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3 Men in Wuhan Crawl in Leashes to Promote Women’s Equality

Kang Yi licks the shoe of a woman, while wearing a chain link collar and leash, in a performance art in Wuhan promoting respect for women.

Three men in metal chain collars and leaches crawling on the ground like dogs, led by a woman, in a performance art piece promoting women's equality.

From NetEase:

3 men crawling on the ground in chain leashes led by a woman, claim to be promoting respect for women

February 8th, on Guanggu Road in Wuhan, a woman leads three men in chain leashes crawling on the ground. Amongst them is a man crawling prostrate on the ground, licking the shoe on the woman’s foot. The organizer claims this performance art is to show opposition against a male society, and call for equality between men and women.

[Above] 25-year-old Kang Yi (center) majored in oil painting in college. In 2005, he threw himself into creating contemporary art, and in recent years has been exhibiting throughout the country various thematic performance art. Amongst them includes exchanging slaps with someone who was suffers paralysis of the face and kneeling on the ground thanking sanitation workers. This time is him and his team’s first time coming to Wuhan.

Three men in metal chain collars and leaches crawling on the ground like dogs, led by a woman, in a performance art piece promoting women's equality.

February 8th, Wuhan on Guangu Road, a woman leads three men crawling on the ground in metal chains. According to reports, these 4 people are all young artists studying fine arts, and got their inspiration for this performance from the Li Yang wife-beating incident, their goal being to promote “respect for females”.

Kang Yi licks the shoe of a woman, while wearing a chain link collar and leash, in a performance art in Wuhan promoting respect for women.

Kang Yi explained, that females as the vulnerable group often are the victims of domestic violence, sexism, and other undesirable phenomenon. This one work of theirs is mainly to slam the thinking of men being superior to women, and call for the safeguarding of females’ legal rights and interests. When this reporter inquired whether using this method was too extreme, Kang Yi replied honestly: “Art is always exaggerated, and only in this way can it attract eyeballs”. Photo is of Kang Yi licking the woman’s shoe.

Kang Yi and cohorts in Wuhan for a performance art involving three men being led around in metal chain leashes by a woman.

Kang Yi and his people’s “performance” stopped many passersby to watch. Many older interviewees uniformly expressed that they didn’t understand what they saw. One old man directly expressed his disgust, saying “simply sensationalism, too disgusting”.

Comments from NetEase:

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不不惊心 [网易加拿大手机网友]:

So putting a dog leash on men is respecting females?

网易甘肃省庆阳市手机网友:

Our countrymen’s understanding of respect is frequently to step on others, rather than raising oneself up.

blhcgq [网易陕西省西安市网友]:

I’m a man, I too want equality, but for decades my wages have been controlled by my wife, and my coworkers are the same, so women’s position in this society is not the least low! [This is] bullshit, and sick.

网易香港手机网友:

When you want society to respect females, have you respected males?

网易安徽省阜阳市手机网友:

This world is too crazy. Yes, we should respect females, but look at the things women have done, how do you expect people to respect them?

tgy1966 [网易安徽省宿州市网友]:

So this is equality? Bullshit! If you have the skill, it’d be better to go to a factory or a rural village to find some material to sketch. If this can produce an artist, then the whole population of China are artists.

实话直说 [网易福建省泉州市网友]:

Don’t care what kind of art it is, it should not be so filthy, stupid, and vulgar! Leashing people like animals, using a tongue to do such a vulgar performance!

网易重庆市手机网友:

Truly fucking sick. I never leave comments on these things, but today I want to say something, those guys, are SBs.
Respect should be mutual. Licking shoes, I really don’t understand what these crazy people are still wandering outside.

苹果兎 [网易河南省焦作市网友]:

If you want to play S&M in public, just say!

yanpingshuang [网易福建省莆田市网友]:

Young people are too ignorant, too naive, truly crazy.

What do you think?

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