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College grads use performance art to fight gender discrimination

(Xinhua)

17:05, April 25, 2012

HANGZHOU, April 25 (Xinhua) -- Refraining from having children too soon and being able to drink vast quantities of alcohol are just two of the bizarre job requirements that have prevented many female Chinese college grads from nailing down jobs.

However, some graduates in east China's Zhejiang province have been trying to tackle the problem by staging artistic public performances.

Li Shuangshuang, 23, and another dozen female college students staged a performance in mid-April at the entrance of a major recruitment hall in the city of Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang, to raise awareness of the discrimination women face in the job market.

Holding up a large piece of cardboard plastered with job requirements such as "taller than 1.65 meters," "good drinker" and "no plans to marry soon," the women invited passersby to walk through a man-shaped hole cut in the middle of the cardboard.

"We are staging a performance, would you like to participate?" Li asked the onlookers. Li and her cohorts presented each participant with a single carnation to thank them for their help.

"It is indeed harder for women in the job market and I support their cause of fighting against gender discrimination," said one male participant.

Li, a student at Zhejiang International Studies University, organized the performance in Hangzhou, as well as other performances in Hubei and Shaanxi provinces. She said more performances in other locales are in the offing as well.

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