Feminist Theory

Women must fight on

Despite feminism's successes, women remain one of the world's most underrated resources.

Thursday, 14 October, 2010, 12:00am

Art or filth? It all depends on your sex

Society split on images of women

Many people regard revealing pictures of the female form used to sell products as disgusting. Others, mainly men, see them as acceptable or even beautiful, a study by the anti-discrimination watchdog has found.

4 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Writing the wrongs

It's a women's magazine with a difference. There are no pages devoted to fashion, beauty, horoscopes or celebrity gossip. Instead, they deal mainly with topics such as discrimination against ethnic minorities. Nuliu is an unusual publication in Hong Kong: not only is it a feminist journal, it's still going after more than 20 years.

7 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Women are equal, but we still have a long way to go

changing faces

Q: What is feminism about?

A: The international feminist movement fights for equal rights and social changes to realise the idea that men and women have equal capacities.

Q: How is the mainland unique in respect to this issue?

2 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Men warping political and social agenda

The news that Indian women are taking a more active role in village politics is indeed good news. I refer to the story headlined 'Female villagers shift the power' (South China Morning Post, May 4), which describes the efforts of low-caste and minority women to change the unjust and oppressive structures in Indian society.

8 May 1999 - 12:00am

Time to halt sex discrimination

Are men and women equal in the world? The answer is no. They are treated differently in many respects.

Let's suppose a man and a woman with similar skills are vying for a promotion.

4 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Course benefits

I was disappointed to read Jane Moir's negative comments (Backbites, September 7) regarding the Today's Woman programme, run through the Chinese University's School of Continuing Studies.

I have attended the programme and as a result, my computer literacy has improved and I have gained greater self-confidence in pursuing personal academic goals.

9 Sep 1997 - 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

Moving towards equal rights

Referring to Raymond Hung Man-ho's lengthy letter headlined, 'Women must stay at home' (South China Morning Post, September 4), I would suggest that a family environment in which both the husband and wife contribute equally to household chores and child-minding is a more healthy one in which to bring up children.

16 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Daughter of the revolution

The Education of a Woman by Carolyn Heilbrun Virago $340 If Betty Friedan is the mother of American feminism, Gloria Steinem is probably its most famous daughter.

6 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Global view of feminist struggles

The Challenge of Local Feminisms Edited by Amrita Basu Westview Press $195 WHILE the controversial Beijing-hosted United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women has passed into recent history, it is not only the arguments about what it achieved that will be its continuing legacy.

2 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Rousing start to feminist forum

'LET us celebrate women's power! Come let us gather!' shouted Irene Santiago, executive director of the NGO Forum, to cheers and applause from the thousands of delegates gathered in Beijing's Olympic Stadium to celebrate the meeting's formal opening.

31 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Women competitive

THREE cheers for Peter Lavac (South China Morning Post, July 10).

15 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Happy to be sex objects

IT is with great amusement that I have been following the letters about the controversial Carlsberg advert.

10 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Women power

I REFER to Stuart Wolfendale's column (Sunday Morning Post, March 12). As a matter of fact, International Women's Day has nothing to do with the United Nations. It grew from a demonstration by women workers in 1908. A socialist women's conference adopted it in 1910 and women have themselves spread the concept internationally since then.

19 Mar 1995 - 12:00am