Gender Studies Programme - Media Coverage

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 The thrid person from the right is Prof. Song Jing.

Date: 2020-10-07

Title: The Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) Released Findings of the "Research on Public Attitudes towards Female Political Leadership"

On October 7, the Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) released the findings of the "Research on Public Attitudes towards Female Political Leadership", which were reported widely by local media. Commissioned by EOC, the research was conducted by the research team of the Gender Research Centre (GRC) of the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prof. Song Jing, Assistant Professor of Gender Studies Programme leads this research project and serves as the principal investigator.

The study showed that over 60% respondents, composed of the public and politicians, believed that domestic responsibility was an obstacle for female politicians. It is also highlighted that female leaders "received unwanted public attention with a focus on their body shape,  appearance and private lives. The research also provides practical suggestions to eliminate the difficulties female leaders face in participating politics and increase the representation of female politicians, such as introducing family-friendly policies, including flexible working hours and parental leave.

 

Media Coverage:

The Standard: Women making strides, but some barriers remain

The Standard: Female politicians viewed through deep-rooted stereotypes, survey finds

RTHK English News: Female politicians plagued by gender bias: study

Truth Media Hong Kong: Facebook Live Broadcast

Now新闻:调查:照顾家庭是女性成为政治领袖的最大障碍

Now新闻:【政情网上行】男女大不同?

东网:身材外表被公众品评 平机会指女政治领袖压力大 

苹果日报:平机会发现过度关注外貌成女性从政障碍 吁避免「好打得」标签应注重表现

香港商报:Facebook Live Broadcast I

香港商报:Facebook Live Broadcast II

明报:平机会倡家庭友善 推1/4日假

明报:调查:女政治领袖照顾家庭较多障碍

东方日报:逾60%受访者信男女同具领袖特质

商业电台: 天下为公仆 陈聪:论 愈抛低屋企、愈受到歌颂?

香港电台:“晨早新闻天地”节目

 

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Title: LGBT Rights in Hong Kong: the Path to Equality Revealed by Two Rulings (香港LGBT同志權益:兩宗裁決所揭示的平權路)

Prof Yiu-tung Suen of the Gender Studies Programme has been interviewed by BBC on the two recent rulings related to LGBT rights in Hong Kong recently.

Prof Suen said in most cases concerning LGBT rights, if the complaints applied for a judicial review on specific benefits and policies, they would normally have the chance to win, according to the current situation. The courts would regard that giving same-sex couples equal treatment has no harm to the heterosexual marriage system.

However, when the case touches the overall system and definition of same-sex couples in a larger scale, the probability of winning is small. Both the two recent cases show this trend.

Media: BBC News (Chinese Version)

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1. 2020/07/22

Changes of Family Life in Contemporary China 當代中國家庭生活的變|China Review 特刊

by Song Jing, Ji Yingchun

Media : WeChat Public Account: Lady Muse 繆斯夫人

宋婧 計迎春 

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/CbxIVgGiDfEWzE0MtcjcgQ

 

2. 2020/07/12 
How do young couple living together divide housework? Do they seek for more gender equality? 

by Song Jing, Lai Weiwen

青年同居情侶如何分配家務?他們會更追求性別平等嗎

Media: Zhishifenzi.com (知識份子)

http://zhishifenzi.com/depth/humanity/9542.html

 

3. 2018/04/30

Sociology Academics speak | Jing Song: Female officials in the Villagers' Committee during Industrialization and Urbanization Process

社會學人說 | 宋婧:工業化與城市化進程中的村委會女幹部

Media: The Paper.cn (澎湃新聞)

https://m.thepaper.cn/quickApp_jump.jsp?contid=2095129

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Date: 2020-06-26

Title: Curiouser and Curiouser (敏感時刻)

Prof. Ivy Wong was interviewed by the RTHK programme "Curiouser and Curiouser (敏感時刻)" on transgender issues. The interview starts at around 32:30 of the programme.

