China widens gender and sexuality gap in media

Published: 1 December 2021

Earlier this fall, the Chinese government banned coverage of feminine-presenting men from TV shows and other broadcasted programming. The news provokes new fears and questions surrounding gender, culture, and art among Chinese communities, says Professor Elena Obukhova. Despite the crackdown, the lines between how the government views feminine and masculine traits remain blurry and undefined, especially in the entertainment industry.



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