17 September 2011 ~ 5 Comments

Facing Mirrors

Sometimes you have to be forced to leave your homeland in order to appreciate it more. I went to see Facing Mirrors, playing at National Geographic Grosvenor Auditorium as part of the All Roads Film Festival. It’s one of the better films I have seen in the past few years, and certainly among the best […]

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20 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Made in LA Humanizes the Immigration Debate

I recently had the chance to view this documentary at the Immigrant Solidarity Network in Chicago. And now I have the opportunity to blog about it. Made in L.A. is an Emmy-award winning film that tells the story of three Latina immigrants working in garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win […]

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31 January 2009 ~ 0 Comments

An Eye Towards Gender

My CSU East Bay Lecturer, Dr. Sarvasy, would be proud that I haven’t forgotten one of the valuable lessons that she passed onto students: the gender lens. We just posted an article, “Top 100 Gender Studies Blogs” (http://www.bachelorsdegreeonline.com/blog/2009/top-100-gender-studies-blog/). I thought I’d bring it to your attention in case you think your readers would find it […]

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06 October 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Size Zero Not for Indian Women

Shilpa Shetty (of Big Brother fame) blasts the concept of size zero in this video, stating that “Indian women cannot be size zero.” Addendum: Unless you are petite and flat-chested. I think it is high-time. What began as a cultural phenomenon in the United States with a group of ultra-thin fashion models on the catwalk […]

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02 July 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Feminization of Migrant Labor – Situating Migrant Women in a more Global Context

There is no doubt that women bear the brunt of the toughest and lowest-paying jobs (not to mention UNPAID housework). From sewing garments in sweltering factories to changing dirty diapers to wiping counters to doing the dishes to serving as “sex slaves” — the overwhelming majority of workers in these occupations are women. Take a […]

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