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February 4, 2008

Meal for Ladies

This sign in the media work room at the “Water Cube” caught my eye when I was there the other evening for the Olympic swimming test event.

Women journalists,  it seems, can order their own ”Meal for ladies”, although they have to pay the same 15 yuan as those ordering the “general” or “Muslim” meal.

The “Meal for ladies”, I was told by one of the many helpful volunteers, contained less “and maybe some different kinds of” food than the “general meal”.

I’m going to hazard a guess that there are probably more women vegetarians in the world than men, but I never thought the sexes were quite so divided by our food preferences.

Is this a China thing? 

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