In China from very early times, men have been seen as the core of the family. When women enter the early historical record, it is often because they caused men problems. Some women schemed to advance their own sons when their husband had sons by several women.
My mum is one of my closest friends, my biggest fan and a head full of my secrets. She has prided herself on being an open, young, westernised mum who would rather I be honest than hide stuff from her, which already is a step different in my culture. I often think how blessed I am to live in such an open household where my mum is ready to hear things that many other Asian mums might not be able to handle.
She was walking around the picturesque campus lake with a group of Asian-American students when the conversation turned to the topic of suicide attempts. Yet simultaneously, I think part of me instinctively understood why. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, depression is the second leading cause of death for Asian-American and Pacific Islander AAPI women between 15 and 24, who consistently have the highest suicide rates among women in that age group.
South Asian women lag behind men in literacy, workforce participation, reproductive rights and most other areas. Yet the region? March suggests the success of women leaders in India, Pakistan and other South Asian countries may be related to their family lineage. Shikha Bhatnagar, Associate Director of the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council agrees, saying leaders like the late Pakistani politician, Benazir Bhutto, former Indian prime minister, Indira Ghandi, and the prime minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, are all connected to powerful men and powerful families, which may have helped push them to leadership roles.
When Jennifer Ng, who immigrated from Hong Kong as a child, was growing up in Manhattan, she said she believed she would never meet the expectations of her parents or society. Her parents expected her to study hard, choose a safe, lucrative career, stay near Chinatown, marry and take care of the family. Society, she said, type-cast her as passive and industrious.
The mission of AsianBride. In the reviews of Asian mail-order bride sites, we analyze the work of large and fast-growing dating sites. What is more important, we know a lot about those girls, their incredible beauty, values, traditions, priorities, and unique traits.
Women planning to teach in Asia can expect gender attitudes that are outdated by Western social standards. East Asian cultures are based on a traditional societal hierarchy in which women are the lowest members and must show deference to males. Not long ago, Japanese women under forty were not allowed out of the house without good reason, and women were required to use a more humble form of language than men.
Rape culture is entrenched in society at ideological, institutional, and individual levels. And they might even be something that you dismiss as harmless — or even as compliments. So below are ways that racist and sexist tropes leveraged against East Asian women intersect with rape culture. Imagined as decorative object or a toy, these tropes commodify Asian women into passive objects — made to be seen, played with, or touched, but not heard.
The Asian fetish. Yellow fever. You've probably heard of these terms before — maybe you can even think of that one Caucasian friend of yours that only ever dates Asian women.
Editors: ChoY. This book explores the unique socioeconomic challenges encountered by female leaders in China, India, Japan, Korea, and other Asian countries where traditional cultural expectations and modernized values coexist. It provides insight into gender inequality and underutilization of female talent as well as ways to develop highly qualified women in organizations. Chapters from expert contributors analyze the similarities and differences between each Asian country, the organizational and institutional challenges for women in the workplace, and how they balance work-family relationships.