People’s Daily Has Slideshow Of “Beautiful Scenery,” By Which It Means Women
“Look, a female!” exclaims People’s Daily.
We’ve been waiting for this. In March, we saw the Ouroboros of Chinese media, when journalists took pictures of other journalists in a slideshow for China Daily. But this year? The humor hasn’t been handed to us on a platter, so we’ve had to dig a little.
No longer. Here’s People’s Daily’s “Beautiful Scenery” slideshow.
Granted, the error is probably in translation, and it’s meant to be tongue-in-cheek. Mistranslations are still funny though.
The Australian reporter included in the slideshow is the same one we wrote about in our last post. She’s now a Chinese Internet sensation who you’ll probably hear from again.
Some people do not like it:
Re that @kemc piece: of many demeaning People’s Daily photo galleries, I think “beautiful scenery” may be the worst. Title says it all.
— tania branigan (@taniabranigan) November 13, 2012
Is People’s Daily the most unreflectively sexist major media organization in the world? Check out this slideshow: english.peopledaily.com.cn/90785/8011490.…
— Ian Johnson (@iandenisjohnson) November 13, 2012
P.S. People’s Daily, from March.