An MIT graduate student recently analyzed the users of Sina Weibo and found that 60% of the users are women, but men comprise twice as many of the users with over 5,000 fans. The title’s study: More women on Weibo but men’s voices are louder. I was thinking about this study last night when I went to bed. And then I imagined a dark and joyless world….
Happy Snake Year! I hope and trust that you enjoyed a wonderful Spring Festival with your family and loved ones. And that they didn’t give you too much marriage pressure! And that if they did, you found my Wall Street Journal column “Open letter to parents worried your daughter will become a leftover woman” to [...]
Note for English readers: The term “leftover woman” is one of the most-discussed topics in China today. It refers to women who are still single by the age of 25 or 27. If this sounds rude to you, you would be amazed at the level to which this term is popularized across Chinese society. And [...]
My latest column for the Wall Street Journal China addresses the pernicious prejudice against women that somehow we come with an expiration date – after our late 20s, we are no longer beautiful or valued. I personally believe we women can be lovely and amazing at every age. The column is inspired by my photo shoot last week with Marie Claire China (and includes photos!).
For those of us who have fallen in, and out, of love, more than once, we know from experience that falling in love is easy. But those early tidal waves of emotion are not enough to sustain a lifetime.
This can be really confusing, because no other experience is quite as exhilarating as falling in love.