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Leta Hong Fincher

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Leta Hong Fincher is a journalist and scholar who has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, Dissent Magazine, Ms. Magazine, BBC, and CNN. She is the recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award for her reporting on China. Named by the Telegraph as an "awesome woman to follow" on social media, she lives in New York. Follow her on Twitter @letahong.

Betraying Big Brother named one of the best books of 2018 by Vanity Fair, Newsweek, Foreign Policy Interrupted, Bitch Media and Autostraddle. In 2020, New York Public Library named Betraying Big Brother one of its "essential reads on feminism".
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“Pretty girls don’t need a lot of education to marry into a rich and powerful family, but girls with an average or ugly appearance will find it difficult. These kinds of girls hope to further their education in order to increase their competitiveness. The tragedy is, they don’t realize that as women age, they are worth less and less, so by the time they get their M.A. or Ph.D., they are already old, like yellowed pearls."

- Xinhua News Agency, 2011. Reposted on All-China Women's Federation website days after International Women's Day.”
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“Li Fang is relieved that she found a husband just in the nick of time. The parents of the university graduate and former human resources manager in Beijing feared that their only daughter was getting old and might never be able to marry. Li worried that she would pass the 'best child-bearing age' and might no longer be able to give birth. She is 26."

-Leta Hong Fincher, "Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China”
Leta Hong Fincher, Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China

“For Wang Man the most painful part of her experience was being absconded by her friends. Those within her closest circle, whom she mostly knew from development work, and not the feminist community, didn't consider themselves feminists and thought her actions too radical [passing out stickers]. Although they said the government was wrong to detain her, they also believed she bore some responsibility.”
Leta Hong Fincher, Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China

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“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.”
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“Pretty girls don’t need a lot of education to marry into a rich and powerful family, but girls with an average or ugly appearance will find it difficult. These kinds of girls hope to further their education in order to increase their competitiveness. The tragedy is, they don’t realize that as women age, they are worth less and less, so by the time they get their M.A. or Ph.D., they are already old, like yellowed pearls."

- Xinhua News Agency, 2011. Reposted on All-China Women's Federation website days after International Women's Day.”
Leta Hong Fincher

“Li Fang is relieved that she found a husband just in the nick of time. The parents of the university graduate and former human resources manager in Beijing feared that their only daughter was getting old and might never be able to marry. Li worried that she would pass the 'best child-bearing age' and might no longer be able to give birth. She is 26."

-Leta Hong Fincher, "Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China”
Leta Hong Fincher, Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China

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