NYT: You Know, the Communist Revolution Taught Women to Dream Big

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Sep 26, 2017 10:00 AM
NYT: You Know, the Communist Revolution Taught Women to Dream Big

The New York Times took heat on Monday evening after publishing an opinion piece alleging that the Communist revolution in China "taught Chinese women to dream big." 

Needless to say, people were not thrilled with this rather rosy piece of nostalgia on a period of history that resulted in the deaths of tens of millions of people. 

I mean, golly. Sure, some women in China (the ones who, you know, weren't murdered by the state) saw "increased status" due to the changes of the Communist regime, but that didn't happen in a vacuum. The "Great Leap Forward" saw upwards of 40 million people killed. China has no free press nor any freedom of speech. Human rights are an afterthought. Even today, the Chinese government will kidnap women who are found to be pregnant without a birth permit and force them to have an abortion. This is certainly not "dreaming big." It's horrendous.