Saturday, February 28, 2009

Men vs. Women: Young and Restless in China

I've done this segment only twice before, but after PSEA the other day, I once again thought it was interesting to see the differences of men versus women. For the class, we had to watch a Frontline documentary called Young And Restless in China, which follows 9 young(ish) people through China as it changes after the Cultural Revolution. There were a few points of contention, especially when it came to migrant worker Wei Zhanyan.

Sam: I thought it was good that she broke off her engagement, to be independent.

Matt: I don't. I mean, she was nothing to write home about.

There was also a difference in what people seemed to remember about the documentary. For the ladies, it was the fact that doctor Zhang Yao proposed to his wife at a McDonald's, and how that's totally not right. I agree with this one (even though McDonald's is classier in China, considered to be a sit-down restaurant, it's still McDonald's. And no one should be proposed to with this looking over your shoulder).

For the guys, it was how true rapper Wang Xiaolei's advice on women was. They all believed that women are just after money and not after love, and that's fucked up.

So there you have it. Leave your comments on what you think about this one.

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