like a light pinkish colour if you really just have to label it. Oh and ‘Yellow’ skin? As if.
    I’m sure the girls know that when trying out foundation you never see white, yellow, black. It’s more like NC20,NW40 or ivory,sand,honey,tan,or the like.

    P.P.S And for those wanting surgery you only live once so if u really wanna slit ur eyes open bigger then go grab that knife! if u wanna b a walking,talking melanoma for the sake of being darker skinned, then sure go sit in those horrible sunbeds. Its not up to me nor anyone else to try tell you to do otherwise. It’s your eyes, boobs, lipids, stretch marks, wrinkles, baldness, non-regulation penii —I’ve always wondered- you know how octopuses is octopii and radiuses are radii… so Penises=Penii?

  • 97 Brooklyn // Feb 16, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Please read the book The Fold by An Na.
    In shorter form, the teenage girl in it considers the surgery because she is pressured and wants more confidence in her looks.

  • 98 sfgsa // Feb 17, 2009 at 5:04 am

    god bless the beautiful Caucasian race that has variety! Blue eyes, blonde hair, nice think noses, nice long legs! And that nice pinkish whitish skin!

    European girls are sexiest n the world!

    And thats why all the black/Asian girls want to be like them by surgery dying there hair etc etc

    Its a fact of life

  • 99 Anonymous // Feb 21, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    This article and some of these comments are annoyingly ignorant.
    “Fact: Asian women think that their eyes are ugly.
    Wtf?! first off, who gave anyone the right to speak for ALL Asian women?
    Also, you cant talk crap about Asian women doing things to their eyes when its basically the same thing as when other people get breast implants, dye their hair, or opt for other plastic surgeries/botox in order to make themselves(into what they think is)more beautiful because they were brainwashed into thinking that beauty is the standard big eyes,skinny, big breasts, blahdiddydang blah.

    I’m Chinese and my whole life, I’ve only been complimented for my “Asian” traits (and that includes my mono lids)
    Other girls unfortunately, weren’t as lucky as I was and were teased when they were younger which caused them to think that the only beautiful eye was a large double lidded eye (same goes for the big breasts, skinny body, and all that junk.)
    And this stereotype is SO annoying (as all stereotypes are) Half the women and men in my family have large, double lidded eyes (Yes, they are full Chinese) and people presume that they underwent surgery. Asians CAN have big eyes and for those who don’t, kudos for looking exotic, different, and freggin beautiful.

  • 100 caucasionboy // Feb 21, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    i think asian women of the most beautiful, sexy people on the world and their eyes are very cute.
    but who are people to go bashing these girls for eyelid surgery or using that glue/tape stuff when the same thing is happening everyday like when a person goes to get a tan because they want to change their skin color or undergo surgery on other parts of the body. hypocrisy these days.

  • 101 Kenya // Mar 5, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Why does every thing non-white women do for the sake of looking different, have to mean they want to be white. Come on people. Does a starving bony white woman want to look Asian despite their big boned appearance? Women like to look different sometimes. Its fun, and it is the best part about being a girl. Can someone tell me who white women are trying to be when they have lip and butt enlargement? Of course not, because everyone knows they are so secure. ;)

  • 102 Abbi Stabbi // Mar 6, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    I am asian and although I don’t hate my looks or eyes, I do wish they weren’t mono lids, not because they are Asian or not white, but i like how eyeshadow looks, and i try to bring the attention away from my upper lip which did not form properly as a baby.

  • 103 zeze // Mar 8, 2009 at 1:44 am

    actully I am arabian asian (frome the arabian gulf)…..but my eyes doesn’t looke like asian …..I think asian are pretty in there (hair-body…) but not in thier eyes …….maybe some of theme looks goog but I don’t think the eyes is the cause….so that is my opinion <_<…. but that doesn’t mean that asia are not beautifaull….they are!!

  • 104 Tech // Mar 9, 2009 at 3:59 am

    Asian girls are alright but i will admit it that some if there eyes just look too small..

    But the most beautiful girls on earth are Scandinavians Swedish girls etc

    They are much prettier then South European, Asian, Arab and African women

  • 105 Kenya // Mar 9, 2009 at 8:07 am

    I hope the Asian women looking at these stupid comments do not feel they have to stay in a little box so that people will not accuse them of trying to look white. Black women just ignore them, and so should you(Asian women). White women have wayyyyyy more alterations than non-white women. Just because they(Asian women) want big eyes doesn’t mean they want to be white. White people aren’t the only people on the planet with big eyes. Just as black women who straighten their hair aren’t trying to look white. Again, white people aren’t the only people on earth with straight hair. If anything black women want to look like a black woman with straight hair and a Asian woman want to look like an Asian woman with big eyes. White people really need to get over themselves.

  • 106 minorities rule // Mar 20, 2009 at 11:02 am

    omg any asian girl that thinks her eyes are ugly , shes crazy they are so freaking beautiful and it makes u unique so dont waste ur time tryin to look like white girls, wats so great about them lol they would probably kill to have ur eyes

  • 107 Eris // Mar 21, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    My opinion is that everyone should be happy with what they have. I don’t understand how giving yourself fake physical characteristics is supposed to make you feel so much better–they’re fake.
    Ever heard of ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder?’

    Seriously, has anyone ever heard of the word ‘satire’? And don’t tell me you’ve never once generalized or stereotyped in your life. This site was created for some laughs and it even works to *disprove* a lot of stereotypes when you take a look at the comments. Some people will agree/be like the stereotypes, some won’t. That’s the whole point. That is all.

  • 108 Evelyn // Mar 25, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    I am an Asian and have had the so-called “eye enlargement” surgery about 6 months ago. I think it is a misconception that Asian girls wants “double eyelids” because of western influence. I was born with the typical Asian eyes and have always wanted to get the surgery done. It is not because Westerners have got big eyes and Asians want that too. In Asia, having big eyes symbolizes beauty because a person actually looks a lot more spirited with big eyes.

    I know many Westerners who think that Asian eyes are unique and beautiful, thinking that there’s no need for them to undergo any surgery. In Asian perspective however, having big eyes = beautiful. I think it’s bias for a Westerner to say that Asian eyes are beautiful. It may be so to them, but in Asia that is usually not the case.

    It is simply a way of how different culture defines beauty. I’m pretty sure it has nothing to do with Western influence. Besides, if an Asian decides to have eyes like a White, it wouldn’t fit their sockets. The way our faces are made are just different. It’s impossible to put a pair of Western eyes on a complete Asian face. It would look really wrong.

