Mao Zedong

Militia Women Inscription On A Photograph - Poem by Mao Zedong

How bright and brave they look, shouldering five-foot rifles
On the parade ground lit up by the first gleams of day.
China's daughters have high-aspiring minds,
They love their battle array, not silks and satins.

Comments about Militia Women Inscription On A Photograph by Mao Zedong

  • Susan Williams (3/20/2018 4:31:00 PM)

    a pleasant war-loving society then? women betrayed into behaving like men? interesting point of view (Report)Reply

    (3/20/2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Not so now, but decades ago, women were encouraged to behave like men and have to do manual labor also, according to my parents and grandma... The translation is very crude...

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 10, 2012

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