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Rape in the Fields: the violation of migrant women and girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a noxiously galling, unsavory aspect to the exploitation of Mexican migrants. Have no illusions: Migrant workers — legal and illegal alike — are taken sore advantage of as cheap labor employers can work like horses, not bothering to provide medical care or any job-related benefits at all, including something so meager as unemployment insurance, and can regard as a disposable resource, a piece of equipment that can be readily replaced. These workers come here and regularly put up with abuse for one reason — they desperately need the money. Otherwise, they’d stay the hell home where they speak the language, know the culture, and don’t have to rake and scrape, kowtowing to bosses who don’t respect them, and where they hold their ability to make a living in their hands. It’s bad enough that Mexican men and boys have to go through this to make a dollar — and a poor one at that. Continue Reading →

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