Essay On Sweatshops

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“I am, somehow, less interested in the weight, and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived, and died in cotton fields, and sweatshops.”- Stephen Jay Gould. Sweatshops exploit people, and children. They take advantage of their poverty, and there need, for a better life. Sweatshops are one of the worst things that ever happened to the business world, and poor people around the world. Sweatshops should be stopped, and ended. Sweatshop is a common term used to refer to factories that typically produce apparel; that have very low wages by modern U.S. standards, long working hours, and unsafe or unhealthy working conditions; that often don't obey labor laws; and that would generally be considered unpleasant places to work by most citizens in wealthy countries. Sweatshops first appeared in Great Britain in the late eighteenth century, and persisted there until the early twentieth century. In the United States, the first textile sweatshops appeared in the early nineteenth century in Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Virtually every wealthy country in the world had sweatshops at one point in their past. Sweatshops are an important stage in the process of economic development. The International Labor Organization (ILO) has estimated that 250 million children between the ages of five, and fourteen work in developing countries. 61% in Asia, 32% in Africa, and 7% in Latin America. Many of these children are forced to work. They are denied an education, and a normal childhood. Some are confined, and beaten. Some are denied the right to leave the workplace, and go home to their families. Some are even abducted, and forced to work. There are also different types of products that the peopl... ... middle of paper ... ...r families. Most of this people are sometimes put into modern slavery overworking them more then the law allows them to have. Many of this sweatshops over work adults, and children. Most of the people working in sweatshops are women making garments, for big investors that make them work over time without being paid. Even though some of these big companies don’t know because they have people working, for them that take care of their companies hiring to make the garments, for them. A few companies are aware of the child slavery that goes on in their companies, and they choose to look overpass it, but some decent ones put a stop to it. most companies wanting to make more money with the things that they sell prefer to keep working with the sweatshops. Even though the retailers aren’t the ones making the sweatshops they keep them in business by buying their products.

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