Chinese #metoo Movement Escapes Government Restrictions
The sectors of the economy that have been affected by the blockchain technology are on the increase and adding insults to injury, is the #metoo movement in China.
Even though the government has made a mass ban on cryptocurrency activities, #metoo student activists have been given a voice by the technology that supports Bitcoin.
Yue Xin, a student at Beijing’s Peking University tried to disclose a sexual assault problem relating to a professor and a student which occurred about 20 years ago, prior to her enrollment. Yue is one of the many students that are motivated by the #metoo movement to fight against sexual assault on women worldwide. The details of the assault were revealed following a freedom of information appeal.
School officials tried to stop her from speaking, and now student activists trying to go against the restriction have recorded the assault incident timelessly on the unchangeable blockchain.
In an open letter, Yue explained how top officials tried to stop her from disclosing the situation and the ordeal she went through. The situation almost led to the death of her mother who attempted suicide.
Yue’s letter was circulated on China’s major messaging platforms for youngsters such as WeChat and Weibo. Later on screenshots were blocked and the messages erased.
But instead of being weakened by the government’s efforts to silence the movement, dedicated student activists made all efforts to put Yue’s memo on Ethereum’s impenetrable blockchain.
“It’s symbolic but won’t be easily adopted by the public masses. Decentralized media still has miles to go. But it gives people new hope,” Isaac Mao, who is developing a blockchain-fueled media platform to combat censorship, told reports.