"Naohun" rites were not always intended to humiliate. They began long ago as a way to help put newlyweds—who often barely knew each other—at ease. Relatives would gently tease them in their bridal chamber, providing a form of sex ed. w/ reporting from Dali economist.com/china/2021/05/…
China wants to curb an old custom: the hazing of wedding couples
It does not fit with the government’s plan to create “civilised cities”economist.com
This map by NetEase of naohun incidents in the press suggests that Shandong and Yunnan are two hotspots—at least for the outrageous or dangerous sort that make the news. Many more cases, in particular of sexual harassment of brides and bridesmaids, may often go unreported.
May 28, 2021 · 4:02 AM UTC