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Q: Men work, women stay at home?

Just wondering what the gender roles are here in China...

Obviously, things have changed a lot and now genders are (slowly) getting closer to equal opportunities, but is the Chinese woman closer to back home or closer to Japan, with its subservient, at-home version of the woman firmly ingrained in the culture?

9 years 51 weeks ago in  Culture - China

 
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no .. both work ..
because salary is so low .
sometimes the husband works in a city and the wife in another ..

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Some Chinese women do stay at home be this house wife. (My sister)
Some still have this dream to not work, be a house wife.(My sister-in-law's dream)

For me this is a disaster to be house wife.

So it depends and I think most women want to have a career.

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As far as I'm concerned, wimmen belong in the home. They cook better than men, they know what clean better, and do you really expect me to clear up shitty kid's nappies and throwup? Come on, tha's a womans job. Back in Kentucky if a man stays at home, he' s queer.

Men have to go work. Look at the trouble caused when woman goes to work --> Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey.... it's just a joke.

Chinese got the rights idea... keep women at home, this is a communist country, if they start to work then all hell breaks loose.

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Biff,

Your answers are useless. The original poster was asking for the norm in China, not for your misogynistic preferences.

As far as answering the question, I think Wenna hit the nail on the head - some do, some don't, but increasingly women work as well, many couples even deciding to place their career ahead of a potential family by not having a child.

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Chinese get paid in peanuts,... so i guess it makes sense

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I met lot woman age 30+ who focus on career. At work with 'Merican friend, we say they are from The Forgotten Coast. It's an expression to say they're discrete, and no one want to go there.

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It is the Chinese culture that the wife in charge of all family income..

Now it is common both work while parent-in-law take care children and daily life. Ayi is quite popular too.

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=/ hmmm.. interesting question ) as far as I can tell - chinese woman can work but can't make money more that her husband.

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