“Cancel culture” has become a political force in Asia . While the term may have originated in the West, it has been embraced by many young Asians who see it as a force for social change. Sherine Josal, 16, for instance, points out that cancelling someone offers a way for sexual assault victims to expose perpetrators when traditional avenues fail. Others see it as a way of pressuring unethical companies. A study on eight countries found consumers in Singapore, Malaysia and China were more likely to act against brands than those in Canada, France and Britain. Also feeling the heat is Singaporean blogger Wendy Cheng, better known as Xiaxue. After she criticised an election candidate, the hashtag #PunishXiaxue trended on Twitter. Is cancel culture a power play or just cyberbullying? Let us know your thoughts on our Facebook page . Lunar Voices “In work: Stick around until you can confidently say you’re an expert. The next step will become clearer.” Daniella Lopez Lunar Voices showcases advice and inspiration from our community. Share your quote here . We’d love to hear from you! Stories worth sharing The Hongkonger advocating sex rights for people with disabilities Born with spinal muscular atrophy, social worker Carmen Yau focuses on sexuality, body positivism and how women with disabilities can be more independent . China’s extreme celebrity fan culture When a new album from Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu swept through the US iTunes chart, some suspected foul play when it started topping names like Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga. Singapore figure skater speaks out Inspired by Netflix's Athlete A, Yu Shuran has spoken out against violence and verbal abuse that led to an eating disorder. “It's not just a Chinese cultural thing, but a toxicity that plagues aesthetic sports .” Why talking about money isn’t taboo in China Do Chinese people prioritise wealth above all else? Goldthread speaks to young Chinese people and explains old value systems. Pole dancing isn’t just for women It's not just about twisting your body around a pole. Coco Ke Hong, a male award-winning pole dancer in China, is on a mission to open people's minds to pole dancing. From running cutting-edge global companies to speaking out against sexism and stereotypes, women in Asia are making their voices heard around the world. Here at Lunar, we want to provide a platform to elevate and celebrate these voices, while exploring issues that affect women everywhere. Each week, we’ll bring you a curated selection of news, interviews and features about women, by women and for women. Sign up now !