Is this the commercial manifestation of Chinese fears of powerful women?
Chinese tourism authorities are seeking investment to build a novel concept attraction -- the world's first "women's town," where men get punished for disobedience, an official said Thursday.
The 2.3-square-km Longshuihu village in the Shuangqiao district of Chongqing municipality, also known as "women's town," was based on the local traditional concept of "women rule and men obey," a tourism official told Reuters.
"Traditional women dominate and men have to be obedient in the areas of Sichuan province and Chongqing, and now we are using it as an idea to attract tourists and boost tourism," the official, surname Li, said by telephone.
Maybe the government officials responsible have been enjoying a bit too much their pirated copy of Seven Beauties.
I mean, imagine! Men? Obeying? Women? What an exotic notion! Oh the horror! The fear! The eroticism!