Wife-sharing: An Idea to Help Bachelors in China
An economics professor in China has suggested that Chinese men share their wives with men who can't find their own.
This idea comes from Xie Zuoshi, a professor at the School of Economics and International Trade at Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics. Mr. Xie says China has a population imbalance between men and women. This imbalance, he adds, has left about 30 million adult men without wives.
Mr. Xie said, "If we stick to the moral idea of monogamy, we would be condemning 30 million men to a life of misery without wives and children."
His call for wife-sharing brought him lots of criticism. Tens of thousands criticized his idea in social media. They say Mr. Xie's proposal is immoral and an insult to women.
A teacher in Beijing, Yu Baoyu, says the professor is treating woman as if they are a product that a husband can share or rent. This teacher adds, "I am surprised he has the audacity," or nerve, to say such things in public.
Others said online that if Mr. Xie thinks it is such a good idea, he should share his own wife.
However, Mr. Xie is a professor of economics and is looking at the numbers. He says his idea is meant mostly for low-income families. Most of the men unable to find wives, he adds, do not make much money.
Mr. Xie says those who criticize him are missing his moral point -- that 30 million bachelors are in a difficult situation.
Many blame China's one-child policy for the imbalance in China's male-to-female ratio. Chinese officials have recently begun the process of changing China's one-child policy.
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2.population imbalance 人口失衡
When more males are born than females, there is a population imbalance.
3.condemn to 谴责；迫使...处于
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1.Mr. Xie said, "If we stick to the moral idea of monogamy, we would be condemning 30 million men to a life of misery without wives and children."
stick to 坚持；忠于
When you start a job, you must stick to it.
If you stick to the truth, you've nothing to fear.
2.A teacher in Beijing, Yu Baoyu, says the professor is treating woman as if they are a product that a husband can share or rent. This teacher adds, "I am surprised he has the audacity," or nerve, to say such things in public.
in public 当众；公开的
He is backward in giving his views in public.
Although I was boiling inside, in public I defended the new structure.
该提议是现任浙江财经大学经济与国际贸易专业的教授谢作诗所提出的 。谢教授表示，中国的男女人口比例严重失衡 。他补充说，这种失衡现象已经导致近3千万名成年男性寻不到配偶 。
他的这一共妻制理论招来了社会大众的抨击 。数万人通过社交媒体反驳他的这一观点 。他们表示，谢先生的提议是违反社会道德的，是对女性的一种侮辱 。
一位来自北京的老师于宝玉称：谢教授把女性看作是可以共享和租赁的商品 。这位老师还表示：“我对他的无稽之谈表示很震惊 。”或者说惊讶于其在公众场合发表此言论的勇气 。
然而，谢先生是一位经济学教授并且正在研究这个数据 。他表示这一提议主要是针对低收入家庭 。他补充说，大多数男性寻不到配偶的原因正是收入低 。
一直以来，为了调节中国男女比例失衡问题而施行的独生子女政策饱受争议 。最近政府官员开始提议改变独生子女的生育政策 。