“EVERYONE knows about her inferior character. She’s lazy and likes comfort, her private life is chaotic, her neighbors say that she committed adultery while in China.’’ This is how the Chinese government responds to allegations brought forth by Uyghur women. Foreign ministry spokesman Wang Webin discounted the “lies and rumors” of a survivor’s testimony by claiming that she had syphilis. Chinese foreign officials deploy sexist tropes to attack the character of women who have, at personal risk, shared testimony of experiencing rape and forced sterilization at the hands of the Chinese government.

Reporting from Chinese State Media reports insists that…

Jonah Kaye

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