Considering that this was the week Zhang Ziyi found her name dragged through the mud on the Bo Xilai scandal, there couldn't be a more topical subject for Sinica than the double standards that are often applied to women in China, and the way Chinese society is often structured to favor men in everything from higher education and home ownership to retirement and even expectations of marital fidelity.This week on Sinica, we're proud to have a special episode of the show discussing the state of gender equality in China. Stepping in as guest host is none other than MaryKay Magistad, correspondent in China for the Public Radio International/BBC program "The World." She is joined by sociologist Leta Hong Fincher, who's doing her PhD at Tsinghua University, Didi Kirsten Tatlow of the International Herald Tribune, and Cao Haili, managing editor of the upcoming Chinese language online version of the New York Times.Like Sinica? If you'd like to subscribe to the show automatically and have iTunes download new episodes as soon as they're released, just open iTunes and select "Subscribe to Podcast" from the "Advanced" file menu. Provide the URL http://popupchinese.com/feeds/custom/sinica when prompted. Or skip the hassle and download this show as a standalone mp3 file. Links to the other podcast downloads are all available on the individual show pages, which can be found in the Sinica archive.