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Post time 2007-11-26 17:55:30 |Display all floors
hey, guys~
how to use words to describe a woman who is more successful than many men, and works harder and earns more money! in Chinese, we call them "女强人".  Thanks in advance.

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Post time 2007-11-26 22:25:27 |Display all floors
Aunt Tom

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Post time 2007-11-26 23:00:07 |Display all floors
Originally posted by copchen at 2007-11-26 22:25
Aunt Tom


Aunt Tom?
LOL no way.

OK Uncle Tom is someone who sells out their loyalty to their own group to fill the stereotypical role a dominant group establishes for them.  So being a submissive housewife to please her husband or father despite being qualified to be a CEO would be an "Aunt Tom"...

ummm, can't think of anything off the top of my head.  
If she's vicious / cold, she might get called a "ballcutter" as she emasculates the men around her.  (Obviously not called that to her face.)

[ Last edited by scarylaowei at 2007-11-26 11:01 PM ]
A riot is an ugly thing.... and I think it's just about time we had one.

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Post time 2007-11-26 23:12:12 |Display all floors

how about business women?

A successful business woman.

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Post time 2007-11-27 03:50:40 |Display all floors
sophisticated woman

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Post time 2007-11-27 03:55:56 |Display all floors

Reply #4 tianqin's post

It sounds like it fits.  I can't think of a specific term in English for it.
Most of the terms that come to mind for successful businessmen don't exclude women so there's no requirement for a gender-specific term.
A riot is an ugly thing.... and I think it's just about time we had one.

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Reply #6 scarylaowei's post

maybe it is culture related.

when it comes to successful businesswomen, sometimes we place an emphasis on her gender using the word  "女强人".

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