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Chinese government tells it like it is: statement on overly picky "leftover women"

 
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"What better way to upgrade population quality than to frighten “high-quality” women into marrying and having a child for the good of the nation? "

I don't know if I'd call old, ugly, know-it-alls "high-quality".
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I believe it. All a woman wants from a man is what she can get from him.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21211135


That's true with many women today.

A real woman wants to be totally owned and taken care of/protected by a man, have his kids and make a happy home. If she is honest about this, she will be happier.

Denying her true self will only make her miserable, as we see.

A woman trying to be a man will make one miserable woman.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25460431


I know that she shouldn't marry a bum. It's just that nothing is ever good enough. If she ends up with joe millionaire then she is more interested in finding ways to ditch him while keeping his assets.
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And these types will never find happiness.
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10/12/2012 10:18 PM
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Japanese people have no souls
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u mad bro?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25457305


Well they don't. They are soulless creatures living in an artificial world of technology.
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Japanese people have no souls
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25107888


again you never been to j-land i love it the people are so kind intelligent an fun i altho a white male i feel so at peace there i don't really know why but everytime i'm there
they welcome me wherever no edge or discrimination
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Japanese people have no souls
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25107888


u mad bro?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25457305


Well they don't. They are soulless creatures living in an artificial world of technology.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25107888


Seeing the entire population of a country as having no souls makes me think that you might be closer to being "soulless".
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this world have made it the most chauvinistic world in all the whole Universe. It never stops, it is relentless.

This shit is the very reason why many women are becoming spinster, who wants a convoluted male to share memories with.
Something went seriously wrong when men were designed, a kind of malfunction, a contamination of the DNA, or soul failure or something...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25456253


No.

Women have unrealistic expectations because they watch to many chick flics and expect "Mr. Big" to show up in a limo for them at age 40 after two decades of slutting around in clubs.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25439172


Spot on my friend. Spot on.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14200314


clappa

Plus, most women have fallen in the "Sex in the City" lifestyle, or at least try to imitate it as much as they can.
I don´t understand how this supposedly "liberation" translates into worship of expensive brands in shoes and clothing, and that a woman in her 40´s, dresses, behaves and think (or pretend to think) like a girl of 20.
The catechism for a modern woman consist in the "values" presented in flicks and shows such as:
- The devil wears prada
- Sex and the city
- Gossip girl
- Millionaire Matchmaker
and a long etc.
I think that in the future, when we look back to this years, it will be said that culturally, what defines a woman nowadays is the "princess complex".
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Japanese people have no souls
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u mad bro?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25457305


Well they don't. They are soulless creatures living in an artificial world of technology.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25107888


Seeing the entire population of a country as having no souls makes me think that you might be closer to being "soulless".
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25460431


I wouldn't say that if I were from Nazi Germany.
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u mad bro?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25457305


Well they don't. They are soulless creatures living in an artificial world of technology.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25107888


Seeing the entire population of a country as having no souls makes me think that you might be closer to being "soulless".
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25460431


I wouldn't say that if I were from Nazi Germany.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25107888


OK I get it. You are 14 years old.
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If a woman is successful, she has no need to put up with some aging pain in the ass. She can call her own shots. Sounds like the Chinese women get it.
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Sorry, but no. The woman will end up old and alone, which is what women fear.

A woman has to have something to offer. Once her ovaries start turning to dust, her beauty fades, and she is bitter, she has nothing to offer.

A man simply moves on to the new crop of women, and find a proper wife.

A woman with a degree is of no use to man looking for a wife.

It's like putting racing stripes on a Yugo. All show.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25460431


sorry to burst your bubble but most women die after their husbands or partners anyway. If you think male company is all that is desirable in this world then I feel very sorry for you.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24909641


None of which has anything to do with what was posted.

You are free to believe as you wish, but reality is a very different animal.
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we both know what the article was about, we just disagree on the conclusion. I say women should go with the education option because if they do fall in love, get married and have children - and it doesnt work out they have the ability to get housing and support their family on their own if they have to.

