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Acing the Rainbow Bechdel
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 15th, 2013 12:16 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thoughts

>>Moreover, most of the Chinese here are Han born and raised in the PRC, so they are used to being the 'ethnic norm', it's the ethnic minorities who are the PoCs of China.<<

That makes sense.

>>another thing is that, in the way we use it when speaking Putonghua, 'waiguoren' ('person from outside', 'foreigner') really means 'non-Chinese'. I use it in the same way, so I speak of myself a 'Putonghua-speaking foreigner' even though I was born here (and it took a conversation with my co-ordinator to realize it, it didn't really register before).<<

*laugh* Well, yeah, it's the applicable term because it's like 'goy' referring to outside-a-People not outside-a-place in terms of foreign-ness.

It's interesting to see where people draw lines.
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