The #1 Weibo search term on the evening of May 19th was “A girl’s best dowry is her virginity”
The topic is trending due to a netizen posting images from a lecture in a local university that was about “Female Virtues”. The images contained the following statements:
“Women wearing revealing clothes means it’s easy for them to lose their virginity”
“A girl’s best dowry is her virginity”
The statements were met with negative reaction and here are the top comments from a popular Weibo post about it:
[+9374] Women’s virginity is dowry, then a man’s betrothal gift is to be a virgin
[+7251] Not much I want to say, except that I want to smash the person’s head
[+4774] I’m not saying virginity must be left for husband, but girls must really know how to protect themselves. Self-love is the main point
[+2033] First ask yourself, are you a virgin? // replying to @username: I definitely will not marry those who aren’t virgins. Buddies, like this!
– reply : [+335] Wish his wife is forever a virgin
[+1724] This is insulting to females. Why isn’t this person beaten off stage?
[+1560] It’s better for females to have a clean body and love themselves
[+1493] Judging from the comments, there are still understanding people. This means that the Chinese have yet to be thoroughly poisoned by westerner’s values. It’s comforting to know. Don’t know much about this talk but the two sentences “Women wearing revealing clothes means it’s easy for them to lose their virginity” and “A girl’s best dowry is her virginity” is completely accurate. It’s also traditional Chinese virtue.
– reply : [+4145] Yes, yes, yes, and you should cut a dick since Eunuchism is also ancient tradition.
[+1425] Sure, I won’t be accepting males who aren’t virgins
[+1420] Then, I feel that a man’s betrothal gift should be his virgin body. Even those who masturbated aren’t qualified 🙂
[+1361] Male chauvinists go fuck off first. What you want isn’t fairness and justice but to take advantage till the end