Role of Women in China Past and Present

             China is, and always has been, a patrilineal and patriarchal society. It is well known that Chinese society emphasis the importance of the family and the hierarchy within the family. Men's superiority and women's inferiority are deeply rooted in the 2,000-year-old Chinese culture and are reflected in many aspects of social life. Obtaining positions of housewife, child bearer, cook, and other domestic duties is what women of China are limited to, but yet common in so many other cultures. The women of China especially face this "ideology" or culture in, what seems the crudest sense. Only as of lately, have women in China been able to hold positions higher then that of the domestic duties and slowly gaining equality, if not respect among the opposite sex. Chinese women, or all women for this matter, contribute to the family, culture and society more than most even realize. I will discuss what issues women of China deal with, what women actually contribute to their society a!
             nd too see what strides women of Chine have made down the years.
             Women in China have not been treated with the most respect. Relationships sometimes even varied with in social classes. In the upper class, the concept about marriage is opposite than traditional views of marriage. The landlord class believes in pursuing happiness by making other people suffer. They believe such biased viewpoints as "man is superior to woman," "man is more important than woman," "man should dominate woman," etc. Under this type of ideology, women are merely slaves and properties of men. "Marriage is nothing but a process of buying and selling with compulsion". In the bourgeois society the whole matrimonial relationship is built upon money, and becomes simply a "monetary relationship," In economic relationships, it is who has the deeper pockets. Girls were sold as products to become men's wives. If a family was in bad need of money or they owe a debt to...

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