Ms. Magazine: China’s “Leftover” Women

Photo from flickr user doioutsidethebox under Creative Commons 2.0

Photo from flickr user doioutsidethebox under Creative Commons 2.0

Last week, 26-year-old newlywed college graduate Li Fang (a pseudonym) explained to me over dinner why she had been in such a rush to marry: 

If I hadn’t gotten married now, I would still have to date for at least one or two years. Then I would already have passed the best child-bearing age and I would be a leftover woman.