Also people should form partnerships based on love, not necessity.
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Japanese people have no souls
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u mad bro?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25457305


Well they don't. They are soulless creatures living in an artificial world of technology.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25107888


well i have found the japs to be some of the nicest people
i cant believe a modern australian would be saying bad stuff about the japanese people.

now if you are 80+ years old you may have some cause
but they paid their dues for WWII
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this world have made it the most chauvinistic world in all the whole Universe. It never stops, it is relentless.

This shit is the very reason why many women are becoming spinster, who wants a convoluted male to share memories with.
Something went seriously wrong when men were designed, a kind of malfunction, a contamination of the DNA, or soul failure or something...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25456253


No.

Women have unrealistic expectations because they watch to many chick flics and expect "Mr. Big" to show up in a limo for them at age 40 after two decades of slutting around in clubs.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25439172


Spot on my friend. Spot on.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14200314


clappa

Plus, most women have fallen in the "Sex in the City" lifestyle, or at least try to imitate it as much as they can.
I don´t understand how this supposedly "liberation" translates into worship of expensive brands in shoes and clothing, and that a woman in her 40´s, dresses, behaves and think (or pretend to think) like a girl of 20.
The catechism for a modern woman consist in the "values" presented in flicks and shows such as:
- The devil wears prada
- Sex and the city
- Gossip girl
- Millionaire Matchmaker
and a long etc.
I think that in the future, when we look back to this years, it will be said that culturally, what defines a woman nowadays is the "princess complex".
 Quoting: Zombietard


If one watches "Millionaire Matchmaker", you can see all the women on there are merely prostitutes.

The woman who owns the show can't even find a man.

The men on the show are clueless, too, despite how much money they have.

I could land a good, decent woman on a garbagemans/postmans salary.

They can't, despite their millions.
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So Chinese society has finally succumbed to shallow pig headed Western ideals.
 Quoting: anonymous coward 1511304


Sadly yes.

This happened shortly after the breakup of the Soviet Union, the Oligarchs and their buddies snatched up all the aid given by the West, and imposed their sick views on that country at the time.

Everything became sexualized to the point where it was out of control for a while.

Now their 'relatives' have been doing the same to the US.

Look at Carl's Jr. commercials for example, and businesses such as Sport's Clips.

Everything from hamburgers to haircuts now have to have a sexual theme.

I find it strange that Chinese would feel this way since they have a shortage of women and their society has not become so artificial as those in the West.
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u mad bro?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25457305


Well they don't. They are soulless creatures living in an artificial world of technology.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25107888


Seeing the entire population of a country as having no souls makes me think that you might be closer to being "soulless".
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25460431


I wouldn't say that if I were from Nazi Germany.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25107888


The Nazi card, much like the race card, is something that's pulled when you are at a point when you are all out of ideas.

Just saying.
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and look at your own family and history .... and if need by go visit an old age home and see the gender balance there.

Most women outlive their husbands, at least in the Western world they do, so they are going to be all alone (if thats what you call life without male company), when they get old, whether they got married early or not.
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Japanese people have no souls
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25107888


u mad bro?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25457305


Well they don't. They are soulless creatures living in an artificial world of technology.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25107888


well i have found the japs to be some of the nicest people
i cant believe a modern australian would be saying bad stuff about the japanese people.

 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25465120


True.

What I like about Japan and Korea is that you can walk around Tokyo or Seoul at 3 in the morning, and never be bothered by anyone. Completely safe.

Very friendly people.

I've done it. Jet lag and all.
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I thank you in Japan. the endeaver to create a female robot that will meet the needs of men is a needed thing. Modern women cannot fill the void for many men. With luck a AI created being will do the trick and alleviate the long drought men have been under.

far to long women have had their way, they even have dildos and other things to saite their desires.

Men have had to just deal with pongraphy or imagination or prostitutes.

The great inventers in Japan may yet find a way. The world would owe them a debt of gratitude.

I would much rather work 1-2 years to buy a cherry 2000 type robot than work my entire life to try to make a real women Haappppy. Or have them take my entire life savings after a divorce.

Many men would trade in there wives for a cherry 2000 model or similar.

then both sides can win, women can just go do their own thing. I think the Japenese men have it right here, they were faced with the modern women and invented and created their way out of it.

Let women go away and go invent and build a perfect man if they like.


