what's u r opinion on working women?
9 Nov 06
Caryl Churchill once stated, "Playwrights don't give answers, they ask questions" (Kritzer,1). For Churchill, that meant questioning the relationship between women and labor, and what effect they would have on the workplace and in society. In her play, "Top Girls," Churchill uses sixteen characters, played by seven women, to represent the different possibilities or lives a woman could hold in today's world and in the past. Some may ask about countries like Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, where the percentage of women in the labor force is still small(although, there has been great improvement in the last few years). These countries are not good examples, because they have the money to increase their labor forces through importing workers. On the otherhand, take Iraq. Iraq does import workers. But, they prefered to encourage women to enter the workforce, esp. for managerial and skilled work, instead of importing foreign labor. BTW, you saw this to a lesser extent in Jordan(probably because Jordan's pace of economical development is slower). It interesting to note that Iraq has a pretty good record on womens rights. Women are an important resource of society. Jordan, Iraq and other Muslim countries chose the better alternative in this case. Importing workers creates an imbalance that is clearly seen in Gulf countries.