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China Says Its Boys Are Too 'Weak,' Has Plan to Fix That
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China Says Its Boys Are Too 'Weak,' Has Plan to Fix That



If you're wondering about the meaning of the "Proposal to Prevent the Feminization of Male Youths," the newest initiative from China's Education Ministry, the title pretty much explains it. 

The New York Times reports that the plan, unveiled last week with scant detail and no word on a timeline, has tasked elementary and secondary schools with giving their gym programs an overhaul. 

The goal is to build up the "spirit of yang"—in other words, boost boys' "masculinity." 

This proposal calls for schools, typically dominated by female teachers, to hire more male PE instructors, especially those who are retired athletes or otherwise come from sporting backgrounds, and to place more emphasis on so-called manly sports. 

The plan took root in May after Si Zefu, a delegate for a governmental advisory group, declared boys in his country "weak, timid, and self-abasing," making them too effeminate, per the BBC.

Si Zefu noted that the "feminization" of Chinese boys could be traced back to so many being raised by their moms or grandmas, as well as a proliferation in Chinese culture of well-groomed male celebrities with delicate features who've come to be known by the derogatory term "little fresh meats." 

Some fear that boys are now idolizing these pop stars instead of more "masculine" role models like military heroes. 

The proposal hasn't been getting rave reviews online, per the BBC and News.com.au. 

"Is feminization now a derogatory term?" one person wrote on Weibo, China's Twitter. 

Another pointed out that being "emotional, timid, or gentle" aren't traits of boys or girls, but of humans in general. 

QUESTIONS:
1) Specify Zefu's thoughts on the feminization of Chinese boys.

2) What's the intention of the "Proposal to Prevent the Feminization of Male Youths?" How are manly sports going to be taught and emphasized with this in place?

3) Explain the potential reasons for the growing feminization.

4) Do you find the said perspective on Chinese men being "effeminate and weak" sexist? Why or why not?

5) Personally speaking, do you see anything wrong with men being a bit feminine and delicate? Justify your stance. 

VOCABULARY/EXPRESSION:
take root - to begin to take hold or have effect 

 


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