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Feminism – Session 6

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Lynda Lange

Feminism – Session 6  labour migrants  women with children  children left behind  cared by women  care falls to other women in the country of origin  task falls to those that cannot bring money in  those women have to depend on those that are bringing in money  care workers  should be recognized as those expending time to provide a socially necessary good  in poor countries  always wealthy elite  wealthy elite trade with the wealthy world  enables them to stay in power  women of the wealthy elite  draw on the same pool of people  „pool of people‟ refers to the migrant workers  western world does not allow money to trickle down to the poor  Canada benefits from natural resources because of democracy  care chain  care bumped down  not enough care to go around  point of care chain  care drain  ex. care goes to other countries, country of origin lacks care  EU has better child care than Canada and America  deteriorating care and low wages  possible from private care organizations  elite women of the west  most likely to have live-in care worker  Fraser Mustard  research  good care with snacks, stimulation, etc. is good for child development  (from preschool to grade one)  If good care is good for kids, isn‟t it important for there to be good, easily assessable care?  disconnect between practical need and demand  needs to be effective  demand for sufficient pay  social responsibility for care  presents empirical claim  gender makes the difference  main point makes a normative claim  that these empirical facts violate human rights  Who?  domestic government  foreign authority  Who is doing the violating?  Who is responsible for correction?  similarity between all of the articles (readings)  make empirical and normative claims  need to evaluate claims  need to know the difference between empirical and normative claims  empirical claims  scientific or mathematical  should ultimately be based on observations  can be falsified with inconsistent observations  not based on the theory of the mind  ex. Pogge: Do they exist or not?  normative claims  cannot be proved  include and imply value judgments  requires analytical skill  based on more than one assumption or reason  hard to falsify
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