Minnie Ming Li is a sociologist with research interests in medical sociology, social networks and identity, and gender and sexuality. She received her PhD in 2017 from the Department of Sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has been a Lecturer at the Education University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the University of Hong Kong since 2017, where she has taught courses on Chinese society, culture and identity, self and society, gender and sexuality, and sociological research methods.
This essay analyses the politics of the Hong Kong protest movement and the displacement of feminism within it. It highlights the emergence of an internal rift between ‘Left in form, Right in essence’ (形左實右) feminists and ‘Leftard’ (左膠) feminists (those who refuse to move to the Right), which, along with the suppression of dissent within the protest movement, ultimately led to the collapse of Hong Kong feminism.