Sunday, November 25, 2007

China Doll

Recently, I was asked why I am so against the label "China Doll" (and yes, it IS a label). While there are many many good responses (and let's hope that I gave at least one good one to this person that made sense), someone posted a great response on RQ's site. Says it all.

"Chinadoll" has been discussed before on this forum and it has been determined that it is a derogatory term. Though we may intend to use it with the best intentions, it is highly offensive to Asian women (the term has been sexualized, used in porn, indicates forced submissiveness,etc) and thus highly offensive to those who are adopting Asian daughters.

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