Posts tagged society
Why Feminism is Never Overrated

When I was living in Shanghai about two years ago, there was this video about the phenomenon of “leftover women” that went absolutely viral in China, and during that time it was probably one of the hottest topic of discussion amongst many of my girlfriends. If you don’t know what I mean by “leftover women”, it is a derogatory term coined by the All-China Women’s Federation (ACWF), the government body dealing with women’s issues. Yes, our government decided to label women over the age of twenty-seven and beyond who are not married as “leftover women”, like “leftover food”. In 2007, ACWF called on the leftover women to get married as soon as possible (WTF!). 

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Suppression (Osho Zen Tarot)

In Sanskrit, the name is alaya vigyan, the house where you go on throwing into the basement things that you want to do but you cannot, because of social conditions, culture, civilization. But they go on collecting there, and they affect your actions, your life, very indirectly. Directly, they cannot face you - you have forced them into darkness, but from the dark side they go on influencing your behaviour. They are dangerous. It is dangerous to keep those inhibitions inside you. It is possible that these are the things that come to a climax when a person goes insane. 

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