Sociological Paradigms

Men face equality problems, too

Thanks to growing awareness and efforts in fighting gender inequality, Hong Kong women seem to face fewer problems at work and home today than they used to. But whether the same can be said of men is open to debate.

Monday, 14 May, 2012, 12:00am

Farewell my concubine?

Officials in Guangdong are planning a novel take on sex education classes. Instead of just imparting the facts of life to their pupils, they intend to hold special lessons in self-respect and self-reliance for young girls in elementary and middle schools.

14 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Dialectical materialism: Canto-pop as counterculture?

Who would have thought the late lyricist James Wong Jim was a closet Marxist intellectual?

27 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Status quo not helping men or women

I refer to the letter from J. Lau headlined 'Pointless probe' (South China Morning Post, January 15), regarding the Equal Opportunities Commission's study of 'gender stereotyping'.

25 Jan 2002 - 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