Posts Tagged ‘gender’

Under the Gaze

Under the Gaze

The taunt “If you come out to protest, you should expect to be groped!” is but one example of how female protesters were targeted during the Occupy Central movement last year. What’s the difference between the experiences of women in politics, and that of their male counterparts here?

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Dressing across Gender Borders

Dressing across Gender Borders

Living in a city with traditional gender norms, cross-dressing is prone to misunderstanding and controversy. For many corss-dressers, wearing the clothes of the opposite sex is a way of expressing their individuality and is not neccessarily related to sexual orientation.

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The Model Asian

The Model Asian

The sight of more than 100 topless hunks waving from the upper deck of an open-top bus in Central this summer provoked caterwauls, admiration, criticism and envy. Most of the models hired by American fashion retailer Abercrombie and Fitch to promote the opening of their Hong Kong store, were recruited from overseas. But there were a few locals as well and they reported a much more muted response from customers. What does the whole episode tell us about how the East Asian male body is perceived in Hong Kong?

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Transsexual Marriage

Transsexual Marriage

A landmark case involving W, a transsexual woman who wants to get married in Hong Kong is expected to be heard at the Court of Final Appeal next year. Now, W’s story is being dramatised in a musical called “Dream of the Mermaid”. Varsity meets members of the production and looks at some of the struggles faced by transsexuals in Hong Kong.

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