A Boy Band Made Up of 5 Girls Is Challenging Gender Roles in China


Acrush, a boy band rising in popularity in China, just teased its first single and music video. But the band, made up of five girls with an androgynous sense of style, is generating even more buzz than its music as it redefines the term “boy band,” and challenges conservative Chinese gender norms in the process.

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A Boy Band Made of Girls Is Changing Gender Norms in China

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