Women were always required to obey men throughout their entire life. When they were young they needed to obey their fathers, then their husbands, and eventually, their adult sons. This idea of male superiority partially came from Confucianism, a very influential Chinese philosophy during this time. The ideal, traditional woman was expected to follow the teachings of The Three Obediences, an ancient
The long hours effected working mothers who couldn 't be home to take care of their children and had to work instead. Women also faced exploitation in the workplace because it was easier for their employers to get away with paying them less. Ella Mae Wiggins was a famous poet that conveyed the struggles and hardships of female workers of the time though her powerful pieces. She was a part of the fight for better working conditions. Another reason why women faced hardships in the workplace was because women had been on an almost equal level with men in the workplace until men came back from World War I. When all the men left to fight in World War I, they left their jobs open.
There is still a gender pay gap in today’s society can you still believe that? In 2013, the median woman working full-time all year earned 78% of what the median man working full-time all year earned. Women account for 47% of the labor force and they hold 49.3% of jobs. The pay gap was narrowing down but in 2001 it stopped narrowing and remained 76 and 78 cents. That 's how much women earn every dollar a man does.
In a first place, it is important to understand the importance of property in that period to maintain elite status: the dowries of young brides often determined whether a woman entered her marriage as a principal wife or as a simple concubine. The new law protected the inheritance rights to daughters under various conditions, they also protect wife’s properties during marriage and after widowhood. Another important factor is the spread of literacy and printing of law books which allied people to got to courts more easily. Some records shows that female of all ages and social classes initiating lawsuits related to property rights during the Song
Women were treated like property and got little to no respect. Women should be treated equal to men. There was a surge for jobs during The Industrial Revolution, so this meant women were starting to work in the factories with men. For some women it was hard to get jobs, others getting a job came easily. “The rich had more to give, but they didn’t, so the poor suffered a lot more.
In her literary criticism, “Empowerment Through Mythological Imaginings in “Woman Warrior”,” Sue Ann Johnston comments on Kingston’s use of myths in the memoir, and believes that myths are Kingston’s most effective means of conveying messages to readers. Although these myths are effective, Johnston overlooks Kingston’s incorporation of these myths back into her own life. As demonstrated in “White Tigers,” Maxine Hong Kingston reveals that a woman warrior requires strength, dedication, independence, and confidence through her mother’s talk-stories and personal struggles during her life. At the opening of “White Tigers,” Kingston vividly describes the importance of storytelling to girls in the Chinese community.
Some important values of the Communist movement were truth, liberation, and discipline. In Chen Zongying’s account, the relationship that she maintained with her husband, Ren Bishi, remained consistent with the Confucian value of relationships concerning spouses. While vital values continued, some traditional values were left out or changed in Communist-led propaganda and behavior. Ma was able to escape her mother-in-law by joining the Communist Army. Running away from obligations and agreed arrangements was generally frowned upon, but exceptions were made based on the ideal of “liberation.”
During the Tang dynasty in ancient China Empress Wu was a very controversial leader. There were many things that Wu did well to stabilize China when it was struggling. But, others thought that she was a terrible ruler for reasons such as her history as a concubine. Although many think that she was a terrible leader, the fact that she listened to others and governed with great efficiency outweigh them.
According to Ware: “Women who sought relief or paid employment risked public scorn or worse for supposedly taking jobs and money away from more deserving men.” Ware goes on to show why this idea was flawed. To begin with, many women were the sole source of financial support for themselves or their families. Furthermore, the jobs that women mainly got were in what we now consider traditionally women work, such as nurses, or sectaries.
Liberal feminists argue that women have the same capacity as men for moral reasoning and work habits, but that patriarchy, particularly the sexist division of labor, has historically denied women the opportunity to express and practice this reasoning. These dynamics serve to shove women into the private sphere of the household and to exclude them from full participation in public life. Hence, gender inequality is a hazard not only to the highly capable, talented and deserving women but also to the economy as a whole. Both awareness of the existing gender inequality and implementation of policies that address gender inequities need to be strengthened. Reducing the amount of time women spend on unpaid work is also essential.
It has been argued that when it comes to jobs that require physical strength, men may have the advantage, however, if a woman can compete at the same level they should be paid the same as a man. During a scientific study, researchers found that women actually work longer and harder sessions at a time, but still get paid less due to their gender, only because of their gender ("Superiority of Female Workers Confirmed: Study Finds Women Really Do Work Longer And Harder Than Men."). This enraging topic frustrates me because despite all the hard work woman contribute to workforce and data that supports women make less than men, the discrimination continues in
Raising the minimum wage would make a significant differences, said Graves. Others have said the increase is a result in the decline of men in the labor force -- not improved conditions for women. For some women, it 's even bleaker. Black women make 64 cents and Latinas make 56 cents for every dollar earned by a white man.” (cnnmoney)
In September 2015, the US census bureau discovered women working full time make only 77% of every dollar earned by white males while African American and Latina women make 56-64 cents for every dollar. If they are doing the doing the same thing, why are they not being payed the same? People, however, claim women’s wage gap is due to women’s career choices rather than gender discrimination. The study, although, shows how jobs are sexist and have discrimination against women and different races by paying them
Lublin the authors articulate the large equality gap between men and women in the workplace, and reasons that women are not being promoted in equal ranked jobs that men are succeeding in. Waller’s first argument begins with the tremendous amount of women that are being underrepresented at every level in the corporate pipeline, and the reasons behind it. According to a survey done by LeanIn.org and McKinsey & Co which provides research from 118 companies, and nearly 30,000 employees states that only 17% of women make up executive suite jobs, and 25% of women say they feel their gender has hindered their progress (Waller & Lublin). This leads to the unequal treatment of women in the workplace strictly based off of their gender, and that women face much greater barriers to advancement in the workplace, as well as an even steeper path to senior leadership. Most people may assume women are not being promoted due to the complexity of balancing work, and family when this is false, not only women, but specifically mothers, are even more hungry for job promotions than men due to the stressful situations of their
When young women start jobs, they typically earn nearly as much as young men. In a 2013 sample, among workers who were ages 25 to 34, women on average made 93 percent as much as men, according to the Pew Research Center. The disparity grows, however, as women age, one popular explanation comes from this data: motherhood. Some economists argue that women’s outsized burden at home stalls their careers. Mothers in the United States who work full time, year round, meanwhile, make an average of $40,000, compared to $56,999 paid to fathers, according to the National Women’s Law Center.