Feminist Movement

Breaking the boardroom barrier

Almost half-a-century after the women's liberation movement, the city's boardrooms remain a hostile place to female executives, and only a change of mindset among leading firms can smash this glass ceiling, according to a recent report.

Saturday, 17 March, 2012, 12:00am

A house divided

The Supreme People's Court's latest judicial interpretation of the mainland's Marriage Law has laid bare gender equity as a political issue. But even when confronted with it, many Chinese people prefer to treat it as invisible. Some feminist groups have tried to organise protests, but they kept these low-key for fear of coming across as shrill and demanding.

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Controversy unwelcome and damaging

Recent letters to these columns have both criticised and defended the feminist movement and the notion of women's liberation. Those women who have achieved high positions in business are attacked for neglecting their families while those who serve at home are maligned for burying their talents and being subservient to crass, unfeeling men.

19 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Separate toilets argument no longer valid

I REFER to Ross Milburn's letter regarding the sexism of the Jockey Club, specifically with regards to the men-only Quiet Room, which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on January 10.

14 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Taiwan women book their place in history

TO have a room of their own was the simple wish. And now Taiwan's first women's bookshop, Fembooks, has finally opened its doors in Taipei.

It is a room indeed, in view of its size of no more than 500 square feet, but the space it has provided stretches far beyond its four brick walls.

13 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Ms 1990s Hongkong: she's so . . . wannabe

STEREOTYPES abound about the Hongkong woman. We need look no further than a cinema poster or any glossy advertisement to understand that fact. She must always smile, preen and please, as those cringe-inducing commercials for a certain brand of cognac confirm.

20 Jul 1993 - 12:00am