pb wrote:Deuce Dropper wrote:This new habit of tagging everything bad that happens in our life in Taiwan as a 'microaggression' is becoming ridiculous. I realize that guy in Japan wrote a compelling article that many of us can relate to, but I just can't buy into every stupid thing that happens here that I may not particularly like to be some nefarious plan to annoy or intimidate me by the collective masses.
FWIW the term "microaggresion" was proposed in article "Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life" authored by Asian American
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/mic ... ryday-life
The gist of it is that there is no "nefarious plan". The "aggression" is subconscious.
BTW another view on it (another expat living in Japan)
http://kotaku.com/5907242/you-can-use-c ... ome-people
What I find ironic is that it somehow is valid for Asian Americans living in US but not for "whiteys" in Taiwan.
You should read the article and the research. Calling this scientific is like calling "The Outliers" and its pop psych a real contribution to understanding success.