    I don’t see the problem with trying to look beautiful by going through surgeries. Plastic surgeries won’t give anyone a perfect face but it can sure correct the flaws a person dislike about his/her physical features. It’s just like coloring your hair: is that the natural color? Or piercing your ears. Or even putting on make-up. Doing anything to look beautiful is basically “unnatural.” Surgeries are just permanent. That’s the only difference. And women being women, beauty is a nature. It just depends on how much a woman is willing to go to achieve her desired look.

  • 109 Evelyn // Mar 25, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    In contrast to what I just said, I think it’s rather ignorant for anyone to actually believe Asians want to look like Caucasians. It doesn’t matter if Caucasians have got big eyes or not because the way we perceive beauty is not influenced by Whites. In fact, the way we see eyes that are beautiful is different on an Asian face and a Caucasian face. I honestly wouldn’t want eyes like a Caucasian. However, small eyes look tired and constantly sleepy which is why many Asian girls go for the surgery.

    An example would be butts. No offense but I think Caucasians have got huge butts. In Asia, it would be defined as fat. In N. America however, big butts are sexy.

    So please stop thinking that “They wanna look like us!” It’s not a matter of looking like anyone else. It’s just how we see beauty.

  • 110 Ghengis Khan // Mar 30, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Asian women have the highest suicide rate of any group of people in the world. They definitely got personal issues.

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  • 112 GuyInAmerica // May 13, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    I guess what it all boils down to is this: People aren’t happy with what they’ve got, so they try to change their look somehow with hair dyes, colored contacts, etc. Personally, I love the way asian eyes look. I think asian women are the most beautiful women in the world.

  • 113 bleedblue // Jun 7, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    I am an asian female with almond-shaped eyes (not really big) and double lids, but I don’t think I have the slimmest nose. I think everyone has some insecurities about how they look. I hate it when people tell asian women with single eyelids not to get any surgery because they think they’re beautiful and unique. It’s easier to say someone looks “fine” than to be that person with that problem and always being told you’re not hot enough by some guy, for example.
    I think everyone is perfect just how they are, but I am not against small alterations if they will make that person feel so much better in the long run. If you think of wanting a surgery, and you still want it a year later, I think there isn’t anything wrong with getting it as long as you do your research and it’s not something that could do you harm. But do it for yourself and not for someone else. This is coming from a pre-med student, not just some vain girl that wants to be an internet star.

  • 114 isobel // Jun 11, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    they are only trying to look like the asians who are born with double eyelids!!!
    plus other races have creases to you kno not only whites!!! why are they always saying everyone wants to look like them?? how crazy n insucure are you folk thinking they want to look like you??

  • 115 chilan // Jun 24, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    uhh. i have huge eyes. with double creases. naturally. yayyyyyy.

  • 116 Appalled // Jul 15, 2009 at 11:42 am

    “Fact: Asian women think that their eyes are ugly. ” Uh what? I love my eyes and have never done anything to “enhance” them. And I’m disgusted by the ones who do try to “enhance” them. Most of them end up looking like Marilyn Manson with the larger irises. Ugg vanity.

  • 117 Blasian // Jul 19, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    I gotta agree with Ellen I think whites get the most plastic surgery out of all races all of which seem to go against the features that are natural to their race (butt implants, lip injections, tanning,) seems like every race is determined to have what every other race has. Although I can’t see how blacks and Hispanics are trying to be white since every race dyes their hair ( sfgsa or whatever you call yourself)

  • 118 Anonymous // Jul 20, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    This doesn’t mean every asians,
    I have natural big eyes from my mother…
    so deal with it… and i have tan skin, i don’t care
    really. So write w/e

  • 119 Truth be told // Jul 21, 2009 at 4:24 pm

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  • 120 Anonymous // Aug 3, 2009 at 9:53 am

    I have monolid eyes but the rest of my family dont but i wouldnt get surgery. and i dont see why everyone makes such a huge deal out of asians having surgery anyway. It doesnt mean theyre not proud to be asian but they just want bigger eyes because they think it looks nicer. And theyre not trying to be white because arabs, black people, hispanics and south asians have big eyes too and not only white people. Plus white people have surgery to make their lips bigger and their butts bigger but does it mean theyre trying to be like another race. They also get tans so are they ashamed to be white. Its just ignorance, when asians do something its bad but whenever another race does it its ok .

  • 121 Chel // Aug 23, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Im Asian and im happy w my eyes n my nose. Sometimes, to some people, beauty is a competition even tho its not healthy. Ex, Americans go tanning, some look so dark that their skin feel like a crunchy cookies. Therefore, i dont bother follow those trend. Be whoever u want to be n dont show ur attitute when others look differently from u cuz nobody likes what they hav anyways:)

  • 122 Thida // Aug 24, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    This is only true for Chinese-Japanese-Korean girls. Other Asian girls have big eyes with double folds if they are not part Chinese. Malaysian, Indonesian, Filipino, Cambodian, Thai, Burmese… all have big eyes with double folds. And what about Indian girls? They have the biggest eyes!

  • 123 Samuel Corpuz Jr. // Aug 25, 2009 at 12:58 am

    I found this part of the article very interesting:

    “During their teenage years, Asian girls learn about this from an older sister or cousin. They will also develop the asian stare at this age, which will allow them to strike fear into the hearts of people everywhere. The Asian Stare heavily contributes to the enlarging of an asian’s eyes because it requires asians to expose as much of their irises as possible. It will also prepare them for motherhood, where the asian stare will keep their children from going out with friends *gasp*. With repeated use, the Asian Stare will cause a noticeable increase in iris radius, bringing asians one step closer to having eyes as wide as wet noodles.”

    Where is the reference for the so-called Asian Stare? This is the first time I heard of it. I know about the glue and the tape, I’m familiar with the surgery, but as an Asian (Filipino, to be precise), the concept of the Asian Stare is completely alien to me.

    Is this true? Where exactly in Asia did it come from? Does the writer have verifiable sources for it? Because as far as I can tell, the growth of the eyes is not that much affected by exercise.
    The average newborn’s eyeball is about 18 millimeters in diameter, from front to back (axial length). In an infant, the eye grows slightly to a length of approximately 19½ millimeters. And it continues to grow, gradually, to a length of about 24-25 millimeters, or about 1 inch, in adulthood. A ping-pong ball is about 1½ inch in diameter, which makes the average adult eyeball about 2/3 the size of a ping-pong ball.

    Staring practice helps increase iris growth? I don’t think so, unless the writer cites sources to prove otherwise.

  • 124 Vladan // Aug 31, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    why are asians so self-hating. eye surgery, americanized-european names, ensuring their kids “look” white, names like rocco, ciao bello, or byron, or tyron—-sound italiano or black–geez, be proud of yourselves and stop trying to be white man’s wet dream.

