Activists slam China's most watched program for sexist jokes

February 25, 2015 11:54 AM

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China's annual Lunar New Year variety show, which mocked unmarried women and suggested female officials provide sexual favors to get promoted, has led to online outrage and some state media to urge more attention to discrimination against women.

Sexism at the gala is nothing new. But following last week's program, women's rights activists sent an open letter to broadcasting regulators demanding that reruns of the show be suspended, that the director and state broadcaster China Central Television apologize for it, and that regulators put an ...

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