Media: RTHK 

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Photo: Shutterstock

Date: 2020-06-16

Title: 'Ensure workplace protection for LGBT people in HK'

 

Prof Yiu-tung Suen of the Gender Studies Programme has been interviewed on the US Supreme Court's landmark decision on 17th June 2020 which rules that LGBT workers are protected from discrimination in the workplace.  

Speaking to the Radio Television Hong Kong, Prof Suen said mandatory workplace protection would be a good place to start given there's public support for the idea and businesses are already taking steps to protect their LGBT employees.

Suen said that research shows that LGBT people in the SAR face unfriendly attitudes from bosses and colleagues and may even be denied jobs, and that this may be more common in sectors like education and healthcare, with interviewees telling him that coming out would be "career suicide". However, his research has shown that support for protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is quite high, and that earlier this year, a study he carried out showed that opposition to this kind of protection has dropped to "a historical low" of 12 percent. He told RTHK: "The government has to answer why they are not responsive to both the general public, the LGBT community as well as the business community."

 

 

Media Coverage:

RTHK

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Date: 2020-05-14

Title: Collaboration with WUN on women's mobility in Asia

Prof. SONG Jing of the Gender Studies Programme at CUHK received a grant from the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Research Development Fund (RDF) in 2018 to conduct a project titled ‘Women’s Mobility: Negotiating Work and Family Spheres in Asia’ which examines women’s mobility as a combined consequence of micro-level individual and family strategies and macro-level migration policies and trends in Asian societies. It has participation from four WUN member universities—The University of Sydney, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of York and Zhejiang University—and seven non-WUN member universities, including Fudan University and the University of Oxford. For more details, please see the report from Office of Academic Links of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 

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Date: 2020-03-05

Title: Researcher urges same-sex couples law review

Prof. Suen Yiu Tung, Assistant Professor of the Gender Studies Programme, and Founding Director of the Sexualities Research Programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong was interviewed live on RTHK's 'Hong Kong Today' Programme to talk about the recent verdict that the Housing Authority's rejection of an application for public housing by a same-sex couple was discriminatory and unlawful. And his research, concerning public attitudes toward sexual minorities, was quoted in a number of local outlets such as RTHK, Apple Daily, and Oriental Daily.

The Court of First Instance has handed down a judgment on 4 March 2020 to rule that the Hong Kong Housing Authority’s refusal to recognise same-sex marriages when assessing applications for public rental housing is unlawful and unconstitutional.

Suen Yiu-tung told RTHK on Thursday it would be a waste of public resources for the government to appeal Wednesday's judgment.

The Sexualities Research Programme of the Chinese University of Hong Kong provides some empirical evidence for understanding the social sentiment on the issue. In response to the question ‘If a same-sex couple is in a stable long-term relationship, do you agree with their right to apply for public housing as a family unit?’, 52% of the respondents said they very much agreed/ agreed in 2019, as compared to 39% back in 2016. According to the 2019 survey, only 24% said they disagreed/ very much disagreed with such a right, as compared to 33% back in 2016.

Media Coverage:

RTHK - News Programmes

RTHK - Latest News

The Standard

Apple Daily

Oriental Daily

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Photo: Chris Lau

Date: 2020-01-08

Title: Support for laws against LGBT discrimination in Hong Kong rising, Chinese University survey finds

Prof. Yiu Tung Suen of Gender Studies Programme, CUHK brought attention to the waning opposition to legal protections for Hong Kong’s sexual minorities and urge the government to reconsider bringing in protective legislation preventing discrimination against LGBT people.

Media Coverage: 

South China Morning Post   (as lead story on A1 in printed version)

RTHK

Hong Kong Free Press 

Apple Daily

Mingpao 

The Stand News

HK01 

The Initium 

The Standard 

AM730 

Radio on 8th Jan 2020

RTHK Today  

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Date: 2019-11-18

Title: 點止講女人 More than about Woman

Media: RTHK 五夜講場 - 哲學有偈傾 2019 (Talk on Philosophy)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43gH8b7ih1s

Dr. Sonia Wong and Dr. Cho Man Kit, lecturers of Gender Studies Programme of CUHK have appeared on the RTHK programme to talk about feminism.

