Globalization and the Gender of Women

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Class this semester was widely based on the ideas and problematic events in which revolve around the idea of globalization. This term, idea, or concept poses many negativities to the gender of women. Despite the media and the common portrayal that the idea of globalization is a positive thing for the world, in many instances it is causing great negativity for people, specifically women. Globalization can be applied to many aspects of culture but many times it is applied in terms of economics. In the patriarchal world in which exists when speaking about economics it is typically a male centered conversation due to the males typically being in lead roles of the work force despite many women in this country and well across borders in other countries being very highly educated and capable of carrying out such jobs. Many of these women who seek to be educated and successful in the workforce do not achieve their goals and fall back into their gender roles which goes against their personal goals. This was demonstrated very well by the case study of “Clashing Dreams: Highly Educated Overseas Brides and Low-Wage U.S. Husbands” written by Hung Cam Thai. Not only are these brides in which are talked about in this essay failing at their personal goals they are also failing at the goals in which Estelle B. Freedman discusses in her book No Turning Back. In this work she speaks much about transnational feminism and the objectives in which much be met to obtain equality rights for women transnational. The link between Freedman’s work and the study of Vietnamese brides marrying transnational is undeniable not for positive outcomes but for negative. By linking these two works not only will it show what needs to be done for women to obtain equal ri...

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...ich are currently in place in the modern world. The structure created by colonialism and still being enforced by globalization needs to be broken and replaced with a new structure. Women whom think they are escaping the oppression they live with by moving across the border are only adding fuel to the fire. Instead of fighting the problem they are simply attempting to run from it although being unsuccessful. A new ideology and superiority structure needs to be formed in order to end the oppression and problematic lives being faced by women throughout the world.

Works Cited

Freedman, Estelle B. "The Global Stage and The Politics of Location." No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women. New York: Ballantine, 2002. 95-118. Print.
Thai, Hung C. Clashing Dreams: Highly Educated Overseas Brides and Low-Wage U.S. Husbands. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.
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