There are two different role of Asian American woman, "Lotus Blossom" and "Dragon Lady". Before this post, we have already talked about the definition of dragon lady and the example of the dragon lady from the previous posts. Lotus Blossom describes Asian American woman who is quiet, gentle, modest and obedient. The Lotus Blossom is exactly the opposite to the Dragon Lady. The Asian American women who are Lotus Blossom always seem like they are innocence and pitiful, a lot of men will be willing to help her or even take care of her. Lotus Blossom is every man's wonderful and aspirational woman. There is an example of the Lotus Blossom who is Lin Daiyu. Lin Daiyu is a character of classic Chinese novel which is Dream of the Red Chamber. She is portrayed as a beautiful, intelligent and sickly woman. She also lets a lot of men to be appealed by her because she is beautiful and sickly and everyone wants to take care of her. It is obvious that every men love to choose Lotus Blossom rather then Dragon Lady. Every man want to have a woman who is quiet, beautiful and modest, they do not want to have a woman who is always dominant, cunning and untrustworthy. LotusBlossom is a compliment to the Asia American woman,
but Dragon Lady is an insulting word to the Asian American woman. When an Asian American woman becomes a dragon lady, she is hardly to get married. By contrast, when an Asian American woman becomes a Lotus Blossom, she is easier to get married. Above statements are just because woman's personality and appearance. Even though Lotus Blossom is a compliment to Asian American woman, it is still unfair to Asian American woman because the media or men label them.
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