China has upset its young female population by labelling those who fail to marry by the time they are 30 as ‘left over woman’. The Communist government ordered its feminist All-China Women’s Federation to use the derogatory term in several stinging articles about the growing number of educated, professional, urban and single females aged 27-30 who have ‘failed’ to find a husband and are now deemed ‘undesirable’.My money is on the Communists. The feminist shriek-and-shame tactic is unlikely to work on a leadership that is cold-hearted enough to send the bill for the executioner's bullet to the surviving family. I tend to suspect that if the Chinese birth rate falls low enough, the leftover women will find themselves receiving letters informing them that if they don't marry of their own accord within three months, they will be marrying Wei Lottery Winner whether they want to or not.
‘Pretty girls do not need a lot of education to marry into a rich and powerful family. But girls with an average or ugly appearance will find it difficult,’ reads one article titled ‘Leftover Women Do Not Deserve Our Sympathy’.
The derogatory name has been picked up by the state media and stuck, causing an outcry among millions of ambitious young and educated females who claim they have been thrown on the scrap heap - and who bemoan the low quality of suitors.
The conservative country is going under rapid changes with more women shunning tradition to wed and raise a family early. But the government wants to shame them into marrying young to counter the growing and serious gender imbalance among the of 1.3 billion population.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Feminists vs Communists
It should be interesting to see how feminism fares when faced with a considerably more self-confident ideology than traditional Western civilization:
Posted by Vox at 10:08 AM