  • 125 Paul/Dien // Sep 2, 2009 at 3:22 am

    uhh just wanna put in my two cents
    the whole large eyes thing are a part of our biological make-up, in that it is tied in with our paternal/maternal instincts
    eyeballs are one of the few, if not only, things that does not change in size from when we are born to when we become adults, and this is also slightly true to eyelids/eye opening (dependent on skull size but not a lot of growth changes)
    babies always appear to have such big eyes, just look around, because they are disproportionate to the rest of their head, which a lot of times give them that cute look that we’re all used to
    back to paternal/maternal instincts, blah blah hope i haven’t bored you
    ok bye
    oh yeah it means that everybody want big eyes, not just to be white.
    argh another thing is asians originated from cold areas and slanty eyes better protect from wind, so natural selection
    argh basically just know your facts and y’all will stop bitching
    good night

  • 126 Liam // Sep 3, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    I dunno why they want bigger eyes, they look just fine to me the way they are. Plus there was a reason they were smaller, so why change it? Makes no sense…. but neither do a lot of things today XD

  • 127 Sandy // Sep 17, 2009 at 5:48 am

    wow, interesting article. If i were able to write this whole thing, I would, but I have no control over it so I guess there is really no way in trying to convince people how things really are. But the author of this article needs to get over him or herself if they think that asians are trying to be more white! I’m asian and i have lots of cousins. relatives with natural blond hair ( meaning they were born with the hair and even some with green or blue eyes that are natural, not to mention natural double lids and large eyes). It’s because of stupid crap like this that some of my family members tend to try and dye their hair black and wear contacts so they aren’t blue or green. Realize that people arent always trying to look more westernized, sometimes we are just born with the goods. Also, heck i know a caucasian girl with the whole so called monolids and even she tried to find so eye tape to get the whole double lid look. So has standard changed for her just bc she’s white? Get your sources straight, don’t go on just faud or little research you may have done. It’s unattractive and completely ignorant!

  • 128 Sandy // Sep 17, 2009 at 6:00 am

    btw to vladan, asian ppl name their kids with english names so that ppl wouldn’t have the trouble of trying to pronounce or have the trouble of sounding crazy studdering their names. Think of it as a act of sympathy not a sign of change. :) So I find asians to be very prideful ppl. Think of why so many men of other races have fantasies about hooking up with an asian girl, it’s bc asians usually stick together. Every once in a while there are asians who dates other ethnicities but we mostly date other asians only. not saying it’s a racist act or whatever, bc i mean there are lots of goodlooking ppl who are not asian but for some reason it just happens that way.

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  • 130 Hammy // Oct 18, 2009 at 8:53 am

    I’m an Asian guy and I find fake big eyes extremely attractive.
    big eyes=cuteness
    it’s not cuz they wanna b white
    it’s cuz it’s cute
    like how babies hav big eyes and get our affection

  • 131 Willow // Oct 28, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Honestly, don’t waste your time complaining about people’s concern with looks and whatnot when you could be enjoying your own life and beauty ^.^

  • 132 Nazn // Nov 10, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Saying that Asian girls hate themselves and wanna be like “white” ppl is completely ignorant. That’s like saying “white” girls who deep fry their hair with their flat irons every day wanna have stereotypical Asian-girl pin straight hair (BTW, I’m Chinese and I don’t have pin straight hair). Also, what “white” celeb doesn’t have a fake tan year round? Why don’t people say they are trying to be Hispanic/Black/Southeast Asian/Indian…..

    There is nothing wrong with wanting to have mor expressive eyes, it doesn’t mean that you are trying to be like another race, there are alot of practical applications — i.e. makeup retention, makeup that SHOWS up in pictures and makeup that doesn’t end up on the bottom half of your eyes when you laugh.

    Everyone wants to be beautiful — their own version of beautiful – and yes, beauty is indeed culturally influenced but saying that we want to be white is undermining the intelligence of the Asian female collective.

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  • 134 Circle Lens // Nov 11, 2009 at 12:16 am

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  • 135 double eye lid // Nov 14, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    oddly im an asian that was born WITH the double eyelid. honestly i see double eyelids as a pain in the ass…

  • 136 AZNPRYDElol // Nov 24, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    i have monolids and a round short nose but i think theyre cute cause when i wear my glasses they slid down a little and also you cant really say all azns have small eyes cause i have really HUGE eyeballs cause im really nearsighted

  • 137 Google // Dec 21, 2009 at 1:12 am

    This article (if one can even call it that) is totally offensive. It should be eliminated pronto; for a site that prides itself on knowing all the “Stuff Asian People Like,” you guys are not doing a good job with keeping up facts.

    Are you kidding me? Asians don’t get eye enlargement because it helps them look “White.” If anything, you seem to have a huge prejudice towards Asian people and how they view Caucasians. Seriously, fix your inferiority complex, and stop spreading lies.

    The reason why Asians get double eyelid surgery is that it helps them put makeup on easier, and it livens up their eyes. The eyes are the windows to the soul, ever heard of that? The bigger the eyes, the greater the attractiveness.

    Anyhow, I’m sick and tired of people accusing others who want double eyelids or bigger eyes as wanting to look Caucasian. So if you dyed your hair blond, you’re trying to be White too? What if you dyed your hair millions of different colors prior to blond? It makes no sense to pinpoint Blond as a right clearly belonging to Caucasians, or double eyelids. It’s a human right; not a fucking privilege. No one owns any traits, not even dominant ones. They belong in every race, in every facet of our society.

    Get off your racist high horse, and read more about Asian people’s preferences. Stop embarrassing the rest of us. Don’t even try to represent us. You’re a complete fail in that category.

  • 138 WTH! // Dec 29, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    There are heaps other asian countries! It’s so disappointing only being able to read the chinese, japanese, korean and sometimes vietnamese cultures in your posts. It’s like they’re the most “asian” countries and the others (South East Asia to be specific) are disregarded! What the hell >.<

  • 139 Michelle // Dec 31, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    I’m of Chinese descent, and found this very interesting. I naturally have “phoenix shaped” eyes which means that I do have double folds and they do have a slight slant to them, but they aren’t exactly the really big eyes or the “chinky” eyes either.

    I have to agree with the others, the caucasians don’t necessarily own any of the “big eyed” traits either. They can happen in any race, or culture. People who dye their hair blonde or purple or whatever may not be trying to look “caucasian” either. It could be just their form of expression.

  • 140 Mittki // Jan 5, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    I am not asian, I am african american, but I can certainly relate to being subjected to the European standard of beauty. This is my first time learning of eye lid fascination, but as a lay person not of the Asian culture, the “asian” eye is the most coveted eye ever. Very pretty. Love yourselves Asian people. White folks do not have dominion over pretty!!

