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Social Illness of the Week: Straight Man Cancer

The Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of China’s online “resistance discourse,” used to mock and subvert the official language around censorship and political...

Translation: The Story of Ma Hu (Part 3)

Beijing-based women’s rights activist Xiao Meili recently introduced her friend Ma Hu with the first two parts of a three-part profile. Part one told the story of Ma Hu’s childhood, and how she dealt with her gender and sexual...

Women’s Rights Activist Ye Haiyan Made Homeless

According to accounts on social media from women’s rights activist Ye Haiyan and supporters, security police forcibly evicted Ye and her family from their rental home in Zhongshan, Guangdong province on Saturday. After a...

Gender Rights Activist Harassed Upon Release

Ye Haiyan, a gender rights activist, was released from police detention but continued to face harassment. From Mimi Lau at the South China Morning Post: She was accused of assaulting three women who stormed into her apartment...

An Interview with Zeng Jinyan

At The China Story, Elisa Nesossi talks to Zeng Jinyan about activism, human rights, filmmaking and blogging. Zeng highlights the underappreciated contributions and sacrifices of female activists and family members, as well as...

Women Protest Gynaecology Checks for Civil Servants

This week in Wuhan, a handful of female college students protested against invasive gynecological tests required for civil service jobs. From Jonathan Kaiman at The Guardian: A picture of the protest on Monday, which appeared in...

Northern Girls: Interviews with Author Sheng Keyi

In an interview with Muhammad Cohen at Asia Times Online, Sheng Keyi discusses the English-language publication of her first novel, Northern Girls, based on her own experiences as a migrant worker in Shenzhen. Asia Times Online:...

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