Sign me up for the first model cherry 2000! Somebody PLEASE post a pic oe vid of Cherry 2000 so the younger members here know what we are talking about!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25028055


If this is how you really think, then don't bother to come to my house anymore. You are not needed or wanted. I'm sure your girls will do much better growing up without your influence.
Hasta la vista.....
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Men think so much of themselves and so little of women.

Of all of the people in my whole life that I have known personally, I know of one couple that has stayed together.

Only because she tolerated the fact that he cheated on her often when they were young.

The point is, most of these women will end up alone whether or not they get married.

They will leave them for a younger woman anyway, or leave them in the hopes of getting a younger woman.

My cousins and sister and Mom had a fit when I decided to have my children without getting married. They all got married before having their children.

Now, they are ALL divorced and having to deal with all kinds of ex issues. I am by far better off on my own.

Women are taught from birth to be wives and mothers and their heads are filled with fairy-tales or Sex in the City.

These are all lies, reality is all around you if you pay attention.

Don't get me wrong, materialistic whores do get what they deserve, but all of the good women, end the end, get pretty much the same treatment anyway.

Live your life, f*ck conventions, be happy with yourself and support yourself and no one can ever sell you short but you.
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and look at your own family and history .... and if need by go visit an old age home and see the gender balance there.

Most women outlive their husbands, at least in the Western world they do, so they are going to be all alone (if thats what you call life without male company), when they get old, whether they got married early or not.
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Women live longer. We get it. Not relevant to the article, though.
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Too many people on this planet. Shallow materialistic sluts with unrealistic expectations on one hand, orgasming over handbags. On the other hand, soft pudgy men with hard-drives full of porn living in their mommie's basement playing video games all day.

Nobody to feel proud of here, either side. blackeye

Cancel the human race. Closing time.
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bump
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Problem with women is that they're too dependent on men. It doesn't matter how superficial some are, how independent some might claim to be, they have that need of the male company that betrays them in the end.

The day women will not "need" men in any way is the day they will be truly free.
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No.

Women have unrealistic expectations because they watch to many chick flics and expect "Mr. Big" to show up in a limo for them at age 40 after two decades of slutting around in clubs.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25439172


Spot on my friend. Spot on.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14200314


clappa

Plus, most women have fallen in the "Sex in the City" lifestyle, or at least try to imitate it as much as they can.
I don´t understand how this supposedly "liberation" translates into worship of expensive brands in shoes and clothing, and that a woman in her 40´s, dresses, behaves and think (or pretend to think) like a girl of 20.
The catechism for a modern woman consist in the "values" presented in flicks and shows such as:
- The devil wears prada
- Sex and the city
- Gossip girl
- Millionaire Matchmaker
and a long etc.
I think that in the future, when we look back to this years, it will be said that culturally, what defines a woman nowadays is the "princess complex".
 Quoting: Zombietard


If one watches "Millionaire Matchmaker", you can see all the women on there are merely prostitutes.

The woman who owns the show can't even find a man.

The men on the show are clueless, too, despite how much money they have.

I could land a good, decent woman on a garbagemans/postmans salary.

They can't, despite their millions.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25460431


I agree..and I never even watch TV LOL! I think Chineese men are a bit jealous and shitty.
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Problem with women is that they're too dependent on men. It doesn't matter how superficial some are, how independent some might claim to be, they have that need of the male company that betrays them in the end.

The day women will not "need" men in any way is the day they will be truly free.
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Men will have sex-bots, women will have cuddle-bots.

Life will be finished.
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and look at your own family and history .... and if need by go visit an old age home and see the gender balance there.

Most women outlive their husbands, at least in the Western world they do, so they are going to be all alone (if thats what you call life without male company), when they get old, whether they got married early or not.
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Oh but you see they should just be thankful any man used them as his surrogate mommy that is the point that the mostly male forum with all the time in the world (cause their women are doing everything for them right now) are trying to convey to us. Gosh if we could only listen better guess we just don't have enough of that male dna in our brains only a little bit.
Anyway doesn't matter what we do or don't do in the end we just end up needing an occasional mowing when it is said and done male or female.

pump2
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Sorry, but no. The woman will end up old and alone, which is what women fear.

A woman has to have something to offer. Once her ovaries start turning to dust, her beauty fades, and she is bitter, she has nothing to offer.

