Monday, March 3, 2008

China's sexual revolution

So here is some non-Charlotte-Allen-outrage news because I am so sick of her.

There was an article on CNN yesterday about how urban Chinese citizens have been becoming more open about their sexuality.

China is in the midst of a sexual revolution, a byproduct of rising prosperity and looser government restrictions on private life. The relaxed attitudes about sex mark a historic turnaround from the days when love and sex were denounced as bourgeois decadence, and unisex Mao suits and drab austerity were the norm.”

Although the word sex (or “xing” as the article explains) is still rarely said in public, it was good to hear that people have been gaining more freedom. The only problem is that while sexual experience has been on the rise, Chinese sex education is still severely lacking.

“High school girls make up 80 percent of the patients at Shanghai abortion clinics during one-week school holidays, state media reported last year.”

Seems like abortions are easy to come by in China, but only because being an unwed teenage mother is an unthinkable shame.


Geoff said...

Great, Chinese people are having more sex. That means more dead babys because they can only have one.

Colt said...

There growing an Army! Commie bastards!

Mogget said...

Actually Geoff, the One-Child policy is only in effect in urban areas...

Another interesting thing in reference to sexual revolution would be those referred to as Tongzhi. Wo hen xihuan zhongguo!

Kate said...

Mogget, xiexie! wo ye xihuan zhonggou. wo xiang qu zhongguo!