>It’s not a career path I could take, however, given that it’s a race-specific one:
Renting White People in China (via Absolutely Fobulous)
AbFob end with this: “If you’re a woman, you might be hired as a fake foreign girlfriend.”
I’ve seen a few media items recently that highlight this phenomenon of ‘whitewashing’ your company to bump it up the status/capital stakes.
Disturbing? Funny? Old news?
And if a chick can be a career ‘white girlfriend’, does that mean that a guy can be a career ‘white boyfriend’? Or does having a white boyfriend (even a fake one) not promote the right kind of image about a Chinese businesswoman?
Yes, this post is all questions and no answers.