This broad-scale transfer of labor associated with women's traditional roles results in an odd displacement. Women are moving around the globe as never before. The essayist refers to those women as 'unmarriagebles' and that's why they have to marry in these odd combos. One of the strengths of the book is the way in which the material is presented. While families in the United States, Europe, and other places are enjoying the incomes of working mothers, this often leaves a void in the areas of home and child care. All women were workers, and the home was our workplace - unpaid and unsupervised to be sure, but a workplace no less than the offices and factories men repaired to every morning. The migrant women leave behind their families and their own children.
About half the essays actually offer conclusions about what could be done in terms of policy to solve some of these problems. To be cleaned up after is to achieve a certain magical weightlessness and immateriality. Even granting the large role of extended families in the Philippines, and the emotional resilience born of frequent migration, it would seem that the global mother trade is something to diminish if at all possible. Recueil d'essais semi-éparpillés qui souffre un peu de son format, mais surtout d'un travail d'édition sévèrement botché. Ms Doblado's family is not the only one suffering. This collection of essays was quite informative on often hidden or avoided topics, the role of migrant women in the global economy working as household help and as prostitutes-- in essence, taking over the domestic roles that women become too busy, too powerful, or just too disinterested and rich to play in their own household. The authors point out that the women who work as domestic help are often paid much higher than they can find at other jobs, yet the women who employ them are villanized.
I cannot even begin to understand the life that a women must live when this happens and to think that their families can't think of other ways to make ends meet is insane as well. A few years later, during her travels, she fell in love with a Ghanaian construction worker, had two children with him, and returned to the Philippines with them. Responsibility: Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild, editors. If now there are greater opportunities for women abroad, why aren't the men being called on to stay home and support the family? As Rowena tells her story to Frank, she says little about her father, the children's grandfather men are discouraged from participating actively in child rearing in the Philippines. The patriarchy can't take this rap. She didn't add to my salary.
Also largely ignored is the long history of labor migration and the role of domestic service in social mobility. Or they could hire other women to do it - an option approved by Friedan, as by the National Organisation for Women Now , which she helped launch. Then there's the undiluted tragedy of 15-year-old Siri, forced to have sex with up to 15 men a day, with no choice but to accept her fate as a child prostitute. Ehrenreich was born in Butte, Montana, when it was still a bustling mining town. And there are the sex-workers and sex-slaves, some who knew what they were in for, others who were tricked or kidnapped. I also have a home to run and can fully conceive of the need for household help as my free time at home becomes more and more restricted. There are 150,000 in Hong Kong alone.
Today, the women performing these tasks for low pay and long hours are increasingly poor migrant caretakers from developing countries who live and work in mansions - but support their own families in absentia by their work here as nannies, maids, and even prostitutes. I kid, but I have come to appreciate the variety one usually gets from feminist compilations, and I genuine It's very good. The need for their services is largely occasioned by the fact that those who formerly did the work for free, their first world female employers, have themselves moved into the full-time labor market. The inequity is sharpest for the most despised of household chores: cleaning. But for every female executive racking up frequent flier miles, there are multitudes of women whose journeys go unnoticed. Women are moving around the globe as never before. Rather than going into laboratory work, she got involved in activism, and soon devoted herself to writing her innovative journalism.
This linguistic makeover obscures the fundamental differences between care rendered in the context of a moral commitment and care rendered in the context of a monetary exchange, and it does so at the expense of the moral, not the monetary, variety. The emotional cost to the girl is so devastating that over time and repeated exposure she becomes resigned to her fate, reduced to surviving it. What they haven't defended is unpaid moral commitment. Others demand deference bordering on servility, while an increasing portion of the nouveau riche is simply out of control. The final essay,which talked about how international debt and aid pressure developing countries to push women abroad, was the mo This was not just a sit down and read through book for me. There are many tempting reasons to pick up Global Woman. Some, like Cathy and Jane, do not passively acquiesce to their employers' demands and instead devise ways to improve their situations and leave abusive, controlling employers for better ones.
As guest workers all these women are easy targets for abuse, with legal recourse that is questionable at best and in practice often irrelevant. The feminists of my generation tried to bring some of it into the light of day but, like busy professional women fleeing the house in the morning, they left the project unfinished, the debate broken off mid-sentence, the noble intentions unfulfilled. In consciousness-raising groups, we railed over husbands and boyfriends who were unaware of housework - unless, of course, it hadn't been done. After all, what's a feminist compilation without at least one radical, preferably revolting against patriarchal language? Hochschild gives a nuanced account of Filipina women who leave their own families to care for others -- sometimes even hiring their own nannies to raise their children in their absence. One is the growing split between the global rich and poor. The movement of care workers from south to north is not altogether new. About the Author Barbara Ehrenreich is the bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed, Bait and Switch, Bright-sided, This Land Is Their Land, Dancing in the Streets and Blood Rites, among others.
This was the basis of free trade theory. Crisostomo gave a serene smile. Rather than going into laboratory work, she got involved in activism, and soon devoted herself to writing her innovative journalism. A number of nannies working in rich countries hire nannies to care for their own children back home either as solo caretakers or as aides to the female relatives left in charge back home. While working in another country may provide a way to earn money for themselves or their families, many women quickly realize that this kind of work is grueling and degrading. The authors aim their most vigorous criticism at moralizing backlashes against migrant females' assertiveness, while downplaying or disregarding altogether the depredations of transnational capitalism.