Couples get ready to attend a group wedding ceremony in Boao, Hainan province, on June 6, 2020. Some Chinese feminists reject the institution of marriage, which they regard as the root of patriarchy. Photo: Xinhua Couples get ready to attend a group wedding ceremony in Boao, Hainan province, on June 6, 2020. Some Chinese feminists reject the institution of marriage, which they regard as the root of patriarchy. Photo: Xinhua
Couples get ready to attend a group wedding ceremony in Boao, Hainan province, on June 6, 2020. Some Chinese feminists reject the institution of marriage, which they regard as the root of patriarchy. Photo: Xinhua
Lijia Zhang
Opinion

Opinion

Lijia Zhang

Censoring feminist discussions will not solve China’s population crisis

  • Shutting down feminist groups on social media over ‘extremism’ has backfired and led to greater visibility for radical feminism
  • If the government is worried about China’s population, it should address discrimination and other issues that hold back women

Couples get ready to attend a group wedding ceremony in Boao, Hainan province, on June 6, 2020. Some Chinese feminists reject the institution of marriage, which they regard as the root of patriarchy. Photo: Xinhua Couples get ready to attend a group wedding ceremony in Boao, Hainan province, on June 6, 2020. Some Chinese feminists reject the institution of marriage, which they regard as the root of patriarchy. Photo: Xinhua
Couples get ready to attend a group wedding ceremony in Boao, Hainan province, on June 6, 2020. Some Chinese feminists reject the institution of marriage, which they regard as the root of patriarchy. Photo: Xinhua
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Lijia Zhang

Lijia Zhang

Lijia Zhang is a rocket-factory worker turned social commentator, and the author of a novel, Lotus.