Rural Women Protest for Equality

On December 12, 2013, rural women formed a human pyramid in front of the Zhejiang Provincial Government office in Hangzhou calling for equal economic rights. In rural China, many women who “marry out” of their native community lose their separate legal identity as well as rights to their natal land and housing. Slogans on the women's bodies included: "Married-out women are like thrown-out water," "The tyranny of valuing men highly and women lightly," and "We must take our brothers' hukou (residence permits).”

Rural women protest for equality

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