  • 141 just a laugher // Jan 6, 2010 at 11:29 am

    lol @ this petty problem of society

  • 142 Jian // Jan 14, 2010 at 5:36 am

    Personally, I find smaller eyes more attractive. To me it looks more exotic, but that’s just IMO.

  • 143 large double eyelid // Jan 16, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Can’t believe I wasted 2 minutes reading this offensive insightful post. So offensive that I found it funny. I hope you are not serious in writing this post.
    I happen to be East Asian with naturally large eyes with double lids and tall nose.
    If you have not seen all of us, please refrain from making such erroneous remarks.

  • 144 Two sides // Jan 17, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    As an east asian with natural double (and sometimes triple) folds, and having rather large eyes due to slight eye protrusion, I can honestly say there are some down sides to having large eyes. Yes, larger eyes are a sign of beauty in many cultures, because it makes you look younger and more innocent. The downside of this, is that you come off looking more naive and gullible. Growing up, more people have attempted to scam/trick me compared to my monolidded friends. People usually will judge me as naive, or “don’t know shi*t”, you get the picture. Guys try to run more games on me. My friends who have slantier eyes look wiser and smarter, and people are more honest with them as a result. These are just my two cents. All eyes are beautiful so long as they are relatively symmetrical. Besides, many times, it is what you see behind the eyes that captivates the soul.

  • 145 Sarah // Jan 23, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    The whitewashing is ridiculous. I know that pale skin has been a part of asian culture for a long time but how can eyelid surgery be justified?

  • 146 A // Jan 23, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    i for one and all have single lid but i don’t have a crease. so it’s harder for me to put on make-up. i can understand why asians would get they eye lid done

  • 147 layla. // Feb 9, 2010 at 5:28 am

    im half white half chinese and ive green eyes and tall nose ,my hair is black and my eyes arnt very big . friends said look like thai ,not trying to be white but i do want to have eyes enlargement ,jus to be prettier.

  • 148 big eyes // Feb 15, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I declare from today on that any white person who dyes his/her hair black and/or straightens it or drinks tea or wears forever 21 is trying to be asian.

  • 149 hi // May 2, 2010 at 2:10 am

    I’m an asian girl and living in Asia.
    I was single-lid until I was in middle school,
    but I made double-lid by myself and became popular in high school.
    Many girls wanted to be my friend and they sometimes noticed me and chatted about me which was so-! comaparable with my middle school life(I was kindof treated like a geek and nerdy in the past).. Being pretty is important among people and as girl it’s so sensitive stuff.

  • 150 J. Zaragoza // May 7, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    @midwestasian, honestly im not asian but its depresses me to see how easy it is for yo to forget your culture.. Im latin from Spain and there are people who would want my features but i think thats BS . IN my opinion i love asian women because of thier eyes. kat eyes are the sexiest by far and asian eyes can look like dat. im getting turned on right now thinking of asian females. and i know i read somewhere that traditional japanese culture adores women with small slanty eyes and pale skin. just dont let this white culture surpass your own thats all. I know there are ways to highlight and beautify your asian feautures. Its better to highlight dem than hide because it looks stupid and fake when you hide it . I know i sound nice but im a very harsh critic

  • 151 Alfred Winston // May 8, 2010 at 10:22 am

    For every person who even likes this idea. I wish you to die. Asian eyes are superior to every other type of eyes as well as every other aspect. The only thing worse than a white person is an asian who looks/acts white.

    Japanese dont need sunglasses, and they will continue to dominate at EVERYTHING. And I cant wait till China takes over the world and hopefully kills anyone who is not asian. It is those white slobs that are different, not asians. Im onlly a quarter pacific islander and mostly white, and have grown up in a white community with white friends so im not saying this narrow-mindedly. Even growing up, before I knew what race was, I could tell that everyone around me except for the asians were rude and boligerant and look down upon anyone whos not them. being 3/4 white, I hate being associated with these freaks of nature with their double ridge eyelids. Btw, Yes I have double rigde eyelids and i think i should die for it too.


  • 152 Laura // Jun 16, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    @The Truth, I do not believe this is true. Think about how many women are in Asia! I am strongly proud of my race because it makes me who I am. Yes, their are women who are self- haters, but you’re also forgetting the other half of the story. Their are many Asian women proud for who they are, and I for one am one of them. Not every single Asian woman is the same, just like all different types of races.

  • 153 Laura // Jun 16, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    @Mel, I DEFFINITELY agree with you! I’m not conceited, but I’m Asian. I used to go to a small school where everyone was caucasion and I was the only asian. Obviously, I was teased.. but I just stood strong and dealed with it WITHOUT making any changes in who I am.

  • 154 Double Eyelids NOT= White // Jul 4, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Double eyelids do not necessarily mean ‘white’. Africans, malays and even indians have beautiful double eyelids. I know that not all caucasians are like that, but some of you really have to stop thinking that everyone is trying to look like you. I have plenty of asian friends (Chinese, Korean, Japanese) who have natural double eyelids. In Asian blepharoplasty, the aim is not to create folds akin to those of other ethnic groups, that would look unnatural. Only an inexperienced surgeon would attempt to create folds like high parallel folds on an Asian.

  • 155 Ticia // Jul 16, 2010 at 9:14 am

    @………….., u have a point…but also, howmany of those blond americans are natural blonds? Most people when they hit puberty their hair gets darker, blond people would end up light brunettes. plus, i just found out that the majority of the people i know wear contacs. half of these people are blinder than me (i wear glasses)

  • 156 Lan // Aug 20, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Alot of you people are so ignorant. Why is it Asian want their eyes to be big have to be considered as wanting to be white. I’m Viet and have big eyes and natural eyelids. If I have small eyes, and want to make my eyes look bigger, does it still make me into a white person, F*** NO!!!!!!!!! And for your information, South East Asian people do have big eyes with natural eyelids. Don’t assumed that white people only have big eyes with eyelids. Indian, blacks, and Hispanics all have it too.

  • 157 Lan // Aug 20, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    @Double Eyelids NOT= White, I totally agreed with ur comment. WHy is it have to be white all the time? Exactly what u just said, some Asian have natural eyelids too. These stupid white people always assumed that we are trying to look like them. Oh please look at MJ,he is the true definition wanting to be WHITE. He turns from black to white.

  • 158 Lan // Aug 20, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    @Christian Louboutinlove, WHy are u posting stupid ads here. It’s not even related to the topic. F*** out!!!!!!!!!!

