Three women walk down Qianmen Avenue in Beijing in red-splattered wedding dresses to protest against domestic violence on February 14, 2012. Photo: Simon Song Three women walk down Qianmen Avenue in Beijing in red-splattered wedding dresses to protest against domestic violence on February 14, 2012. Photo: Simon Song
Three women walk down Qianmen Avenue in Beijing in red-splattered wedding dresses to protest against domestic violence on February 14, 2012. Photo: Simon Song
Lijia Zhang
Opinion

Opinion

Lijia Zhang

To protect its abused women, China must fight ingrained male chauvinism

  • A recent domestic violence case has triggered discussion about why it is so difficult to obtain a divorce in China. The nation needs to rethink cultural assumptions about divorce, and the system must help abused women, instead of sending them home

Three women walk down Qianmen Avenue in Beijing in red-splattered wedding dresses to protest against domestic violence on February 14, 2012. Photo: Simon Song Three women walk down Qianmen Avenue in Beijing in red-splattered wedding dresses to protest against domestic violence on February 14, 2012. Photo: Simon Song
Three women walk down Qianmen Avenue in Beijing in red-splattered wedding dresses to protest against domestic violence on February 14, 2012. Photo: Simon Song
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