laudre said:My wife is ethnic Chinese, and raised in the culture, and I doubt the female=bad interpretation would have even occured to her -- and she's quite Westernized and feminist, which is why she married a white guy from America instead of a nice Singaporean Chinese boy. Yes, yin is feminine, but reading that it means women/female=bad is... well, it'd be like arguing that Christianity's definitive rite is ritualized cannibalism, or that Jesus is a zombie. When one feels aches in one's body, for instance, Chinese people say you've got too much yin in you, and she usually translates it as "cold." You probably already know that, but I'm just sayin' that interpreting "yin" in this way is... rather going off half-cocked. Which is probably why you aren't actually complaining about it.
(Incidentally, my wife loved Garo as much as I did, and she's gotten hooked on Kamen Rider, too, thanks to me -- she and I are both planning separate Kamen Rider fanfic projects O_O.)
Does your wife have a sister? :sweat: