Here in the States, you occasionally see a public-interest marketing campaign on behalf of a marginalized and misunderstood group, with the tagline “X are people too.” As in: Women are people too. Prisoners are people too. Sex workers are people too. Palestinians are people too. Mathematicians are people too.
Businessweek last week reported that Chinese women are driving up enrollment at business schools across the United States. So much female Chinese talent is going global! I’m excited by the potential for Chinese women to rock our world. Unfortunately, there’s still this problem of a society which defines women by marital status.
Leftover women are the modern urban women most of whom have high education, high income, and high IQ. They are nice-looking, but they are relatively demanding in choosing spouses so that they haven’t found ideal partners for marriage. – China Ministry of Education, 2007