A man simply moves on to the new crop of women, and find a proper wife.

A woman with a degree is of no use to man looking for a wife.

It's like putting racing stripes on a Yugo. All show.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25460431


sorry to burst your bubble but most women die after their husbands or partners anyway. If you think male company is all that is desirable in this world then I feel very sorry for you.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24909641


None of which has anything to do with what was posted.

You are free to believe as you wish, but reality is a very different animal.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25460431


we both know what the article was about, we just disagree on the conclusion. I say women should go with the education option because if they do fall in love, get married and have children - and it doesnt work out they have the ability to get housing and support their family on their own if they have to.

Also people should form partnerships based on love, not necessity.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24909641


Get all the education you want. But it doesn't make a woman more valuable when a man is looking for a wife.

Whether a woman is just out of the field plowing, or has a masters degree, means nothing to me if I am looking for a mate.

In fact, the woman plowing in the field immediately looks far more valuable.
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Get all the education you want. But it doesn't make a woman more valuable when a man is looking for a wife.

Whether a woman is just out of the field plowing, or has a masters degree, means nothing to me if I am looking for a mate.

In fact, the woman plowing in the field immediately looks far more valuable.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25460431


It's really funny women think their "career" and "education" make them attractive to men. This is because these things in a man are attractive to women. But "men and women are different." Another thing women are in denial about because it isn't "politically correct" to say.
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and look at your own family and history .... and if need by go visit an old age home and see the gender balance there.

Most women outlive their husbands, at least in the Western world they do, so they are going to be all alone (if thats what you call life without male company), when they get old, whether they got married early or not.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24909641


Oh but you see they should just be thankful any man used them as his surrogate mommy that is the point that the mostly male forum with all the time in the world (cause their women are doing everything for them right now) are trying to convey to us. Gosh if we could only listen better guess we just don't have enough of that male dna in our brains only a little bit.
Anyway doesn't matter what we do or don't do in the end we just end up needing an occasional mowing when it is said and done male or female.

pump2
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This is a bitter woman. If on a date with her, immediately excuse yourself to go to the bathroom, and head out the back exit.

Get in your car and make haste back on to the highway.

(I've done it many times while checking out prospective wives)

Get home. Immediately turn off answering machine.
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if you are a guy denying this, you are a closet faggot. every man feels the same way.

women... u mad... why the fuck are you on here anyway? don't you have a sandwich to make or a fucking house to clean? dingbats
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Actually I need to go blow my husband - who doesn't have a problem with a well-educated, strong-willed woman.....

Good night & have fun alone tonight loser...
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That's right. Obey.
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Oh and all you American men who agree with this moronic Chineese viewpoint, are sad and lonely pathetic little men who are angry because you can't get a good woman, and that would be because you have the same shitty attitude as these chauvinistic pigs in China.

Any man that knows how to treat a woman will have one, and women aren't stupid, you can't fool her with flowers and sweet words, actions speak louder than words.
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Very well said AC.
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Problem with women is that they're too dependent on men. It doesn't matter how superficial some are, how independent some might claim to be, they have that need of the male company that betrays them in the end.

The day women will not "need" men in any way is the day they will be truly free.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23696127


I decided to leave men alone six years ago and those years have been the most peaceful, happy and successful years of my life.

I don't know why most women feel they need a man, like he's a dishwasher or something.

Say what you will about me, it seems to me that marriage is way too often dysfunctional. Much more so, than being alone.
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Get all the education you want. But it doesn't make a woman more valuable when a man is looking for a wife.

Whether a woman is just out of the field plowing, or has a masters degree, means nothing to me if I am looking for a mate.

In fact, the woman plowing in the field immediately looks far more valuable.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25460431


It's really funny women think their "career" and "education" make them attractive to men. This is because these things in a man are attractive to women. But "men and women are different." Another thing women are in denial about because it isn't "politically correct" to say.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25457305


Yes, all very true.

Funny thing is, one of the first times I saw my future wife, she was doing compost in her backyard. (Using one of those machines that seperates the rich soil from the bigger debris in the soil) She had on big rubber boots and was dirty from head to toe.

I immediately thought to myself; "There is potential here with this one".

Boy was I right.....

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