Women's new role in changing world

PUBLISHED : Friday, 12 April, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 12 April, 1996, 12:00am

Women today play an increasingly dominant role in society, and a willingness to be aggressive is one of the reasons for their success.

This is a time of change, and the role of women in society has changed dramatically over the past few years. Women have become more dominant both in the family and in the world of business.

Women such as Anson Chan Fang On-san and Lydia Dunn hold senior posts in both the commercial and political worlds. They are good examples of what women can achieve.

Many women are 'career women' these days. They earn their own living and do not depend on men to be the breadwinners.They can find jobs with good pay.

Women are no longer identified with weakness and subordination.

Some people believe that women can play an even more important role than they do at the moment.

In this highly competitive society, everyone in the business field has to cope with pressure and face challenges which arise day after day.

It is even more difficult for career women who have to go out to work as well as look after their families. They will easily collapse if they are not tough enough.

Last but not least, the liberal atmosphere of the 20th century also gives women a golden chance to voice their opinions.

Women are no longer ignorant as they are highly educated. Compared with those in the traditional Chinese society, women nowadays are stronger and more outspoken.

It is only natural that an educated person plays a strong and dominant role in society.

Women should be independent and should have their say because men and women are equal.

Raymond is a pupil at Salesians of Don Bosco Ng Siu Mui Technical School