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Affordable Fashion for an Expensive Cost

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Message Amanda Rodriguez
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.
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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.
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