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Do expat Cambodian women have a responsibility to be role models for women in Cambodia ?

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:27 am
by Confused
I recently saw a video on LinkedIn of an Australian news reader.

She was of Aisan descent and I thought very likely Cambodian.

She seemed like a very nice woman, and had obviously done extremely well in life.

I commented on the video (where I think she was chatting away about life in America where she'd recently moved), and I commented saying what a pleasure it was to see a woman of south east Asian descent doing so well in life, and so happy. I didn't get a response to the comment.

A couple of weeks later I saw another video of hers (a mutual connection who was a friend of hers was commenting on her videos which is why I came to notice them), in which she was saying what a shame it was that racists would comment on her Asian descent, when in fact she wasn't Asian, she was Australian.

I commented saying that whilst I respected her right to self-identify, I thought it was a shame that she couldn't embrace both her Australianness and her Cambodian/Asian heritage, and be a role model for Cambodian women who haven't had the opportunities that she has and made such brilliant use of. Although I didn't say it, I actually thought that if anyone was racist, it was someone who effectively denied their own heritage.

She deleted the comment and then blocked me.

Was I right to raise this point, or is it just up to the woman to decide whether she wants to embrace her Asian heritage or not ?

Re: Do expat Cambodian women have a responsibility to be role models for women in Cambodia ?

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:34 am
by Jerry Atrick
Is this Trappers final form?

Re: Do expat Cambodian women have a responsibility to be role models for women in Cambodia ?

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:01 am
by SternAAlbifrons
Confused.

good first name
i can suggest an equally suitable middle and last too, if you want.

Re: Do expat Cambodian women have a responsibility to be role models for women in Cambodia ?

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:11 am
by WildA
Confused wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:27 am
I recently saw a video on LinkedIn of an Australian news reader.

She was of Aisan descent and I thought very likely Cambodian.

She seemed like a very nice woman, and had obviously done extremely well in life.

I commented on the video (where I think she was chatting away about life in America where she'd recently moved), and I commented saying what a pleasure it was to see a woman of south east Asian descent doing so well in life, and so happy. I didn't get a response to the comment.

A couple of weeks later I saw another video of hers (a mutual connection who was a friend of hers was commenting on her videos which is why I came to notice them), in which she was saying what a shame it was that racists would comment on her Asian descent, when in fact she wasn't Asian, she was Australian.

I commented saying that whilst I respected her right to self-identify, I thought it was a shame that she couldn't embrace both her Australianness and her Cambodian/Asian heritage, and be a role model for Cambodian women who haven't had the opportunities that she has and made such brilliant use of. Although I didn't say it, I actually thought that if anyone was racist, it was someone who effectively denied their own heritage.

She deleted the comment and then blocked me.

Was I right to raise this point, or is it just up to the woman to decide whether she wants to embrace her Asian heritage or not ?
No, you were wrong. If you want to be a busybody, go to America and join the Democratic party.

Re: Do expat Cambodian women have a responsibility to be role models for women in Cambodia ?

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:20 am
by SternAAlbifrons
delete/edit/rewrite/start again/change my mood

' Morning everybody, 'beautiful day.

Re: Do expat Cambodian women have a responsibility to be role models for women in Cambodia ?

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:25 am
by Confused
So 4 comments and I've been accused of being a Democrat and a Trumpist.

Do you see why I'm confused ?

Edit: I see that the trump reference has been removed.

Still, Confused.

Re: Do expat Cambodian women have a responsibility to be role models for women in Cambodia ?

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:19 am
by WildA
I like most yanks, judge people on their passports, not on their skin color or facial features.

And my very humble opinion, normal folks don't comment on videos or anyting come from someone they don't know

Re: Do expat Cambodian women have a responsibility to be role models for women in Cambodia ?

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:24 am
by hanno
Can't be Trapper, English is too good. But just as annoying.

Re: Do expat Cambodian women have a responsibility to be role models for women in Cambodia ?

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:51 am
by BigDee
continuing to pump up the post count I see :good:

Re: Do expat Cambodian women have a responsibility to be role models for women in Cambodia ?

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:19 am
by rozzieoz
Men just love telling women what they should do.

You have no idea what she’s been through so just mind your own business.