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读书笔记 Asia 101
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Ellen是KPCB大趴John Doerr的Chief-of-staff,两人紧密合作,但John还是照样分不清亚洲人。经常把Ellen误认为另一位亚洲女性。让人哭笑不得的是,John说他一定要招亚洲女性当Chief-of-staff,因为"there's sth about Asian women brought up by tiger moms"。(扶额)

办公室有很多racist jokes,老板分不清亚洲人。起初Ellen以为她可以用幽默化解尴尬,因此特地为John设计了一套Asian 101的presentation,手把手教John怎么分辨亚洲人。

There’s the early holiday party when, to call attention to John Doerr’s professed inability to tell Asian women apart, she made a slide show entitled “Asia 101” and annotated with CliffsNotes to help him out. (Under a photo of Doerr’s previous chief of staff, Aileen Lee, Pao wrote, “she does not wear glasses.” The next slide featured her own photo, and beneath it, she wrote: “She does wear glasses.”)

像教小孩儿一样。“不戴眼镜的是Aileen,戴眼镜的是Ellen”。结果第二天老板还是把她和Aileen搞混了,而且办公室的Asian jokes居然还越来越多。整件事让人哭笑不得,心中酸楚。People often blame minorities for "being unable to take a joke", but when they do, they lose respectability. People feel they could take whatever liberties with them.

我想起我当时和某些MBA合作的经历。我的资历和经验显然远远不及Ellen,不过现在想起来,当时也明显嗅到了对亚洲女性不友好的气息。

听到Ellen流产那一段,我这个不喜欢小孩子的人几乎都要泪下。她一直很想要小孩子,但是工作把她整个人都掏空了,她的理想、人格尊严,现在连她的孩子也都带走了。

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