GuyInTaiwan wrote:All humour aside (I assume Dazed was having a laugh), it strikes me that this kind of attitude, especially amongst Western females (oddly) is kind of racist or maybe even sexist. Doesn't it just reinforce some sort of belief that women, especially Taiwanese women, are perpetual victims, not sentient actors upon their own lives?
That's because so many of the frustrated foreign ladies have gender studies or post-colonialism liberal arts college degrees
They are projecting their own insecurities and bitter attitudes and see the local women as being hopelessly exploited by these big bad foreign men who are going around giving all the local princesses a "dirty sanchez."
(I am joking here but there is sort of a big bad wolf mentality about it)
In fact, I would say it is the exact opposite in terms of the power equation. A lot of these Asian women are in the position of power (e.g.,money control, family support, friends in government/Ministry of Interior etc.) and can make life really shitty for the foreigners if they want to.
For example, remember the Paraguayan diplomat that had to show he was STD free after a local complained? How Chocolate was treated by his rich wife? The arm of the state definitely favours locals, especially if they have "guanxi."
This sort of "let me see your boyfriend and I'll tell you if he's a loser or not" attitude sounds like sour grapes from a celibate nun. Not only that, but pompous imperialism.
Like the foreign English teacher woman will show these poor peasant women the "light".
Excuse me while I barf!!!