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Date: 2019-10-31

Title:  CUHK Research Revealed Simple Intervention Would Help to Change Children's Bias to Gender Nonconformity

Prof. Ivy Wong's research on children's appraisals of gender nonconformity was reported in a press release by the Society for Research in Child Development and a press conference and press release organized by CUHK.

News clippings in the media: 

SRCD Press release  2019-10-24 New Intervention May Help Ease Young Children's Biases Against Gender-nonconforming Peers

CUHK Press release 2019-10-31CUHK Study Reveals Simple Inventio May Change Young Children's Biased Perception of Peers Breaking Gender Norms 

Child&Family Blog 2019-10 Gender Nonconforming Children, Particularly Boys, Are Less Popular With Peers

HKET TOPICK 2019-10-31中大研究揭兒童對性別非常規化朋輩存偏見 倡培育多元共融意義

On.cc 2019-10-31 4歲童已對非常規性別行為存偏見 學者倡及早教育 

SCMP 2019-11-01 Gender stereotyping can be reduced at a young age with proper intervention, study conducted on Hong Kong children finds

hk012019-11-01 中大研究:4歲童對「娘娘腔」行為存偏見 倡及早培育多元意義 

etnet 2019-11-01 歧視「娘娘腔」「與異性結伴」 4歲小童已有性別偏見 

Ming Pao 2019-11-01 研究:男生愛洋娃娃女生短髮難交友 4歲童有「非常規性別」偏見

AM730 2019-11-01 幼童歧視不跟從性別規範朋輩 中大專家︰早介入可減偏見 

HKEJ 2019-11-01 研究揭4歲童已具性別定型觀念

HKET 2019-11-01 對「娘娘腔」朋輩 或4歲已存偏見

Sing Tao Daily 2019-11-01 研究:幼童對非常規性別行為存偏見

Sky Post 2019-11-01 歧視「娘娘腔」「與異性結伴」 4歲小童已有性別偏見

 

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Date: 2019-8-7

Title:  自由女 Liberal Women

Media: RTHK  五夜講場 - 學人串社科 2019(Talk on Social Sciences)

https://podcast.rthk.hk/podcast/item.php?pid=1559&eid=139710&year=2019&lang=zh-CN

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Date: 2019-06-06

Title: Interview with Prof. Suen Yiu Tung by international press on the top appeals court ruling on spousal benefits to a married gay couple

The top appeals court in Hong Kong issued a ruling granting spousal benefits to a married gay couple on 6 June 2019 and attracted international press coverage. Dr. Suen Yiu Tung, Assistant Professor of Gender Studies Programme, CUHK was interviewed by a number of international news agency such as BBC, Bloomberg and Financial Times etc.

BBC: https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/chinese-news-48183776
Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-06/hong-kong-s-top-court-issues-landmark-ruling-for-lgbt-rights
Financial Times: https://www.ft.com/content/8e27567a-880b-11e9-a028-86cea8523dc2

 

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Date: 2019-05-30

Title: Interview with Prof. Suen Yiu Tung by RTHK on LGBT inclusion in Asia in "Backchat"

Web version: https://www.rthk.hk/radio/radio3/programme/backchat/episode/573963

Podcast version: https://podcast.rthk.hk/podcast/item.php?pid=177&eid=137623&year=2019&list=1&lang=en-US

Media: RTHK Radio 3  - Backchat

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Date: 2019-05-24

Title: Interview with Prof. Suen Yiu Tung by RTHK on passing of same-sex marraige in Taiwan in "Headlines" passing of same-sex marraige in Taiwan in "Headlines"

