Monday, March 13, 2017

Xinhua — Women empowerment must be key priority: UN chief

It is noteworthy that Chinese state media are reporting on gender inequality and the need to fix it. China not only has a huge population, but it is also an Asian leader with wide influence.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday said women's empowerment must be a key priority in a male dominated world.
Addressing the 61st session of UN Commission on the Status of Women, Guterres said empowerment is about breaking structural barriers for women in all walks of life.
Women empowerment must be key priority: UN chief

See also
Naomi Wu, also known as SexyCyborg, is a 23-year-old from the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen whose do-it-yourself videos have made her an online phenomenon.
They are largely meant to inspire young women to go into technology, to code and to promote China as a hub for creative technology.…
 "One of the issues with the tech community is that it presents a very limited idea of what a technical woman is and looks like. It’s obviously not someone like me. Lots of girls see those women and say, ‘That’s not me, I’m not that kind of girl.’ I’ve said it and I hear it all that time. I want to inspire girls to be individualistic and look and act the way they feel like, and not feel they have to comply with the stereotypic image of a tech woman.…"
Asia Times
Meet China’s SexyCyborg, the goddess of geeks

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