Chinese authorities have shut down an institute that thought women to be obedient and subordinate to men. The education bureau said the institute, which claimed it taught "traditional virtues", had violated socialist core values.

 

An online video showed lecturers speaking out against gender equality, while other advice to women included not fighting back when being beaten. The video posted by Video Pear shows teachers at the Fushun School of Traditional Culture telling women they should not attempt to have a career but "just stay at the bottom level". It urges women to obey their fathers, husbands, sons, never arguing when scolded and no divorcing. The teachers also warned that if a woman had sex with more than three men, the semen becomes poisonous and might kill her. "Whatever your husband asks, your reply should be: 'Yes. Right away'" one lecturer tells his students. It also showed women doing domestic housework such as cleaning the floor and cleaning toilets using bare hands.

 

China has seen a rise in similar institutes in recent years. According to the Global Times newspaper, several employees of the institute protested against its closure, telling the paper the controversial video was a misrepresentation of their work to promote traditional culture. A post on the Weibo account of the local education bureau in Fushun said "the institute's teachings went against social morality and must be closed immediately". Authorities has also urged for a wider check to find similar institutes. "We must stop any phenomenon that violates the socialist core value," the statement says.

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