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Johanna Gondouin
,
Suruchi Thapar-Björkert
, and
Ingrid Ryberg

reproduces the image of the sexually available, servile South East Asian woman-​as-​prostitute, a dominant stereotype of Asian women in Hollywood Cinema instated by iconic performances in Vietnam war films such as Michael Cimino’s The Deer Hunter (1978) and Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket (1987) (Prasso, 2005). In addition to the submissive and hypersexual Thai prostitute, these young women also come across as another stereotypical image of the third world woman:  the passive, silent victim, whose lack of agency allows the Western feminist subject to define herself as

in The power of vulnerability