The host societies of migrant Filipina domestic workers should also be held more accountable for their welfare and for that of their families. These women’s work allows First World women to enter the paid labor force. As one Dutch employer states, “There are people who would look after children, but other things are more fun. Carers from other countries, if we can use their surplus carers, that’s a solution.”


Most receiving countries have yet to recognize the contributions of their migrant care workers. They have consistently ignored these workers’ rights and limited their full incorporation into society. The wages of migrant work­ers are so low that they cannot afford to bring their own families to join them, or to regularly visit their children in the Philippines; relegated to the
status of guest workers, they are restricted to the low-wage employment sec­tor, and with very few exceptions, the migration of their spouses and chil­dren is also restricted.” These arrangements work to the benefit of employers, since migrant care workers can give the best possible care for their employers’ families when they are free of care-giving responsibilities to their own families. But there is a dire need to lobby for more inclusive policies,and for employers to develop a sense of accountability for their workers’ children. After all, migrant workers significantly help their employers to reduce their families’ care deficit.

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The Care Crisis in the Philippines: Children and Transnational Families in the New Global Economy by Rhacel Salazar Parrena

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I’d like to draw the attention of white feminists here. Why are immigrants’ rights, and the rights of domestics who are women of color, not an intregal part of your platform? Why isn’t Caitlin Moran, Jessica Valentine, or any other major white feminist talking about the care crisis in third world nations as impoverished women facing daunting lives move to entirely new worlds to take care of WHITE CHILDREN so that WHITE WOMEN can go to work?

Your advocacy, your movement, is built on the backs of THESE WOMEN and Black women who have had to IGNORE THEIR OWN FAMILIES, THEIR OWN CHILDREN, SO THAT YOU COULD LEAVE THE HOUSE.

If there is ever an issue that is FOUNDATIONAL to the lives of well-to-do white women or Western feminists in general, it is the appalling way domestic workers are treated. While that Caribbean nanny, Black mami, or Filipina au pair takes care of your child, did you ever stop to think about their families and the lives they’ve left behind?

How without immigrants or women of color, white women wouldn’t be able to work at their own leisure? That white men wouldn’t enjoy the knowledge that there is no such thing as a care crisis in America?

(via rafsimon-murderer)

Dear White Women,

zorascreation:

Many Women of Color have called you out on your whitewashing of their issues in relation to racial injustice and how it affects things central to women’s experiences across the planet. Many of you have learned from these experiences about how to navigate your White Privilege while still being a disenfranchised gender-group. However, I don’t think much attention has been payed (despite negative attention) to how Men of Color relate to you all.

Now, I’m genderqueer, but as I’ve said before Black Man/Man of Color is my politicized identity based on how [some] people may perceive me and have in the past. Even though I was raised-as-a-boy, I’ve still always been gender-bending/genderqueer, and people have “misgendered” me as a woman as I’ve gained in age (thanks to mama’s genes! <3). But, because I am still affected by MOC issues, it’s time I spoke out a bit more.

Tip for the future: if you think to take it upon yourself to dictate to a Man of Color about how works such as “Othello” relate to him and his maleness? Do not. It is a crime against your critical thinking skills. I think that many times you all don’t realize how MOC are, like you, privileged and non-privileged in two major areas. Except for MOC it’s the reverse of WW’s experiences. For MOC it’s “of color while men” and for WW it’s “white while women”. There are levels of privilege and power in play for MOC that do not always translate to a universal experience of Patriarchy due to White Supremacy.

For instance, when speaking about how Patriarchy hurts men, I’ve noticed that MOC do not gain any sort of acknowledgement in these discussions unless the discussion is being held between WOC. This is only natural because you [White Women] do not suffer from institutional racism and thus issues relating to race have always been unseen to you. The racial-gender hierarchy in much of the Western World, and even in non-Western countries affected by Colonialism, Imperalism and Eurocentrism, pits White Women above MOC. Sometimes, as bell hooks has illustrated, MOC and White Women may share the same societal status by the factors of Maleness for MOC and Whiteness for White Women, but it’s incumbent upon White Women to holistically realize how male repression has forever been used as an oppressive tool against MOC by White Women themselves.

stfuapologists:

nicki-minasian:

dumbthingswhitepplsay:

lessthan-lovely:

isitscary:

westendblues:

masteradept:

razycrandomgirl:

heaveniminheaven:

Disclaimer: This is not meant to be funny. This is meant to satirize how carelessly a serious subject has been handled. It is also not a defense for Kanye; what he did was selfish and Taylor will never get that moment back. However, I felt it necessary to raise the issue of race. Age certainly wasn’t the difference, considering both incidents transpired in 2009 and Rihanna is only one year older than Taylor

 

I’d also like to add that if Chris Brown beat the shit out of Taylor Swift instead of Rihanna his ass would be in jail right nowx

Correction, He would be UNDER the jail.

