Equal opportunities head's comments draws ire from women
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Women hold candles during a vigil to mark International Women's Day in Hong Kong on March 8, 2017. (Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP)
Women's rights groups are demanding the resignation of Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission chairman following a speech where he stereotyped the role of women.
The role played by women in the family, doing house hold chores, for example, could not be replaced by men, said Alfred Chan Cheung-ming during an International Women's Day speech at the Women's Foundation on March 8.
Chan also said daughters are more attentive and better at taking care of elderly relatives. He then took himself as an example and said his wife takes care of his parents and he would ask his daughter to take care of him when he grows old rather than asking his son since men must work.
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