February 1, 2013

China's (Fake) Gay Marriage Debate

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

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For Chinese feminists and women’s rights activists, the calls for same-sex marriage legislation are welcome but hardly sufficient to solve the fake marriage problem. Neither, for that matter, is a reclassification of women who leave such marriages enough to remedy the underlying social condition that motivates some men to seek out these kinds of unions.

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