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Have you ever stood at a bus shelter and longed to take the weight off your feet, to be presented with only the unpleasant prospect of some metal contraption to lean on? If you’ve wondered how anyone could possibly get comfortable using it, then the answer is simple — they’re not supposed to. In a new wave of design, dubbed hostile architecture, aesthetics are not the only motivating factor when making choices about the form and fabric of particular constructions.
In early July, Nanchang, Jiangxi province, announced the expansion of its maternity insurance to female university students, to whom it will provide a subsidy of 2,000 yuan ($324). The news provoked controversy online. Do you support the policy?