Female Graduated Students

Posted April 28, 2010 from China

One of my classmates gave birth to a baby several months ago. Just one year and a half after she came to study in our school, the girl has to give up much time working on the courses. Instead, she spends most of the time looking after her little son. It is difficult for her to make a choice between her baby and school, since future job means so much to the girl who still has another 18 months to get her master degree.

In our traditional culture, girls with age up to 30 would feel hurry to get married and have a baby. However, most of the female graduated students get their degree when they are 25 or older. After that, they have to find a job. When they get all the things done to make a living, they are almost 30! There is little time left to find a good guy, let along the good guys are getting fewer and fewer. To make a balance between future career and family, several girls in my department get married before they graduated, so they can finish their work at school without worrying about their future family life. The problem is that time seems to be not enough for they to do both two things well.

Girls in my school are very lucky, for there are few girls can pass the test and be admitted. There are much more boys than girls in campus, and girls are treated better than the boys, especilly in class, for they are always offered the front seats. However, the girls here are just a small sample of women in China. I do not think they can represent girls who do not come to universities like the one I am studying in.

Lucky girls are just a few!

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  • jodelight
    Apr 28, 2010
    Apr 28, 2010

    Hello jyymler,

    Welcome to PulseWire! Thank you so much for sharing this information with the PulseWire community. It's so important to know for us all to know what is going on with women's education around the world. I am interested in hearing more about what is going on with women's issues and education in China. I look forward to reading more entries from you!

    Be Well, Jody

  • siti rahmawati
    Apr 29, 2010
    Apr 29, 2010

    Hi, Your story it just the same with my country, Indonesia. Actually, it's OK for girl who want to get marry earlier then continuing their master degree or get master degree and marry after or whatever they want it to be. The problem here is culture. Why it is a problem for girl who not marry after 30? why women is the one who become primer caregiver in family? So, what is the function of man/husband? Wife should make an agreement with husband, to take care of children while they go to school, because if women do all the thing it is not lucky but double burden. Well, because it happen everywhere in the world, so i think we should fix it.... Thanks for sharing....

  • Sunita Basnet
    Apr 29, 2010
    Apr 29, 2010

    Hey there, First of all, welcome to pulsewire. I am glad that you have understand the value of education and will aware our sisters as well. Tell us more, how are women treated in your community. You have a powerful voice and we cannot wait to read your next journal.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Nusrat Ara
    Apr 29, 2010
    Apr 29, 2010

    So many things are same in many parts of the world. Keep writing.