submitted 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) by assassin_aragorn@lemmy.world to c/world@lemmy.world

First off, terrible headline. The "ruled by men" is totally unnecessary and biased.

Second, there are certainly much worse events going on in the world right now. This is hardly the most important.

It's an interesting article though about how some women feel in China about government policies and how they're meeting to discuss feminism and women empowerment. It's disappointing to see that the Chinese government has adopted a similar stance to US Republicans.

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[-] Blue_Morpho@lemmy.world 23 points 2 months ago

Why would you post an article and then criticize it because "there are worse things going on in the world."

It is an interesting news story. Every post doesn't need to be about how Trump threatened Palestinian refugees for not killing Biden's dog.

[-] assassin_aragorn@lemmy.world 3 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Wait fuck I thought you were joking about the part where someone talked about killing Biden's dog. What the fuck is this reality

[-] assassin_aragorn@lemmy.world 2 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Oh I wasn't criticizing it because there's worse things going on in the world. I was just trying to preempt any "yeah but this isn't a big deal compared to Gaza". It's still an interesting and important news story, which is why I posted it. I'll just delete that.

[-] FlyingSquid@lemmy.world 13 points 2 months ago

First off, terrible headline. The “ruled by men” is totally unnecessary and biased.

From your article:

China’s leader, Xi Jinping, has diminished the role of women at work and in public office. There are no female members of Mr. Xi’s inner circle or the Politburo, the executive policymaking body.

Sounds accurate to me.


According to China’s National Bureau of Statistics data from 2022, China’s population comprises approximately 689.69 million females and 722.06 million males. Although women represent roughly 48.9 percent of the population, they occupy less than 8 percent of senior leadership positions.


Does it need to be zero percent for you to consider 'ruled by men' to be unbiased?

[-] assassin_aragorn@lemmy.world 5 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

No I agree with you, it is an accurate take, it just feels unnecessary in a headline and a bit biased.

That said, it was probably unnecessary for me to mention too. I tried too hard to preempt criticism in my description. I'll just delete that and let the article stand for itself. Ironically, I'm doing more editorializing by saying all that.

Edit: As for the actual subject matter of the article, Jesus < 8% representation is low for ~49% of the population. It's unacceptable.

[-] gregorum@lemm.ee 8 points 2 months ago

I hate this headline so much, I just had to come here and say that. It is such self-contradictory nonsense. I have no idea what the story is about, but this headline is terrible.

[-] WanderingVentra@lemm.ee 3 points 2 months ago

Does China not have a group for women like Cuba does? It might be a good idea for every patriarchal communist society to have some sort of women focused mass organization, too. And probably an LGBTQ one, too.

[-] autotldr@lemmings.world 2 points 2 months ago

This is the best summary I could come up with:

Women in Shanghai, and some of China’s other biggest cities, are negotiating the fragile terms of public expression at a politically precarious moment.

“I think everyone living in this city seems to have reached this stage that they want to explore more about the power of women,” said Du Wen, the founder of Her, a bar that hosts salon discussions.

“Why are lonely ghosts always female?” one woman recently asked, referring to Chinese literature’s depiction of homeless women after death.

Stories have circulated widely online of women being physically maimed or brutally murdered for trying to leave their husbands, or savagely beaten for resisting unwanted attention from men.

Instead she described her bookstore as “woman-themed.” When she opened it in 2020, the store was a sprawling space with nooks to foster private conversations and six study rooms named after famous female authors like Simone de Beauvoir.

Ms. Wang recently moved Xin Chao Bookstore into Shanghai Book City, a famous store with large atriums and long columns of bookcases.

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