Skip to comments.China’s ‘Leftover’ Women
Posted on 10/13/2012 5:03:51 AM PDT by reaganaut1
In 2007, the Womens Federation defined leftover women (sheng nu ) as unmarried women over the age of 27 and Chinas Ministry of Education added the term to its official lexicon. Since then, the Womens Federation Web site has run articles stigmatizing educated women who are still single.
Take this uplifting column from March 2011 that ran just after International Womens Day:
Pretty girls dont 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. These kinds of girls hope to further their education in order to increase their competitiveness. The tragedy is, they dont realize that as women age, they are worth less and less, so by the time they get their M.A. or Ph.D., they are already old, like yellowed pearls.
After knocking some good sense into those misguided women who pursue a higher education, the column accuses educated, single women of sleeping around and having degenerate morals:
Many highly educated leftover women are very progressive in their thinking and enjoy going to nightclubs to search for a one-night stand, or they become the mistress of a high official or rich man. It is only when they have lost their youth and are kicked out by the man, that they decide to look for a life partner. Therefore, most leftover women do not deserve our sympathy.
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in country that practices abortion and infanticide on girl babies?
preposterous. unless the Chicoms have a large bone smuggling male population.
This woman is so sad a man will not love here. She has to write a piece about women in China.
In America, the leftover women are called “the NOW gang”
That’s the point of the propaganda. They’re trying to stigmatize women who have left the marriage market.
I had heard there was a shortage of women in China...
I think Chinese women are more aware of the risks so if they pursue careers they know it's at the expense of marriage.
These women sound like my ex wife. She left me 10 years ago thinking she could find something better. Now she’s she’s a spinster, no husband, no children....no hope. But lots of haagen daz.
All I have to say is I'm not too proud to eat leftovers.
The one child policy has caused a demographic nightmare for the Chinese: they don’t have enough people to accomodate necessary future growth in the economy. Necessary to avoid mass insurrection. India will probably outgrow China because the trends are more favorable.
Come to America, where a fat, dumb and fugly girl can still be Secretary of State.
(Of course, they may have just been finding polite ways to reject my initial interest, but it didn't seem like it.)
No surprise they’re seeing the same problems that the West has. Until ‘liberation’, women didn’t really have a choice - they had to get married. Now they can pursue a career and not get married, or get married and not have kids. Give women the option of not bearing the next generation, some will take it. It’s a simply a choice.
But when too many take it, then the population nose-dives, as we’re seeing in virtually all of the West. Yes, there are still kids, but far, far, fewer, and not nearly enough to keep up with the needed replacement rate. Immigration (both kinds) is the only thing keeping this country from the same death spiral, and that is not healthy in the long run either.
They must have a LOT of fags, huh?
Be careful, very careful. You are stepping into a clash of cultures.
Seems to me there are far more ‘left over’ men in China, there being a serious sex imbalance in the population.
Stygmatizing these women is a way to try to paper over that dire problem is my guess.
Don’t they call them cougars here in the States?