Screen capture of a video posted on Youku. On the diapers, the female students crossed out the word “inspection” to protest against mandatory pelvic exams.
In order to pass the entrance exam to enter China’s civil service, young women have to undergo a gynaecological test.
On November 26th, a dozen female students, many of them medical students, protested against this practice by wearing diapers in front of the human and social services department of Wuhan in Hubei province, in China’s central east.
The measure, put in place in 2005 by China’s Social Security and Health ministers, was supposed to help detect sexually transmitted diseases and tumours in the women. The candidates also have to provide a history of their menstrual cycle.
However, the students consider this to be a violation of their privacy, and improvised a dance to highlight this in front of the government building.