China’s Education Ministry has issued a notice titled – ‘Proposal to Prevent the Feminisation of Male Adolescents’ to ‘cultivate masculinity’ among male students.
This education drive introduced by China’s Education Ministry has sparked a stir with many criticising the policy as ‘sexist’.
The notice from China’s Education Ministry suggested that young Chinese men had become too ‘feminine’.
The notice – ‘Proposal to Prevent the Feminisation of Male Adolescents’ (PPFMA), called on schools to reform their offerings on physical education and strengthen their recruitment of teachers.
The notice advised recruiting retired athletes and people from sporting backgrounds to “cultivating students’ masculinity”.
The education ministry in China is planning to increase PE classes and sports in schools to boost the ‘masculinity’ of ‘effeminate’ boys.
The Chinese Government had for quite some time now has expressed concern that the Country’s popular male role models are “no longer strong, athletic figures like army heroes”.
In May last year, Si Zefu, a delegate of China’s top advisory body had stated that “many of China’s young males had become weak, timid, and self-abasing”.
He claimed that there was a trend among young Chinese males towards ‘feminisation’.
However, Chinese citizens have expressed displeasure with the latest notice of their Government with many voicing their anger, branding the Government’s message sexist.