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Thu Feb 4, 2021, 12:16 PM

China promotes education drive to make boys more 'manly'

BBC
By Kerry Allen
BBC Monitoring

A notice from China's education ministry has caused a stir after it suggested young Chinese men had become too "feminine". The message has been criticised as sexist by many online users - but some say China's male celebrities are partly to blame.

For a while China's government has signalled concern that the country's most popular male role models are no longer strong, athletic figures like "army heroes". Even President Xi Jinping, a well-known football enthusiast, has long been seeking to cultivate better sports stars.

So last week, the education ministry issued a notice with a title that left no doubt about its ultimate goal.

The Proposal to Prevent the Feminisation of Male Adolescents called on schools to fully reform their offerings on physical education and strengthen their recruitment of teachers.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-55926248

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Thu Feb 4, 2021, 12:21 PM

1. This sounds

This sounds like something the republicans would do. I'm sure they think it, based on the repubs I know.

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Thu Feb 4, 2021, 12:21 PM

2. Drives to "make boys more manly" almost always end in trauma, abuse, and body counts.

Jesus...

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