In early 20th century China, women were forced into marriage known as arranged marriages. In China, women are not equal to men due to their patriarchal society. Often arranged marriages in China had a negative effect on women. Amy Tan portrays how women were mistreated in marriages in her book, The Joy Luck Club. In the chapter, “ The Red Candle” Lindo Jong was forced into an arranged marriage at a very young age and was treated horribly.
In the 1960’s, China was overrun by the idea that everybody must be equal, and those who are superior should be punished for their “wrongdoings”. Ji-li Jiang grew up in this unfortunate era, and her novel, Red Scarf Girl, describes the struggles that people in China faced every day of their lives during the Cultural Revolution. This unfair treatment of upper and middle class citizens is depicted by the author’s own memories of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Ji-li Jiang recounts childhood experiences in order to elucidate how her family’s political situation affected her education, her family’s financial stability, and her basic freedoms in life, providing readers with a deeper analysis and more personal communication of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. In her novel, Red Scarf Girl, Ji-li Jiang recounts situations in which her education was greatly affected by her family’s political status, which she was completely unable to control.
Until the early 20th century, many women lacked rights that men had. The movie Iron Jawed Angels shows the women’s efforts to gain the right to vote. The main character, Alice Paul, is a suffragist who asked President Woodrow Wilson, “Mr. President, how long must women wait to get their liberty? Let us have the rights we deserve” (Alice Paul).
Footbinding in China: Fighting a Thousand Year Tradition Through Public Relations The footbinding practice prevailed in China for 1000 years; it did not only deform, mutilate and manipulate women physically, but also introduce a young girl to the patriarchal power that would control her entire life. The presence of Western missionaries and colonialists, mixed with the Chinese elites and reformists led to the anti-footbinding movements. In the anti-footbinding movements, public relations played an essential role to educate bound feet women, and influence public opinions, which eventually helped to terminate this practice. Footbinding’s history and cultural background In the process of taking a deep look at the anti-footbinding
The summer of 1921 at Campobello Island Mr. Roosevelt was hit with polio although he survived he was paralyzed for the rest of his life and Eleanor had to nurse him back to health. The only good thing that came out of this was she had to become more politically active herself (history reference"). That passage says that even though Roosevelt had to nurse Franklin back to health she still got threw it and even became more politically active herself. Finally, she resigned for the daughter of the American Revolution (DAR) because she had some problems with it. Mrs. Roosevelt was accused of racism when a popular black opera singer asked to perform at the hall that the DAR owned they said no because of her skin color.
Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club features eight stories told by women with a Chinese background. However, The Joy Luck Club utilizes the stories told by the women in order to explore many controversial topics including patriarchy within the Chinese culture. Many of the mothers in The Joy Luck Club endure the patriarchal ideals put onto themselves when they lived in China, but the character who most prominently deals with the patriarchal ideals within the Chinese culture is Lindo Jong. After countenancing a patriarchal society for many years, Lindo develops as a person by emulating antiquated ideals and pushing antithetical ideals onto herself and her daughter, Waverly. Lindo Jong develops as a person when she decides to use her wit to escape her unpleasant marriage.
Have you ever wondered what It would be like if the government that is supposed to protect you went against you, Well that’s what happened to the people who lived during the Cultural revolution The Red Scarf Girl, Ji-Li Jiang is a girl who lived the Chinese Cultural Revolution, a time of fear when all the laws of China broke down, At the start life was good for Ji-Li she was good in academics and she was a social person but as the book progressed Ji-Li’s life was starting to be ruined by Bad Academics because teachers were considered Four Olds (Something that is from the Old Chinese Culture) because Chairman Mao(a communist revolutionary) wanted to “Revolutionize" China. Ji-li Jiang was brainwashed by Mao to believe that “father and mother are dear, but dearer still is Chairman Mao” but as the book progresses Ji-Li starts putting family before Chairman Mao At the start Ji-li was all with the cultural revolution. She was excited about Liberation Army tryouts and the destruction of the Great Prosperity Market Sign board. Ji-li lived by this quote "Heaven and earth are great, but greater still is the kindness of the Communist Party; father and mother are dear, but dearer still is Chairman Mao." (P.2).This quote simply meant that Chairman Mao comes before family because everyone was brainwashed to obey Chairman Mao and another quote "But Grandma, We have to get rid of those old ideas, old culture, old customs, and old habits .Chairman Mao said they 're
Many Americans, mostly women, signed a contract stating they would never drink again, and they were known as Teetotalers. By 1857 twelve states in the union had banned alcohol use completely, showing the influential aspect of women in this reform movement. Through their role in the public sphere they began to reform society into the virtuous place they believed it should be. This was the first reform movement in which women had officially stepped outside of the home to take a stand about. The Temperance Movement marked a huge step for women concerning the public hearing their voice and opinions, and this was only the beginning of many reform movements that would ultimately shape the American culture (Ginzberg
Wu Zetian, the only female emperor in the Chinese history (Tang Dynasty 625-705 AD), has inspired me during my lifetime. At the age of 22, I learn her story just from a very successful TV series which was starring by a popular actress. The series described how Wu was able to survive in the palace battle at the dynasties dynasty: became a concubine at the first king, became a favorite concubine of the new emperor by expecting a baby in an extremely tough situation, and became the empress by accusing the wife of emperor killed her infant daughter. Finally, Wu took over the administrative duties of the court and was declared emperor of China later. The battle of the throne is always the way which fully covered with blood and tears.
She knew she could do more, and that’s where her reformation began. During her 12 years as First Lady, she became as controversial as her husband. Eleanor’s breadth of works and liberal advocacy was unprecedented; she completely changed the responsibility and role of women in power, particularly the position of First Lady. One example of her defiant work occurred in 1939 when the Daughters of the American Revolution refused to let Marian Anderson, an African American singer, perform in Constitution Hall. Eleanor Roosevelt promptly resigned from the organization and held a concert at the nearby Lincoln Memorial for Anderson.