Analysis Of Half The Sky

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Half The Sky Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide As I look into the beautiful eyes of my granddaughter, I see hope. I see a future so bright of possibilities, dreams, and visions of a world where equality is paramount, and suffering has ended. I see the next generation, a generation of idealists that will change the world into a better place for all who encompasses it. It saddens me to learn that not all societies look into the beautiful eyes of their daughters and granddaughters and see hope for their future. Instead they see property, they see something of monetary value in their little girls. And I wonder how we change that thought, that feeling in certain societies that label children as property to be “bought and…show more content…
Poverty, multiple siblings, and having their virginity verified seemed to be a common thread of the girls who ended up in the brothels. To me this symbolizes healthcare, and a need for better healthcare around the world. Poverty seems to generate (more often than not) from the father getting sick, and even dying; the father being the bread winner of the family. If the smallest, rural villages across the world had access to immunizations, medications from diseases and colds, or simply yearly medical checks; the longevity of the bread winner’s life could be extended. This could keep the family in financial freedom, not giving them the need to sell of their daughters/ granddaughters for money to support the family. I also noticed a common thread of multiple children within a family. Enabling a family to have birth control (also stemming from healthcare) could cut down on the finances of a family since they have less children to support. But more important than immunizations, medication, and birth control is to take away the ability to verify a girl’s virginity. It seemed that the men looking for a “girl for the night” wanted a virgin. Local doctor’s participating in verifying the virginity are as guilty as the parents and the brothel owners towards the rape of young girls. Countries that sell their girls into the sex trade…show more content…
She currently does public speaking, has a published workbook for victims, and is the author of Sisters, a true story about 2 women who are caught in the life of sex trafficking. Per Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden in the article Sex Trafficking: a real serious problem published in the Idaho Press Tribune on January 17th, 2013 “We are not immune in Idaho. In June, a Boise man was prosecuted for advertising on Internet sites that his 3-year-old daughter was available for sex. Only two months ago, another man pleaded guilty to obstructing an investigation. He had solicited others to destroy evidence of his involvement in transporting a 15-year-old Washington runaway for prostitution.” So, now I ask, has anyone heard of the Ivy Movement? Have you heard of Rebecca Bender Ministries? Did you know that Boise is listed as one of the safest places to traffic a girl? Did you know this is happening in our backyard? I didn’t know, so it shows that educating the public about sex trafficking in the world, and our own backyard, isn’t getting relayed. This information needs to be vocalized as a beginning to addressing the problem in our society. The more we discusses a subject, the more likely that people will take notice into organizations such as the Ivy Movement and Rebecca Bender Ministries. One voice can’t be heard
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