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Are 'leftover women' a unique Chinese phenomenon?

( bbs.chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2015-02-16 08:35

Editor's note: If a woman in China is over 30 and unmarried she will face great societal pressure. Labeled 'leftover women', they are fearful of family gatherings especially during Spring Festival. Do other countries have a similar concept or are they under social pressures? You're welcome to leave your comments.

Catherine (China)

I am a 'leftover woman'. I am 41–year-old, well-educated and civilized, work hard and study hard. However, I am still a single and feel pressure brought on by the circumstances.

Are 'leftover women' a unique Chinese phenomenon?

Single women dressed in wedding gowns walk at the Wanda Square before Singles' Day in Chongqing, China, on November 9, 2014. [Photo/IC] 

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