17 July 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen, Cosmo Jarvis


Good Chinese women are conditioned to behave in a soft, meek manner, and they bring this behaviour to bed. As a result, their husbands say that they have no sex appeal, and the women submit to oppression, convinced the fault is their own. They must bear the pain of menstruation and childbirth, and work like men to keep the family when their husbands don't earn enough. The men pin pictures of beautiful women above the bed to arouse themselves, while their wives blame themselves for their care-worn bodies.
In the video Cosmo Jarvis performing Love This. In the photo Pio Marmai hotographed by ClĂ©ment Cochet. Photo caption from The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices by Xinran. Title by Mascotes.

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