Myths and Truths about the women of the East

Myths and Truths about the women of the East
 East culture attracts mysterious and inaccessible to prying eyes. It is especially difficult to understand the life of the Eastern Europeans women. However, it is possible, if you stop to approach a foreign culture with European standards.
 First of all, it should be noted that the life and the society in eastern countries are very diverse. Ideal image and behavior of women in Muslim countries, Japan, China, India different. However, they have common features, as even the most modernized Eastern societies partially retain their traditional elements.

Eastern European woman habitually perceived as the perfect wife, the keeper of the family hearth. Indeed, even in highly developed Japanese women try to focus on the family and leave work after marriage. However, the situation is gradually changing. Women begin to build a career, becoming more independent of men. Developing women's education. Even in ultraconservative Saudi Arabia functioning Women's University. Women have played a prominent role in politics. The whole world knows the names of Indira Gandhi and Benazir Bhutto, who headed the government of India and Pakistan respectively.

A woman has less time must be spent in the family because the family itself is changing. Children per woman is getting smaller - for example, in Iran the Muslim birth rate was lower than in Catholic Ireland.

One of the images of family and women in the East, popular in the West, associated with polygamy. However, it is little common even in those countries where legalized. And related to this, including the fact that most of today's Muslim residents as Europe, are not ready to share her husband with other women. This violates the image of a submissive wife eastern existing in the West. In fact, this submission is explained not by some national characteristics, and economic dependence of women and religious upbringing. When something, and another thing of the past, and changing relations between the sexes.

An example of the changing role of women can be seen in modern Japanese society. Enough free behavior of men in marriage, infidelity long been considered if not the norm, then something inevitable and acceptable. But today's young Japanese women perceive the situation differently and more willing than their mother to part with unfaithful husbands.

In general, the difference between cultures in modern societies is avoidable. This is shown by the many immigrants that if you want to adapt in the culture and customs different from those to which they are accustomed to at home. And women, due to their flexible psyche, such adaptation may be given even easier. This debunks another European stereotype, which states that women have a particular East conservatism.

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