The Export of Philippine Women

Aguilar, Delia D.
Publisher:  Against the Current
Year Published:  1997
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX11285

Principles of social justice are clearly not served by applauding a system that prides itself in an increased GNP at the same time that it farms out its women to be servants of the world.


While the global restructuring mantras on behalf of transnational corporations include liberalization, deregulation, and privatization, in the workplace worldwide, the governing slogan is flexibility.
Flexibility denotes, above all, the treatment of human labor as a variable form of capital. It means the power of business to exercise extraordinary versatility in the allocation of human resources and wages and the deployment of innovative hiring practices. It also means the ability to pick up and move when labor proves intractable or more malleable workers beckon elsewhere.

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