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Title: The concept of state feminism and the case for Hong Kong
Authors: Ng, CW 
Ng, EGH
Keywords: State feminism
Hong Kong
Women's movement
Women and politics
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Ewha Womans Univ Press
Source: Asian journal of womens studies, 2002, v. 8, no. 1, p. 7-37 How to cite?
Journal: Asian Journal of Womens Studies 
Abstract: Comparative studies of and-sex-discrimination law enforcement agencies and state feminism mechanisms tend to focus on western societies, with little mention of cases in Asia. Hong Kong is one of the few Asian regions that have and-discrimination laws and a statutory Equal Opportunities Commission. This paper is an examination of Hong Kong's conditions for and level of state feminism. Through this case study, we hope to understand die extent to which western models of state feminism can be applied in Asian contexts. Our analyses indicate that while Hong Kong has half die antecedent conditions for an influential and enabling state feminist office, it is a low feminist state. In Hong Kong, where democracy is in its infancy, there arc three particular elements that pose a major challenge to feminist agendas; namely, die governing elite, the business sector and the legislature. The three mutually reinforce each other in sustaining patriarchal patterns.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/27420
ISSN: 1225-9276
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