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September 14, 2011

Make an Eight-Teeth Smile

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All month she had been practicing, standing for hours in front of the bathroom mirror in her tiny Shanghai flat,
delicately gripping a chopstick sideways between her teeth as her supervisor had instructed her, and, by dint of some nimble dental gymnastics with it, learning how to smile in precisely the way that China High-Speed Railways had officially demanded of their new stewardesses. Make an Eight-Teeth Smile: that was the phrase; that was the order. -- How Fast Can China Go? | Business | Vanity Fair

Posted by Vanderleun at September 14, 2011 9:13 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

Your Say

With no care for humanity and their only concern the support of the Red State at any cost, they can go very, very far. Into a Godless place from which no one returns. Bon Voyage.

Posted by: Dan Patterson at September 15, 2011 7:20 AM

So they teach that in Indonesia also?

Posted by: james wilson at September 15, 2011 7:39 AM

Let's not pretend pressure on women to be physically perfect or the expoitation of unrealistic standards for women began in communist China. That, sadly, cuts through all ideologies, resulting in a societal practices that range from aborted unborn daughters in Asia to justification for extreme modesty in the form of the burqa in Islam to entitlements for ugly people in the States.

Posted by: RedCarolina at September 15, 2011 8:35 AM

If ugly people get entitlements in the US, then where's my check?

Posted by: Dan Patterson at September 15, 2011 11:19 AM

See Taki's Magazine today. Takimag.com Affirmative Action for ugly people.. and we all know how well that works. Might be best to stick with burqa and create a new niche in the fashion industry and manufacturing and textiles industries. Hell, someone has to stone all these women to death so there is another few million jobs created. Obama is way off on his railway tangent. He could have Michelle covered and silenced in the flick of his left hand if only he'd Muslim up.

Posted by: RedCarolina at September 15, 2011 3:59 PM

I really like looking through an article that can make people think. Also, thank you for allowing for me to comment!

Posted by: Dara Zywiec at January 2, 2013 6:33 AM