For me, it looked like pre-1989 Poland. I wouldn't like to live in a country like that. I do not know what has changed in your country since. The only fact that matters for me we cannot sell software licenses in your country because you people steal whatever you can.
A couple things here:
- The country you saw in 2000 was the way it was because of the progressive minds of the West who decided Serbs should be punished for the sins of KLA because Serbs refused to be US ruled pawns.
- when you talk about 1989 Poland you're talking about exactly what? I thought the subject was equality of men and women. I left that country before 1989 and I don't recall any inequality in employment. Mom mom made the same money as her male peers, and a little more than some of them. Most of my teachers were females and they were good teachers. I can't recall any of them leading us all into under appreciating women. That was never a policy in the commie Poland.
Sure, the wages were shhitty, but they were equally
shhitty for both men and women and that's the topic of this thread. Not the economic situation in various countries.
Individual cases of abuse happened and some women had it indeed tougher than others but I wouldn't say it was a systemic phenomenon. Those women experienced the same problems that were experienced by males considered to be chubby or sissy types. This is called bullying and it is gender neutral. In my 23 years in the Polish education system (I went to kindergarten at the age of 2) I cannot recall one single instance of women's oppression by males because of gender. I did know of such cases outside that system, and that indeed didn't look good - marriage issues typical of some couples in any country.
The only fact that matters for me we cannot sell software licenses in your country because you people steal whatever you can.
What does that have to do with feminism we are discussing here?
If we are to be fair then I'd say Serbs, Croats etc should steal as much as they can, to get back at least a tiny fraction of what has been stolen from them by the West. I look at is as poetic justice.
Since 1989 I has been able to keep my whole family as the only person working, been to great part of the world, own everything I need, am FREE and HAPPY.
So are you another one of those male chauvinists who won't let their wives work? Prepare for a backlash from our resident feminists.
It has given to your country numerous wars in the first place and made your country really backwards. Again, I can't help being frank.
But you could try to be frank - admit you have no fukcing idea what you are talking about. Under communism Yugoslavia was in one piece and there were no conflicts or wars. In fact Yugoslavia was a tourist paradise - open to the West, nice climate, spectacular scenery and above all - political stability. Killings started when Tito died, communism fell and when terrorist organizations, inspired and then aided by the US, UK and Germany started testing Serbs' patience. It worked. Serbs got pizsed off as hoped by the West and what followed was nicely twisted in the official media.
I do not criticize the Chinese system. I just describe it. Men and woman made equal. No woman I spoke about it in Poland appreciated the Chinese equality.
As mentioned before, Chinese system has nothing to do with communism or socialism. Nada. In fact, these days the US is more socialist than China.
On general note, the militant feminism failed women and men and it failed the society as a whole. I am not referring to pay equity but to reasonable division of work. We are different physically and mentally and genders do matter in certain positions and for good biological reasons. The result is that the most important social structure in society, a family, is in shambles. This is sipping through into other social structures. And Poland too, has had the misfortune to taste the latest and greatest in the perversions of feminism, along with other "blessings" of the more enlightened countries of the great West.
In my youth in Poland, if a woman wanted to have a job and earn a living for herself or to contribute to the family's income, she could and there were no problems with that. I didn't know one single employable woman without a job. Not one. Again, the money wasn't exactly great but you could live on it as any other person, including men. Now, I hear, we have young girls turning to prostitution in numbers greater than even the boldest western statistics showed during commie times.
Feminists also betrayed women they were able to turn their backs on. Where are these mass protests by feminist organizations when it comes horrific gender inequality in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Pakistan etc? Where is the mass outrage about female rape victims being punished for their misfortunes?
Perhaps, instead of beating around the bush with their, now worn out ideologies that go way beyond equality in countries where they have really few reasons to complain, the modern feminists should act where it really counts and where they are really needed, or risk further ridicule.