China: excess of men no reason to tolerate gays

Beijing is stamping down on the gays (gay males, in particular) again.

Ignoring the injustice and stupidity of homophobia for a moment – I don’t get the sense of this sort of thing from the regime’s point of view. As a result of the one-child policy, China has more young men than young women. Even if the government could magically make gay men straight, what would that achieve? Even more men competing for the smaller number of available women? Okay, in their circumstances it would make some kind of cruel sense if they were discouraging lesbianism – but don’t male gays actually help the demographic problem they’ve created?

How many angry, lonely, disaffected men does Beijing want to deal with? What’s it planning on doing with them?

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5 responses to “China: excess of men no reason to tolerate gays

  1. “How many angry, lonely, disaffected men does Beijing want to deal with? What’s it planning on doing with them?”

    Beijing might pay for them to go study high-pressure maths courses at places ike Monash Uni and Virginia Tech. With sniper rifles. Why not?

  2. “Lynne Kosky”?

    No pretending to be real people, thanks. Pick a different pseudonym.

  3. I suspect irony is not a concept most Chinese understand.

  4. “How many angry, lonely, disaffected men does Beijing want to deal with? What’s it planning on doing with them?”

    That’s what wars are for…

  5. That’s a cheery thought.

    Chinda – of course, Chinese people are as aware of irony as anyone else. But I’d agree it’s certainly not a sentiment the all-pervasive central regime in Beijing encourages.

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