status of women
The status of women is an important manifestation of social civilization, reflecting a country in the process of modernization of women as a human of the modernization of the problem of women from the traditional to the modern transformation of the social role of the vivid portrayal of the transformation. In the long maternal society of human history, women have dominated the production and life of the dominant position, because of the natural and cultural reasons, women occupy an important place in social life, become the organizer of production and life, and thus become the center of society and the representative of the order. With the development of productive forces, farming has become the main production activity, with strong physical men in the production sector gradually dominated. The spread of interests led to the war between groups and strengthened the power of men leaders, status, and wealth of the trend, and then they asked to change the tradition of the inheritance of the lineage, that is, from female to male. In this historical stage, the patriarchal-centered private ownership of the family to replace the mother and son as the core of the natural form, also contributed to the male as the main body of the rise of the patrilineal society, women gradually from the dominant into a male vassal, also driven to a living space different from men, and leading to the collective silence of women.
Firstly, the inequality of male and female social status is not the inevitable for biologically, but by cultural factors. Since the patrilineal society has replaced maternal society, men have used the power of their hands to gradually push women into the altar of the rituals that uphold the authority of men. Men with their own right to speak and interpretation for women to set a series of the code of conduct, so that their every move by the ritual to restraint. The women of the body of the independent heterogeneity wash away, then the mother, wife, daughter. The specific social functions of them into the social order, the women into the family line, the use of household tools. After men on the female body and spirit of the dual transformation, women increasingly become the edge of society and the bottom.
The shaping of a female body is carried out on the basis of the male gaze, and in a long history, women have been asked to endure those who are both painful and inconvenient to change their natural body. [footnoteRef:0]For example, oriental women have to endure, Myanmar’s neck ring and China’s bound feet, Western women have to wear steel tight waist and tight corset. In this way, women from their own real body farther and farther, but also from their real desire farther and farther. In the desire and the body of the two atrophy, they gradually are forgotten by the dusty. Also, makes the local differences between men and women were artificially exaggerated and prominent. Men have long been given a woman to obey the criteria. From birth to death, no one day is not in the status of obedience. Obedience is the basis of morality, from the end is the destination.
This male-dominated patriarchal culture oppresses women and makes their social status lower and lower. In the feudal system in the establishment of the dominant position of men at the same time, deprived of women in the social and public areas of the opportunity to express intelligence, women are confined to the family within the walls, the value of life is almost entirely reflected in the marriage and family, women can only do male Attached, not with independent consciousness and personality. [0: ]
Secondly, the rights of women to education have also changed, and some countries have cruelly deprived women of their right to education. The vast majority of women have no culture, and many women in the aristocratic family are illiterate, and the women of the civilian population are less entitled to the right to education. In today’s society, women have equal rights to education with men, and they can display their talents in any field and compete fairly with men. The main reason for this change is due to the transformation of traditional society to modern society, resulting in a large number of members of the community awareness of the conversion. Including the transformation of the profession, the change of the living area and the complete transformation of the identity, status, values, social rights and production and life, and the direct influence of the basic elements of society. Family, not only men leave the family and the land to work, women also left a large number of generations to spend a narrow family space, into the various industries, from a single family role to the occupation, family dual role of change, become a family economy pillar.
In summary, changes in the status of women are the performance of the progress of the times it is a gratifying situation. Also, can be expected with the continuous progress of civilization. At the same time, we should see that the status of women is not an isolated question and must be examined in society as a whole. The social problem we face is that the status of professional life and family life presents a tendency to grow. Although people are inseparable from the family, but in the concept of increasingly despise the family, and the family is losing many traditional functions, but there is irreplaceable role. Human survival depends on cooperation, the family is a close cooperation unit, the family of people, especially children’s role is to cultivate the spirit of cooperation. If people can pay attention to the family, then not only women in the family can live in its position, that is, men will try to fulfill the responsibility of her husband and father, he will respect his wife in the housework in the creative value. There is a need for further efforts to improve the status of women.
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