China Convicts Prominent Lawyer Pu Zhiqiang of Speech Violations While Nominated for Columbia 2016 Global Freedom of Expression Award

A court in Beijing convicted Pu Zhiqiang, one of China’s foremost human rights lawyers, of crimes early on December 22, 2015 because of comments he posted online. The court sentenced Pu to three years in prison, but, according to the BBC, said that the sentence would be suspended. The charges against the lawyer essentially equate the…

709 Crackdown X’mas Postcard

Drawn by Chinese cartoonist Badiucao who is based in Australia, Hong Kong political cartoonist Zunzi, Taiwanese lawyer Cao Yaying, 709 Crackdown X’mas postcard are now available for download so that you can send Minister of Public Security to ask for the release of lawyers and to your family and friends and tell them about 709.…

Will China’s Two-Child Policy Improve Women’s Rights in China?

Translator: Jennifer Yuan          11-15-2015 A few words from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) during the 5th plenary session of its 18th Central Committee brought massive suffering to the people of China, infiltrating their psychology and body. In the recent 40 years, the Party implemented a stringent One-child Policy, controlling the wombs of a total of…

The End of One-Child Policy

China’s one-child policy to end By Steven Jiang and Susannah Cullinane, CNN Updated 11:10 AM ET, Fri October 30, 2015 What you need to know about China’s one-child policy 01:50 Story highlights Amnesty International says China’s new “one couple, two children” policy is not enough The policy” is “a proactive response to the issue of…

Delving Deep Inside Amy Schumer

By Nian Hu   The significance of society’s inability to find women funny It is a (supposedly) well-established fact that women just aren’t funny. As a result, it’s tough being a woman in comedy. Take Amy Schumer, comedian du jour. A talented and unabashed stand up comic and sketch writer, it’s easy to see why…

Down with the Dad Bod

By Nian Hu   Loosening standards for men while tightening standards for women What makes a man “hot”?”? If we take a look at the list of the sexiest men alive—a list that includes actors Channing Tatum, Ryan Reynolds, and Chris Hemsworth—we notice that they all have a similar body type, with glistening washboard abs…

Slut

By Nian Hu   The double standard of male and female sexuality If you’re a woman, chances are you’ve been called a slut. Women who have slept with 10 men have been called sluts. Women who have slept with one man have been called sluts. Women who have never had sex have been called sluts.…

Are You On Your Period?

By Nian Hu, a student at Harvard   The stigmatization of menstruation Call it the crimson wave, Aunt Flo, or cousin red—call it anything but what it actually is. Menstruation, the process by which the body sheds the lining of the uterus through the vagina, is all too familiar to any woman of childbearing age.…