The women are fighting to eliminate it there is also

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air and water, and is extremely hazardous. The women are fighting to eliminate it. There is also a great deal of other health hazards: toxic chemicals that fill the air and clothing of the workers. The women described how they could not wash their clothes with their children’s, or even be in close proximity of their kids when they came home from work because they would intoxicate them from their clothes. 4. Throughout this course we have examined the struggles of the lower class, especially that of women when it comes to being factory workers. In this film we
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see a great change in the behavior of the women: they are more assertive, powerful, and share their opinions. However, not all aspects of their lives have improved. The women are still hired in the factories because they are believed to be gentle and docile. Women who showed promise in being more educated or capable of defending their rights were far less likely to be hired. The women were also still solely responsible for household duties. Not only did they work a full day, but also they came home to cook, clean, and care for the children. The promotoras, however, show a great deal of change and hope for the women. They have become organized, effective, and have gained power through numbers. Also, although it may not be the greatest achievement, the women have gained a sense of upward mobility. A woman in the film described how the different colored smocks of the workers represented different roles: group leader, operator, etc.
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