With the growth and development of new social forces in that period, a powerful camp made its appearance in the bourgeois-democratic revolution, a camp consisting of the working class, the student masses and the new national bourgeoisie.” Together, these two movements sought to confront traditional Chinese values and began to introduce new values to China such as freedom and equality. In terms of women’s empowerment, these movements provided a new social environment in which women had the opportunity to begin the process of removing themselves from the historically male-dominated Chinese society into one that allowed for their development both intellectually and physically. The firm stance against footbinding during this time arguably held a huge rule in the achievement of this newfound female freedom. The New Culture Movement of 1915 and the May Fourth Movement of 1919 played an instrumental role in inspiring Chinese women to fight for their rights in the new
DBQ Communism and Women’s Rights Adelaida Urrea In the twentieth century, communist movements encouraged the involvement of women to their societies, depending on them for the development of modern societies based primarily on equality. Therefore women started to gain political equality and economic power through the different opportunities given by the Communist Party that allowed them to incorporate as respectable members in society. Nevertheless, at the beginning of the 20th century, there was still certain discrimination against women, who have always been associated with a submissive position; however communist leaders understood the importance of giving women public recognition in order to improve their rights, change these past
The role of women in ancient China was that of hardship and discrimination. Chinese women faced ill treatment and embarrassment throughout their lives, much different from how Chinese men were treated. Women were underprivileged, humiliated before men and education was not an acceptable practice. Women were subjected to cruel and unusual practices, such as foot binding, to keep some sort of status during these times. Foot binding required the arch of the foot to be broken, then tied up to the toes tightly.
The employment rate of women is continuously decreased. Furthermore, Chinese women have to face gender discrimination in workplaces. According to Zhaopin survey, the leadership positions were still dominated by men in China. About 72 percent participants had men as their direct supervisors, while only 28 percent had women as supervisors. The survey showed even women get opportunity to work but it is still hard to get promoted.
In the book Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang, the author talks about the stories of her grandmother and mother as well as herself during their journeys as women in China. The book discusses how gender roles, political ideology, and economic ideology in China change over time. During the entirety of Chinese history, many changes and continuities transpired and had crucial impacts on China. However, a great amount of change occurred during the time period from the 1900s to present day. These changes and continuities incorporate happenings in areas concerning the treatment of women, political structure, and economic capacity.
The implementation of one-child policy made a gap between the numbers of male and female in China. In 1980, the gap between male and female was 3,2 percent. It increases until 2011 where the gap is 3,8 percent. The percentage of male population is always bigger than the female population. In 2011, the percentage of Chinese male population is 51,9 percent while the female is 48,1 percent.
Images of Dagongmei (working girls) who were active in searching out love and had an active role in society were presented to the female population of China is an extremely idealized way. Coupled with non-discursive means of other citizens, the fact that other citizens in the city would treat you better if you followed those standards, made most women from rural area strive to adopt these qualities. They wanted to belong to the world where they oversaw their own lives. In addition, they tried to be modern to fit into their new jobs that they have gotten by migrating to the urban area. In the United States the media painted pictures of what an ideal consumer and worker would be like.
In fact, the author did not explain the reason for the girl to feel "there 's no way". But she uses the girl 's rejection of traditional female jobs to metaphorize the social condition in the city and to express her attitude towards this: gender is always a major consideration of women when choosing a job. The choice of the leading lady in the story shows that women shouldn 't take this factor into their own consideration to overthrow the phenomenon of gender stereotypes in the traditional society. As a matter of fact, it is not impossible for her to enters upon the traditional female jobs, the truth is that she is not willing to do so. Xi Xi even used "only needs three meals a day and a roof over her head" as the principle of choosing a job, to emphasize the real intention of working is to make a living and it has nothing to do with the gender.
What are some communist countries that have gender inequality? Of course, communist countries should be the country where everyone is equal and fair, so there should not be any things like inequality. However, there are some communist countries with inequality, and China is one of the communist country that has gender inequality. In fact, gender inequalities in China enslave Chinese women, because they are biased for a men. Reason why it is history, because the worst gender inequalities were existed long time ago.
Women’s movements were also fighting for equal rights in the legal aspect and legislative organization. After arduous struggles, a few women obtained the right of political participation, increased the number of women members of the Congress of the United States, American women gradually became a powerful force, which marked the political changing role of women in American society after World War II. Improving the political status of women promoted the changing role of women in American society after World War II. As for women 's economic status, female vocational institutions happened great changes, many women were involved in a male dominated field of work , such as accountants, engineers, doctors, drivers, and so on. Women also demanded equal pay for equal work rights and benefits since the end of World War