Ehrenreich, Barbara. “Maid to Order.” ed. Ehrenreich, Barbara, and Arlie R. Hochschild. Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy. What are some of the ways that Barbara Ehrenreich uses imagery in Maid to Order to dramatize the conditions of the maid in the modern. In the article “Maid to Order” Author Barabra Ehrenreich talks about the growing trend of hiring household “help”. In the past two or three.

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Ehrenreich states that maids are primarily composed of Hispanics and African American women, and that there is a burgeoning billion dollar industry that hires maids and function as contractors for their clients.

Maid to order

Newer Post Older Post Home. In her essay “Maid to Order,” writer Barbara Ehrenreich analyzes the growing trend of outsourcing domestic work. What I found most interesting about this piece was that although the opening of the essay and the title and subtitle orxer suggest that it will focus on gender inequalities, Ehrenreich’s final conclusions about the impact on society of hiring maids has little to do with gender and much more to do with class. At the beginning first sentence I’m not quite clear what the time frame is–when did these changes take place?

This was a challenging essay, and this is a good start!! In the twentieth century Globalism increased and housemaids infested the market causing dramatic price drops to occur in the housemaid market. She even provides and example of how people of Hispanic background are automatically portrayed as baby maids, even by orddr, when wheeling a stroller, even if they are the actual mothers of babies sitting in the stroller. This is actually very good summary writing about maid to order. Ehrenreich relates these issues to feminism because women over the years have triumphantly evened out the load, giving the men more responsibility in the house, since men were taking advantage of the hard work women did do keep the house clean.


February 15, at 7: A lot of life lessons can be learned like that.

Barbara uses dramatic imagery to describe the horrific reality of housemaids, such as, scrubbing the floors on their hands and knees. In her essay, Ms. With the rise of a globalized economy comes a rise in need of cleaning services.

To reinforce her argument Ehrenreich that maids are still exploited even though they may work for are companies she includes her own work experience at Merry Maids.

Essays and things.: Summary – Maid to Order

Her personal experienceprior publications and active interest in workers rights makes her argument convincing and credible. People that do not learn to clean up for themselves will eventually start to think that everything they do, someone else will clean up for them, whether it is subtle things like not littering, or even polluting the air that we breathe.

Ehrenreich, Barbara, and Arlie R. Mothers also look to open small businesses to operate on their own schedules, which result in typically lower earnings.

Throughout the text, we see numerous examples of exploitation of women who found themselves in the position of house cleaners. However this would not be the case.

With this kind of diversity corporate America took advantage. I found that so interesting because I had never really thought about if from that perspective but now it seems very intuitive. The effects of the house cleaning businesses flourishing are hugely affecting corporate America.

While this is not the thesis of the essay, it does however explain why maids ehrenreixh Ehrenreich mentions, face severe economic losses.

A great majority of housekeepers are independents who are employed by a single household. I must say that your efforts has shown in this article. Sunday, Babara 15, Response to “Maid to Order”. You can also see the maid to the order topic here.

Sections have multiple pages. Big corporations are taking advantages of those who are desperate to find work get into jobs such as housekeeping for a unfair low wage.

This problem was taken away by the commercializing of the maid services and the large companies by removing the personal talk that the homeowner had, and the maids themselves. With that being said, there are a lot krder reasons out there why hiring a maid might seem so tempting and convenient. Since women began to get better education and prefer to mzid in the work field, they women feel the necessity of hire somebody to have the dirty job done.


This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Newer Post Older Post Home. Females were expected to clean up after men, which created male dominated society. To add new subsections, find and click the type of content you want to add in the options list on the right side of the page show me.

Furthermore, there are moral losses that occur when hiring maids to do your dirty housework.

To change the settings for your ePortfolio, click the “ePortfolio Settings” link show me. As globalism and feminism took a rise in the 20th century, more and more housewives joined the work force, leaving the jobs at home up for grabs. Women are beginning to realize that there are significant economic costs that madi along with having a child.

Fadu May 4, at 6: With these barbarw companies, it showed the business that could be made in this industry which is ever growing and becoming more and more popular as maix goes by. Ehrenreich argues that maids continue to suffer economic losses, and discrimination at the workplace because companies seek to maximize their own profit by disregarding the needs of its poor desperate workers which ultimately increases our dependance and furthers our servant economy.

Romain March 8, at 4: March 1, at 7: Ehrenreich also implies that the recent emergence of a servant economy, is a byproduct of men’s abdication of house work which is indirectly affecting the the mistreatment of workers.