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School teaching backward sexist values gets shut down by government

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The BBC reports that Chinese authorities have shut down a private institute in Liaoning Province after videos of it teaching extremely sexist values were exposed online. In a video clip posted by Pear Video last week, a female instructor urged her female students to be unconditionally obedient to their husbands and to not pursue a career, because they are destined to “stay at the bottom level.” Following an upswell of online outrage provoked by the viral video, Chinese authorities announced on December 4 that they had forced the controversial school to close because it had violated “socialist core values.”

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Jiayun Feng

Jiayun was born in Shanghai, where she spent her first 20 years and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Fudan University. Interested in writing for a global audience, she attended the NYU Graduate School of Journalism for its Global & Joint Program Studies, which allowed her to pursue a journalism career along with her interest in international relations. She has previously interned for Sixth Tone and Shanghai Daily.