One of the most enduring stereotypes of Chinese women is that of the submissive woman with bound feet obedient to her family or husband and treated like property with no rights. This stereotype denies the reality of women in China today and the full variety of women's lives. Today, by law, women have equality in education, marriage, rights, and freedom. While women's roles have improved overall, there are still some laws that are ignored or underenforced, and women have yet to attain equality in society. Some women have been able to attain higher education and high-paying jobs, yet many others work in low-paying factory jobs as unskilled laborers. The largest disparity is between women in urban areas and those who live in rural regions. Overall, ...

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