But the real question is how innocent were these people? And how many of these people chose to fight knowing they would die? With the help of courageous soldiers, the Great Wall helped all of China by keeping the fighting near the wall, and away from the cities. Just imagine how much worse it could have been if the Great Wall weren 't there and the fighting took place in the cities of
There daughters were always ashamed of and resented their mothers, especially while they were young. The daughters felt this way because of the way their mothers raised them. The mothers were very hard on their daughters, and pushed them towards successful, sometimes causing their daughter to feel overwhelmed. The mothers wanted their daughters to keep their Chinese heritage and culture, but also take advantage of the opportunities they have in America. The daughters were often ashamed of their Chinese heritage, and the way that their mothers acted.
This means that each family can only have one child. Since most people think that boys are more useful than girls in that period so they rather kill baby girl instead of killing a baby boy. This has shown that people still think that boys are more important than girls. Also, although women had a chance to start learning in school, they were not allowed to study in upper schools like college and universities.
There are still “feudal-era attitudes toward the sex of unborns and the women who carry them,” (Ostrovsky). A study from Ohio State University discovered “that women who chose not to learn their child’s sex may be more open to new experiences and combine egalitarian views about the roles of men and women in society with consciousness,” (“Pink”). This article goes in depth on . Including that expecting mothers who scored high on a test of parenting perfectionism, were more likely to have known the sex of their unborn baby (“Pink”). Ostrovsky admits in her article that most women are “terrified at the thought of having a daughter”.
When Chi Li first presents the idea of volunteering and sacrificing herself, her parents protest and justify that they love all six of their daughters, despite being deprived of “the joy and honor of having a son.” (Rosenberg, 332) This phrase indicates that having a daughter is not nearly as respectable as a son in ancient Chinese society. It is also mentioned that newborn daughters are killed by wealthier families as they would eventually grow up to become a burden on their family. The lowliest types of females in society were the ones sacrificed to the serpent.
In the second except, Injustices to Chinese Women by Qiu Jin, Jin introduced us to the hardships and unfair treatments that the women have to face under the Chinese society. In the beginning of her except, Jin basically stated that it is unlucky to be born as a girl in China. Throughout her descriptions, China was a male orientated society. Her statement about how men would kill their own children, just because they were born with a female gender, shows that women in China faced their injustices since the moment they got out of their wombs. Not only that, the beauty standard in China is really cruel and painful, as women have to bind their feet, as no men want to marry women with big feet.
For many of the Chinese people living in the United States, this type of sensual entertainment was disgraceful in every way possible. Many Chinese people at that time (especially the elderly) were very closed-minded about the morality of show business; to them, anyone in modern, American showbiz was immoral. Many times Chinese people would write letters to the performers telling them that they should be ashamed of themselves, and that they should get a decent job, where they didn’t have to show off their legs. Girls in Chinese households were taught how to be married, and how take care of the house, the children, and the husband; this was their proper place for a very long time. To the Chinese, it was disgraceful for girls to even take dancing lessons.
The story of Jung Chang’s parents shows that the lack of efficient institutions, the stratification of society, and plight of the common man made China vulnerable to nationalism. Through “Wild Swans” one sees that as the Chinese people became more empowered, nationalism became more favorable. Essentially, “Wild Swans” shows how and why Mao was able to influence the Chinese through nationalism. The story of Jung Chang’s parents is the medium through which Chang describes nationalism. From the beginning of “Wild Swans”, one sees the Chinese as a down trodden group of people.
While both the poem “Barbie Doll” and prose “Girl” show this sexual discrimination, they clearly distinguish themselves in the way American women are raised in comparison to Antiguan women. American women are more commonly victimized based on aesthetics, whereas Antiguans are criticized on capabilities to run a household. It is most disturbing to see how such a large percentage of the global population can be completely marginalized. Considering so many years have passed, and that people have progressed to become more accepting of women for who they are, one would expect everyone to be treated fairly. There is no just reason to explain why women are considered to be second class to men.
Women have been treated as an evil creature in the countries of Islam; men cannot control their sexual desires at any sight of the seductresses. That is why they were required to cover every piece of skin if they were to venture out of their prison (home). They would also suffer from physical violence if they were in the streets and this happened. The women of old China were oppressed as well, however not as severely as the Islamic women were oppressed. If they were to have a child out of wedlock, they were demoted to the “outcast table”; if they had homes, they were ransacked.
It left them sick, made them unable to have anymore children and in some serious cases resulted in their deaths, and even after so much suffering many women remained pregnant. Yet, not only was it the controversial practice of abortions that Planned Parenthood was offering, but also contraceptives that ultimately eliminated a vast need for abortions as well. Their steady supplying of contraceptives and the organization’s goal to educate women about safe sex helped lower not only teen pregnancies but unwanted ones as
Since the late 1970's china under communist rule was under the "One Child Policy." This law was put in place to in hopes raise the economy and improve the living conditions for people. They wanted to curb the population and have a spurt in the economy. The Chinese government began enforcing this policy with propaganda through radio commercials and posters. Once they began to realize that propaganda was not enough to stunt the population they took larger measures. They resorted to abortions, large fines, and demolishing homes.
What China was trying to achieve with the One Child Policy was fix a problem they had caused in the first place, when, Mao Zedong, encouraged having more children to have more future workers, and discouraged the use of birth controls (Intro). The One Child Policy came into place in 1980, effected the ethnicity of Han Chinese and was definitely not one of China’s best ideas. It caused many hardships for the citizens of China. The policy was unnecessary for many of three reasons: the fertility rate was already dropping, there is a huge gender and age imbalance, as well as it is to blame for some of the youth’s social issues. From 1970 to 1979 there was a big reduction in fertility rates in China from 5.8 to 2.7, which was prior to the One
Practicing abortions are very controversial topic. According to the article “America Deserves Better”, it states abortion held center stage in a major national debate throughout the 21 century (Goldkamp 42). Some religions consider it a horrendous act. It is unacceptable in religions, no matter the reason. Society can label women who seek abortions as “sinful, selfish, dirty, irresponsible, heartless, or murderous” according to “The Bad Mother: Stigma, Abortion and Surrogacy” (Abrams 181).