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In China, highly educated women are mocked as a sexless “third gender” - Quartz

In China highly educated women are mocked as a sexless third gender Quartz


In China, they say that there are three genders: male, female, and female PhD. “It’s a joke that means we’re asexual and not feminine enough,” says Deng, a 27-year-old sociology PhD candidate from China’s southern province of Hunan, sitting at a small metal table outside the main library at Hong Kong University.

Deng, who asked only to be identified by her surname, is one of over 100,000 Chinese women who have been branded as the country’s next generation of spinsters. According to their many critics, they are aloof, unattractive, self-important careerists who, according to some Chinese academics and officials, even threaten the country’s very social fabric by putting education before family.

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Wow, that's sad.  That's the kind of person we should be encouraging to immigrate.

Yes, can you imagine how much our economy would grow if an additional 100,000 highly educated women moved to the United States?

Forget airhead foreign dating in Russia or wherever.  Let's start

How many new universities could be created with 100,000 additional PhDs? Hundreds, right?

Easily.  Take some fracked out land in North Dakota, pair Phd's with some now out of work oil men along with some out of work Phds / developers from elsewhere, create new universities and research labs.  Then focus on robotic factories, androids, etc.  Build, think, invent.  Profit.  Build New-Florida bubble cities in the hinterlands.  Rinse, repeat all over the world.

I like the idea of adding hundreds of universities and research labs to the United States, too.