Year After Detentions, Chinese Feminists Mark Setbacks and Progress
Our struggle has yet to succeed, and there is still hard work ahead. I will continue to fight for my innocence and freedom, and I will keep up the pursuit of justice. My belief in feminism has become only stronger after this episode.
Li Tingting, also known as Li Maizi, is a feminist and women's rights activist who has campaigned against all sorts of gender discrimination in China for a number of years. She rose to national prominence in 2012 when she launched a 'bloody brides' campaign against domestic violence in which she and a group of other HRDs marched down a Beijing street in wedding dresses spattered in fake blood. Before her detention in 2015, she worked on the LGBTI programme at the Beijing-based NGO Yirenping