Militant Feminism in Hong Kong
In a 2010 scholarly text addressing women’s movements in Asia, the editors Mina Roces and Louise Edwards state that in Hong Kong and other parts of Asia, ‘Despite a region-wide aversion to the imagined stereotype of an aggressive Western ‘feminist activist’, Asian women activists were not afraid to display a militant face particularly in demonstrations’. However, in 2015 Charlotte Change, a writer for the Hong Kong Free Press, noted a need for ‘a mainstream feminist discourse on a range of social issues’ for young women as an alternative to ‘a false sense of gender equality’ because ‘even the most educated and intelligent women’ lack a basic feminist perspective on gender issues. If militant feminism in Hong Kong is different from Western militant feminism, what determines the structure (organisation) of activist females in the protests going on in Hong Kong presently?
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