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This Heartbreaking Video Shows How Chinese Women Are Pressured To Get Married

"I don't want to get married just for the sake of marriage. I won't live happily that way."

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SK-II made a video about the pressure women in China face to get married and what being a "leftover woman" means. It is a term used to identify women over 25 who are still single. These are a few of their stories:

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In Chinese, "Sheng Nu" translates to "leftover woman."


In Chinese culture, respecting your parents' wishes is one of the most important lessons children are taught. And for many parents, they met their S.O. through an arranged marriage, normalizing the concept for them.