One thing that really, really irritates me now more than ever, is the oversimplification of Asian culture. I can't stand certain stereotypes, good or bad about asain culture. Just like I can't stand stereotypes about American/Canadian/British/etc. culture. Seriously, don't garner all your information from media sources. It's fun to watch movies, tv, or read comics/books. Just don't believe everything you see or read.

I had a coworker last year who would consistently talk about US politics and the US. Unfortunately this individual seem to have garnered all his information from things like CNN and pop culture. Many times my Canadian coworker and I would have to gently break it to him to stuff it.

I feel that way about people who talk about places in Asia, like it's a mythical place.

Fact- Asain nations have lots of problems too. They have a lot of good points and bad points, just like back at home!

It's been bothering me for a couple of days. There was an article in the English language news paper a few days ago, by a moronic expat, telling about how western ideas (Like teh gays and all that) are destroying Korean society. How much better Korean society is to everywhere else, yada yada yada.

Then I woke up this morning to someone taking about Memoir's of a Geisha. That book irks me because geishas were almost never prostitutes. During the occupation, you could hire prostitutes that looked like geishas, but they were not geishas!


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