FEMINISM

Her Havens: The Struggle Over Female-Only Spaces

Female-only hostels, gyms, and transport 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?

ARTS

How Women in Small Towns Got a Taste For Gold

Women in China’s lower-tier cities and towns are increasingly buying gold accessories for investment and prestige

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

ANCIENT HISTORY

Redeeming the Scapegoated Women of Ancient China

These women were wrongly blamed for bringing down dynasties

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