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Sweatshops Research Paper

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Imagine a worker receiving their paycheck after excruciating hours of hard labor and discovering that they have only made enough for their rent. This is an event that is repeatedly lived and witnessed by those who work in sweatshops. Globally sweatshops, which are factories in which workers are paid low wages for extensive hours, have been seen as a nightmare which is justified. Sweatshops are the industrialized slave labor with abuse, exploitation, and government neglect.The only way to confront this practice is awareness. The daily lives of workers are faced with abuse from factory owners towards immigrants as well as women. Immigrants who withstand abuse do so because there are misconceptions that there is a plentiful life where there are factories. The reality is that this belief is most times a myth causing for immigrants to stay with the low wage jobs because there is no other way out. In other words the fashion industry is correlative with human …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that sweatshops are industrialized slave labor with abuse, exploitation, and government neglect. the only way to confront them is awareness.
  • Opines that the fashion industry is correlative with human trafficking, citing the rana plaza collapsed after the owners refused to close their doors after failing inspections.
  • Opines that women were victims of sexual abuse in places such as cambodia and the caribbean. according to bockenstedt, 60% of women working in sweatshops were single mothers.
  • Opines that racial slurs and racist groups plagued the already suffering workers. the sweatshop workers are not protected and the further spread of brutality is contributing to xenophobia.
  • Explains that sweatshop workers also encountered exploitation, based on the amount of hours and pay they received. forever 21 and t.j. maxx committed such indecencies.

The use of racial slurs and racist groups are what plagued the already suffering workers. One example of these encounters is when a neo-nazi supporter brutally attacked an immigrant worker. To these racist believers immigrants are the cause of the lack of labor for native citizens. This of course is untrue as the majority or sweatshop workers take jobs that the american population do not desire. The sweatshop workers are not protected and the further spread of brutality is contributing to the creation of Xenophobia which the disliking of people from other countries. The truth is that these workers who work for long hours are what provide the nations low income to be able to purchase products at an affordable price. One may say that this is beneficial but in reality a shirt can be a lost life. The abuse that both women and immigrants receive unfortunately is common even in the era in which same sex relationships are

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