Woman's Studies Globalization Term Paper

Length: 3 pages Sources: 3 Subject: Sports - Women Type: Term Paper Paper: #12086887 Related Topics: Women Studies, Role Of Women, Role Of Women In Society, Women
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Women Globalization

Women's Experience of Globalization

One of the factors that have shaped women's experiences of globalization has been the international demand for labor in various international locations. Much of the globalization trend has been driven by technological innovations that allow for greater communication, information sharing, travel, and other items that have allowed people to share different items across the globe. This trend has also shaped the manner in which labor demand can influence women. Before globalization labor was virtually static and immigration was sparsely used and there were a significant amount of resources required to migrate. However, there are many more opportunities for both migrant men and women.

The availability of options for men to work in migrant positions also places indirect pressures on women to do the same given the breakdown of the traditional family structure and relatively few domestic options. Many migrant women will leave a developing country to pursue labor options in developing nations as domestic workers (Parrenas, 2008). One of the most demanded positions for a Pilipino woman migrant worker is as a care worker in many developed countries in which they provide service to middle to upper income families in Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and Greece among others.

The implications of this are that the women of the Philippines go to other nations...


In the domestic culture they are told that they should work outside the home while simultaneously told that their place is inside the home. This is most likely a result of the changing in the demographics of the migrant workers. In the beginning of the migrant trend in the Philippines it was dominated by men. However, in recent years the trend has reversed on the basis of gender and more women are leaving the country to fill roles that are associated with domesticity.

The Constitution of the Philippines defines the women's proper place as being in the domestic sphere and this gender construct penetrates the culture. Thus the increase in migrant workers who are technically abandoning their children and families goes against the moral law in the culture. However, instead of using globalization to subvert the role of women in their domestic facilities, the trend is that the labor that is associated with reproductive labor is given to migrants with less privilege instead of promoting solidarity among women in the international arena. Thus the migration of women does not necessarily do…

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Parrenas, R. (2008). The Force of Domesticity: Filipina Migrants and Globalization. New York: NYU Press.

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