Date says more attractive with clothes on. Does an open relationship translate to open dates? Getting an I.O.U. for accepting a drink. Women tell true stories of their dating experiences in China. Part five in a five part series of interviews. All stories shared by the women who experienced them in their own words.
Words and Women: Louisa May Alcott
The emerging woman ... will be strong-minded, strong-hearted, strong-souled, and strong-bodied ... strength and beauty must go together. ― Louisa May Alcott, from her 1869 novel An Old-Fashioned Girl. Alcott is best-known for her novel Little Women, which was published in 1868. Some of Alcott's works were published under the pseudonym A. M. Barnard. If she were still alive, [...]
Faceless statue of Buddha, Kayin State, Burma (Myanmar), August 2015 © ZhendeGender
Ladies are Prohibited
Women's access to religious sites, idols and alters is heavily restricted in many locations across Burma (Myanmar)
May Thant on gender roles in sex and marriage in contemporary Burma (interview: part 2)
If I got pregnant or had children before I got married? I would get shame, and my parents wouldn’t call me their daughter.
Princess of Peace
“Don’t tell me that all Chinese guys like skinny girls, that’s just not true!” Yuan Xiaodan’s experience tells otherwise.
Dating in China [Part 4]
Guy uses Chinese whispers to ask for a date. Remedies for dating in inauspicious circumstances. Women tell true stories of their dating experiences in China.
Ms Foreign Friend
There's no need for a name when you're 'Ms Foreign Friend' in China.
While Americans protest the election of Donald Trump, South Koreans rally to put pressure on President Park Geun-Hye to resign, and people in Hong Kong protest the mainland's intervention in their legal system.
The Legacy of Qinghuayuan
The trains running through this historic railway station honoured my neighbourhood with 27 traffic jams a day.