A woman’s complaint on social media about China’s state-owned railways not selling tampons has ignited a public debate on women’s rights. Photo: SCMP Composite
A woman’s complaint on social media about China’s state-owned railways not selling tampons has ignited a public debate on women’s rights. Photo: SCMP Composite

‘Sorry, only snacks and souvenirs’: China Railway’s refusal to sell sanitary pads slammed and renews debate on women’s rights

  • Despite increasing public awareness about women’s rights, menstruation is still a taboo topic in mainland China with many refusing to even speak about it
  • Policy experts say a major reason is that most decision-makers are men who ignore the needs of women

A woman’s complaint on social media about China’s state-owned railways not selling tampons has ignited a public debate on women’s rights. Photo: SCMP Composite
A woman’s complaint on social media about China’s state-owned railways not selling tampons has ignited a public debate on women’s rights. Photo: SCMP Composite
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