( a script )
|Type of script:||Logosyllabary|
|Script category:||Sinitic scripts|
|Number of characters:||At least 2000|
|Writing-direction:||Top to bottom, right to left|
A script developed by women and only used by women, in a small area of the Chinese province Hunan. The language written is the local dialect, but the script is an ideographic script. It is used by women to write letters, for decoration on fans and scarves, and for diaries. It seems quite clearly to have been a reaction to male oppression.