Chinese Women Are Dumping Their Boyfriends Over a Feminist Comedian

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'If young women in China want to know if their male partners support gender equality, there is a good way to find out: talk to them about Yang Li, a stand-up comedian who has turned into a feminist icon for her mockery of men.

Several female comedians have, since last year, gained fame during the stand-up contest Rock & Roast, a new cultural moment in China’s male-dominated comedy scene. Among them, Yang made the most direct, controversial jokes about men.

The 29-year-old famously called men “average yet confident,” a comment on men’s egos women found so accurate that it became a hot meme instantly. She joked that if a man proposed to her, he probably just wanted to beat her up—a reference to the domestic violence that often goes unpunished in China. Facing criticism, she said men turned frenzied and hysterical when they were unhappy, “just like women.”
Kristen Liu (she is not related to Wendy), a 20-year-old law student in the southwestern city of Chongqing, also broke up with her ex-boyfriend this year following an intense debate over Yang. The man, she said, called Yang “sick” and found her jokes insulting.'

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