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She Mocked Men’s Bluster. Then Came the Complaints.


HONG KONG — Yang Li, a comedian, tells jokes about men and their egos.She is hardly the first in the stand-up world to mine such a rich source of material. But Ms. Yang is a comedian in China, where homes and offices still hold fast to traditional gender roles and where a nascent #MeToo movement has been met with considerable political and social opposition.One of her lines in particular has set off fierce online debate: “How can he look so average and still have so much confidence?” A lot of men didn’t find it funny. And that, said …

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