With meatier roles and bigger paydays than ever back in China, A-list Chinese actors are no longer willing to settle for the uninteresting bit parts that Hollywood wants to give them.Read More
Apparently, there was a way to defeat Big Boos all along. We had no idea.Read More
This video of some young Chinese kids re-enacting the "Bring Honor to Us All" song sequence from Mulan is exactly what your morning needs.Read More
Feminism Around the World: Jin Xing, China’s Most Popular TV Personality, Is An Icon Who Happens to Be Transgender
Meet the most popular television personality that you've likely never heard of. Jin Xing is China's biggest television icon, and has been called "the Oprah of China."Read More
Feminism Around the World: 21 Nigerian Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram Released…Only to Deal With Sexist Shaming at Home
Back in 2014, a militant Islamic fundamentalist group called Boko Haram kidnapped 276 schoolgirls from a school in Chibok, Nigeria. Fifty-seven of them escaped within hours of being captured, and one additional girl was rescued in May. Sadly, about six died in captivity, leaving just over 210 girls remaining. Last week, Nigerian officials, in conjunction with international mediators, negotiated the release of 21 girls, who were finally reunited with their families after two and a half years.Read More
The Keecoo K1 is a smartphone made for women. I'm not just extrapolating that based on the pink hues, the gem-shaped case, or the makeup surrounding the phones in this advertisement. I'm basing it on the actual about page for the phone, which explicitly says that the phone is "for women."Read More
*After some debugging.
SETI has long been the face of the search for extraterrestrial life, but as that search continues to come up empty, others are getting in on the game with continually larger radio telescopes to search for E.T. phoning home. Now, China has finished the installation of the world's largest radio telescope—almost twice the size of the next-largest and ready to fund us some aliens just in time for Independence Day.Read More
Zootopia is an accessible and incredibly timely movie, a fact that seems to resonate with both its fans and its critics. Bloomberg reports that Zootopia overtook Kung Fu Panda 3 as the highest-grossing cartoon in China since its release on March 4th.Read More
In China, there's a lot of pressure for women to get married before they turn 27. Women who stay single are labelled "Sheng Nu," or "leftover women."Read More
All the theaters in Uzbekistan have refused to screen Deadpool in theaters based on "ethical" grounds.Read More
The Force Awakens doesn't come out in China until this Saturday, and in an effort to drum up excitement about it, Chinese pop star Lu Han has just released a song about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, featuring himself as a Jedi.Read More
A Chinese college in Xi'an has been facing some scrutiny and criticism for having a "No Regrets Youth" course that uses a "commitment card" where students promise to "refuse all kinds of premarital intercourse."Read More
For thirty-six years, China has fought overpopulation by enforcing a controversial one-child policy for families living in cities. Families who had more than one child in Chinese cities were penalized with heavy fines, and even forced abortions. This week, China has changed that policy.Read More
Stan Lee Global Entertainment Delivers Their First Chinese Female Superhero Lead in the Upcoming Realm
Stan Lee Global Entertainment is set to debut Lee's first Chinese female superhero, skipping over comics and going straight to film in the upcoming Realm.Read More
The Force is strong with him.
Boyega already gave us a glimpse of his reaction to the Force Awakens trailer via his Instagram, but now you can watch him watch the trailer in its entirety on his Facebook page. As explosive as his reaction is, it's the build-up as he watches that really makes it worth it. Also, I don't know whom he's with, but I love that he and that other dude were totally bro-ing out afterwards!Read More
Oh yeah, and some dudes won, too.
It seems that Women in STEM have a lot to celebrate today! The winners of this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine were announced earlier today, and there is a brilliant lady scientist from China among them!Read More
Check out this incredibly rad group of people who dropped by Google's offices to talk about online abuse.Read More
Let it go(ld)?
Several Chinese internet users have begun to point out that the Beijing 2022 Olympic theme song sounds a whole lot like Frozen's famous ballad, "Let It Go." The tinkly piano intro, the choruses' crescendo, the instrumentation, the tempo, the wintry lyrics, the fact that both songs are in the exact same key ... the similarities are undeniable.Read More
With some unfortunate qualifiers.
After 15 years, China has finally lifted its ban on console games! Back in 2000, China banned the manufacturing and sale of video game consoles, claiming that video games would be physically and mentally detrimental to children.Read More
I wanted to be happy for Hardwicke when it was announced she'd direct a $50 million budget female-led romance epic. After all, that's huge deal in an industry that so strongly favors men. Lots of the Twilight cast have gone on to do pretty cool stuff, maybe it'll be the same for Hardwicke. However, after reading about the premise of the film I have to say my feelings are pretty mixed.Read More