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."
For all its flaws, the Communist revolution taught Chinese women to dream big https://t.co/Fci82iAPxM— NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) September 26, 2017
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.
For all its flaws, Stalin’s purges truly eased morning gridlock.— Rich Zeoli (@Richzeoli) September 26, 2017
...other than that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?— streiff RS (@streiffredstate) September 26, 2017
For all his faults, Jeffrey Dahmer could really cook.— Michael Davie (@ImMichaelDavie) September 26, 2017
NYT opinion next week: for all its flaws, Hitler's Nazi movement bought healthy vegetarian meal planning to the Reich.— Inez Stepman (@InezFeltscher) September 26, 2017
So what if the Chinese Communist party killed 65 Million people? It taught Chinese women to Dream Big!— (((Eric D. Mertz))) (@EricMertz_KC) September 26, 2017
Those who weren't murdered... https://t.co/XPIKYUDqOW
Unless the dream is having a family of four https://t.co/LFJTWNxiAF— Christine Rousselle (@crousselle) September 26, 2017
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.