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Unformatted text preview: were women, which surprised me because before watching the film I thought martial arts was a strictly male-dominated culture. This film not only showed me womens role in Chinese society, but it also made me realize how equal they are to men even in the most advanced fighting techniques. It seems like Chinese women, although they have very little social power, they seem to be some of the most resilient women in the world, especially compared to other women in different countries that I have seen. This film showed me a lot about Chinese tradition and society and the rebellious nature of women during that time period, attempting to break out of the old traditional Clouse 2 mold of housewife. The most interesting part of the film was the strong focus on the female and how they all found their ways for freedom through martial arts....
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- Spring '07