AP World Post #5

Compare the roles and status of women in the Soviet Union with those of Japanese women in the post-war era (1970-1990).  In which society did women achieve greater equality with men?

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22 thoughts on “AP World Post #5

  1. Women in the soviet union had more rights then women in Japan women had the right to vote and find career.

  2. Women in the Soviet Union achieved greater equality with men than the women in Japan. In the Soviet Union, woman were expected to get jobs and could support themselves and their families without a husband. They also could receive an education easier than the women in Japan. However, both women in Japan and the Soviet Union were allowed to vote.

    • I agree, Japan was limited in the rights they gave women therefore the Soviet Union was more oppurtunistic and equal for women during this time.

  3. In the USSR women had more equal rights and same opportunities as men. Women could vote once they turned 20 and work. Although it was still difficult to find work outside a house, as well as to become involved in politics. In Japan women were still expected to stay loyal to their families and homes even though they had career opportunities. Women in the USSR had more freedom to do as they pleased.

  4. Women in the Soviet Union had greater equality than women in Japan from 1970-1990. In the USSR women were given all the same rights as men after 1977. However in Japan, even though there were laws stating they had the same rights, they lacked the social opportunities to achieve the same status as men.

  5. Japanese, after feminist movements and revolutions, became legally equal to men. Opportunities for education and professional careers improved. They were expected to hold down a regular job, along with taking care of the family. As for the rolls of Soviet women, it depended on their own family. Most men thought it was below themselves to do feminine things, so it left them to take care of their family. Yet, soviet women were able to pursue divorce, pursue jobs such as engineering. Despite soviet women gaining rights/ laws in principle, they weren’t really put into practice.

    • Although I agree that women in the Soviet Union didn’t have any sort of feminist movement, I believe that they were still more advanced than the Japanese in terms of job opportunity.

  6. Women in Russian society have a rich and varied history during numerous regimes throughout … By the early 1900s Russia boasted more female doctors, lawyers, and teachers. Whereas in Japan the women were instilled with values of restraint, respect, organization, decorum, chastity, and modesty. Samurai feudalism gave little independence to women, and many were forced into prostitution. The women achieved greater equality in the Soviet Union because they could have other jobs in any job they wanted, and also having more educated women.

    • I agree that the women in the Soviet Union had were treated with more respect and were given more opportunity.

  7. Women in the Soviet Union had greater equality than women did in Japan. Though, in both Russian society and Japan, women were allowed to vote and discover careers.

  8. Women in the soviet union achieved greater equality than the women in Japan in multiple ways. One of these ways was that they were given the same opportunities as men as of 1977 and many women were able to support themselves and get a job without a husband. In Japan women were more limited and expected to uphold the standards of what was expected of them in their households. Overall, I believe Soviet Union women had more rights.

  9. Women achieved greater equality in the Soviet Union rather than Japan. Women in the Soviet Union were given more oppurtunity such as voting, working, education, and breaking out of the sterotypical working wife/mother role. In Japan, women were seen as the weaker gender and were not as valued. Japan lacked some of the equal oppurtunity that the Soviet had begun to allow.

  10. In China, Mao relied on his wife, Jiang Qing, to help with the commitment of the liberation of Chinese women. Mao was big on women’s rights and supported women’s’ issues so Chinese women were given more rights and economic roles in the post-war era. Russian women during the same time period had may rights and responsibilities in their society. Women had education, marriage rights, as well as careers alongside Russian men.

  11. Women in the Soviet Reunion received greater respect than the women in Japan. The comparison is strongly between having opportunity, education and work. The women in Japan were not offered any of these rights, as they were seen as less valuable than men.

    • I agree that in Japan, women were viewed as less valuable than men. Men were typically stronger than women in Japan’s eyes.

  12. Women achieved greater equality with men in the Soviet Union than women in Japan. Men in Japan were usually regarded as stronger compared to women. Thus, keeping women’s rights lower than men’s for a while. The women in the Soviet Union were able to gain education and work opportunities.

  13. Women in the Soviet Union received more rights than those in Japan. In the soviet Union women had many of the same possibilities as men. In Japan, women were family oriented and mainly stayed at home. Therefore, Women achieved greater equality with men in the Soviet Union compared to Japan.

    • I agree that in Japan, women were more family-oriented than women in the Soviet Union. The women in the Soviet Union were able to get jobs and women in Japan as you said, stayed at home.

  14. Since women in Japan were seen as lesser than men, they did not get the same work, education or cultural opportunities Russian women did.

  15. Women in the Soviet Union were closer to men in terms of job equality and family roles than those in Japan. Although the government supported abortion and birth control in the later 1900’s this was only to slow population growth, not women’s rights. The idea still stood that women were exclusively homemakers and lacked respect in the workforce was widely accepted. The Soviet Union was one of the powers to grant women suffrage.

    • Okay I didn’t specify, but birth control and abortion were supported by the Japanese government in order to slow population growth. Also please ignore where it says widely accepted, I meant to take that out, my bad.

  16. Women in the soviet union accomplished more prominent uniformity than the women in Japan in different ways. One of these ways was that they were given the same job opportunities as men as of 1977, whereas in Japan women were expected to take care of their home and family.. Women in the soviet union also gained suffrage before women in Japan did.

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