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被时代(bèi shí dài): Era of the passive tense

The term, “era of the passive tense” signifies the present, a time when euphemistic labels are given to actions that belie the underlying compulsion behind those actions.

In Chinese, the grammatical construction bei-X means that one was compelled to do X. Netizens have coined a [number of terms] using this construction that have become widely used, giving rise to the term, "the era of bei" or, "the era of the passive tense." Examples of these terms include bei-suicide (suicided), bei-happy (happified), and bei-invited to tea (invited to tea by the internet police).

“被时代”里,有人被“××”,就一定有人在对别人施以“××”。一方的权利得不到主张,被肆意侵犯,必定会有一方在压制别人享有权利,在侵犯别人的权利。

A number of [beiconstructions ].