Challenging Gender Roles in China, an All-Girl Boy Band

The boy band Acrush is made up of five members—all of whom are girls. They’ve already accrued a substantial following (even before releasing any music) of primarily young female fans who call the band members “husbands.” While Acrush is challenging conservative Chinese beliefs and concepts surrounding gender, the band’s manager Wang Tianhai says, it’s neither political nor gimmicky, “They just enjoy the male appearance, the carefree style and want to sing like men. They want to express a positive and sunny image, to show that girls can be a boy band too.” Read more at The Guardian.