onsdag 6. mars 2024

The Bookstore Giving Shanghai’s Women a Room of Their Own

Wang Xia still denies that she runs Shanghai’s only feminist bookstore. When she started the business in 2020, she claims that she didn’t even know what the term meant. “The word ‘feminism’ was very unfamiliar to me,” Wang tells Sixth Tone. “I still insist that my bookstore is a women-themed bookstore.” For Wang, running the business has been quite an education. It has not only changed her life, but also thrust her into the center of an often highly charged debate over gender equality in China.