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Fight Against Novel Coronavirus

Both work and private life of fellow sisters, among many others, are greatly affected by the Novel Coronavirus epidemic these days. The outbreak itself is of course worrying. Its financial impact is apparently also an issue.

We can only hope that the epidemic will soon be over. But before, and also after, that we all should  bear in mind some important health messages... Read More 

AFRO's Work

What is Happiness for Women?
 

Being single makes you happier?

Paul Dolan, Professor of Behavioural Science in Psychological and Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science, cited a study from the American Time Use Survey at the 2019 Hay Festival  Data, pointing out that traditional indicators used to measure "success" have nothing to do with "happiness," especially “marriage” and “raising children”. The study compared the happiness and pain of unmarried people, married people, divorced people, separated people, and widowed people, and found that when partners were on the side, the married people claimed that they were happier than unmarried people.  But when partners were absent, those who were married said they suffered more than those who were unmarried... Read More

AFRO's News Reading

Chinese Sex Workers in New Zealand Shunned Aid Coronavirus Fear
(SCMP, 2020.02.04)

Chinese sex workers in Mew Zealand are claiming to be Korean, Japanese, or simply “Asian” in their online advertisements as clients give them a wide berth amid fears over the Coronavirus outbreak.

One Chinese sex worker, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said she had edited her nationality from Chinese to Asian in two sex directory advertisements online... Read more


AFRO's Comments:

Health is precious. Yet patients can be too easily stigmatised and infected persons may even be seen by others as viruses themselves.

The above report reflects a fear of the epidemic and discrimination within the sex industry. The sex worker mentioned in the report is a New Zealand resident and hasn’t been back to China for years. Yet she feels she is seen as virus because of her ethnicity. 

Fear is also infectious. To fight the epidemic, we need facts, not fear. Let’s all stay alert, and keep calm.

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