gender roles

Women Balk at Chinese Government Plans to Raise Birth Rate

Last week, the Chinese government announced that the country’s population had declined for the first time in decades, setting off a cacophony of alarm bells among those concerned about China’s demographic destiny. Chinese women,...

Little Space for Unmarried Women in CCP Demographic Policies

Last week, China’s National Health Commission admitted that the country is expecting negative population growth over the next few years. Declining birth rates across several provinces this year suggest that China’s population...

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...

Male Nurses Scarce in China

Despite a growing demand in cities, qualified male nurses can’t find jobs. Some are now turning to other careers. Many are attributing the scarcity to perceptions that nursing is a woman’s job though hospitals need...

Report: China to Recruit Women for Space (AP)

Mar. 9, 2004 BEIJING (AP) — China will recruit women astronauts for future manned space missions as a result of pressure from a leading women’s organization, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Sunday. A...

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