ConfucianismFeminism Confucianism is deep rooted in Korea. Women are weaker beings that need men’s protection. Women must be obedient to her husband and father. Women must take care of household works. Feminism influenced America heavily especially last 100 years. Women deserve the same rights as men. Women should effectively be part of society. Women must actively volunteer in politics and physically demanding labor.
KoreaAmerica Korean War, Women’s Army Corps was created. Lee Jung Hee was appointed as a captain and the head of women’s aviation academy. 1995, Korea appointed first female company commander of infantry troops. 2003, three women fighter pilots were assigned to Air Force squadrons Park Jin Ah was appointed as commander of the Marine Corps Blue Dragon Unit. By 2008, there were around 4,900 female soldiers in the Korean Military. WWII, over 350,000 women served in Women Auxiliary Corps as nurses and administration jobs. Vietnam War, Women started serving in more support jobs. 1973, women were officially accepted into same military groups as men. Mid 1980s, women started serving on Combat ships. Linda L. Bray was the first woman to command American soldiers in battle during the invasion of Panama. Gulf War, women started serving as combat pilots in fighters and choppers. War On Terror, women officially joined direct ground combat. There are over 200,000 women serving in the United States military, many in frontline jobs.
KoreaAmerica 1949, Yeong Shin Yim, the first woman in national assembly. By 2000, only 16 women sitting in the 273 member National Assembly. In local council nation wide only 56 women were elected out of 3490 seats available in 2000. 2000, there was one woman in the cabinet, minister of environment. First woman elected to the H ouse of Representatives: Jean nette Rankin (R-MT) was elec ted to the House of Represen tatives in 1916. Since Jeanette Rankin, over 1 70 women have been elected to the House of Representativ es. Currently, 13 women (10 De mocrats and 3 Republicans) s erve in the U.S. Senate, while 61 women (43 Democrats an d 18 Republicans) hold seats in the House of Representativ es.
What jobs are suitable for women? Q1. Should there be any career restrictions depends on gender? Q2.
How will the society’s ideology on women will change in Korea and in America? What will influence such trend? In near future, will there be any woman president? What is a genuine gender equality in human society? How can we define it?
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