Shopping, shopping, shopping. Women, particularly in the Western
world, love to shop. Whenever we see an inexpensive dress at Forever 21
or H&M for $15, a nice pair of shoes for $18, and some accessories
for $10 we must buy it. And why not buy another outfit at this price?
Maybe a third and call it a great shopping day? Unfortunately with this,
women do not realize or pause for a moment to ask why all of this is so
inexpensive. Well, the reason why our closests are so full is because
there are women in underdeveloped parts of the world such as Mexico,
China, Bangladesh, and Haiti, working under sweatshop conditions so that
we may have a nice outfit for that dinner-movie date on the weekend.
And we know or should know that women in
sweatshops around the world report being locked in and
forbidden to use
bathrooms for long periods, as well as sexual harassment, violent
union-busting, and other forms of coercion.These women work for $25
dollars a month and can barely feed their families and themselves.
Fortunately, there are women who boycott these industries and demand
that these workers are paid and treated fairly. Because of these women,
many companies have bought fair-trade coffee to support the fair
treatment of these workers. So the next time you or a woman you know
says, "wow! what a great price for such a nice shirt", remember to
always think about those women who starve and suffer as they make your
shopping experience great.
I study anthropology, mathematics, and German. I am very interested in traveling the world and speaking more than 3 languages (already on my way). I basically like to read about theoretical physics and math and linguistics.