Quotation by Mary Barnett Gilson

Filipino recruits arriving on Hawaiian plantations were almost exclusively single or without their wives. The summer of 1925 about thirty thousand Filipino men were working on the Hawaiian sugar plantations, and fewer than three hundred Filipino women had been brought over. ... there was one amusing feature about the disproportion of the sexes. It was one of the few situations I have ever witnessed where the scarcity value of woman permitted her to be cavalierly indifferent to male domination.
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