Are you a Filipino woman between the ages of 22 and 44? We’ve heard some things about you which we’d like you to confirm.
You are educated, ambitious, optimistic. You make your own life choices. You let go of your inhibitions and seek to immerse yourself in new experiences. You are entrepreneurial and an individualist. You’re creative and expressive, and you see marriage as a way to maximize your potential and express your self-identify.
Is this an accurate portrait of you? And if it isn’t, would you deny it openly? (viz. “I am uneducated, have no ambition, and leave decisions to other people who know more than I do!”)
The above are findings of a psychographic study about Asian women conducted by Universal Networks and Synovate. The survey entitled “High Heeled Warriors” concluded that the traditional roles of Asian women—daughter, wife, mother—are not obstacles to their personal ambitions.