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.