FEMINISM

K-Pop Roadshows: A Space for Liberation or Objectification?

Public K-pop dance performances are growing in popularity in China, but does their proliferation point to female empowerment or the perpetuation of the male gaze?

FEMINISM

Her Havens: The Struggle Over Female-Only Spaces

Female-only spaces are proliferating, but not everybody is happy about it

FEMINISM

2023: A Year in Feminist News

Eight noteworthy stories from a tumultuous year for gender-based news and developments in China

FEMINISM

How a Rural Woman Found Solace in Poetry

How poetry helped Han Shimei endure a loveless marriage and a lifetime of hardship in rural China

FEMINISM

Tang Qunying: One of China’s Earliest Feminists

She led an army of women against Qing forces, fought her whole life for women’s rights, and even slapped the country’s top leaders for failing to commit to gender equality—meet Tang Qunying

FEMINISM

China’s Most Infamous Online Beauty Contest Gets an Unexpected Winner

Does a Go player’s crowning as “Hupu Goddess” signal that men in China are choosing brains over looks?

FEMINISM

Why Are Women Shamed for Male Celebrities’ Bad Behavior?

“Wife PR,” where female celebrities apologize and show public support for their male partners in a scandal, is facing backlash in China

FEMINISM

“Girls Should be Brave”: A Feminist’s Bumpy Journey in a Chinese Small Town

While reconciling with her own trauma, 32-year-old An Chi hopes to bring feminist ideologies to her small hometown

FEMINISM

Redefining Red: How Chinese Women Are Fighting Period Stigma

Against euphemisms like “Big Aunties” and a culture of shame, young Chinese women are speaking up for menstruation

FEMINISM

My Gender Doesn’t Make Me Bad at My Job

Meet the women succeeding in male-dominated industries in China