Strangers

Strangers - Experiences between Immigrant Men and Women Men...

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Experiences between Immigrant Men and Women Men and women have always been treated differently in all societies around the world . This unjust behavior has existed since centuries and leads to many problems for women in these societies . Many women have faced many difficulties in the work and social fields. Even during the times of immigration, many women were faced with hardships that the men did not have to face . Their experiences as an immigrant were different from those of their husbands, brothers and even fathers . This is exemplified in Ronald Takaki’s book Strangers from a Different Shore . In the book, Takaki tells the history of Asian American immigrants and about their experiences about how their lives were once they reached there . All the ethnic groups that came from “another shore” all had different experiences once they began to settle down in the United States . The two groups that had the major differences were the Japanese and Korean immigrants . Both the Japanese and Korean immigrants were condemned as undesirable aliens. The national origins act of 1924 totally prohibited Japanese immigration and barred entry of women from China, Japan, Korea, and India. This was done to prevent families from being created and settled in the United States. However, out of all the immigrant groups, the Koreans and Japanese immigrants had the most significant number of women immigrants . “The Korean migration included many women: of the 6,685 adults who entered between 1903 and 1906, nearly 10 percent were women” (Takaki, 56) . This was a high number compared to the other ethnic
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