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Women Are Smashing the Patriarchy in Shanghai This Weekend
By Feb 22, 2019 Community

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On Sunday, February 24, four women take the stage at Glam to discuss Smashing the Patriarchy, which speaker Niesha Davis defines as “a society that puts men and their needs and desires first, with women at the bottom.” So should men stay far away from this event, avoid the Bund area, and maybe even leave Shanghai for the weekend? No, not at all.

Organizer Keturah Kendrick expresses her hope that men come and learn how the patriarchy works, “because we have to know it’s shape, moves and agenda in the minutest detail in order to survive it.”

This panel’s commitment to inclusivity is clear, with Kendrick describing fellow speaker Lilian Shen as a “queer and trans rights activist, who is quite bold and unapologetic in speaking on how those communities are impacted negatively” by patriarchal gender roles.

How does this event fit within China’s wider view of feminist activism? Speaker Fei Xu reminds us that China has no problem with activism, as long as it’s conducted within the law. “I don’t fear that feminist activism will be disallowed in China,” Fei says. “We always find a way out.”

Buy tickets for this event and learn more about the women who are Smashing the Patriarchy here.

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