The Rise of Asian Women in the Context of Globalization

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Globalization is double-sided. On the one hand, globalization is causing changes so fast in so many fields that many challenges and opportunities are presented to us. On the other hand, instead of spreading wealth around, globalization and its current macro-economic policies have brought Asian countries a strong negative impact, such as the financial crisis and unemployment. The Asian woman is the most direct victim. Before many people overcome their "future shock" aroused by globalization, some Asian women have already risen to the positive and negative challenges of globalization, and they have become role models for a new generation in the context of globalization. Globalization is characterized by the worldwide development of technology and economy to make the whole world into a global village. This knowledge-based context underscores the importance of education. The Asian woman has realized it and striven for the same right to receive education. At school, female students work on the same subjects in the same class as male students do. They, together with men, learn advanced mathematics, physics, economy, politics, and sociology. As smart as men, the Asian woman has demonstrated the same capability in learning. Because it is really uneasy to get the precious opportunity of receiving education like men, the women work very hard. They get scholarships and win prizes in various academic contests that reward intelligence and diligence. In addition, because of globalization, the world is becoming smaller and smaller, which makes overseas education easier than ever before. So some Asian women not only break away from their traditional household duties, but also tend to leave their own country and set foot on foreign soil. The... ... middle of paper ... ... economy brought on by globalization, society should give all women the right to receive education so as to enable them to go with the latest developing trend. Meanwhile, instead of confining women to their traditional job roles, society should create a vaster world where women can bring into their talents into full play. So what is needed is a mental revolution. In conclusion, in spite of its strong impact on the economy of Asian countries, globalization is rich in challenges and opportunities. Through education, communications skills, the Internet knowledge and aggressive spirit, some Asian women have risen to the challenges of globalization, and have become the role models for a new generation. But they still have to fight against social constraints and prejudices. So to realize the rise of all the Asian women, the social attitudes must thoroughly be changed.
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