Teaching resources & approaches
China doesn't like that I'm a single woman, here's why
This short film from The New York Times follows one woman who is described a 'sheng nu' or leftover woman because she is not married and she is over 27 years old.
As a result of the one-child policy, there are approximately one million more men in China than women, with both sexes often under intense societal pressure to marry.
The subject of the film, Qiu Huamei is a lawyer and has clear values about what she accept and what she wouldn't accept in a relationship. In one clip of her on a date, her face drops at the idea of being more submissive in a relationship to a man (around 4:40 minutes).
This film could be used for Families and Households (gender roles), Theory and Methods (feminism, functionalism and The New Right), as well as Education (progress).
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