“Exoticized Stereotypes of Uyghur Women Are Nothing New”


A Uyghur researcher details government policies aimed at Uyghur women: For decades, authorities have encouraged, coerced, or forced Uyghur women to marry Han men. Reports of authorities forcibly sterilizing Uyghur women dovetail with the idea that Uyghurs have been given too much reproductive freedom in recent years. Young Uyghur women are frequently used as cheap or free labor throughout China.