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The New York Times has a repellent recurring habit of whitewashing the evils of Communism while actually praising the murderous ideology by giving it unearned credit for its ideals, which were never achieved and often dubious in themselves, while bashing freedom and capitalism.
The latest came on the front of Wednesday’s New York Times, with Amy Qin reporting from China with “As China Prospers, Women Watch Futures Fade.”
Qin - Report - Gender - Bias - Employment
Qin’s report on gender bias in employment in China unleashed fond memories of feminist strides under Maoism:
She focused on Tianjin resident Bella Wang, whose new job “came with a condition. As a married woman without children, she would have to sign a ‘special agreement’ promising not to get pregnant for two years....Such agreements are illegal but increasingly common in China, where discrimination against women is on the rise. From the womb to the workplace, from the political arena to the home, women in China are losing ground at every turn.
Women - Work - Children - China - Leader
But instead of making it easier for women to both work and have children, China’s leader, Xi Jinping, has led a resurgence in traditional gender roles that has increasingly pushed women back into the home.
Nostalgia for the good old days:
Turnaround - Decades - Communist - Rule - Officials
In a stark turnaround from the early decades of Communist rule, officials now look the other way when employers, reluctant to cover costs related to maternity leave, openly pick men over women for hiring and promotions. At home, women are increasingly disadvantaged in divorce and losing out on gains in the country’s property...
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