1. A friend pointed me to this story of women who dressed as men to fight in the US Civil War. It also mentions that the same thing happened in the Revolutionary War.
2. I'm behind, but have been enjoying "The Bold Type", and found this discussion of one of the love interests intriguing. (Spoilers if you hadn't seen the writing on the wall for this relationship.)
3. Exotic is a fancy way of saying foreign, and not really correct in the case of Asians or even Asian Americans, as this woman pointed out.