I bought two classic feminist books from 70s at the Amnesty Bookstore in Newcastle, both written by female characters: the housewife, and after the Industrial Revolution, how the role of women changed.
In mainland China, economic reforms began in the 1980s, and the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone was also equivalent to the beginning of China's Industrial Revolution. The villagers of both men and women from the rural go to Shenzhen to work, in addition to factories, there are entertainment places. Shenzhen, for many Hong Kong or Asian men, is a "paradise lost". Some villages have even become "mistress villages". At that time, China was still a "third world country".That is, a "developing country", and many people were poor in material life, therefore many women went to cities to work as "sex workers";
Unexpectedly, there is a popular immigration country for Chinese people: Canada, which turned out to be the "four major gambling countries" in the world, and also has "legal brothels" , marijuana is legally used in some areas as well. If Chinese immigrated to Canada in the 1990s, what would their perceptions of gambling and prostitution be like? If they move the domestic plus Canadian concept of prostitutes to other countries and cities overseas, what will be the impact on the local area there?
2000, feminism in Hong Kong seemed very open . For example, I heard a lecture given by "Zijing", a social organization serving prostitutes. They believed that women had the freedom to become prostitutes, but on the other hand, it was very dangerous to be prostitutes. And what they often target is the police pretending to go to prostitutes for sex deal, but actually looking for evidence to arrest them It is because prostitution is illegal in Hong Kong. The NGO believes that this will affect the livelihood of prostitutes. The question is, why did the British Hong Kong government banned prostitution, and it was still banned after returning to China after 1997?
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