Discuss what Maria Mies means by her term, “housewifization,” and why it is a problem for women worldwide.

What is housewifization and how/why does it occur?

How is housewifization a problem for both women living here in the so-called “first world” and elsewhere in the so-called “third world’?

How is housewifization related to the devaluing of women’s work?

Relate Mies’s ideas about the problems of housewifization to one of the other readings/viewings assigned for this discussion to the Migdal article or the Cain Miller article.

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