It was only time until the Internet community would have its way – Amy Chua, you’ve got your own special memes now.
Chua’s original article published in the Wall Street Journal, entitled “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior,” took a look at parenting, claiming her method was more efficient; therefore, better. She takes a cue right out of her own childhood:
“Once when I was young—maybe more than once—when I was extremely disrespectful to my mother, my father angrily called me ‘garbage’ in our native Hokkien dialect. It worked really well. I felt terrible and deeply ashamed of what I had done. But it didn’t damage my self-esteem or anything like that. I knew exactly how highly he thought of me. I didn’t actually think I was worthless or feel like a piece of garbage.”