Media: RTHK - Headlines

 

 

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Date: 2019-03-11

Project: Women’s Mobility: Negotiating Work and Family Spheres in Asia 

Academic Lead: Prof. Song Jing

Organization: Worldwide Universities Network

 

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Date: 2019-01-19

Title: Interview with Prof. Suen Yiu Tung by Now Report on same-sex marriage

Media: Now Report

Date: 2019-01-07

Title: Interview with Prof. Suen Yiu Tung by RTHK on 'sexual orientation info needed in next census"

Media: RTHK Newswrap

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Date: 2018-09-07

Title: Interview with Prof. Suen Yiu Tung by RTHK on India's historic gay-rights ruling gives people 'hope'

 Media: RTHK Hong Kong Today

 

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Date: 2018/07/05

Title:  Interview with Prof. Suen Yiu Tung by RTHK on same-sex couples win right to spousal visas in Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong

Media: RTHK Radio 1

 

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Date: 2018/5/4

Title: Beyond the Binary: Gender Studies Programme

Author: Christine N.

Media: CUHK UPDates

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Date: 2017/11/26

Title: City Forum: Whether a Gender Recognition System should be Established? 

Speaker: Prof. Suen Yiu Tung, Assistant Professor, Gender Studies Programme.

Media: RTHK

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Date : 2017/11/12

Title : Hong Kong has the 2022 Gay Games. Life for China’s LGBTI people may improve at last

Author : Prof. Suen Yiu Tung

Media : Theguardian

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Title : Sex talk: gender expert on why Hongkongers are getting fewer intimate moments

Author : Rachel Blundy

Media : South China Morning Post

 Doc3-s Date : 2017/2/14

Title: 在這個戀愛至上的時代,她為甚麼厭倦戀愛?

Interviewee: Dr. Cho Man Kit, Joseph

Media: Initium Media

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Date : 2017/2/12

Title: 重回「野戰」 現場拍攝 探究 為何做愛, 不回家(P1) (P2) (P3) (P4)

Interviewee : Dr. Cho Man Kit

Media: Ming Pao

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Date: 2016/12/28

Title: It pays to promote equality for LGBTI groups

Author: Prof. Suen Yiu Tung

Media:China Daily Asia

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Date: 2016/09/26

Title: The way Hong Kong tackles issue of rights for same-sex couples will test its claim to be Asia's World City

Author: Prof. Suen Yiu Tung

Media: South China Morning Post

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Date: 2016/08/24

Title: Sexual Orientation and Politics in Hong Kong

Media: Various

Interviewee: Prof Suen Yiu Tung

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Hong Kong Commercial Daily

The Standard

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Date: 2016/01/28

Title: Cruel and Unusual

Media: SCMP

Interviewee: Dr Cho Man Kit Joseph

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Date: 2015/05/14

Title: 性,別歧視

Media: Ming Pao

Interviewee: Dr Cho Man Kit Joseph

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Date: 2015/05/14

Title: 性傾向歧視條例立法爭議

Media: Ming Pao

Interviewee: Dr Cho Man Kit Joseph

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Date: 2013/04/02

Title: 性別再教育

Media: Ming Pao

Interviewee: Prof Choi Po King 

 

 

Women’s Mobility: Negotiating Work and Family Spheres in Asia

  1. 当代中国家庭生活的变迁|China Review 特刊 

    2020/07/22宋婧 计迎春缪斯夫人 

     

    https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/CbxIVgGiDfEWzE0MtcjcgQ 

     
  2. 青年同居情侣如何分配家务?他们会更追求性别平等吗? 

    2020/07/12 (知识分子) 


    http://zhishifenzi.com/depth/humanity/9542.html
     

     
  3. 社会学人说 | 宋婧:工业化与城市化进程中的村委会女干部  

    2018-4-30 (澎湃新闻) 

    https://m.thepaper.cn/quickApp_jump.jsp?contid=2095129