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The Shocking Story About “Sheng nu” or the “Leftover” Single Women in China

The Shocking Story About “Sheng nu” or the “Leftover” Single Women in China

The patriarchal structure of Chinese society puts pressure on single women to get married before they turn 30. As a result, four out of five women in China are already married before they are 30. Single women in their late 20s are called “sheng nu” meaning “leftover” women. The term “sheng nu”has long been used and has even entered into the Chinese dictionary as an official word.

Single women in their late 20s are called “sheng nu” meaning “leftover” women. The term “sheng nu”has long been used and has even entered into the Chinese dictionary as an official word.

Being unmarried in their twenties is a sign of a big disgrace and disrespect to their parents. It’s sad but true that there are marriage markets and expos almost everywhere in China, where parents exhibit signs with information about their daughters’ age, income, height- looking for eligible husbands. Moreover, they often do it without the approval of their daughters.

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