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
It was considered that socialism would encourage women to partake in the labour force where they would gain independence and equivalence status with men.1 This utopian ideal existed throughout the 1920s but it was not a matter that was pressed on significantly at that time. Even when the Five-Year Plan started women were, to a certain extent, excluded or forgotten during the project.2 This is partly because the forced industrialisation had a particular focus on heavy industry. This was in the first place not a field of significant female employment and secondly, made that industry had a precedence over social issues. Moreover, the concentration on heavy industry caused a neglect in other areas of industry3 as well as society issues. Stalin and his party might have been interested in changing women's role in the Soviet Union but priority was given
In 1976 - 1997, PRC after Mao, the role of women had improved even more. During the Reform and Opening up, women can run their own business freely like men starting from 1978. Because of this, in 1997, in the list of the richest women around the world, over half of the women on the list are Chinese. In conclusion, I think it is a progress for the Role of Women in 1900 - 1997, this is because when the Communist were in control of China, they have banned lots of rules that are bad for women such as Child girls working as servant. Also, 1949 was a turning point of the role of women because there were lots of new laws that are good for women pursued.
Before, Asians were paid very lowly, or “like blacks”, according to Jeff Guo and Daron Taylor. However, during the 1940s-60s, they received higher pay when they were “paid like whites”. The shift in the attitude towards Asian Americans in the socio-economy can be contributed to the Immigration Act of 1965. This act had allowed skilled and education immigrants to America. According to CNN, most of the Asian immigrants who came under this act “ were high-skilled immigrants such as doctors, nurses, and engineers from countries like India, China, South Korea, and the Philippines.” Although these particular immigrants did contribute positively to the economy and fits well into the model minority, specific Asian ethnic groups like the Southeast Asians(Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian) do not follow the same success and come from completely different
Jimin Kim US History Mr. William Carrigan 12/22/2014 2:00 PM (Due) US History: Single Sex Girls’ Schools in the 1800s In the 1800s, single sex girls’ schools in America adopted classical education that improved the status of women. Although single sex girls’ schools used to emphasize domestic roles or household skills to young women before the 19th century, they started to encourage their students to achieve advanced knowledge and participate in various fields of works. Classical education in girls-only schools had various advantages such as providing equal education, promoting self-empowerment, and avoiding supports of gender stereotypes. It eventually enhanced the status of women by improving social roles, increasing supports for women
Although Mill was very keen on women being giving the rights to vote he was not taken by the idea of women become independent from their husbands. It is well known that the suffragettes contributed a great deal in which women were given the rights to vote worldwide. The suffragette movement didn’t begin to take place up until 1890. There were seventeen individual groups who came together all supporting the women’s suffrage. This included the London Society for Women’s Suffrage, Manchester Society for Women’s Suffrage and the Central Committee for Women’s Suffrage.
In this text, Hong discusses two points titled “On the Duties of Wives” and “On the Duties of the Female Sex” which illustrate a woman’s role in Imperial China. Women are to be submissive and obedient to their male relatives; this further intensifies the patriarchy that dominates China. It also states that women are to remain pure and avoid the opposite sex until they are married where they then will remain at home. How women are treated and viewed in societies can be linked to the overall development of a country. In today’s world, gender equality can be linked to the status of a country, whether this be developed or undeveloped.
As the minority population increases, the economy will not be able to sustain itself. This is because the gender pay gap is even worse for African and Hispanic women than it is for white women. Although it is true that some minorities are not from America, they make up a lot of the workforce, and their demographic power will grow. If African American mothers are making 64 cents on every white paternal dollar, it will be hard for them to provide for their children which are the future of America. When one weighs all of the evidence, one can conclude that women not only have a right to equal pay, but they deserve it.
A lot of this has to do with the fact that physical attractiveness is tied to the concept of privilege and favored social treatment. In society, physical attractiveness is beneficial to some people. For example, an attractive person would earn substantially more, and is more likely to be hired and promoted in organizations. By contrast, people are generally prejudiced against those who are physically unattractive — they think, for example, physically unattractive person is less competent and less warm than the attractive individuals. Moreover, there is a misconception that if someone who is physically attractive than they must be part of the elite in society.
One interesting thing the author notes is the wealth inequality in the United States. Even though “1% of the population own nearly half the wealth in the country the American dream persists” (Golash-Boza, pg. 269). People still believe that if you work hard you will succeed. At first glance, it’s clear that white people have a higher percentage of home ownership than any other race.