Her article is a bit Chinglishy (Chinky?)--obviously, since English is not her native language, but I think that adds to the charm of her article.
So what is the root cause of this negative stereotype about Shanghai girls? According to Lisa-Wang, it is the "backward" migrant girls from other cities that masquerade themselves as native Shanghai girls. Because Shanghai is the most developed city in China and also the financial capital of the country, you would have all sorts of people coming in from other parts of China just to make their fortune (just like how Americans from other parts of the country would flock to New York).
Here is the article, raw and uncut. I have highlighted what I thought were the best parts of her article:
I strongly protest against everyone misreading and be insults to Shanghai girls. I am a Shanghai girl's mother, we never teach our daughter only watching to money. We usually educate our daughter, not only to be beautiful, but also to be culture, courage, appreciate others, cherish life, esteem own. This is the backward western and northern cities and villages of the girls can not be done. Because they envy, jealousy, hatred, so, slander, insult and twist the image of Shanghai girl to win the chance to compete. This is the best way what's the Chinese people are good at strategy.
Have you seen a Shanghai girls show off their wealth it? have you seen Shanghai girl join into the marriage meeting of rich men? have you seen the Shanghai girls marriage with a rich men or a powerful men, then after married they arrogant and overbearing, do whatever they want it? Each such news, these crazy girls are living in the outside of the Shanghai area. This is the difference self-cultivation. This is the difference culture values.
Do not think what happened in Shanghai, both of these are shanghainese had done it. so in Shanghai, many persons from the other citys, there are a large number of persons are hostile and hate Shanghainese, and want to eliminate and replace Shanghainese. The false sincerity and humility are cover their narrow-minded mentality and behavior.
Shanghai girls' cultural quality of the highest character, most gentle, most considerate, most polite, most understanding the social morality, very be good at financial management !!!!!!
If you marry with shanghai girl , you are the luckiest man! !
Ha ha ha! The last line sounds sooo Chinky, I laugh every time I read it.