Gender discrimination has been a major hindering factor to the developments of a country. The government is responsible to fight and eradicate the crisis of discrimination. This is quite different in China as Chinese government severely discriminate women, and it is already adopted by Chinese culturally throughout time. In “Fincher’s Leftover Women”, Leta Hong describes a phenomenon of Chinese government’s misleading publicity and, therefore, suffering of Chinese women from a long time.
The Communist Party Revolution in 1949 wanted to take control of China and the people (Nam). The major control strategy the party adopted was to use propaganda amongst a nation. During the time, anything being published or printed to the public must have been approved by the government (Zhang). In China, discrimination not only in gender but also in class and race continuously harassed people throughout time. While many countries nowadays strive for equality of sexes in terms of their right, responsibility and duty, Chinese women are still facing unequal treatment of the government as repeating or continuing the past.
The article “Leftover women” shows how badly women were treated in China. The Chinese government considered women who were not married by their late twenties to be spinsters. In addition, the article further shows that ladies who are beautiful and pretty enjoy many privileges in terms of getting a husband; those ladies who are not pretty and beautiful to attract men that much have to attain better education level in order to …show more content…
“Introduction.” Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China. London: Zed Books, 2014. Print.
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