  • 159 Kayako Macabre // Aug 28, 2010 at 1:30 am

    Yes asians are really beautiful the way they are, but there
    are ugly asians just as there are ugly white people and any other nationality!
    Not all white women are UGLY!
    Not just white women age faster so DO ASIANS!
    It depends on family GENES AND WHAT YOU EAT!
    I know that they eat VERY HEALTHY IN ASIA

  • 160 African-Asian Eyes // Sep 5, 2010 at 10:27 am

    I don’t think most Koreans even think about “White” when they do their eyelids… When they get surgery or use make up and glue, I think it’s just to make them look better in their point of view. Because I have never seen a surgery make their eyes look anything like 99% of white peoples’ eyes I’ve seen. If anything, I’ve seen a few Hispanics with those eyes. My mom is 100% African American. She has the most Asian looking eyes. Everyone loves them. I’m African American and I’m 14. My eyes aren’t small, but they look similar to the girl’s eyes in the 1st picture even when I’m not wearing eyeliner and I don’t wear contacts. People like my eyes too. In my opinion, I just think people want some feature that’s different from their stereotyped culture (I don’t mean they want to look white). I like big lips, small noses, and Asian eyes. People say that’s a mixture of African American, Caucasian, and Korean. It’s personal taste. Saying Koreans are trying to look white by making their eyes bigger is like seeing Angelina Jolie for the 1st time and saying she’s trying to be black because she has big, nice lips… It’s just not true. Plus, some people in some cultures are born with different features. Also, a lot of people here in America think that Koreans are born with eyes the size of Jupiter. You could show them a picture of a Korean girl who got eye surgery to look more “white”, but they would still say,”Oh, her eyes are so big. She must be Chinese or something.” It’s also the same with super small eyes… If your eyes are really big or small/slanted, people where I live will automatically think you’re mixed with or are Korean.

  • 161 amero // Sep 6, 2010 at 6:53 am

    indians are asians and they have large eyes, only the chinese, japanese and koreans have monolids, indonesians indians for example have double lids, lol

  • 162 La La // Oct 4, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Hey Anonymous… Eventhough I don’t care to see an Asian woman with “Blonde hair”, your statement is “RUDE”

    Must run in your FAMILY….

  • 163 OMG! // Oct 4, 2010 at 7:54 am

    @midwestasian, I agree with J.Zaragoza’s reply. I am asian, but GOD made me the way I am. NOT every Asian wants to be a “Wanabe” “White Girl….” If they want to dye their hair, let them…..If they want to change the color of their eyes, let them… I wanted to at one time….BUT I wore contacts, as most Asisan women do…. DON”T BE A ASIAN HATER…..

  • 164 GEO Lenses // Dec 6, 2010 at 12:23 am

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  • 166 Erina // Jan 5, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Your article is so good!
    I don’t understand Asian women though, why do they want to look Caucasian. I think their eyes so beautiful with this almond shape and deep brown color. I understand when people try to make look eyes look bigger with makeup but surgery? Just don’t get it.

    Actually, I wish I had more Asian eyes. I’m from mixed family, father is Korean and mother is Caucasian. My sister got Asian eyes and appearance, I got only Asian hair. I kind of a little bit jealous of her:)

  • 167 Selena. // Jan 5, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    This article is kind of offensive. Well, to me anyway. It’s not anyone’s place to say what they think is in the mind of asian girl’s (or guy’s) when they use tape or glue. IT’S THEIR CHOICE. So seriously, people always say sometimes that I have small eyes, and does it sometimes affect me? Yes. But who cares. I embrace it. It’s not that they want huge eyes or hate their eyes, maybe they do it just for fun, but gosh, I feel that this article is so judgmental and stereotypical.

  • 168 EurasianAndI'mAsian // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:06 am

    @J. Zaragoza, @OMG!, The one thing that I notice the most, no matter how a typical Oriental Asian girl or even Asian guy looks, they look good if they exude confidence. No other race seems to have that easygoing spring in their step.
    I honestly like my partly hooded eyes, even if they droop when I get 2 hrs of sleep and stuff. Even though I think my mom’s obviously huge, European eyes(that I obviously didn’t get since I look COMPLETELY like someone from Hong Kong no matter how Asian-ly mixed I am) are beautiful, I wouldn’t trade them even if I had the chance. Actually, I even enjoy putting make-up on them. When I want something from someone, I look at them innocently and they give in while murmuring, “Damn eyes…” Guess what, people? I’m a thirteen year old girl, but I’ve been mistaken for being a high schooler due to my looks many times too so don’t say you differ at all if you’re an Asian reading this. I just want you to have some confidence in your looks and culture.

    Also, I really loathe anime. I enjoy the art but not on tv. Manga is a bit more bearable. Sorry, off-topic. Just wanted to separate myself from the generalized crowd.

    Ultimately, I honestly think that girls and women need to take a second to stop and think about how ignorant they are of how much our culture and appearances are admired by the others, even if I already know that we originally had the image of “big” eyes being pretty before Western influences. Just… Get over it. You’re beautiful.

    Wow, I’m wordy. My bad.

  • 169 EurasianAndI'mAsian // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:12 am

    @Crazy Eyes, Same here. I feel ya. Maybe I’ll grow out of it being younger but I’ve noticed most people have slightly uneven eyes anyways.

    Still, I get what you mean… I wake up having them both with creases and when I get home, I see that my left eye became hooded and my right eye is still normal. =/

  • 170 Ching // Jan 11, 2011 at 10:36 am

    “So much so, that every Asian person has at least one sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, or friend who has tried to change their eyes.”

    This is a pretty silly inference, because if one were to generalize it to the extent of including “friend”, you can practically fit any race into it. Besides, that does not explain at all why many women of other races use eyeliners to define their eyes. Is that not changing? Even if you’re talking about surgery, such an essentialization still falls, because I know of no such person.

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  • 172 Anonymous // Jan 23, 2011 at 2:08 am

    Oh, please. Your ignorance amuses me. There are plenty of asians that I know that naturally have double eye lids. Did it ever occur to you that people with monolids want to have double eye lids like their other asian counterparts? And yes, last I checked, having larger eyes was a plus in most countries. (It makes one look more like a child).

    As for “anime eyes,” the earliest anime that had large eyes were inspired by american cartoons such as bambi, betty boop, and mickey mouse. The larger eyes conveyed expression more easily. And last I checked, americans don’t exactly possess eyes like that either.

    Anyway, plenty of Caucasian celebrities use make up and fake eyelashes to make their eyes look bigger also. There are also many women who like to have plastic surgery to enlarge some areas, which could result in a vertical crease in the middle of their chest. Don’t you think that’s just as strange or ridiculous?

