October 2nd - October 2nd, 2008 From last lecture: Gender...

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October 2 nd , 2008 From last lecture: Gender and subcontracting – they’re all women. Ultimately, the reason that has to do with that is sexism and the ideology of the patriarchal society. Short movie: globalization is about capital and money roaming the world looking for the best deal. Asia – 1 in 4 women in Thailand work for factories. Make less than $4/day. The factory was closed without any notice to the employees. Protested to the ministry of labor. Women are usually the first to be fired. Outsourcing allows corporations to separate themselves from their employees so they don’t have to pay for work benefits. Promised to pay the workers the local minimum wage, work hours max at 60 hours. Usually the corporations let the subcontractors to take care of the workers. The subcontractors are not following the promises that the corporations have made. Usually, the workers have to lie to the corporations when they make visits to the subcontractors’ factories. Washington consensus – mutated into an ideology – by encouraging the foreign
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