What are some thoughts for a “Historical Narrative” for the following?
Mao Zedong’s China – How did Women’s Status Improve During Maoism?
Though Chinese culture adores Chairman Mao Zedong, and there were many positive changes, the change of women’s’ status under Maoism was not always positive. Gender equality was not Mao’s primary goal.
“Enable every woman who can work to take her place on the labour front, under the principle of equal pay for equal work. This should be done as quickly as possible.”
Introductory note to “On Widening the Scope of Women’s Work in the Agricultural Co-operative Movement” (1955), The Socialist Upsurge in China’s Countryside, Chinese ed., Vol. I.