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  • 174 Asian Girl with eyes bigger than any whites she has ever met. // Mar 16, 2011 at 11:46 pm


  • 175 asian // Apr 14, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    im asian and i dont have double eyelids and i dont care so much about having it make my eyes look bigger but that not having it my eyes droops down and looks weird sometimes and pushed the lashes down. if it didnt do that i wouldnt care about having double eyelids.

  • 176 Alvin Tsao // Apr 30, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Just FYI, almost all female and even many male celebrities in Asia wear this plus fake eyelashes.
    Go on youtube and see how much difference it makes. I’m glad I was born with pretty big double-lidded eyes but then again I’m a guy so i don’t really care about my eyes lol.
    anyways, even tho it’s all cosmetics, I find it really cute when girls wear circle lenses.

  • 177 Ahh freedom of speech... // May 7, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Ok, so first, it’s weird that people always compare everything to being white. I’m white. Am I proud to live in the US? Sometimes. To say that all white people are ignorant white supremacists is wrong, I live in an area where there are a few hicks, who are very much racist. Why? Because thats how their parents are. They dont have much of a choice from the time their born and they can’t change the way they’re raised. It’s so wrong and sad that its this way but you can’t just make a person change their mind. I don’t know why anyone would want to be white, we screw things up over half the time. The Asians just think that bigger eyes are prettier, not whiter. I agree, I think bigger eyes are prettier, but I don’t think people should change their eyes if they aren’t big. But no matter what, it’s a personal choice, and please, DON’T TRY TO BE WHITE!!!! Like I said, white people screw things up, and you dont want to be associated with us.

  • 178 Sue // May 10, 2011 at 9:33 am

    The truth is, Asians don’t really know what they want. I’m half Korean, and most of the racism I’ve encountered has been from Asians. Filipinos insult my light skin, while surreptitiously buying bleaching cream. Koreans resent that I don’t speak korean and am half white, while getting lid treatments. Japanese are definitely the most racist against whites however, and yet they’re the ones trying to westernize themselves the most.

    And for those of you who think that whites are ugly, most white guys think full asian chicks aren’t that great looking either. Being a size 00 means no boobs or an ass. Thank god I’m a hybrid !

  • 179 leigh204 // May 15, 2011 at 1:59 pm


    Way to generalize.

  • 180 asian invasion // May 30, 2011 at 5:31 am

    ima chineses and i dont have rlly big eye but lot of other asian do and why do u want big eyes u have other features that make u pretty

  • 181 Loose Tea // Jul 5, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    That’s ridiculous. They have made people feel so insecure about themselves, that they do some really crazy things to please the society.

  • 182 Flo // Jul 13, 2011 at 9:45 am

    I don’t understand why Asian girls would get surgery to change their eyes. I have always found their eyes to be beautiful and have envied them. Flaunt what you got! Don’t get surgery to fit in. :(

  • 183 LEAOPE // Jul 14, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    whoever wrote this article is stupid and racist. it is so not true, most of asian people i know have double eyelids. and to the writer: so u r saying that u have seen every asian in the planet? and who told you that the girls use those techniques.

  • 184 Jenny // Aug 1, 2011 at 1:47 am

    For those of you saying Asian women want to be Caucasian by making their eyes larger, I think that’s very ignorant. I’m Asian. I want larger eyes. I wear colored contacts sometimes. But I definitely don’t want to be white. I just think large green/gray eyes look really cool. And as someone posted earlier, larger eyes make you look more alert during conversations and reflects more emotion as well. Also, another person said earlier that during WWII, propaganda against Japan stated slanty eyes meant a slanty, dishonest personality, and as much as I hate to admit it, that attitude is still alive today. Of course, definitely not as much as before, but it’s still there. And who are we to judge the girls who decide to have surgery? If they feel beautiful with larger eyes, let them be as long as they’re comfortable with it.

    And btw, there are plenty of Asians who are BORN with double eyelids. Are they trying to be white?


  • 185 Girl Here // Aug 5, 2011 at 2:05 am

    If you’re Indian or western asian, chances are, your eyes are already big or “open” haha. I’ve heard people say that japanese and vietnamese have bigger eyes than chinese and koreans.

  • 186 Asian Girl // Aug 7, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Some Caucasian women are born beautiful–large eyes, small nose, small chin. Similarly, some Asian women are born beautiful–large eyes, small nose, small chin. REALLY. And at the same time, there are also Caucasian women with small eyes. Wanting bigger eyes is not about trying to look white. It is about pursuing a universal indicator of femininity.

  • 187 Yadira // Aug 19, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    NO NO NO NO NO NO WAY unacceptable.
    that’s what makes you beautifully different .

  • 188 Rin // Aug 21, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    People forget that there are other types of asians out there who naturally have double eye lids and large eyes. I am a double eye lidded asian and I find monolids to be pretty. I think there’s nothing wrong with surgery if that makes you happy, but I feel like the time and effort for surgery could be spent on looking inside yourself to find out why you feel so inadequate. Ultimately, I am not them and I don’t live their lives so I don’t know the pressure or pains they have. I just believe that it’s better to learn to love yourself as you are since people will always find something to pick on you about. Ladies it’s not the monolids that make you ugly, but lack of confidence. You need to be confident in yourself because if you don’t love you then who will? Believe it or not I had a person tell me that I’m uncool and not beautiful because I don’t have monolids. Lol. I told them I can’t help it I was born like this. If it ain’t broken don’t fix it. You are healthy and have nothing wrong with your eyes so why go through pain to satisfy others. Now, if it’s for yourself then it’s a whole other story. Please be careful with your bodies and I hope you find some peace.

  • 189 Jack Draxler // Sep 12, 2011 at 12:05 am

    I just love the denial here by some Asian women here. Fact big eyes were not a fad until recently in Asia. Fact having Western features and being Western generally enhances your social standing in Asia. Fact there is a lot of self-hate involved in the whole process that some, especially Japanese people, like to pretend does not exist. Being Caucasian who has lived in Japan for a decade, I find this lamentable. Be confident and proud of who you are. Don’t look down on yourselves or your fellow people!

  • 190 Yadira // Oct 4, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I’m not Asian

    but their eyes is what makes the beautiful!!!!!!!!
    I just love those Asian eyes just the way they ARE

    I get sad really sad when they change their eyes I really do Cuz I love those eyes !!!!!!!
    If they had any idea of how beyond gorgeous they look with their eyes they natural black shiny hair their cute noses…etc,etc I think they would not do that

  • 191 Cyn // Oct 5, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    When I was a little girl I would hear my mother breathe a sigh of relief to her friends about me: “Thank God Mei doesn’t need to get eye surgery later” O_O doesn’t that mean she would have made me get eye lid surgery if I wasn’t born with my dad’s double eyelids? Perhaps…..

