Today, I present my favorite Danwei TV show: Sexy Beijing . The episodes are presented by sexy Su Fei who muses about love, customs, culture and street life in China's capital. On her way to find the truth she interviews young and old Beijinger in perfect Mandarin (English subtitles).
The newest episode is already the 9th clip of that great program. This time it is about 'March 8', or 'san ba'(3/8), the International Women's Day. This day is a holiday that is traditionally celebrated with much official support in China. Su Fei wants to find out whether 'san ba' is also a rather insulting way to refer to a woman and why the country that wants women to hold up half the sky uses this date to put them down.
Cosmopolitan magazine plays a role in this episode; for more on women in Chinese magazines, see this Danwei post: Images of women in Chinese magazines.
All Danwei TV programs are also archived at Danwei.tv. Here you find the comments to the program as well as on youtube.
My other favorite Sexy Beijing episodes:
Lost in Translation
Looking for Double Happiness
Weddings Gone Wild