In the novel of the handmaid’s tale, there shows up a class of women kept for reproductive purposes and known as “handmaids” by the ruling class in an era of declining births due to sterility. And in the movie children of men, the primary plot in the novel has been changed from men’s sterility to…… Continue reading Fertility as a tool
Along with couples moving into retirement, income structure, time schedule and expectation from outside will greatly change. Gender in home will be restructured and show some interesting phenomenon. We may start from marital relationship, responsibility and decision making to feel this transition. Marital relationship Different employment status may cause conflict or satisfaction. When the retirement…… Continue reading Gender in home after retirement
people up. It’s a small gesture that comforts people–puts them at ease.” These are the ways you Source: Doing Gender with Wallets and Purses
In Ridgeway’s book, gender at home is analyzed with a premise of before retirement. Besides general stereotypes and moral schemas, “power” often comes from incomes, which is the basis of the term “provider”. So retirement should be a point that “provider” becomes meaningless which we will talk about next time. Now, let’s follow Ridgeway’s footstep…… Continue reading Non-work=leisure?
Since I’m going to step into the totally new study area of gender leisure, especially it will somehow related to China’s situation, today I’d like to look into the history and see what is going on in china now. Ancient Chinese female: no leisure or less leisure class During 2400 years feudal society in which…… Continue reading History shows progress
“Heaviness” and “Lightness” If social functions can be divided into “heavy” and “light” sections, with no doubt, laws and policies can be treated as “heavy” social safeguard measures due to their mandatory penalization or punishment. Women’s rights are not allow to be violated in most countries under certain laws, for example, Article 2 of Women’s…… Continue reading Neglected relaxation: Gendered leisure