China_Day_Two_STUDENT - China One Child Policy & Gender...

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China ISS 210: Family Ecology in a Global Perspective 2/21/08
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Historical Gender Imbalances Chinese families are dominated by Men, and inheritance was passed from father to son Carrying on the paternal line is the reason for male preference in Children Males are seen as powerful, and capable. Female children are burdens to be married off Because of the stark gender imbalance there was many gender inspired atrocities throughout history.
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Foot Binding Practiced on Chinese females from the 10 th century until the early 20 th As early as age 6, young woman’s feet would be bound by elder females so that they wouldn’t grow larger than 4-6 inches Very painful for the woman, and could result in complete crippling -Practice was ended by communists when they took power Reasons why foot binding became popular – It was thought to be beautiful…”lotus foot”…Different levels of “Perfection” Males found it attractive
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Population Boom As such, in the post 1949 administration, children were
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ISS 210 taught by Professor Zimmerman during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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