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Items tagged: assertiveness training

New Year Resolution (Op-ed)

In Chinese-American author Amy Tan's short story, "Two Kinds," Waverly Jong's chess-playing ability is compared with Jing Mei's piano-playing. "Only two kinds of daughters," shouts Jing Mei's mother, "Those who are obedient and those who follow their own mind!" Even before society has tested Jing Mei, Jing Mei's mother is ready to scapegoat Jing Mei--beat and humiliate her into becoming Waverly Jong's "competition."