To the western eye they may appear child-like, but I think tripwire's point is that in asia, they are perceived as women...I will have to go to see for myself!
Yes, but we are not just PERCEIVED as women; we ARE women. My point is that it's extremely offensive to call us child women or whatever phrase it was that she used, for two reasons:
1. When you call someone a child, you are effectively stripping that person of his/her sex appeal because children do not have sex appeal (unless you're a paedophile but let's operate on the assumption that we are all normal people here). Equating Asian women to children therefore implies or even asserts that Asian women have no sex appeal (I do not need to explain why this is offensive); and
2. It also indirectly imputes on us a "child-like sex appeal", which is both wrong and disgusting. It has connotations of paedophilia. Again, I don't need to explain why this is offensive.
As for why it's racist, the comment was targeted at Asian women only, and she backed it up using little but stereotypes and generalisations she picked up from the media - which, as we all know, is always a very good representation of what the normal woman on the street is like.
There is no need to explain why some men like GK here don't find Asian women attractive or why some men find Asian women attractive. It's simply a matter of personal preference. I could explain why I find men with big eyes more attractive than men with small eyes, or why I tend to be attracted to men in a position of authority over me, but who gives a shit? It's a matter of personal preference. There's absolutely no need to go into this pseudo-analysis of the "childlike Asian woman" that is just absolutely ridiculous and serves only to perpetuate stereotypes.