Margaret MacNeil, a gold medal-winning Canadian swimmer, has made waves in China…
Margaret MacNeil, a gold medal-winning Canadian swimmer, has made waves in China for her Chinese heritage, sparking heated discussions over the country’s decades-long one-child policy and gender discrimination. The stringent policy, in place until 2016, led to female infants being abandoned and even killed due to a traditional preference for sons among many Chinese families. That has left the country with a deeply skewed sex ratio at birth, and a surplus of more than 30 million men. For many Chinese internet users, especially women, MacNeil’s victory has served as a vivid reminder of the pernicious legacy of the decades-long policy, and still widespread gender inequality. Tap the link in our bio to learn more.
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