Jeremy at Danwei alerts us to a blog of recent vintage called Fuck! (tagline: Could the men living in China get any more retarded? Here are the horror stories from the front lines). It's collectively authored by women writing under the name "Chinadirt," and if you're an Anglophone Beijinger of either gender, it'll certainly get you thinking. The writing's very good, the subject matter juicy and controversial, and the point of view--well, as far as I can tell, it's pretty much spot-on.
Let's face it: Beijing--hell, any city in China--tends to ruin men. Not just expat men but just about any man with a little spending power and too little will power. How many of us does that exempt? The loser-back-home is transformed into an Adonis by the adulation of the kang yang qiang contingent--Chinese women who "shoulder foreign rifles." It's hard not to lose your soul here. Temptations abound. Morals are very lax. One guy I knew who'd spent a couple of years in Chengdu told me that after he'd gone back to the States, he "couldn't walk past a barber pole without getting a hard-on."
I look forward to the reaction from men to the Fuck! posts. My suspicion is that most of them will only make pigs of themselves and confirm the authors' opinions--as one "Ousted" already has in the comments to Jeremy's post.