Social transformation has a direct impact on the social system that lasted for thousands of years. It changes the traditional gender relations, women in the status of marriage and family to enhance the modern women and traditional women distinguish between the signs. Especially in China, this article is mainly based on women in Chinese marriage as an example. Since ancient times, whether it is a rebellious personality of women or open minds of men, Have expressed dissatisfaction with the phenomenon of inequality between men and women in various ways, but they have not been able to shake the traditional gender system. In modern society, it changes to a major. The importance of people’s attention to the important position that the existence of human beings, human rights are respected. Hence male and female inequality system began to be seriously challenged. Female’s roles from the singularity to the diversified development which the female rights part of the social recognition. The improvement of women’s living conditions in the marriage and family status has been improved, and the family relationship has undergone the reverse transformation.
In the traditional concept of marriage in China to promote male is in charge of earning money to support the family, while a female is responsible for doing housework. But with the modern process and the new awakening of female subject consciousness, the “male is in charge of earning money to support the family, while female is responsible for doing housework” concept traditional gender division of labor is increasingly losing its meaning, consciousness level of evolution is not overnight and still subject to deep potential social psychology of male culture. Because of the women’s consciousness, a variety of advocacy, western learning and other combinative factors, the status of Chinese women in the family had changed a lot in the modern period.
Based on the recent historical data, combined with women’s notes and other literature reveals some changes of Chinese contemporary women’s family status and causes from the perspective of social gender analysis, using some theoretical courses and method of sociology, history and etc; by the analysis of the changes of Chinese women’s status and attitude to marriage in their family. This has two levels of meaning, placed in the hierarchy of public and private areas which means that men should be active in the public sphere, and women should be active in the private domain; within the family, it means that men are primarily responsible for external of the family affairs, the woman is responsible for matters related to the family. Through the distinction between inside and outside which the female activities are limited to the family, compared with men, women’s activities to be much smaller space. The greatest danger is to regard her husband as a breadwinner, whose wife is seen as a dependent. In which the wife as a person who has been trained to accept the support of the family and the will.
On the other hand, women in the family there is another important role is the mother. The society gives the full responsibility for raising the child to the mother. It is incumbent on the identity of the mother to be regarded as an obligation that women must bear. This view led to the inability of women to completely escape the mother’s role, and the mother who did not do the mother was considered not a complete woman. This is a wrong view. The value of a woman is closely combined with her mother’s identity, making the value of the independence of the woman itself is compromised. But also makes the male away from the role of raising children, can not enjoy the joy of raising children. Thus, the relationship between raising children and mothers, for both sexes are unnecessary norms and constraints, making the different interests of the two sexes have been damaged, both for male and female are unfavorable. However, some fairytale has some effect on women’s childhood thoughts which from Grimm’s Fairy Tales’ Cinderella and Snow White had a greater impact on me. Fairytale waiting for the salvation of the princess, but not all, remember the Grimm fairy tale there is the story of the prince save the prince, and Andersen’ prince’s story is only a small part. Being nice and work hard the prince is still the mainstream of the fairy tale world values. Like ‘let it go’ actress Elsa build your own ice and snow kingdom, even if it is an outstanding representative of Cinderella. Parents should be sensitive and responsible, let the children enjoy the fairytale in the choice that you should carefully choose those not only entertaining, and easy to make young children a sense of beauty, contribute to the growth of children and emotional development of fairy tale to our next generation.
In summary, despite the modernization of China’s economic development which the internationalization of the forefront of the world, but people’s gender role awareness and developed countries in Europe and America compared to lagging behind, gender inequality for the increasingly improve the level of education. This is undoubtedly closely related to the socio-cultural and gender roles division and reproduction of the women’s employment model. That it is difficult to fundamentally change the man-centered family division and social structure, so that women are still in a subordinate position, but also not conducive to men’s welfare and freedom of choice. Also, it can be said that the man has a high expectation of success, the primary responsibility for the husband to support the family, and the feminine tenderness, obedience, so that women in the family of the traditional gender roles in the family, not only difficult to change the past of the allocation of resources, so that women lack economic self-reliance and the choice of opportunities, but also limits the overall development of men’s physical and mental. And the man’s self-esteem is very difficult to do the job and make money.[footnoteRef:0] Therefore, the deconstruction of the traditional stereotypes of the gender division of the model for women to participate in society, career choice to create a more fair and reasonable opportunities to promote men to participate in housework, improve self-care ability, to promote gender equality of advanced culture, improve and optimize the development of gender Social environment is of great significance. [0: ]
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