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China's disturbing wedding trend of groomsmen assaulting bridesmaids

'Naohun' custom has somehow provided an excuse for sexual assault and harassment during wedding

Oiwan Lam | Global Voices 

Teasing the bride and groom on their wedding day is part of Chinese marriage custom. However, in recent years, that custom has been twisted in an alarming way in mainland China to include groomsmen sexually assaulting bridesmaids. The trend is in the spotlight thanks to two recent cases.

The first is a viral video circulating on Chinese social media. The video shows a bridesmaid being restrained and sexually assaulted by two men in a vehicle in Xi'an city. The woman screams and struggles while the two men forcibly take off her underwear, laugh and command her to “make sex ...

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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 09:56 IST
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