It was only time until the Internet community would have its way – Amy Chua, you’ve got your own special memes now.
Now you can too, write your own captions with a picture of Amy Chua’s tiger battle pose. Even the High Expectations Asian Father blog took notice.
(Read a Q&A with Amy Chua on parenting.)
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.”
(Read what most Chinese parents actually think about parenting.)
One thing is for sure. Her message has probably reached far more people then Chua could have ever imagined.
Manatee Father’s kids would be twittering (and perhaps tweeting) about that all over the ‘net. (via Tiger Mom Says)