China’s women’s movement has not only survived an intense crackdown, it’s grown

Publisher The Guardian
Author Leta Hong Fincher
Summary Since 2015 when Chinese authorities arrested the “Feminist Five” for handing out stickers against sexual harrassment on public transportation, the women’s rights movement in China has continued to grow. In 2018, thousands of students and alumni in China signed #MeToo petitions at dozens of universities demanding action against sexual harassment. Feminist social media accounts have often been banned, but feminist activists have continued to cultivate networks.
Excerpt “The shrinking public space for discussing women’s rights in China makes it even more extraordinary that a feminist movement is able to survive at all”
Publish Date March, 7 2019
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