As many Western countries advocate for transgenderism and LGBT issues, China is moving in the polar opposite direction, doubling down on their intention to “re-masculinize” the nation’s male population.
The Communist Chinese government’s Education Ministry has issued a statement that aggressively inferred the males of the China have become too “feminine.”
The message has been met with mixed reviews with those wishing for China to join the globalist culture criticizing the statement as sexist, while those who support the Communist regime saying China’s feminized male celebrities are partly to blame.
Last week, China’s Education Ministry issued a notice that was direct and to the point, titled, “The Proposal to Prevent the Feminization of Male Adolescents.”
In an attempt to tackle what a top Chinese official called "the feminization of male youths," the country's Education Ministry plans to emphasize the “spirit of yang,” or male attributes, by beefing up gym classes. https://t.co/KHyaz81FC9
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The notice – which in China is more akin to a mandate or a directive, called on schools to “fully reform their offerings on physical education and strengthen their recruitment of teachers.”
The directive suggested that local school authorities recruit retired athletes and people with sports backgrounds. It also suggested the “vigorous development” of specific sports like football and other full-contact athletics with a view toward “cultivating students’ masculinity.”
China’s Communist government has signaled its with the nation’s popular culture recently, noting that the country’s most popular male role models are no longer strong figures like “army heroes.”
Last Spring, Si Zefu, a delegate to China’s top advisory body, said that many of China’s adolescent males had become “weak, timid, and self-abasing.”
#China's #education ministry has proposed emphasising the “spirit of yang,” or male attributes, by hiring more male sports instructors and redesigning #physicaleducation classes in elementary and secondary schools — via @nytimes https://t.co/b2QZCACPKf
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Si suggested there was a trend among young Chinese males towards “feminization,” a trend he said, “would inevitably endanger the survival and development of the Chinese nation” unless it was “effectively managed.”
China’s move toward the remasculinization of its young males comes at a time with the Biden administration has completely embraced the “sexual identity diversity movement.”
The juxtaposition between the cultural directions of the two countries where male masculinity is concerned sets the stage for critical issues should it ever come to a land war between the United States and China.