So a few of you know that I'm writing my dissertation on childbirth practices in south east Asia, so I've been stalking a few parenting forums. Today I stumbled upon this hilariously painful racist post:
I think it's fair to assume the guy is white. I also think it really brings home the damage that the fetishisation of Asian women brings; he clearly has no respect for his wife, her culture or her family, and seems to actively hate living in Thailand. I think he just wants a tropical UK/USA with Asian women who don't talk and hang onto his every word. It's also interesting that while his wife doesn't argue with him, he is annoyed because he could tell she disagreed and wanted to hang up on him - he is literally angry because she dares to have a different opinion to him.
I honestly don't know whether to laugh or cry. Probably cry.