Posts tagged "china"

For Chinese Adoptees Living In The U.S., Life Is “Somewhere Between”

In the 1970s, China adopted a “one-child policy,” which strongly encouraged (translation: forced) families to limit the number of kids they had in order to help control China’s growing population.

Julie Gerstein | August 21, 2012 - 2:20 pm

New Life Goal: Take A Leisurely Nap At IKEA

If you’ve ever been to IKEA, you’ve probably wandered into one of the elaborately staged bedrooms or living rooms, plopped down on a bed or couch and pretended–if just for…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 13, 2012 - 9:20 am

Theme Park Gives Discount To Women In Miniskirts

A theme park in Guilin, China is giving a discount to women if they wear a skirt shorter than 38 centimeters. Merryland Resort’s Love Miniskirts discount runs for the next two…

Daley Quinn | July 21, 2012 - 4:00 pm

China Issues Payout To Forced Abortion Woman

Last month, those of us concerned with reproductive rights were aghast at the story of Feng Jianmei, a 22-year-old Chinese woman who was forced to have an abortion. She and…

Jessica Wakeman | July 12, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Sexy Chinese School Teaches Mandarin Via Bikini Clad Profs — a “sexy” Mandarin language school with teachers wearing bikinis —  supposedly helps foreigners learn the Chinese tongue. Because we all know how focused and attentive men are…

Jessica Wakeman | June 18, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Bad Ideas: There Is A Chinese Sunglasses Company Called Helen Keller

Look, I can’t even pretend like I can read Mandarin or Cantonese. All I know is that I was scanning a story on the English-language website China Daily and there…

Julie Gerstein | April 6, 2012 - 12:40 pm

“Virgin Boy Eggs”: The Nastiest Chinese Snack You Won’t Be Eating

I hope that we’re being “Punk’d.”
If not, then there are people in China who boil chicken eggs in the urine of little boys. And. Then. Eat. Them.
I’m not…

Jessica Wakeman | March 29, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Man Proposes With Dress Made Of 9,999 Roses

Sure that dress looks great today, but tomorrow that dress is going to wilt. [Buzzfeed]…

Julie Gerstein | February 16, 2012 - 11:20 am

Fake Pregnancy Bellies Popular In China, Online Sales Increasing, Report Says

Fake pregnancy bellies have become the latest hot-ticket item in the Chinese online market, according to a report by
The products are made of skin-colored silica gel, which give the…

Huffington Post Weird News | December 10, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Versace For H&M Inspires Fights In China

People, people, people. I know we all love a good deal, but is it really necessary to engage in physical fights with one another over H&M designer collaborations? That’s exactly…

Julie Gerstein | November 17, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Chinese Senior Citizens Love Them Some Lady Gaga

What’s the recipe for musical magic? Take a gaggle of young flutists in future-wear, along with hundreds of Chinese senior citizens in Tommy Bahama cruise wear, and a disco/muzac version…

Julie Gerstein | November 13, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Pandas As Pets: China Grants Yanni, Of All People, Permission To Adopt

Stop the presses: Yanni adopted a female baby panda this weekend from the Chengdu Giant Panda Research Base in China, which he named Santorini. First of all: SQUEEEE. Second of…

Jessica Wakeman | October 12, 2011 - 1:20 pm

How Do We Feel About Cows Producing Human Breast Milk?

I, too, await the cyborg overlords who will colonize the Earth, imprison us all, and incubate alien babies in our fertile wombs.

But what I cannot wrap my…

Jessica Wakeman | April 7, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Chinese Woman Seeks Asylum In The U.S. Over Forced Birth Control

It’s worth a reminder sometimes that the term “reproductive rights” doesn’t just mean the right not not reproduce, like with abortion. Reproductive rights can also mean the right to produce,…

Jessica Wakeman | February 7, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Are “Chinese Mothers” Superior?

The Wall Street Journal ran a controversial op-ed by Yale Law professor Amy Chua about “Chinese mothers,” or more broadly, a sub-set of strict parents who expect excellence from…

Jessica Wakeman | January 10, 2011 - 7:30 pm

Best. Job. Ever.

Dear Amelia: I am quitting to move to China and reintroduce fuzzy panda cubs back into the wild — effective immediately. The Hetaoping Research and Conservation Center for the Giant…

Jessica Wakeman | December 14, 2010 - 12:20 pm

In China, College Girls Find Prostitution A Shortcut To Success

College students need to support themselves somehow. And in China, it’s becoming increasingly popular to make a living selling your body. Prostitution in China is on the rise — particularly…

Julie Gerstein | October 21, 2010 - 3:40 pm

Does This Ad Make You “Feel The Romance of British Royalty”?

All British princesses play the cell in their lingerie, obvi. This Chinese ad for “Diana” underwear isn’t peeing on her grave at all. The company, Jealousy International, wants you to…

Jessica Wakeman | September 2, 2010 - 2:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: China’s “Fake Virgins” Are On The Rise

The lengths women will go through to seem “pure”: an increasing number of sexually active young Chinese women are getting a surgical “hymen restoration” so they appear to be…

Jessica Wakeman | August 16, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Are Your Jeans Responsible For Polluting China’s Pearl River?

Pollution of the Pearl River has long posed a problem for China’s ecosystem; however, the degree of contamination has become twice as bad since 2007. One reason, according to a…

Leonora Epstein | April 27, 2010 - 6:50 pm