I’ve been reading through this forum over the past week or so, although previoulsy I had ignored it. It’s controversial, and my God do I love controversy. It doesn’t take a genius to see an obvious, clear pattern on this forum, which is good because genius I am not. But I’ll give it a go anyways.
Theme #1: Foreign men (read: mostly white guys) drone on about how hot Taiwanese women are, usually accompanied by a fair bit of bashing on our women folk. Bashing typically involves accusing Western women of not being as thin, feminine, or sexy as the local girls. Or, more pointedly, that Western women are fat, manly, argumentative and in general a big turn off.
Sub-theme A: Women folk become furious at the idea they are not as attractive as the local xiaojies, or anyhow pissed off at the insults. Someone mentions stragbasher as a potential suitor. Sub-theme B: Western men rescind their original posts or responses, and proceed to point out that every country on the face of the earth has attractive women, etc. Sub-theme C: Women folk don't fall for it, and accuse foreign men in Taiwan as being overly selective, hostile, and arrogant. This goes on ad nauseum until twelve pages are filled up in three hours.
Theme #2: Foreign (err, Western) women lament their lonely lots on The Beautiful Island, and pine for the good old days of yore in the Old Country when men folk actually liked them. Someone mentions stragbasher.
Sub-theme A: Western men respondly with chivalry, once again pointing out that every square inch of land in the whole wide world has attractive women, and that they love their own dear Western mothers. Then they log off Forumosa and go look for some local xiao jies to keep them warm. Someone mentions stragbasher. Sub-theme B: Other, more bitter Western men point out that our women folk just plain deserve it, because they are (see end of Theme #1). Sub-theme C: See Sub-Theme B of Theme #1. This goes on ad nauseum until twelve pages are filled up in three hours.
Oh, and MaPoSquid will usually say something intelligent about why he prefers Taiwanese women, which will be either taken as a personal affront or completely ignored.
Someone mentions stragbasher.