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Shanghai metro’s sexual discrimination provoked anger

Posted: 24 Jun 2012 07:09 PM PDT

Feminism supporters protest against Shanghai Metro's sexual discrimination

Shanghai metro has provoked a wave of criticisms from netizens, by tweeting a post on its official Sina Weibo account, appealing for female passengers to cover up and dress properly to avoid sexual harassment from the subway’s countless perverts.

It posted a picture of a woman in a see-through dress waiting for the subway train, and wrote, “To board the train, dress like this; how could you not end up getting harassed?

Feminism supporters protest against Shanghai Metro's sexual discrimination

The post soon went uncontrollable, with many angry netizens accusing that Shanghai Metro attempted to shirk its responsibility to protect passengers by placing blame on the victims.

It is women’s own choice to wear revealing dress or not. No one can use this as an excuse to harass them.

According to this theory, all man would be going to harass around the women in the swimming pools?” said netizens.

Following the online criticisms, two feminists yesterday staged a “performance art” on the metro to protest against Shanghai Metro’s irresponsible post.

They used veils to cover their faces up as Muslim women, and held placards that read, “We want coolness, not perverts,” and “I can be coquettish, but you can't harass me.

Feminism supporters protest against Shanghai Metro's sexual discrimination

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