Dating in China [part 5]
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.
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.
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.
Dating in China [part 3]
A Chinese first boyfriend who ruined dating for years. Suffering through sleep apnea on a first date. Offered money for sex with a stranger. Women tell true stories of their dating experiences in China.
Dating in China [part 2]
I tried to tell my parents about how great my boyfriend was. My mom said, “no, but he is not Chinese.”
Marriage Market Takeover: SK-II’s brand of “empowertising”
At a time when feminism is growing in China and yet the movement remains largely underground, the need for women’s empowerment is routinely ignored in China. As stated by one of these women: ‘not getting married is like the biggest sign of disrespect’ to her parents, and society as a whole. The film taps into…
Dating in China [part 1]
Learning that your ex is married. Walking away from a Tinder date. Getting set up by your boyfriend. These women tell true stories of their dating experiences in China.
Lijia Zhang on gender, China’s sexual revolution and prostitution in contemporary China (Interview: part 2)
I was willing to be different, willing to try new things, and wanting to expand my world and life experience. My situation in life has changed, but fundamentally I haven’t changed.
What’s in a name? or, Who am I?
Shakespeare told us that: ‘A rose by any other name would smell as sweet’, which is true, to an extent. And yet, and yet… Some people suit their name. There are those people who are utterly, one hundred percent, an ‘Annie’ or a ‘Joe’. Perhaps they were the first person called Annie that you ever…
What if you had never
I wrote this piece today in Hong Kong. I spent the weekend here with the man I love, and I’m a little sad to leave this whirlwind city. So I got to thinking about the night we met and everything that has happened since. I had never envisaged how my life would change, but it…
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