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Lecture 16

Women's Studies 1020E Lecture 16: Women Studies 1020 E Lecture 16

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Women's Studies
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Women's Studies 1020E
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Kim Verwaayen

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Woes “tudies Letue 16
Gender and the Global Economy: WMFs
13/02/2017
Nike Symbol
the Nike product has become synonymous with slave wages, forced overtime, and
aita ause
Nike is a god. (God of victory)
Targeted towards girls
More beautiful when moving/active
Multinational Corporation
(sometimes called TRANSNATIONAL corporation)
COMPANY THAT HAS FACILITIES, OPERATIONS, SUBSIDIARIES, OR INVESTMENTS IN 2
OR MORE COUNTRIES
A WORLD MARKET FACTORY IS A PLANT (INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & SUBCONTACTED
BY MNCs, OR CO-OWNED, O‘ OWNED BY MNCs, LOCATED IN THE ahe! THI‘D
WO‘LD the gloal south WHICH P‘ODUCE“/A““EMBLE“ GOOD“ FO‘ EXPO‘T TO
DEVELOPED COUNT‘IE“ the gloal oth
Diane Elson: WMFs produce manufactures exclusively for export to the rih outies
Nile Figes Make Cheap Wokes: A Aalsis of Woe's Eploet i Thid
Wold Epot Maufatuig
What is a maquiladora?
Maquiladora -- fo auila: to assele:
FOREIGN-OWNED WORLD MARKET FACTORY LOCATED IN MEXICO & CENTRAL
AMERICA
In some contexts, maquila is used to refer to the factory and maquiladora to the
factory worker. The maquiladora workers are predominately female; [the majority] of
this workforce is made up of women, some as young as 12 years of age. They work in a
sweatshop like setting, under scandalous conditions, earning extremely low pay and
okig log hous Encyclopedia of Gender and Society
Maquilas are facilitated by NAFTA with tax/tariff exemptions or reductions
Sex discrimination in Maquiladoras (1996)
against local and federal laws, and international covenants, maquiladoras were
routinely subjecting women employees to pregnancy tests conditional to employment.
Pregnant workers were often pressured into quitting by being assigned heavier
workloads & night shifts.
Gender-based discrimination in maquiladoras is still a significant problem! 2016:
Woe okes fae disimination in hiring, promotions, and dismissals; sexual
harassment and other forms of violence in the workplace; and lack of respect for their
rights to health care, maternity and child care benefits.
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Womens Studies Lecture 16 Gender and the Global Economy: WMFs 13/02/2017 Nike Symbol the Nike product has become synonymous with slave wages, forced overtime, and arbitrary abuse Nike is a god. (God of victory) Targeted towards girls More beautiful when moving/active Multinational Corporation (sometimes called TRANSNATIONAL corporation) COMPANY THAT HAS FACILITIES, OPERATIONS, SUBSIDIARIES, OR INVESTMENTS IN 2 OR MORE COUNTRIES A WORLD MARKET FACTORY IS A PLANT (INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & SUBCONTACTED BY MNCs, OR CO-OWNED, OR OWNED BY MNCs, LOCATED IN THE (ahem!) THIRD WORLD (the global south) WHICH PRODUCES/ASSEMBLES GOODS FOR EXPORT TO DEVELOPED COUNTRIES (the global north) Diane Elson: WMFs produce manufactures exclusively for export to the rich countries Nimble Fingers Make Cheap Workers: An Analysis of Women's Employment in Third World Export Manufacturing What is a maquiladora? Maquiladora -- from maquila: to assemble: FOREIGN-OWNED WORLD MARKET FACTORY LOCATED IN MEXICO & CENTRAL AMERICA In some contexts, maquila is used to refer to the factory and maquiladora to the factory worker. The maquiladora workers are predominately female; [the majority] of this workforce is made up of women, some as young as 12 years of age. They work in a sweatshop like setting, under scandalous conditions, earning extremely low pay and working long hours Encyclopedia of Gender and Society Maquilas are facilitated by NAFTA with tax/tariff exemptions or reductions Sex discrimination in Maquiladoras (1996) against local and federal laws, and international covenants, maquiladoras were routinely subjecting women employees to pregnancy tests conditional to employment. Pregnant workers were often pressured into quitting by being assigned heavier workloads & night shifts. Gender-based discrimination in maquiladoras is still a significant problem! 2016: Women workers face discrimination in hiring, promotions, and dismissals; sexual harassment and other forms of violence in the workplace; and lack of respect for their rights to health care, maternity and child care benefits. Issues: long hours, poor working, conditions, health issues, age discrimination and poor pay continue. Global Feminism Make the local global and the global local sisterhood is global: idea that what happens in one part of the world can impact women & communities in others (but with understanding of common themes, different contexts: our diverse cultural locations shape our experiences and perceptions) addresses oppression created through histories of colonialism and imperialism; encourages Western feminists to: o confront their (potential) role as dominators (through neo-imperialisms: as consumers of sweatshop products, etc) o NOT back away from addressing or participating in anti-oppression work in the name of cultural relativism (that is, respecting cultural practices) womens rights are hum
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