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Mara Hvistendahl

Mara Hvistendahl is a Shanghai-based correspondent with Science magazine. She is the author of Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men, a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize.



  • China’s Singular Sexual Revolution

    China’s Singular Sexual Revolution

    THE BROTHEL DOWNSTAIRS from my Shanghai apartment, like so many similar establishments across China, masqueraded as a foot massage parlor. But only the densest or most desperate massage seeker would have mistaken it for a purveyor of the painful rubdowns prescribed ...