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  • A woman wearing a facemask as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19 is seen using a smartphone while walking in Wangfujing Commercial Street, China, 28 August 2021 (Photo: Sheldon Cooper/ SOPA Images via Reuters).

    In China, online discourse surrounding a tragic news story ignited a heated debate about gender relations, revealing deep-seated tensions between feminists and anti-feminists. Anti-feminist rhetoric, often intertwined with patriotic sentiment, opposes state-backed institutions on gender issues. While the state nominally supports women's rights, its efforts often fall short, focusing on formal policy rather than grassroots sentiment. Feminists are increasingly also using patriotic rhetoric to compete with anti-feminists and to gain support from institutions caught in the middle.

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