Women’s Rights in Asia
In the years after #MeToo and COVID-19, is the situation for women in Asia getting better or worse?
Four Years After #MeToo in China: Shrinking Digital Space for Change
By Sara Liao and Rose Luqiu
Chinese authorities and powerful (male) players are resilient in exploiting the same digital affordances that powered #MeToo to drown out victims of sexual violence.
Chinese Feminists Caught Between a Rock and the Party
By Zhuoran Li and Jennifer Lee
The CCP has tacitly encouraged cyber bullying of Chinese feminists to prevent the movement from gaining ground.
Amid Low Birth Rate Worries, China Increases Pressure on Women
By Chauncey Jung
As Beijing grapples with a coming demographic crisis, China’s state media are taking aim at feminism and abortion services.
China #MeToo Case Heads to Court After 2-Year Delay
By Associated Press
Zhou Xiaoxuan’s case highlights the growing willingness of Chinese women to speak up about sexual harassment despite official resistance and censorship.
Who Is the Real Mulan?
By Jessie Lau
The current film has sparked a fierce fight over Mulan’s soul: what she should represent, both as a symbol for women and for Chinese-ness.
Chinese Women in Elite Spaces
By Olivia Halsall
Chinese women are swimming against the current of systemic gender inequality both in China and overseas to create their own space and value.
Xenophobia, Patriarchy, and China’s Immigration Problem
By Jo Kim
The patriarchal aspect of China’s nationalism is an intractable problem.
Interview: Leta Hong Fincher
By Shannon Tiezzi
“We are witnessing an extraordinary moment in modern Chinese history… Growing numbers of women are angry about the misogyny and injustice in their lives.”
China’s Sudden #MeToo Movement
By Mu Chunshan
In the past week, accusations of sexual harassment and assault have exploded on Chinese social media.
Why Everyone Should Support China’s Banned Feminist Voice Group
By Lotus Ruan
Even for non-feminists, the arbitrary banning of a social media group should be concerning.
China's Attack on Feminism? Not Quite.
By David Volodzko
The complicated outlook for women's rights in China.