Firstly, China implemented a special policy to ensure school-age girls enjoy equal access to compulsory education. Laws and regulations protecting women’s rights and interests have also been constantly improved. Secondly, to create favourable conditions for women's employment and career development, China implemented policies that enable women in “positions at state organs to retire at the same age as their male counterparts.” In 1990, the State Council established the National Working Committee on Children and Women, which has been commissioned the responsibilities to supervise and urge departments concerned in promoting gender equality and women’s
Is China ahead of Japan when it comes to gender equality? Comparative analysis of China being ahead of Japan on gender equality issues. The degree of gender equality is assessed differently by various indexes that measure gender equality worldwide. I therefore begin by discussing three indexes of global gender equality that yield different results concerning the progress of gender equality in Japan and China. UNDP’s Gender Inequality Index (GII) The Gender Inequality Index (GII) examines gender inequality in the three broad areas: • reproductive health, • empowerment, • labor market participation Specific categories are: • maternal mortality ratio, • adolescent fertility rate, • share of seats in parliament, • population with at least secondary education (female and male), •
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.
Chinese family roles have undergone tremendous changes in the past few years. By means of a number of indicators, Women’s socioeconomic status really improved and almost equal to men. Also In terms of labour income, power positions, and housework, it is disadvantageous to
Introduction All human beings are born with equal rights and equal opportunities either male or female. However, the practice of fact, there is a gap which can be clearly seen among men and women in various fields of life aspects such as education and everyday life. Not only in daily life, the achievement of gender equality in professional life looked increasingly difficult to materialize. Evidently, the difference in labor wages of women and men carrying widening. Surveys show a boy who grows into a mature man has a percentage of 16% higher wages than women.
According to them, this would not only encourage women in Hong Kong to enter into the corporate world without any hesitation but also give them the courage to further their growth in the corporates. Certainly the masculine culture of Hong Kong has a major role to play where it is observed that women claim they would leave their jobs for work-life balance (Mahtani et al. 2012). These are the psychological barriers which women in Asia and Hong Kong suffer. If these challenges are overcome, there will be more women representation.
Throughout history, women were typically ranked at the lowest status of the social hierarchy. They were deemed inferior to men and most times suffered oppression as result of a long standing ideology of patriarchy. Societies where there is a patriarchal structure, women are subordinate to men; before the republic era in china, the culture was no different. The beginning of the republic era marked the period where Chinese leaders were breaking away from western ideologies. This breakaway led to Chinese elites embracing a new social order which created a shift in women’s status in Chinese society.
In China, advertising reflect social conditions for women during the Cultural Revolution. In the Cultural Revolution, people thinking advertising represents capitalism, so they destroyed nearly all business advertising, just leave about the revolution propaganda posters. Women were shown to always look like soldiers and workers, like a man. They always were shown wearing
And according to Jacson and Sorensen (2007), it is important to address these inequalities for this has consequences to the world politics. Based on a book on global issues (Peterson and Runyan 1993,1999) women are only a disadvantage group in the society. For they believe that men are naturally
2.1 Changes and reasons of Chinese female’s status in the marriage In terms of the status of Chinese women in marriage, there are 7 papers discussing about this kind of problem. 2.1.1 Marriage with a great disparity between husband and wife—Jia She and his wife For example, Yu Tingting (于婷婷 2014) wrote that as the result of the great disparity of the political status and family background, Jia and Xing’s marriage is in name only. However, Xing is more like a servant than a wife. Xing dared not speak in front of Jia She. Xing shamelessly begged concubines for her husband from Jia Baoyu’s grandma.