A video of a dragon boat yelling at onlookers that women should go away went viral in China. Photo: SCMP composite
A video of a dragon boat yelling at onlookers that women should go away went viral in China. Photo: SCMP composite

‘Women go away’: Dragon Boat Festival custom that bans women sparks sexism debate in China

  • A viral video showed a group of male paddlers telling women watching on the shoreline to “go away”
  • A local official said they were following a custom to not “anger the gods”

A video of a dragon boat yelling at onlookers that women should go away went viral in China. Photo: SCMP composite
A video of a dragon boat yelling at onlookers that women should go away went viral in China. Photo: SCMP composite
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