In his mind-bogglingly tone-deaf article, Alan Lee basically tells women that they need to lower their supposedly impossibly high standards and that it’s their “jobs” to turn men into decent human beings that they would like to marry. Unsurprisingly, it struck a nerve with readers of Coconuts and EJ Insight alike.
We emailed EJ Insight to say that we found the article sexist (to put it mildly) and to ask whether Lee would like to respond, but we didn’t hear back. It turns out it was entirely unnecessary, however, as Lee has taken it upon himself to reply to commenters using his own Facebook account.
In case you forgot, Lee had described “Kong girls” as a slang term for “local young females who bear the kinds of character flaws and twisted values typical of Hong Kong women, such as being materialistic, calculating, snobbish, inconsiderate, selfish, ignorant, non-demure and notoriously hard to please” (or apparently, the opposite of Snow White).
Because heaven forbid a woman is non-demure.
Then, in the comment section of his original article, it gets worse:
Our new favourite insult: “I bet you are one of those wimps who carry handbags for their girlfriends.”
Praise this brave herald of truth! Wake up, sheeple!
NOTE: This article has been edited.
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