Tag Archives: Feminist

China: Suspension of Feminist Social Media Another Example of “Zero Tolerance”

NEW YORK—The suspension of a feminist group’s social media accounts underscores China’s “zero tolerance” policy for free speech and human rights, said PEN America in a statement today. Continue reading

100 Women: China’s feminists undeterred by detentions

By Celia Hatton

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(Clockwise from top left) Zheng Churan, Li Tingting, Wang Man, Wu Rongrong, and Wei Tingting

The detentions came right before International Women’s Day.

Five women who all worked as activists for various feminist causes and had organised public events to raise awareness of a host of issues, from eradicating domestic violence to the need for more women’s toilets in China.

Few predicted the women would ever become targets of Continue reading

Chinese Police Step Up Pressure on Feminist Five


8f52a699-2a9f-4df2-a6d3-9a566dd658ebAn undated photo of Chinese feminist activist Li Tingting, one of five women’s rights activists released in April after a month in detention.

One of the five Chinese feminists detained for planning an anti-sexual harassment campaign and since released on “bail” said on Tuesday that the authorities Continue reading

Taking Feminist Battle to China’s Streets, and Landing in Jail


Wei Tingting, right, outside a court in Beijing where the first case in China involving so-called conversion therapy was being held in July. Ms. Wei is one of five women’s rights activists sitting in jail, accused of provoking social instability. Credit Ng Han Guan/Associated Press

BEIJING — The young Chinese feminists shaved their heads to protest Continue reading

The Education of Detained Chinese Feminist Li Tingting


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Eric Fish March 16, 2015

Li Tingting is interviewed by members of the media during the Occupy Men’s Room demonstration in 2012.

On March 6, Chinese police detained a group of feminist activists ahead of International Women’s Day. Five of them, remain in criminal detention on suspicion of “picking quarrels and causing a disturbance,” Continue reading