mandag 12. mars 2018

China Silences Its Feminists on International Women's Day

Chinese authorities have closed the social media account of a prominent women's rights website, and prevented activists from engaging in public activities on and around International Women's Day. The Feminist Voices account on microblogging platform Sina Weibo was blocked on Thursday evening, the website's U.S.-based founding editor Lü Pin said via her Twitter account. "Feminist Voices' Weibo account ... was blocked in the evening of March 8th 2018," Lü wrote. "Sina told us they won’t reactivate it because we 'posted sensitive and illegal information'," she said, describing the site as the "largest feminist alternative media in China." At the time of its suspension, Feminist Voices had more than 180,000 followers on Sina Weibo, according to Lü. The account was also shut down this time last year.