Due to the mass hysteria the blame quickly fell to the rich Jews. It is stated that, “Jews throughout the world were reviled and accused in all lands of having caused it [the plague] through the poison which they are said to have put into the water and the well” (Document 7). The nation was in need of answers so when the Jews were pointed out as a scapegoat all of Europe followed. Though sadly the blame was not the worst thing to befall the Jewish people. In Document 7 it is stated that, “On Saturday - that was St. Valentine’s Day - they burnt the Jews on a wooden platform in their cemetery.
A lot of people commonly consider it the end to a pregnancy, but for some women it is just the beginning of something extremely dreadful. According to the Encyclopedia of Human Development, “postpartum depression is depression in mothers that occurs following the birth of their child” (1010). It is most common for mothers to develop it immediately following the birth, but it can be developed a few months after the birth of the child (Salkind, 1010). Either way, it can hit extremely hard and the excitement of having a child is ripped from the mind of the mother, only to be replaced by dark thoughts, depression, anxiety, etc. The length of postpartum depression varies though, based on which type you have and the severity of it.
It contaminates drinking water, turns unused lands into industrial dumps. They pollute the air and with global warming emissions and create earthquakes. People’s right to clean water is being compromised by fracking industries, not being careful enough and their lack of regulations enforced on them. There are numerous occasions in
The side-effects of DES and its multigenerational impact caused Jane to develop a deformed uterus. According to Uncertain Inheritance, there are “evidence that transgenerational effects can impact mating behaviors, with implications for the evolution of populations” (Schmidt 4). When a pregnant woman is presented to a poison, similar to DES, the exposure extends out to herself and her unborn child, as well as the germ lined cells creating the
All of these events involved the idea of a sickness or death taking over the world which is basically how the Salem Witch Trials were. In conclusion, all of these events represent mass hysteria that can be compared the Salem Witch trials. The Indian Alien Scare was a threat to society because it sent everyone into panic thinking that there was a face scratcher who was killing people in the town. The Contaminated Coca-Cola Scare was basically the idea that coke was putting a chemical in the coke to get people sick. The kissing bug scare was the belief that a kissing bug was going around America and poisoning people on the lips.
The Black Death. A plague that ravaged all of Europe in the 14th century. Millions died from the infectious disease, that almost crumbled all of society in Europe. This pestilent disease had tormented and slain through the 14th century all the way to the 18th century. Relating to that topic, in the short story, "The Masque of the Red Death" , It proclaims that a ravaging disease cripples the townsfolk in the story.
The cloud appeared in November and kept almost everyone inside for it was “eye-stinging and throat-burning.” The smog is so thick it is is being blamed for a 70 car accident near the city. The city which has a population of 19 million as of 2012 is a hub for pollution with factories, cars, and other normal air polluters. The amount of pollution is so surprising that the levels of PM 2.5 (fine particles in the air) soared to 16 times the safe limit. Since the cloud appeared in the winter it is even worse of a time, for the winter is the worst season for pollution since the poor burn trash, and the electricity plants ramp up production to keep up with the heating. When the poor burn trash for heat they burn anything they can find including plastic and rubber which produced more smoke when burned.
The 14th century was a time when the threat of disease controlled European society, putting fear into every person’s mind. The Bubonic Plague was the disease that led not only to death, but to the abandonment of chivalry and sympathy. The disease first appeared in Europe in 1347, and by the end of 1348, it had traveled across most of Europe, leaving a trail of death (doc 1). With about one third of the population dead, Europe’s society was destroyed, but it was devastated further by the pessimistic and anti semitic attitudes many of the people had. As the Black Death traveled through Europe, it left thousands dead.From 1315 to 1322, the Great Famine caused starvation and death, weakening Europe’s population.
Giovanni Boccaccio witnessed the plague from the city of Florence in Italy, and how it was a “deadly pestilence” (Plague, from the Decameron) He saw how the healthy completely deserted the infected and would live in houses only for the healthy. And the same went for the infected. This made it to where the populations of cities were dying either of starvation from lack of food or from the infection. Gabriele de’ Mussi was a lawyer who witnessed the black plague along the coast of the Black Sea in the city of Caffa. He saw how an entire “army was affected by the disease” and had swept the land and killed thousands (Spread of the Plague) .
Indeed human rights have failed to achieve its goals in many countries around the globe due to economical and political diversities. According to Himalayan Foundation, 20,000 Nepali girls are enslaved. The recent Rohingya refugee crisis and genocide by Burma has questioned human rights defenders. WHO reports say that around 125 million girls and women were victimized of Female Genital Mutilation in 29 countries in Africa, Middle East and Asia. Surprisingly more than 2000 victims of FGM have received treatment at London Hospitals in last three years, reported by Martin Bentham in ‘London Evening Standard’, 2013.