Great amalgamation of some recent articles on gender issues in China at the China Digital Times (China’s Gender Gap Reaches from Rural Areas to Cities).
For anyone who is interested in this topic this review of my good friend Professor John Osburg’s book at Tea Leaf Nation adds a lot to this conversation.
- Female unemployment in urban areas is rising
- The gender wage disparity is rising
- The gender gap is still slowly rising
- More and more women feel they do not need to work, just find a rich husband
- It is nearly impossible for a woman to become Mayor, or Party Secretary, at any committee level of the CCP
- While female entrepreneurship is on the rise, there are no female bosses in most companies and industries
- Rape, stalking and other violent crime against women is steadily increasing
Overall, the reality on the ground for women paints the same picture of China’s choices as do the environment, food safety, and corruption; if China does not act soon to overcome these issues, no one can accurately predict what will happen. What is assured, is the fact that it will not be good for the people of China or the world.
- Mao Zedong’s granddaughter among China’s richest people (chinadilymail.com)
- Gender issues hurting trade in EAC (diarraeg.wordpress.com)
- Can Politico spot gender issues? (washingtonpost.com)
- Want more gender equality in pay? Get more women in tech (bizjournals.com)
- Gay marriage is not the end of gender issues (illinoisreview.typepad.com)
- How kids are making language gender-neutral, so you don’t have to (o.canada.com)
- Something Doesn’t Fit (basedheisenberg.tumblr.com)
- Ladies, could we shut the **** up? (mumbrella.com.au)
- I hate genders! Yes, I do! (genderobservations.com)
- Gender Equality: Is the High Level Panel Listening? (feministtaskforce.org)
- Gender Issues in “The Murder at the Vicarage” by Agatha Christie (stuffjeffreads.wordpress.com)
Categories: Human Rights & Social Issues