Gender Role

Letting women take all the risk

The recent spate of scandals in the banking industry has once again focused attention on the seriousness of risk management and the important role played by compliance managers in building a culture of compliance amid the steadily widening web of laws and regulations.

Saturday, 28 July, 2012, 12:00am

Men about the house

Terry Chan Wai-nok drew satisfaction from his work as a school administrator and enjoyed socialising with colleagues. But after his daughter, Tin-ching, was born last year, the 29-year-old began to rethink his role.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Cross-dressing troupes - just a passing fad?

An all-male group of cross-dressing costume players - or 'cosplayers' - from Wuhan, Hubei province, has become a showbiz sensation on the mainland, but a rise in the phenomenon has raised concerns from some quarters about a national 'masculinity crisis'.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Status symbol

As we mark International Women's Day and consider what progress has been made on the status of women in Hong Kong, the best that can be said, unfortunately, is that the picture is confounding and contradictory. At worst, stagnation and setbacks seem to be the order of the day.

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

A woman's place

Women in Hong Kong today live in contradictory times. On one hand, they have made remarkable advances as reflected by their increasing presence in the workplace and other public arenas. However, this belies a lack of progress in the symbolic realm, particularly in changing social and cultural attitudes about gender.

1 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Men should do housework, too

I am writing in response to the article 'Study finds stereotyping in women's role in the home' (South China Morning Post, November 24). In the past, women were usually responsible for housework while men worked to earn money. But today, with more women working, I think household chores should be equally shared by couples.

8 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

More effort needed to ensure gender equality

For any modern society, the search for real gender equality in the home and the workplace has been a cherished but elusive goal. Many jurisdictions legislate to ensure there is no blatant discrimination against genders, while some feel the need for active policies to ensure there are more women in higher positions to redress inequality.

27 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

There's a market for female characters

I am writing in response to the article 'Games lack girl power' (Young Post, September 10). It is about the discrimination against female characters in video games, where their abilities are far inferior to their male counterparts. It was a very interesting topic and I hadn't thought about it before.

17 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Half believe women should put family before careers, poll finds

Half of Hongkongers polled insist that the family should always outweigh careers for women, a survey on gender issues has found.

Commissioned by the Women's Commission, the survey of 1,530 respondents found that gender stereotyping and sexual inequality still persisted in the city.

6 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Grooming trend among men 'sign of sexual parity'

Research suggesting that more men in mainland cities are using beauty products on a daily basis is a sign of greater gender equality, according to a sexologist.

The Horizon Research Consultancy Group polled 945 men in seven large cities in October about their grooming habits and found that more than a third - 35.5 per cent - used beauty products and services every day.

6 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Women continue to come second on gender agenda

HONG KONG FEMALES have smashed the glass ceiling in education. They get higher scores in public exams, account for more places at university and dominate student leadership activities.

However, whether this is going to translate into community and business leadership where outdated stereotypes are said to still hold them back remains to be seen.

24 Jun 2006 - 12:00am


A GIRLS' NIGHT OUT to celebrate a friend's birthday last week didn't exactly go to plan. Halfway through the evening the birthday girl broke down, revealing she had just discovered that her husband of 12 years was having an affair. So, instead of unwrapping birthday presents, we spent the evening sympathising, counselling, and generally offering her our support.

17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

All-women teachers group aims to fight for female rights

The first all-women teacher group has been set up in Hong Kong to defend and fight for professional rights of female teachers.

11 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Likely lad's novel approach to romance

DISTRACTING THOUGHTS related to women and the things they'd like to do to them are commonly believed to pop in to men's heads as often as once every seven seconds.

7 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Equal opportunity unthinkable for boys

Boys in Hong Kong have dismissed many aspects behind the concept of equal opportunity as 'unthinkable', a study has found.

Equal Opportunities Commission-sponsored research by the University of Hong Kong found boys' thinking was more stereotyped than female classmates.

16 Apr 2002 - 12:00am