Actors portray the so-called masculine temperament onstage during the play “The Penis Monologues” in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, May 18, 2019. Courtesy of White Ribbon’s Hangzhou branch

How ‘The Penis Monologues’ Challenges China’s Toxic Masculinity

The all-male cast of the subversive play speaks to Sixth Tone about igniting frank conversations about sex and manhood in a deeply patriarchal country.

A volunteer applies makeup on one of the actors before the play “The Penis Monologues” in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, May 18, 2019. Courtesy of White Ribbon’s Hangzhou branch
Two actors portray the story “Gender Queer” during the play “The Penis Monologues” in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, May 18, 2019. Fan Yiying/Sixth Tone

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