onsdag 15. desember 2021

China: The death of a man bullied for being 'effeminate'

The death of a young Chinese man who said he was bullied for being "too effeminate" has sparked discussions in the country about gender norms. But experts fear little will change while the Chinese state continues to promote criticism of what it calls "sissy men". "Boys are supposed to be naughty, fight, and swear. Boys who are too quiet and polite are effeminate and called sissy."

That is what 26-year-old Zhou Peng wrote in an apparent suicide note online, days before he was found dead in eastern Zhejiang Province. The note also mentioned how he was a child "left behind" in the countryside by his migrant parents, who had moved to the city to work.