I noticed this blog (“Sex and Shanghai”) in a China-related story over at MetaFilter. If it is indeed for real, and not some 14 year old prankster, it would be one of the most aggravating, disturbing, arrogant, vulgar, self-aggrandizing and frankly racist colonial stories I’ve read all summer.
I find obvious parallels between the type of reasoning you would see in theories based on neoliberalism and ‘democratization’ and the kind of cheap tricks and baubles used by this tacky Casanova. Can’t say I’m surprised.
To approximate: Anonymous sex-blogger out of Shanghai is to degrading, belittling and preying on women what flat-earth-thinker and globalization apologist Thomas Friedman is to neoliberal punditry and the encroachment on foreign nations. In fact the likeness is striking, even if both seem to exist worlds apart.
- Somewhat related: A Foreign Affair – On the globalization, commercialization of marriage
- Maybe related: Spreading American Democracy, and teen-aged tarts
(2006-08-31) The “Chinabounder” weblog has been flagged as a possible prank / hoax. The comments still stand however and the story will be treated as if in fact true because of the seriousness of the situation. I will not bother to explain myself again with regard to the accusations levied against “Chinabounder”.