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Come to China, Get Your ‘Grope’ on- 1 out of 5 Female Chinese Sexually Harassed at Work

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 3, 2011


No wonder so many foreign firms are rusing to china and no wonder so many older chinese men love to be bosses here. From the chinadaily we see that 20% of the women here have been sexually harassed. Now of course there may be some dumbass from saskatoon who says that ‘hey Jennie May flip flop was sexually harassed so it’s no different”. And I would tell him to go and brush the tooth he has jutting from his skull and put his skills towards a more worthy feat such as practicing immolation. For in the center country, the man is king and always has been. Yes he may carry a man purse nowadays and walk arm-in-arm with his man friends, but he still rules the roost.
Let me put it to you like this. China is a patriarchichal society and always has been, couple this with non existent laws and this is what you get. And yes maybe Jack Frickmore from Racine Wisconsin may say “but hey they usa has sexual harassment too. And i would then touch him genlty on that little helmet before he jumps onto the special bus and tell him that yes he is correct, but in other countries that are civilized, they have rules and if this happens then there are consequences. But as this is the center country little to nothign will happen. Read the book China Wakes and see how Sheryl WuDunn was treated when the cadre or government officals though she was merely a chinawoman. In her own words, she was groped and had to fight the guy off till she explained she was a foreign reporter. In her words, it was a symptom of the groping and much more that she had to endure. I have friends here who have told me horror stories of their bosses..

but in fairness to china, this may be an Asian thing but as I have not lived in other places I cannot comment on that. Latin America has issues in this area as well.

chinadaily:
“SHANGHAI / BEIJING – One in five female respondents have experienced sexual harassment at work, according to a recent survey.The poll found 20 percent of the 1,837 participants from 10 enterprises in Guangdong, Jiangsu and Hebei provinces and Beijing had been sexual harassment victims”

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