Lastly, society should be encouraged to purchase Fair Trade to improve working conditions. The Rana Plaza was a large textile factory for clothing, and on April 24, 2013, it collapsed. In the film Fashion Victims it states, “The Rana Plaza building rubble buried thousands; over 1000 died, over 100 had limbs amputated” (Fashion Victims). These were men and women that were not given an option on whether or not to come to work, even though they all could see how dangerous the building was. The day before the Rana Plaza collapsed, cracks appeared on the third floor of the building, and it was evacuated for the afternoon.
Although the condition seems much improved, consumers don’t know the true fact- “Today, American citizens simply cannot know the working conditions of the factories that make the products they buy. We cannot know how the chemicals, tools, and technologies in these workplaces affect workers.”(In the Global Apparel Industry, Abusive and Deadly Working Conditions Are Still the Norm)-many workers have to inhale harmful gases, face dangerous situation everyday. More, reports indicate that women make up the vast majority of the workforce, but men make up the supervisors, which is the same as what happened in the Gilded Age. “The darker side of the growing population in cities was racial tension and
Zlata’s Diary contained situations similar to this when her friend died in a park, when her bird died, and when her cousin died. In total, 13,952 people were killed during the siege of Sarajevo because of an act of racism, and that means that more than 13,952 people lost someone they
According to a survey of working parents done by Pew Research Center (2015), it is found that 39 percent of mothers took time off to take care of their children or family and 27 percent responded that they have to quit their career. On the contrary, around 24 percent of fathers reported having taken time off and only 10 percent have to leave their job due to family obligations. In order to combine work and family responsibilities, women have greater recourse to part-time work. Therefore, women tend to work shorter hours and have more career interruptions than men which lead to a passive impact on their promotion prospects and profession advancement as it also reduced women chances to have a financially rewarding
Another characteristic of alienation in the production process is that the worker is seen as an object in the production process. Again, the second article claims that 40 Nepalese workers had died in July and the first article claims, “The evidence-based assessment of the mortality rate of migrant workers in Qatar shows that at least one worker on average per day is dying”. The fact that so many of these workers are losing their lives as a result of their labor for the capitalists proves that the workers are expendable, or objects, to the
While we look at the both positive and negative effects of the revolution, we will see whether it reduced or increased the position of women. They who are specialists on that issue explained the reasons behind why industrial revolution affected women both disadvantages and advantages. Participation of women to the economy is a very good thing in terms of taking their economic power under their hands. They will not only depend on house things but also they will broad themselves in other areas, like in business, politics, and social and so on. However, this was not so easy in the period of industrialization in order to reach achievement.
Globalization has fostered cross-cultural awareness and has provided access to a variety of low-cost goods. While modern people enjoys the fruits of globalization, many critics discuss about the disadvantages caused by it. Social issues like child labor, environmental degradation, and cultural homogenization are often under passionate debates; the gender issue is of no exception (Marx 1). Some of the feminist scholars are skeptical about the rise of women in a globalized era. They does not believe globalization will necessarily empower women.
A Social & Economic View” by Nadja Briscoe, she(year) states that Neil Gilbert’s book, A Mother’s Work: How Feminism, The Market and Policy Shape Family Life, describes how women have responded to the contraceptive revolution, advances in civil rights, and the changing structure of the labor market since the 1960s. He notes that recently there has been a significant decline in childbearing, childrearing, and household production. The rate of childlessness has climbed to historic proportions for a period of relative peace and prosperity. Women are having fewer children; and, early childcare is being passed on to other women, as mothers shift their labor from the household to the marketplace. Feminists would say that women have finally been given the chance to do what they want, and rightly so.
Globalization has the power to uproot the traditional treatment towards women to afford them an equal stance in society. Despite the positive effects of globalization through increased employment opportunities for women, globalization has a darker, more sinister side. Out of the total 397 million workers in India, 123.9 million are women and of these women 96% of female workers are in the unorganized
Through Globalization human trafficking also emerge as a form of commodity and also have conflicting interest for the sovereignty of independent states that have long standing tradition for example according to “The LEVIN Institute Globalization 101 page 57” sons were needed to work and help sustain family economically, while daughters were often viewed as a burden” Because of the one child policy Chinese now have a difficulty finding a partner. According to “Tania Branigan 2011 November 2nd retrieved from www.theguardian.com/world/2011/nov/02/chinas-great-gender-crisis “ concluded that due to the rejection of girl babies and acceptation to boys in terms of food and health have brought a surplus of men. Also cited because of the surplus of men to women the fear the increase of sexual violence and social instability is