|Bound Feet - Loosened?|
Our ThinkQuest entry encompasses a detailed examination of the various methods of discrimination and abuse women have been subjected to over the course of Post-Communist Chinese history. We hope to provide clear and unbiased insights into the violations of female rights that have gone unchecked. We shall also examine the modern Chinese women's feminist movement, and whether its efforts have borne fruit or instead, drawn disapprobation. And perhaps, one day, the feet long bound may again see the light of day.
Birthplace - Discrimination against females starts from birth, as the
rigid population policies of the Chinese government bring an inordinate
amount of suffering to the women of China.
In the Workplace - Women workers are paid less and subjected to incessant sexual abuse. They are the last hired and first hired, as employers view them as second-class workers who are a liability.
In the Media - Not only do the women of China suffer, they have no viable outlets to express their suffering. China's stringent restrictions on civil and political rights inhibit the efforts of the women's movement to throw light upon the Chinese woman's suffering.
In the Market - This segment deals not with the discrimination against Chinese women when they buy goods, but rather the trafficking and sale of Chinese women as slaves or prostitutes.
Origins of the Term - "Bound Feet"