    Double eyelids have always been pretty, because they simply make the eye looks bigger and big eye have always been fashionable even before westerners came. Yes Monolids have had their charm but yeah….fashion magazines are killing it. But whether it’s eye lids or size asians will always be overobsessive with looks down to the smallest details -_-*

  • 192 Joseph // Oct 22, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    I’m asian and I have natural double eyelids. A lot of asian have them for godsakes. People get them because they find have double eyelid and bigger eyes attractive. Seriously, I;m tired of everybody thinking all of us have small eyes.

  • 193 Didy // Oct 24, 2011 at 5:47 am

    @i hate stupidity (a convenient name?):

    You sid this:
    “ITS JUST PURE IGNORANCE TO CALL IT SELF-RACISM! if you wanna fight me on it find yourself an asian who goes to a doctor and says make me look like a white person.”
    Are you just being silly, or purely ignorant? Of course, they don’t realize, the just follow mainstream fashion.
    And no matter what you say, YES, they are trying to get closer to “white beauty”.

    It’s easy to prove it: with cosmetics nowadays, a girl could alter her appearance in many ways, get pink eyes and blue-greenish hair for instance. Strangely enough, what do they all ask for? Brown, yellow or orange hair (just like Causasians?), and brown, hazel or blue yes (once again just like Caucasian people). As you can see, I don’t even need to refer to bigger eyes, since it is common in many cultures to set big eyes as better looking.
    Don’t you understand? Of course, they won’t say “I want to be whiter” but what they do results in trying to look more European. The way they call it matters not.

    And they are not the only ones: people in Brazil, India or Senegal do the same (I personally had one friend from Senegal who was very sad to see her own family follow this stupid fashion.

    Someone above made a most silly comparison with clothes or make up. Let me explain: NO ONE is born with make up of clothes, so whatever we choose, it is artificial, yes. A kimono is Japanese, but it is no more natural to see it on a Japanese girl than on a western woman.

    But what about skin, hair, eyes? We are born with our specific appearance, linked to our race. It is definitely not the same that to have nothing and to “create” a beauty from nothing, through makeup or clothes. We have something from the start, linked to our race, and some want to abide by the beauty criteria of the neighbour…who is from another race (white, namely) by changing it. No, it is not the same.

    No one is born with blue jeans, and anyone can wear some.
    Some are born with black hair, others with brown one, and most attempts to change it look weird. Even for white woman; so many look fake with bleached hair.

    So no, you won’t have me believe that there is no racism in that.

    And that’s silly: a black or Asian woman can look marvellous with her own beauty criteria. I’d even say that when they try to “whiten” themselves, the result look awful, although the media try to have us think otherwise. Some famous non-white woman who dye their hair or wear color lenses (like Rihanna o Beyonce for instance) look like aliens, so artificial.

    How can we let them tell our children that beauty is white? For that is what we are telling them.
    Most people complain when it deals with sacred skin color, but changing one’s hair or eyes color is QUITE THE SAME: it is a terrible way to adopt (vainly) white beauty criteria.

    I feel relieved, anyway, to see more and more people realize there is something wrong in all that.

    Please forgive my awful English, I am French. :)

  • 194 victoria // Nov 19, 2011 at 7:16 am

    SOME of this post is accurate, the facts are accurate, and i could respect your opinion if you actually had good support for it, but you don’t.
    let’s be honest: a girl who wants to be pretty, but doesn’t see herself as such, will want to change whatever it is about her she doesn’t see as attractive.
    have you heard of gyaru? yes, it has a lot of things to do with making eyes bigger. but it doesn’t aim for looking white. it aims to look ASIAN. it is an ASIAN look.
    “Somewhere along the way, they were given the message that Caucasian is what’s normal, and that it is preferable to have more White features” have you heard of racism? anyone who criticizes a girl for having small eyes is making fun of her. it’s only normal for a girl to want to change what others see as unattractive about herself. now, big eyes might be related to being white. there are people of every race that have big eyes. even the picture you put up of the girl putting a contact in, she doesn’t have small eyes. that doesn’t mean they’re trying to be white. for most girls it’s opposite. all the girls i know personally don’t use eye tape, they make the most of themselves with make-up.
    that brings me to another point. eye-makeup is harder to apply for asians. having a mono-lid means that my eyeliner will not ever stay without extra special insurance primer.
    and about the wanting to look younger thing someone mentioned, that’s not it… having smaller eyes actually means we get less wrinkles, and look younger.
    lastly, i want to add. every single day, i get comments about my eyes. i don’t alter my eyes, but i can see the reasoning behind it.

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  • 196 Kerri // Jan 1, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Funny,Not all white people have double folds. I dont and my child doesn’t and im fine with it. Just had to learn different eye make up techniques than everyone else.
    I think all young people try to look one extreme to the other. I do find it sad when it comes to surgeries and bleaching skin(I wouldn’t let my child do this) This is where the parent guides their child to self acceptance of their unique beauty to be proud of. I personally think Asian eyes are gorgeous. :O)

  • 197 Jimmy // Jan 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    First off not all asian have single eyelid many of us do just as many as the ones with sigle eyelid are genese work differently. There are caucasian women who do things like make up to make there eyes bigger nobody really has that eyes really that big. Do studies people there isn;t a huge eye shape difference even if a person has single eyelid. Blacks have double eyelids to not only caucasian.

  • 198 Jenni // Jan 28, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    I am Indian and have huge eyes…BUT…so do majority of girls. Why don’t Asian girls appreciate that they are a minority and their eyes are exotic. I have a Japanese friend who fortunately has green colored eyes…it goes so well with her beautiful skin and dark hair. I think Asian eyes are way more attractive than WHITE people with small **s eyes. I mean, I see white women that are models and they have small eyes…but only because their other features are “white”, they are considered beautiful? I don’t understand. I think the concept of striving to be white just comes from years of colonial (white dominated nations) rule over many of the countries in Asia. They (people of ruling nations) had years of control over these countries and engraved on them that people of dark skin, dark hair, dark eyes,small eyes, are not good looking. For example, it’s like the little girls choosing the white doll over the brown and black doll when she was asked “What doll is the prettiest?”. It’s sad, but it’s the truth. TO ALL THE ASIAN WOMEN: Your eyes are gorgeous, exotic, one of a kind, and look amazing with eyelashes on. So please please please do not use glue or get surgery only to look TYPICAL! :-)

