Illustration: Perry Tse
Illustration: Perry Tse

‘A bed of nails’: China’s #MeToo accusers crushed by burden of proof and counterclaims

  • Two Chinese women who claimed they were violated by powerful men were then sued by their alleged assailants for defamation
  • Activist says Beijing’s crackdown on feminists in recent years, coupled with male-dominated power, may push more women to fight back against oppression

Illustration: Perry Tse
Illustration: Perry Tse

Corrected [3:05pm, 9 Feb, 2022]

  • [3:05pm, 9 Feb, 2022]

    This story has been amended to reflect that He Qian is a faculty member of the University of Oklahoma, and not Oklahoma State University.

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