This article was originally published on Medium and reposted with permission. The article was inspired by Vietnamese Women’s Day, which falls on October 20.
For 30 years of my life, I have always had very low self-esteem. I usually criticized myself for everything that happened around my life — from my family, my relationship, and my company. I don’t feel that I’m pretty enough, or talented enough, or nice enough!
A South Korean official from the ruling Democratic Party of Korea recently made some remarks many have found to be demeaning against Vietnamese women.
Rep. Lee Hae-chan was meeting with a high-level Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung on Monday when he uttered the allegedly inappropriate comments.