Prominent feminist and independent journalist Sophia Huang Xueqin was detained in Guangzhou, China, on October 17. Huang is a leading figure in China’s #MeToo movement. Herself a survivor of sexual harassment in the workplace, Huang conducted a survey of female journalists that revealed widespread sexual harassment in the industry. She also helped other women in China to share their own #MeToo stories online. She recently visited Hong Kong and wrote an essay about the protests there, which is another possible reason for her detention. She is accused of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” a vague crime often used against activists in China that could mean up to five years in prison. Support from the international community is likely to improve her treatment while in detention, and may even help to secure her release. It’s also a way to show solidarity with the Chinese feminist community during a very difficult time.
Stop by anytime between 5-9pm to write your own postcard and enjoy some free snacks. Postcards, pens, and stamps will be provided. All we need is you!
NYT — https://www.nytimes.com/2019/