  • 199 Christina // Jan 29, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    I’m Asian and I definitely do NOT want to be a “Caucasion” / white person. And research has shown not all Anglo saxons/Europeans are of “caucasoid” descent in evolution. Also; Asian eyelids are FAR from similar to those of white/Euro descent. And white people are known to get nose jobs, and eyelid surgery to get a specific eyelid shape take a look at all the famous American movie stars even the beloved Megan Fox. If you flip through any magazine you will find at least one person in it who has had surgery on their eyes, lips, jaw, cheeks, etc. Who cares if Asian girls dye their hair blonde? Not all of us do and we can most definitely see other races who have done so as well – Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Monica. Whatever People do, they do it because it compliments their features or skin tone, or perhaps because it can make them stand out- For Example “Xiaxue” a blogger, is a Singaporean blonde who turned her hair PINK. This was bold statement she took, because it was something unique and would stand out. Now, what race is it that has naturally pink hair? None. And if no one had naturally blonde hair, but someone had decided to go lighter in hair color they could possibly reach that point. But no, everyone assumes we all want to be white. Think about the blonde girls who dye their hair black or dark brown do we assume they want to be Asian? Indian? No. They simply went dark. Or what about when they wear smokey eyeshadow and dark liner to give a more ‘closed’ sultry eye look, do we think they want to have small Asian eyes and that they want to be Asian? No. I’m tired of reading comments about people assuming Asians want to be white. If you are NOT Asian you most definitely have no right to assume this, if you ARE Asian and so happen you do want to be white, this is your life choice and does not speak for Asians in our entirety.

  • 200 Didy // Feb 6, 2012 at 5:23 am


    Well, how strange…you’re doing EXACTLY what you’re asking us not to do: speaking in the name of others.

    To sum up, you say that Asian people are not trying to be white, and of course, YOU are supposed to be right whereas you are not in every Asian’s mind, and whereas what we see everyday are people who are adopting white people’s beauty criteria…but no, you are right and of course WE are stupid.


    Then, if you are so fed up with hearing comments from people like me who are aware of what is taking place, of this silly “whitewashing”, fashion, then you’ll have much to explain.

    For ONE example of a girl who dies her hair pink, HOW MANY willingly choose European colors? And to begin with, the very idea of changing one’s hair or eyes color is a PURELY western fashion. For one reason: only white people have a variety of colors, so trying to change IS to adopt European beauty criteria.

    You do not want to admit it, but I care not: I have eyes, and empty words matter less than what I see everyday.

    You also give a silly example “others races do the same”…yes, and so what? They are whitewashing themselves too. Make a quick research about this phenomenon, “whitewashing”, and you’ll see. Also, take a look at “the modern racist paradigm”, a documentary available on Google Video. In it, people of various races explain that more or less unconsciously, they ARE made to think that beauty is white (which is nonsense, of course!). And they abide by this fashion, in the choice of their personal appearance.

    There is something else you said which is really weird: talking about blonde girls who dye their hair black. Well, VERY FEW do. I see far more people bleaching themselves than blondes girls trying to get darker. And They do not get non-european black hair when they do, they merely get brown or reddish, which are still European colors, so on them it still looks natural.

    And your wonderful mind is forgetting something else: how many white people do you know (famous or unknown) who are trying to look less white? Using surgery, color lenses to get darker eyes, trying to have Asian or African-like noses, lips, and so on? There are almost NONE.

    Whereas medias and magazines are full of non-white girls whitening themselves, of actresses and singers who are adopting white people’s hair color, using Photoshop to look slightly paler, and so on…

    Well, I raised several points in a previous post, and you have not answered…probably because somehow, you knew there is nothing to answer. Because you know that yes, many people dream to look more European.

    I must add that seeing that doesn’t please me: I am interested in many cultures, I think every people has its own kind of beauty, and this racist “whitewashing” fashion is a real danger: this form of racism is promoted by the very people who should fight it! :(

  • 201 Blue Cloud // Feb 10, 2012 at 11:04 am

    I am a Chinese Canadian woman. My family emmigrated to Canada when I was three so I grew up surronded by the Causcasian, blond, blue eye ideal. I would like to thank the Hong Kong entertainment industry for allowing me to see Asian men as gorgeous, soulful and bad-ass, and Asian women as beautiful, capable and vibrant. I am tall for an Asian woman, with pale skin (my mother is from North China), and relatively big, dark, heavily lidded eyes (inherited from my Baba from Gongdong ). I am considered attrative not only by Asians but by Africans, Middle Easterns, South Americans, and yes, yes, Caucasians, but I love my looks because they come from my parents and my homeland which I have almost never seen. I would not trade them to be an ideal Caucasian beauty. I would trade in my double lidded eyes in an instant for the love a good Asian man! Or the friendship of a Asian/Visible minority woman with whom I can crackle over coffee with à la Golden Girls. Best wishes to everyone.

  • 202 4B // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:10 am

    To the author of this post I’m guess you’re probably an Asian male. Your tone of voice towards Asian women is *extremely* patronizing and dismissive:

    “For you Asian-American women who read beauty mags and never understand the part where they say “apply eyeshadow to the crease” – I suggest you check out the book Asian Faces where you can learn makeup techniques that show, not hide, your differences. ”

    Yeah, this is why Asian women don’t date Asian men. And this is why Asian women have the highest suicide rates of all women around the world. Think before you deny. Every time I talk about the condescension and dismissive behavior Asian men show to Asian women all I get is denial and resentment. And this is why Asian girls date white guys.

  • 203 pellet mill // Apr 17, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Just FYI, almost all female and even many male celebrities in Asia wear this plus fake eyelashes.

  • 204 Ashley // Apr 23, 2012 at 11:49 am


    I swear! Black people have double eyelids and so do Indians…does that mean Asian people try to look like them too?

    In every culture, what is considered attractive is often what is more scarce. FJW EIORU EWGHS:Lfr FREAKING STUPID PEOPLE PERPETUATING THIS COMPLETELY WRONG MISCONCEPTION!!!!! UGH

    *makes me so angry as an Asian person

  • 205 Hien Dictipoop // Feb 23, 2013 at 7:33 am

    I’m Asian but I have double eyelids and tall nose and most of my Asian friends do too. And besides its not only Asian if you look at Caucasian celebrities some of them do too, in fact, the majority of the female celebrities get plastic surgery to fix their nose and wear fake eyelashes too.

  • 206 Lisa // Jan 25, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Eyelid surgery is not eye enlargement. Lol . Look how biased this post was. Creating a double crease doesn’t necessarily make your eyes bigger, some retain same eye opening width and height, only difference is the appearance of a lid. Also note that 50 percent of Asians have an eyelid crease (called double eyelid) , and most Asians who get the surgery are trying to be like their double lidded brothers and sisters. It doesn’t mean they are trying to be white. Other races have eyelids creases, not just white. When white people get surgery, tan their skin, put on weave, change their features, enhance their features, how come they never accused of trying to be “less white”, are those white people trying to be more “white”?

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