Protecting Women's Rights

  • December 12, 2011
  • Editor: Sun Xi
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The more feminine image of women that emerged in the late 1970s tallied well with the general tone of a substantial number of posters produced in the period 1978-1988 that explicitly propagated legal knowledge. These resulted from leadership attempts to formulate a comprehensive body of laws to combat male chauvinism and safeguard the rights - and welfare - of women and children. The reasons behind this campaign were twofold. It seemed on the one hand as if the return to relative normalcy under the reform program had rekindled the political interest in continuing the unfinished work relating the women's liberation. On the other hand, the economic changes, in particular the decollectivization in the countryside, had resulted in a deterioration of the position of women. 

Title: Firmly protect the legal rights and interests of women and children, 1983


            Given the attention the Party always had professed to pay to women's issues, it should be considered remarkable that the protection of the various inalienable rights of women and children suddenly became the subject of such a huge propaganda campaign at all. It threw a startling and discomforting light on the actual situation in which many women apparently still found themselves, and ran counter to the assessment of the social position of women the CCP had given until then.[chineseposters.net]

Given the attention the Party always had professed to pay to women's issues, it should be considered remarkable that the protection of the various inalienable rights of women and children suddenly became the subject of such a huge propaganda campaign at all. It threw a startling and discomforting light on the actual situation in which many women apparently still found themselves, and ran counter to the assessment of the social position of women the CCP had given until then.[chineseposters.net]

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  • Protecting Women's Rights2011-12-12   Editor: Sun Xi

    The more feminine image of women that emerged in the late 1970s tallied well with the general tone of a substantial number of posters produced in the period 1978-1988 that explicitly propagated legal knowledge. These resulted from leadership attempts to formulate a comprehensive body of laws to combat male chauvinism and safeguard the rights - and welfare - of women and children. The reasons behind this campaign were twofold. It seemed on the one hand as if the return to relative normalcy under the reform program had rekindled the political interest in continuing the unfinished work relating the women's liberation. On the other hand, the economic changes, in particular the decollectivization in the countryside, had resulted in a deterioration of the position of women. 

    Title: Firmly protect the legal rights and interests of women and children, 1983

    
            Given the attention the Party always had professed to pay to women's issues, it should be considered remarkable that the protection of the various inalienable rights of women and children suddenly became the subject of such a huge propaganda campaign at all. It threw a startling and discomforting light on the actual situation in which many women apparently still found themselves, and ran counter to the assessment of the social position of women the CCP had given until then.[chineseposters.net]

    Given the attention the Party always had professed to pay to women's issues, it should be considered remarkable that the protection of the various inalienable rights of women and children suddenly became the subject of such a huge propaganda campaign at all. It threw a startling and discomforting light on the actual situation in which many women apparently still found themselves, and ran counter to the assessment of the social position of women the CCP had given until then.[chineseposters.net]

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