Guida Man, YCAR Faculty Associate and Associate Professor of Sociology at York University, was interviewed by the Toronto Star about the video on the Chinese “marriage market” released by the Japan-based skincare company, SK-II. The video went viral over the last week with nearly 2 million views. In her comments, Man pointed to the social and political contexts through which the stigmatization of unmarried, or sheng nu (leftover women), functions. She highlighted the role of the state in legitimizing this discourse of marriageability because of their concerns over social stability and the potential pressures unmarried women would pose for the state.
Read the full article here: http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2016/04/18/viral-video-inspires-chinas-leftover-women.html