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China wants to end feminization of adolescent boys

The Chinese Ministry of Education believes the country's most popular male models should be manly, athletic figures. They called on schools to adapt their physical education and recruit retired athletes as teachers in a “proposal to prevent the feminization of adolescent males”.

Published: February 5, 2021, 9:19 am

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    The Ministry wants to “vigorously develop” certain sports in order to “cultivate the masculinity of students” the BBC reported. Already in May last year, a delegate from China’s main advisory body, Si Zefu, said Chinese male youths were “weak and timid with low self-esteem”.

    Si Zefu denounced the creeping “feminization” among young Chinese men because it “would inevitably endanger the survival and development of the Chinese nation” if not “effectively managed”. President Xi has previously expressed hope that the country would become a “world football superpower” by 2050.

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