Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Chinese Women Must Liberate Themselves

Professor Jin Jiang, who studies gender in modern China, told Axios, "once [revolution] happens, it's really difficult to go back … before, women were liberated by the state … but now women have to liberate themselves."

Women empowered by equal access to education and economic opportunity have the resources to upend the socio-cultural restrictions of traditional Chinese gender roles, Pieke [Professor Frank Pieke at Leiden University] says.  "They're saying, 'Why not allow [men] to live in an imaginary world in which they think they are the boss? When, really, we [women] are the ones calling the shots."

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