It is widely recognized that many females from mainland China, especially those who were born under Mao’s administration from 1950s to 1970s are feministic movement sympathizers or feminists themselves. To a large degree, these feminists actually were, without knowing it, brain-washed by the political, philosophical and ideological propaganda exerted by Mao’s tyrant regimes. As a direct result, time to time those feminists seem engaging an unusual strong trace of elevated enthusiasm in terms of debating some topics related to women’s rights. One of the noticeable characteristic revealed from those Mao Era’s feminists’ behaviors commonly include blaming male counterpart for every evil and wicked things happened in this world as well as the failures and miseries resulted in their lives.
Making no mistake, majority of Chinese male populations from all walks of life are for women’s rights and against inequality, but we have reservation for these militant styled feministic extremists when it comes to discuss existing issues and possible solutions. Further, we definitely don’t appreciate those Mao Era’s feminists’ men-hating and men-degrading attitudes.
Somehow, we are what we grew up with: without doubt, these Chinese feministic extremists carry unmistakably the same old Mao’s political DNA although they are living in different social systems today even they change their new banners once awhile or put on new “makeups” when they present their views nowadays.
The sad part is that those hardcore feministic believers are, oftentimes, the very victims themselves from those highly falsified and outdated political ideologies. When most of women born in that same era gradually woke up and moved forward on their lives, aging gracefully in family life as well as progressing in careers successfully, those Chinese hardliner feminists still apparently live in the bygone past, attributing their left-out for men’s fault and believing their solder-style fighting would turn tide around. Unfortunately, such unrealistic aim often leaves them in dismay and disappointed states; to add the salt to the wound, many those extreme Chinese feminists are holding a bag full with anger, agony,bitterness and hatred, not to mention their faltered marriages, broken families, lagged career mobility and warrior-like personalities…
It is irony though; historical data strongly suggest that Mao did not really
believed or practice what he had preached about women’s rights judging from his
chronically abusive and womanizing personal records. The question people may ask why he could be such a hypocrite after all. The true motive for Mao to act as if he were an advocate for Chinese women may simply political as he knew he could use Chinese women as his political pawns to gain and enforce his power bases easily. The point to bring Mao into the picture of feministic movement is that his regime has gone, Unfortunately the victims from his propaganda still remain and are alive among Chinese women.
Here is a question for people to think about at this year's International Women's Day: Today what do Labor Union movement and Feminist movement have in common ?