The findings reveal a series of linked situations heroin use creates in the life of a stripper or prostitute. According to Frenken and Sifaneck (1998), “Lap dancers experience deterioration of personal relations, while participating in a growing network of heroin users.” Therefore, these women have very little self-esteem and cannot build relationships due to lack of confidence or disgust in themselves. They have desensitized themselves from human emotion. When working with a client these women have to desensitize themselves so they can push past boundaries and hopefully be rewarded with extra money. In gaining that extra money, it continues her addiction and makes her go again the next night.
Go Ask Alice This book is actually a real diary, written by a 15 year old American girl who is tossed into the world of drugs. The girl has the "perfect" life but is forced to change from a child to an adult virtually overnight. She develops a crass attitude, and becomes paranoid, all because of her newly found lust for drugs. It didn't just happen overnight. She started to take sleeping pills and tranquilizers to fall asleep but friends slipped her LSD and from then on she was hooked.
Although the situations of how they become addicted were different, it showed the variety of ways addiction is caused and how it affects people's lives. I liked how this movie showed what addicts really go through when they're on drugs and what they do to get them once they're addicted. This movie takes the viewer to a different world, where people with great aspirations still come out on the bottom just because of drugs. We see this in horrible scenes where Marion uses sex to get drugs, which I believe is the ultimate low for a woman. We also see this in an extreme scene when Harry sticks the needle of heroine into his horribly rotten forearm because he is so addicted.
In particular, the once charming Olsen Twins has been in several magazines referring to the drug abuse or the eating disorders that they are battling. Not living up to the standards that the media holds tend to lead our women to be either look down upon or even in some cases fall into a deep depression because they believe they are no longer attractive. Today’s media is controlling our women. Women go to the media to find out what is socially acceptable or what are the next top trends they should abide by. For instance, The Addams Family star Christina Ricci turned into a very skinny figure when she started to battle with anorexia.
Abel Tesfaye, constantly refers to drugs as a girl, “And I know she’ll be the death of me, at least we’ll both be numb…”. He tries to compare a girl to drugs, or vice versa. They both are destructive, if taken too much. After, taking the drugs he feels young and beautiful. The “girl” tells him not to worry about anything anymore, “She told me, “Don’t worry about it” She told me, “Don’t worry no more”.
The crime of trafficking girls has actually been widespread. It causes health consequences and Psychiatric illnesses. Most of the parents who give their girls away are hunting to escape inequality and poverty. They want to improve their lives and not have to pay for their daughters since they are already very poor (“Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, 2003). The trafficked girls most likely face problems and due to the problems that they face and the things that they are forced to do unwillingly, they try to commit suicide.
Prostitutes face a huge risk of catching an STD since they have sex with so many different people. Physical abuse toward these women is almost certain in this industry. Often women will turn to drugs and alcohol to help ease their pain. Most of the prostitutes have been abused as a child or suffers from depression. Many people believe that prostitution should
In her novels, Alice Munro utilizes different methods in order to break down societal expectations of normality in regards to sexuality. Throughout her prose, Munro varies slightly in how she disassembles societal expectations, though all of her works contain that common thread of disassembly. One example exists when Bloom says: The longing for sexual connection inflicts psychic as well as physical pain in Munro’s fiction. Betrayal is common. From the high-school girl of ‘An Ounce of Cure’, so mortally depressed over being dropped by the boy who played Darcy in the Christmas production of Pride and Prejudice that she gets hugely drunk, to Prue, a woman in her forties who practices cynicism in a winningly lighthearted way and drowns her sorrow in a small revenge strategy of pilferage, Munro’s stories are filled with women- and sometimes men- who have smelled love and hope and suffer for it.
Prostitutes suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, also known as Combat Disorder, thought by many to only be suffered by war veterans. In reality though, prostitutes more commonly suffer from PTSD than war veterans(Zuger NY Times). "The world's oldest profession may also be among it's most traumatizing," found Abigail Zuger of the New York Times. Studies show PTSD to be a direct result of sexual abuse(Giobbe www.prostitutionresearch.com). Almost all prostitutes suffer some sort of sexual abuse while working in the commercial sex industry.
After he tries to strangle Carmen she tries to run away and finally succeeds on her second attempt. Carmen then lives with her friend Lulu for awhile and she becomes addicted to heroin. Carmen meets two people through Lulu: Nancy and Bud. Bud grows fond of Carmen and she decides to live with Bud who is a drug dealer, but after she repeatedly steals drugs from him, he kicks Carmen out.