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Sexist troll on Weibo says interracial marriages are a crime against the Chinese race

A Weibo user named “Dr. Xie 88” (谢博士88) posted an infographic that says men outnumber women by 33 million in China, and commented (in Chinese):

This is appalling. Considering there are millions of Chinese men who can’t find a spouse, if the authorities continue introducing large numbers of foreign students to the country or advocating interracial marriages between Chinese women and foreign men, this will be a crime against the Chinese race. They will leave behind a historical monument of shame.

Dr. Xie 88 declares in his bio that his mission is to “defend China’s cultural excellence, stop the impact of extremist religions on China’s peaceful evolution, and promote the positive influence of Chinese culture on human progress.”

His post quickly had Weibo users talking — more than 2,000 comments so far — with many arguing over who should be blamed for the millions of men unable to find wives in China.

“This post made me crack up. He would like to break women’s legs and make them blind so that they are forced to search for men in piles of trash. Women are the last ones to blame for these men being single. Your future wife might have already been buried when she was born.”

“The only solution to this problem is to create preferential policies for families with daughters and for women when it comes to employment, reproduction, and education. Otherwise, even a 20-child policy won’t make a difference. No woman with brains would like to marry a misogynist and become a breeding machine.”

“This won’t work. The surplus 30 million single men are trash. They won’t find wives even if there are no foreigners in China.”

“This is so hilarious. You just stop imports to protect the market if you can’t compete with others. Are you domestic crap films? Hhhhh”

“They should fight a war among themselves. The problem will be solved if these losers can just die.”

“Another example of the ‘breeding to save the nation’ theory.”

Predictably, there are some people who came to Xie’s defense.

“The reality is actually worse. Since women usually live longer than men, the gender ratio imbalance among marriage-age men and women is even greater. However, without offering any favorable policies to improve the situation, the country promotes international marriages and encourages Chinese women to marry foreign men. This is very much like the obsession of the one-child policy in its essence. They want to reduce the population of Han ethnicity by letting people of ethnic minorities have more children and introducing migrants.”

As always, those who call out sexist remarks on Weibo are slammed as “feminist bitches” by women-haters.

“What happened in the past four hours? Feminist bitches flooded in?”

Dr. Xie 88 himself refused to change his mind.

“This post has gone viral and attracted a lot of nasty comments. According to these people, millions of single males don’t deserve wives and they should bear (the results of the one-child policy), which was made before they were born. Also, for those who brought up the issue of gender inequality in China, do they know that in many Western countries, women have to change their last names after marriage?”

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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.