Wǒ Men Podcast: “Slut-Shaming is Deeply Rooted in Chinese Culture”

The Wo Men team share an interview recorded at LA's SlutWalk 2018 and discuss what China can learn from it

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The Wǒ Men Podcast is a discussion of life in China hosted by Yajun Zhang, Jingjing Zhang and Karoline Kan. Previous episodes of the Wǒ Men Podcast can be found here, and you can subscribe to Wǒ Men on iTunes here.

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This is an old recording Jingjing made when she attended an event in Los Angeles in October 2018 called SlutWalk.

Slut Walk is a movement calling for an end to rape culture, including victim blaming and slut shaming of sexual assault victims.

She interviewed a sex worker who attends SlutWalk every year calling on people to respect women for who they are, not their profession or how they dress.

Slut-shaming is deeply rooted in Chinese culture. When China’s #MeToo movement was at its peak last year, there were several high-profile cases (including one involving an influential author, Zhang Wen) that forced everyone to take a long, hard look at the culture of shaming women.

Today, with Chinese women, and men, becoming increasingly woke on the issue of gender quality, this is a conversation worth continuing to have.

Listen below on Mixcloud, or find Wǒ Men on iTunes here.

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