A new list of Top 20 Chinese Cities for Beautiful Women, written by the state-authorized China.org.cn, places our beloved Shanghai at the bottom of its (admittedly shallow) barrel, at slot #20. ‘Why are Shanghaiinese women less beautiful than those Harbin girls?’ you may ask, and China.org.cn has the answer: large volumes of rainfall.
Judging by the list’s title, one could be forgiven for thinking that the article was simply objectifying and distasteful, but China.org.cn likes to take things one step further:
The list was compiled based on girls who were between 16 and 32 years old. The selection is based on three indexes – their appearance, dress and charm. Half of the 20 cities are located in south and central China. These places experience a large volume of rainfall, and the climate is said to be ideal for fostering beautiful girls.
Beautiful girls are, apparently, pretty much just like plants. Shanghai’s lowly #20 slot also comes with this wonderful description paragraph:
Shanghai, China’s most developed city, and the largest by population, boasts a large number of amazing landmarks as well as many gorgeous ladies. They are pure, mature, sexy and sweet. More importantly, you can see them everywhere, in the universities, bars and famous attractions.
Ah yes, lovely Shanghai, where you can see women at bars and famous attractions. The piece is rife with such quotes, and we humbly present a highlight reel. The greatest hits of sexism, objectification, and plantification:
Number 19, Jinan:
Dubbed the “Fountain City”, it has become one of the most famous birthplaces of beautiful ladies since ancient times. The angelic faces, transparent skin and direct personalities of Jinan women have attracted numerous men.
Number 10, Hangzhou:
Hangzhou boasts a variety of natural scenery, including mountains, water, bridges, temples and fountains. Viewing the amazing scenery as well as watching the gorgeous girls is really an amazing experience.
Number 7, Xinzhou:
Its great climate cultivates gorgeous ladies. No wonder it was the birthplace of Diao Chan, one of the Four Beauties of ancient China.
Number 6, Dalian:
Dalian, a major city and seaport in the south of Liaoning Province, features clean air and tasty seafood as well as numerous hot ladies.
And Number 1, Harbin:
The girls there are probably the tallest in China. Walking on the street will make you feel like you are watching a cat-walk. Many of the girls are attracted by strong and confident men. If that sounds like you, then you may win the heart of a gorgeous Harbin woman.
Coupled with their recent Battle Star Galactica post, China.org.cn has really been kicking ass with objective, reliable reportage.