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China's Women's Rights Movement Has Long History

Earlier this year several feminists in China were arrested just before an international day celebrating women’s equality.  They were some of the most visible activists in China and mostly tolerated by China’s authoritarian government, until now.  They were called the Feminist Five and China’s most prominent women’s rights actvists when police detained them ahead of International Women’s Day in March for "picking quarrels and provoking trouble."  The women’s arrest...

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