You know what’s sick? The reasoning behind why they forgave him:

  • she’s tall she could take him
  • she’s Caribbean she could take him
  • she bit him!
  • she looks like she has a temper
  • he said he was sorry
  • she prolly provoked him

No, stop stop stop STOP

WELL RIHANNA FORGAVE HIM SO YOU GUYS SHOULD FORGIVE HIM TOO

He hasn’t done anything that makes him even close to being eligible for redemption. Throwing a hissy fit on national television and telling someone to fuck off on Twitter is some high school shit. 

I dont understand why everything has to turn into a matter of race this is ridiculous 

i don’t understand why white people have to open their mouths all the time this is ridiculous

^^^

i’m not even going to get into it, but SO many things are a matter of race, whether it’s overt or not.

Dear white people: is it that hard to admit that you were wrong? Because we do it all the fuckin’ time.

Now introducing STFU Apologists

stfuconfederates:

baxtavius:

This blog is here to tell people to shut the fuck up when they apologize for/defend terrible people.

If anyone wants to help me run it shoot me an ask and we’ll talk.

OH MY FUCKING GOD FOLLOW THIS BLOG LIKE IT’S THE LONG-AWAITED ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT MOVIE (or whatever else motivates you to follow it)

Love it. 

(Source: urlswithslursinthem)

Equality is a Fantasy

yunofollowingmeyet:

EDIT: Wow, that was quicker than expected! This has been up for about fifteen minutes, and I’ve already been trolled for being racist (despite saying more than once that this was in no way meant to be racist)! Well, at least it was a troll with sources. So, to clear up the confusion, let me explain myself. I said that I was looking for a scholarship to help me get through college. I didn’t say that every white person went through that, but that I recently had that problem. I feel the same way about that scholarship as I do about the left-handed scholarship. I don’t think that it’s fair that I can’t get it just because I’m white/right-handed. Thank you, RaceMash, for your constructive criticism, and I do appreciate your sources. I’ve always liked the intelligent trolls who have good arguments.

Saying something is not intended to be racist doesn’t make it not racist.

You wrote racist things despite your intentions, therefore you displayed racist behavior. 
And FYI this is the internet. Your opinions are not sacred, they are public domain. If you want to type your ignorant heart out, password protect your entries or better yet just join reddit or stormfront. You’ll find lots of support in both places. 

tastemybraincandy:

Renée Cox  is a controversial African American artist who uses her own body to celebrate black womanhood and criticize a society that she often views as sexist or racist. Cox has stated that her “main concern is the deconstruction of stereotypes and the empowerment of women.” She uses herself as her primary model in order to promote an idea of “self-love.”
“(Renee’s) her own heroine. She’s very much about using the work as a platform for self-love. And she’s clearly having fun in her role playing. It’s a very New York attitude: ‘Yeah, so what? I’m Jesus. I’m Wonder Woman.”

tastemybraincandy:

Renée Cox  is a controversial African American artist who uses her own body to celebrate black womanhood and criticize a society that she often views as sexist or racist. Cox has stated that her “main concern is the deconstruction of stereotypes and the empowerment of women.” She uses herself as her primary model in order to promote an idea of “self-love.

“(Renee’s) her own heroine. She’s very much about using the work as a platform for self-love. And she’s clearly having fun in her role playing. It’s a very New York attitude: ‘Yeah, so what? I’m Jesus. I’m Wonder Woman.

My Moderately Interesting Life and Views: Equality is a Fantasy

yunofollowingmeyet:

WARNING: If you get offended easily, then I strongly suggest that you not read this article.

As I stated above, this rant will feature some topics that are touchy to some people. Also, this may sound racist, but I did not intend for it to. However, you read the warning, so if you don’t like it,…

Congratulations, you made the “Friendly Racist Friday” lineup.

And FYI the guy who heads up fastweb.com and finaid.org recently published a study that shows the racial breakdown of scholarship recipients by race.

White students account for 76% of institutional merit based scholarships and grants. They are also 40% more likely to win private scholarships over minority students.  

When one of the biggest resources for scholarships on the whole of the internet can say that white kids get most college money, and they can back it up with data, you might want to sit down and think long and hard about your misinformed opinions. 

A blog dealing with racial issues across different social intersections. While we do focus on the black/white binary there are also many posts on other non-black POC groups. As we mostly reblog or gather info from other sources, things do slip the net from time to time so please let us know if anything you see here is plagiarized or needs to be taken down.