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Women's Studies: Some Observations

A propos of the Review of Women’s Studies (EPW, 27 October 2012). I would like to make some observations, especially on emigrant women workers and cross-border marriages. The common factor is poverty which forces women to migrate or get married across the borders of provinces or even countries. Often treated like a commodity, the most significant consequence is that such women are thrown out of their moorings. I am not sure whether this aspect has received adequate attention.

As human beings, all of us want to communicate. In poorer families with less education, bonding between persons, especially among the womenfolk, is stronger, and they “gossip” at any given opportunity. For men, this practice is less because they move to a workplace or to nearby towns, whereas women are tied down to the confines of their village.

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