O you agree with the view that new communication technologies accentuate gender inequalities in transnational family care-giving arrangements?

Transnational families are becoming increasingly prevalent in the context of the feminisation of migration partly fuelled by the demand for care and domestic workers in countries like the UK. Many of these new migrants are mothers who leave their children behind a a phenomenon often theorised as a?care chainsa (ParreA┬▒as, 2001; Hochschild, 2000). Family separation and the phenomenon of the left-behind children are largely seen as one of the hidden injuries of globalisation: the high social cost the developing nations must pay in return for the remittances which keep their economies afloat. Parallel to these developments is the explosion of new communications technologies over the past 2-3 years. Now a Filipina migrant mother in London can use a plethora of platforms a such as phone calls, text, email, IM, Skype and social networking sites such as facebook a to keep in touch with her children. But what are the contours of this a?distant family lifea and to what extent can new media facilitate care and intimacy at a distance?
This essay will explore the gendered dimension of transnational care and transnational communications.
I would say that I agree that new communication tools such as facebook ,skype, or smart phone applications such as line can unite family members, but also reinforce the gendered duties of women as a care giver. Also I would like to critically analyse the ambivalent role of technology in the mediation of intimacy, motherhood and gendered subjectivities.