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What Does It Mean To Be a Leftover Woman


Every woman may not get married. What shall we call her?

The Chinese have an expression for women like me. They're called "Leftover Women". Leftover women are still single past, well, whatever age it is people think they should be married. The assumption, of course, is that no man wants these women; they are the ones left after all the desirable women are taken. It seems not to have occurred to users of this phrase that some (many?) of these women are right where they want to be.

Similar to what is trending in the U.S. and in other parts of the world, women in China are choosing to get married later and some not at all. Continue reading…


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