Mao offered U.S. 10 million women
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a discussion of trade in 1973, Chinese leader Mao Zedong made what U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger called a novel proposition: sending tens of thousands, even 10 million, Chinese women to the United States.
“You know, China is a very poor country,” Mao said, according to a document released by the State Department’s historian office.
“We don’t have much. What we have in excess is women. So if you want them we can give a few of those to you, some tens of thousands.”
A few minutes later, Mao circled back to the offer. “Do you want our Chinese women?” he asked. “We can give you 10 million.”
After Kissinger noted Mao was “improving his offer,” the chairman said, “We have too many women. … They give birth to children and our children are too many.”
“It is such a novel proposition,” Kissinger replied in his discussion with Mao in Beijing. “We will have to study it.”
Of course I still think I’m the best Half-Asian blogger around.
While it may seem like a good offer on the surface, we'd have had to entirely foot the bill to send them to schools to learn to break men, make them miserable, and keep up the oppression without loss of effectiveness throughout the course of multi-decade marriages just like American women do.
Besides, it would have been awkward to import thousands or millions of Chinese women not yet screwed by Americans when we already refused to take in most of those Vietnamese women who we did screw.