-In ancient China, men’s position is always higher than women. But after revolutions, a lot of important historical events have happened, the tradition has broken. Women’s position has improved. Since most of the people in our country are not religion believers, it’s pretty hard to break the thought of gender discrimination. However, with the adventure of new age, people start to change their opinion, women are independent and started to strive for their right.
-In this present age, I believe that in more and more families, women are playing the leading role. Because men are not male chauvinism, they respect women’s ideas. In some families, men still play the leading role but not like the ancient society, women have right to make choices.
-There are some differences between urban and rural area.
“In summary, after the rapid cultural, economic, political, and social development in the past decades, the gender discrimination in China has been significantly weakened. Therefore, it is useful to revisit gender discrimination in China and the results could have valuable implication for other countries which also suffered from gender discrimination in history and experienced similar development as China. Moreover, rural and urban areas might have rather different state of gender bias due to the enormous differences in economic develop- ment, cultural background, living conditions, and circumstances. Investigating the gender inequality in urban and rural region separately and detecting whether there are any regional differences is of particular interest.” (Xu, 2018, p.2)
According to Gender discrimination in China revisited: a perspective from family welfare by Tian Xu, Xiaohua You, Stephan Klasen, as the country is developing, the gender discrimination is becoming weaker and weaker. However, rural and urban areas have differences, because they have different living conditions, education levels, economic development and so on. Most of the urban areas have broke gender discrimination, at least they knew everyone is equal. In rural area, people are still keeping the old viewpoint, because of lack of education, they don’t know this is correct or not, the only thing they know is everyone in their village has the same views.
Xu, Yu, Klasen, Gender discrimination in China revisited: a perspective from family welfare, 2018.