FEMINISM

Her Havens: The Struggle Over Female-Only Spaces

Female-only hostels, gyms, and transport are proliferating, but not everybody is happy about it

SPORTS

Defending the Field: China’s Female Sports Fans Struggle for Inclusion

Faced with harassment in stadiums and online, female fans of soccer and basketball struggle to find a safe space for their hobby

BOOKS

The Sun Rises: New Novel Gives Genderfluid Take on the Ming Dynasty

Asian-Australian author Shelley Parker-Chan’s “She Who Became the Sun” may not be historically accurate, but that’s not the main reason to read it

FEMINISM

The Road to Consent Culture in China

Brutal assault in Tangshan renews calls for better education on sexual consent in China

ARTS

China’s “Sex and the City” Rethinks Female Portrayal on TV

Despite its corny name, highly rated new series “Delicious Romance” is shattering years of shallow female characterization on television

FEMINISM

The Life of a Female Bus Driver in China

“I’ve spent two-thirds of my life on the road”: A female tour bus driver speaks about working away from home and being a minority in a male-dominated field

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Feminine Beauty Brings Disaster

Ding Xuan has some really sexist, really dumb ideas about young women

HISTORICAL FIGURES

Meet the Chinese Woman Who Became History’s Greatest Pirate

Beardless, brilliant, and Chinese—Zheng Yi Sao fought off navies and amassed a huge fortune