Skip to comments.Chinese university sparks controversy over class teaching women to ‘shut up’
Posted on 12/17/2017 4:56:03 PM PST by Eddie01
CHINESE women are disfavoured at birth compared to boys (the country has one of the lowest female-to-male sex ratios at birth in the world) and stigmatised as sexless spinsters if they choose to earn a PhD.
Now, a viral video has surfaced on Chinas Internet, of a class that teaches its students that women should talk less, do more housework and shut their mouths, according to an AFP report.
The teacher in the class in the northeastern province of Liaoning, also told students that women should not strive to move upwards in society, but should always remain at the bottom level.
Another instructor said:
If you order food delivery instead of cooking by yourself, you are disobeying rules for women.
The class has reportedly been immediately halted by the authorities following the backlash from angry netizens watching the video. The class had apparently been launched without approval by education authorities in Fushun, according to Xinhua news agency.
AFP reported that such bizarre female morality classes, which teaches traditional culture such as Confucian morals, martial arts and classic literature are sometimes offered at Chinese schools.
One user on Weibo, a platform like Twitter in China, wrote: This is female slavery, not female morality.
China isnt doing remarkably well in closing the gender gap. A World Economic Forum study launched earlier this year found that the Asian superpower falls below the global average for gender parity.
This isnt the first time a class as such has angered many. A class launched at Eleanor Hall School in rural Canada February this year titled Women Studies teaching dinner party etiquette, polite conversation, and nail care came under fire for its stereotyping of women as ornamental objects.
The lesson plan includes recipe planning, table settings, nail care application and how to choose the most flattering hairstyles and clothing in a bid to teach girls to be confident, strong and independent, in this age of social media where girls are being frequently compared to others and exposed to messages about how they arent good enough unless they dress and behave a certain way, according to Michelle Savoie, a teacher at the school.
The University of Albertas Professor Christina Stasia said the course promoted sexist, outdated stereotypes, as reported by Reuters.
It doesnt really equip girls with anything to navigate the barriers they will be encountering as they grow up.
Is this consistent with President Xi's thoughts? That's all that will matter, going forward.
A Chinese sandwich?
They’ll find a way to tie this to Trump’s election.
Ah, for the days of home-ec and shop.
Rotsa ruck charrey
China has something around 125 million unmarried males between the ages of about 20 to 30 or so. Thats a lot of testosterone in need of an outlet.
They say that is if that's a bad thing.
Ducking for cover.
"make me a sammich"
>stigmatised as sexless spinsters if they choose to earn a PhD.
I dated a smart young girl about 20 years ago who decided to go on to get a Ph.D. She lost interest in me after she kept climbing ranks in academia and I dropped out of college due to a fat job offer. She wasn’t a looker and while I thought we’d have very smart kids, she considered me below her once she got higher up in the degree food chain. Today she makes less money than me, has lots of cats, and is a sexless spinster.
Since women marry up, a woman getting high-level degrees is the equivalent of a man cutting his testicles off. She has no marriage prospects above her unless she’s very pretty and most men above her going to pick from the cream of the crop hot young girls instead of little Miss Ph.D. with cats.
Sheep are very nervous over there
Well, academia here want to embrace that of China’s, so...
That’s the cutting edge of societal evolution, right there!
Can they please take this one? PLEASE!?
And behind her there are so, so many others...
They kill and eat everything - sheep wish this was their problem.
First thought that occurred to me as well. Frankly, I've never understood how a society that has a disproportionate percentage of women and men can manage....for the Chinese, doesn't that mean that the women are in incredible demand and basically can do what they want? And for the men, doesn't this basically mean that they go crazy standing in cold showers all day?
And for the men, doesn’t this basically mean that they go crazy standing in cold showers all day?
Or they are drafted into the ChiCom military.
Aren’t chinese brown, thus exempt from any cultural criticism?
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