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Betraying Big Brother Bookclub

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WIFP Bookclub

This month at WIFP's Bookclub we are reading 'Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China' by Leta Hong Fincher. Please come and join us on November 27th at The Bookclub, Shoreditch to discuss! We can't wait to see you there. Go to Facebook link below to click attending!

On the eve of International Womens Day in 2015, the Chinese government arrested five feminist activists and jailed them for 37 days. The Feminist Five became a global cause célèbre, with Hillary Clinton speaking out on their behalf, and activists inundating social media with #FreeTheFive messages. But the Feminist Five are only symbols of a much larger feminist movement of civil rights lawyers, labor activists, performance artists and online warriors that is prompting an unprecedented awakening among Chinas urban, educated women. In Betraying Big Brother, journalist and scholar Leta Hong Fincher argues that the popular, broad-based movement poses the greatest threat to Chinas authoritarian regime today.

"A provocative, sharp-edged account of Beijing's push to cajole women to marry and fix the country's sagging birth rates. A must-read for students of feminism."
-Mei Fong, author of One Child: The Story of China's Most Radical Experiment

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