Questions for "Bangladesh Women Find Liberty in Hard Labor"

  1. If Mollah had stayed in her village, what would her life most likely be like?
  2. How does she believe a job in the garment industry has provided her more freedom than the girls in the village?
  3. What are the negative aspects of working in the factory?
  4. What is your reaction to the following quote?

"'It's fantastic that they have this common industry that has put women to work,' said Charles Kernaghan, director of the Institute for Global Labor and Human Rights, based in Pittsburgh. Recent street protests in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital, by garment workers helped nudge the minimum wage to $68 a month, which he said equates to 33 cents an hour."

  1. What is your reaction to the description of the living space of Mollah and her roommates?
  2. Name two ways the garment industry has changed the lives of girls.
  3. Explain to what degree you agree with the title of this article: “Bangladesh Women Find Liberty in Hard Labor.”
  4. What are your thoughts when comparing American women’s options to Bangladeshi women’s options?

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