But the gender imbalance in China is one of too many men. There are an estimated 20 million more men under 30 than women under 30. So why the pressure on women to marry — specifically, educated, urban women? Huang Yingying says it has something to do with men wanting to marry down.
“There is an opinion that A quality guys will find B quality women, B quality guys will find C quality women, and C quality men will find D quality women,” Huang says. “The people left are A quality women and D quality men. So if you are a leftover woman, you are A quality.”
But it’s the “A” quality women the government most wants to procreate, to improve the ‘quality’ of the population, according to Leta Hong-Fincher.
“The people left are A quality women and D quality men. So if you are a leftover woman, you are A quality”
Hmmm….so says the woman the focus of the piece is on. Well of course, she’s going to think that about herself. So in her view, Chinese demographics can be reduced to the fact that in her opinion women who are married are somehow less than her (B to D grade) and the women that are left are “A” quality with loser (D quality) guys? Ah, I see. How obvious.