tirsdag 27. mars 2018

China struggles to find its #MeToo movement

Five years on, Zhang Qimao still simmers with rage over what happened to her when she reported a sexual assault to the police. The 42-year-old Chinese doctor describes a first date gone awry, when a man she'd met in an online dating chat group tried to force himself upon her in his car on the outskirts of the southern city of Guangzhou.

"He started touching me... then he started to take my clothes off and he took his clothes off -- he was trying to rape me." she said. "I saw he had a knife and he was much stronger than me -- so I didn't dare to resist too much." She eventually talked him out of sex, but the damage was done. Zhang went to a local police station the following day.