Women’s lives have drastically changed from having almost no freedom in the past to having a say in society today. In ancient China, woman has very little or no rights at all and was looked down upon by other men. It’s a fact that their work is not appreciated as much as men. Most likely their job is all about bearing a son and marrying. Both story “New Year’s Sacrifice” by Lu Xun and “The Merchant’s Wife” by Xu DiShan shows the disrespectful and unequal treats women suffers at that time.
Women were thought that they couldn’t be compatible as men yet educating them would be a waste.Chinese women bind their feet just because men believed that it was more attractive.
While divorce is a quite common thing we can see today, but back then women has no right to do so.