And in it, you smash televisions with a baseball bat. The Frustration Venting store, located inside a mall in Shenyang, supplies televisions, cell phones and other basic appliances which women then pay to smash to smithereens. No men are allowed, and the environment has a distinctly feminine feel. There are kitchen and bedroom zones set up within the store so that, according to the owner, “women can come here to feel like they are in their own homes but without any limitations, and they can break anything here.”
On one hand, I think it would be awesome to go someplace and just let go of all your pent up frustrations. On the other hand, I’m a little worried about what life is like for women in China that they need to pay to vent their anger in quite so literal a way. Most cite concerns with job hunting make them upset. I guess given that the unemployment rate in the country is hovering around 10% – and women are most likely to be affected by job loss – that might lead to enough anger to make you want to take out a copier. That, or just a lot of viewings of Office Space.