We are going to look at some of the Asian social issues to better understand what might be done in the Asian American community to solve them. It seems that it doesn't really matter what cultural background you come from, there will always be women and gender issues. There are certainly more Asian social issues regarding gender in the Asian American community than other cultures though.
First of all in Asian American cultures there is a sense of racial solidarity. They do protect their own and have a family orientation in their Asian American community; however this does hide issues of gender. There is a gender privilege among the Asian American community. This privilege offers more for the male than it tends to for the females. It is this that brings forth other Asian social issues.
Until the men are able to see the privileges they have even in the Asian American community little will change. There has been some change in the Asian social issues though. Many women have been taking their education and making sure that they are able to fix the social inequality they have within their own culture. We can see this with Secretary Chao being appointed to offices. She has the power to change things for her own Asian American community. She is also striking out into politics to help change other Asian social issues. There are others as well trying to solve the Asian social issues.
These issues are race, sexuality, ethnicity and nationality. Being able to express oneself within a family as well as in the world is very important. The Asian social issues that are perhaps most in everyone's mind is that of being homosexual. Again this is more than just in the Asian American community. There is a lot of controversy regarding homosexual nature, but it is more evident in the Asian American community as they don't seem to be as open as others at least in portrayals offered in the media.
Social justice, being treated equal and having the power to change Asian social issues is what is being strived for. Changes need to occur in order to make the community a better place to live, but this doesn't mean that family needs to be sacrificed along the way. Still more important in some Asian social issues the next generations are growing up with America at the heart of things. Shopping seems more important than history or even family to some children. It is this loss that should not occur.
More Info - http://www.asian-nation.org/gender.shtml