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How 'sissy men' became the latest front in China’s campaign against big tech

By Shuaishuai Wang, Lecturer of New Media and Digital Culture, University of Amsterdam
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The Chinese government has recently taken action against what it calls “sissy men” – males, often celebrities, deemed too effeminate.

On Sept. 2,2021, government regulators banned their appearance on both television and video streaming sites. Using the Chinese derogatory slur “niang pao” – literally, “girlie guns” – Chinese cultural authorities explained…

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