An advertisement from the 50s portraying a gender stereotype based woman.
The global issue I would like to focus on for my capstone project is gender equality, specifically, female rights. I believe that both sexes should be treated equally both economically and socially. Something I learned from growing up is that females are mostly below men in society, and it really disappoints me.
A rough research question I came up for this issue is “How many Chinese women were unable to achieve their dream career because of the stereotypes their society had held for them?”. My edited research question is “What are the effects of gender stereotypes on Chinese women in the workforce”.
Even though I am mostly confident about my project, I still have some fears for this journey. I am conscious of the fact that not everyone agrees with the ideas of gender equality. Whilst the minds of Chinese people had been accepting the idea of gender equality gradually, some of the older generations still go against to it. I just hope they would listen to my voice.
I am hoping to gain a lot of things from this project. I really hope I could raise awareness to my society about how awful gender stereotypes are and their horrible consequences. I would really want to gain more knowledge about issues happening in our world because although I learned the concepts of all these issues, they still seem so far away from me because I haven’t been personally affected by it. This project would allow me to dive deep into a world issue I am really interested in, and expand my knowledge on it.
The ultimate message I want to send about this social issue is that everyone has to be aware of the fact of how many female geniuses the society has neglected and wasted because of foolish stereotypes. Only with an open-minded heart are we supposed to move forward into a brighter future. Those females all might have the solution to a lot of world issues we’re having, but first, we need to start by giving them a chance. Chinese women are secondary to men when it comes to applying for a job, earning a promotion. The discrimination of Chinese women starts when they’re in universities, being banned from applying for certain departments. Let females be more than a reproducing tool, let all of them be able to become a scientist, engineer, CEO, professor, doctor, and so much more.
I would like to receive feedback from my peers on how I could improve my research question and make it better.