Negotiating Legacies: The 'Traffic in Women' and the Politics of Filipina/o American Feminist Solidarity
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Velasco argues that the use of the "traffic in women" discourse in Filipina/o American feminist organizing actually makes the lives of migrant workers more precarious, while contributing to moralistic anti-sex worker policy and rhetoric. While the anti-imperialist framework of Filipina/o American feminism is a useful model for Asian American feminism more broadly, it must remain open to the kinds of "loving" internal critique and debate that are the legacy of women of color feminism.
Velasco, Gina. "Negotiating Legacies: The 'Traffic in Women' and the Politics of Filipina/o American Feminist Solidarity." In Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics, edited by Lynn Fujiwara and Shireen Roshanravan. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2018.
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