Economic Imperialism a.k.a. International Feminism Explained

Once upon a time in a beautiful unspoiled land, far far away, there lived three little pigs.They were uneducated and underprivileged.

The first pig was a herdsman. All of his capital was tied up in…well…cattle!

However, once the international mining company moved in, all wells dried up or became contaminated and so he lost his entire herd. <Sad face.>

All he had left in the world was his young daughter (her mother had died of malnutrition), and some bales of straw. So, he built a house out of it for him and his daughter, who became the primary household wage earner.

One day, however, there was a knock on the door (as best as straw can knock).

“Who’s there?”

“Taxman.”

“I have nothing.”

“In that case, I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll take your house away.”

And so he did.

The poor little pig and his young daughter quickly ran to his friend’s house.

His friend had been a wheat farmer; however, when the mining company came to town, they brought with them a kind and benevolent NGO who brought tarpaper and wheat so that no one would go without shelter or be hungry. Thanks to the largess of the NGO, this man now had a house (sort of) made of tarpaper. His wheat however was worthless and so he lost his land. He therefore joined the army and lost his legs.

However, one day, a knock came on the door.

“Who’s there?”

“Military recruiter.”

“I have no legs.”

“In that case, I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house up.”

And so he did.

The first little pig picked up his friend with no legs and he and the young daughter quickly ran to their friend’s house.

Their friend had been the town leader; however, when the mining company came to town, they installed a benevolent dictator. The friend, very wisely, had gone to work for the mining company. Although he worked very long days and had very little money, he had managed to save up to buy some rocks from the mining company, which of course, had been deducted from his paycheck. He therefore built a very strong house!

However, one day, a knock came on the door.

“Who’s there?”

“Social services. We understand that you have a young girl living there who is not in school.”

“She doesn’t need school.”

“In that case, we’d just like to talk to her.”

And so the pigs opened the door and let in the Social Services.

They arrested all the pigs, except for the little girl who they wisely took into custody.

The next day, the poor little girl was raped and beaten.

Fortunately, there was a photographer from the benevolent NGO. He took her picture and sent it all over the world. She looked so sad and hungry, abused and confused about all the horrible things that had happened to her. It was a fundraising bonanza. Of course, the fundraising effort was underwritten by the mining company. They put their brand right on the fundraising letter. What a good company!

And they all lived happily ever after.

 

So what does this story mean to you?

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