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Completely Blindsided by this report.

Posted by AdventVoice - April 16th, 2018


Abby Gege‏ @AbbyGege_China 14h14 hours ago
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Chinese colour and ink on paper. "SOUTH WIND" by Feng yuan Baimajing fishing port in Danzhou of China's southern island province of Hainan is entirely run by women. Abby Gege - make Chinese art collection simple and affordable.

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Her art is really cool, that is why I was interested.

The news that the entire port is run by women, just made me ponder as to where have all the Men gone?

Where they picked up by aliens?

I mean how doea an entire male population just disappear? Maybe I don't have enough information...No MEN anywhere?


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Well, it's a port town and in those days, the men will have gone off trading etc. It would have been an affair lasting several months.

Reminds me of various Old Testament references to trading when loose women say 'oh,my husband is away, he won't be back till the next full moon'...

Hey thanks for that reference. That is an awesome way to look at it. They are doing some real fishing then, not like here in America where we catch a few bass on a line and think we have done some work. One fishing expedition lasting months? I have never experienced it but I would like to.

And something like this will likely carry on up to today, even if the men don't necessarily work in shipping anymore. Tradition can be a hard thing to break.

Traditions like that should not be broken, not ones that teach good character.

Before steam power was introduced to ships, sailing was a long affair, perilous even. I mean, it's perilous now; it'd have been more so with being completely at the mercy of the weather. Chinese junks (ships) would have had galleys but even those would have been hard to operate, and even harder if they were attacked.

So yeah, something like that could have taken months, and for longer routes, even years. We often take it for granted that fishing and trading via the seas was far more extremely perilous then than it is now. Those days would have been the inspiration for the hymn that ends each verse with something like "O hear us when we cry to Thee / For those in peril on the sea."

You are just full of history reports today aren't you.
I am taking all these notes so I can share with my friends that were asking the same questions. Now they will have a good answer too.
Just full of history today...I bet it is cold up there too. I would not have wanted that water to touch me, but If I want to eat, cast my net away into the deep blue China sea. Can you imagine pulling those nets back up without Steam power? Those where the days.

Eh, I'm only glad you're sharing it. My fiancé and I love history, and as is the function of every truth seeker, we try to see what is true of every narrative etc. I've already had to overcome lies marketed as "history" in my school books, so it is close to my heart that you're sharing this little find with your friends. It doesn't mean that little tidbit is free from error, I'll gladly stand corrected if the reasons for that town being women-only are different from what I speculate they are.

I like that reasoning because it is based on a real history we know about the culture. I will look into present day research and compare it with what you suggested and I bet you the real reason is the same as the past reasons. Men are up country selling what the women have gathered and there is a whole fish market that keeps to standard customs from an age old past that unless we dig into history, we never would have known, or would have thought is still a process today.