The enraged pop song calls out China's domestic violence problem

This is how you explain us: banshee, shrew, whore, hooker, man-eater..."

Standing calm down on a stage, growling out her words, Chinese soloist auburn Weiwei cuts a completely fit into as she sings her most up-to-date pop hit, Xiao Juan, in a current live TV performance. She is flanked by a classify of women who do away with their sunglasses and bowl them aside, a silent need to be seen as individuals.

A moody, excoriating harangue against domestic violence, Xiao Juan has equally awestruck and inspired hundreds of thousands of Chinese women since its release.

Its lyrics rail against misogyny and victim blaming in China, referencing detail personal belongings of violence against women which tolerate dominated China's news headlines this year.

And it's a bold statement. coffee is one of a small number of mainstream musicians in China - conceivably the just one - by her music to direct the issue, which is at rest measured a ban subject for many.

'Know my name... and summon up it'

The title of Tan's new CD "3811" refers to her age, as healthy as the 11 songs on the book which recount the stories of real-life Chinese women, from a taxi-driving lone nurse to a 12-year-old schoolgirl absolutely drumming puberty, and uniform Tan's individual aunt, who facility as a means of transportation permit operator.

Chinese music critic Postman - a alias - tells the BBC the tape is noticeable not merely for the reason that of the brawny feminist thread throughout, but too for the reason that it gives a cluster of seemingly everyday women a gist of importance.


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