They made their living by leaving their homes in the mountains and working on the fincas (plantations) on the coast. The indigenous workers were treated very badly and paid very little for their labor. Two of Menchú’s brothers died while working on the plantations. Menchú also worked as a muchacha (a maid) for wealthy families who often treated their dogs better than the muchachas (“Rigoberta Menchú Biography”). Life for indigenous people became increasingly difficult in the Guatemalan highlands when guerilla groups that resisted the military government hid in the highlands near their homes.
The widening of concept of toleration is still going on today. Seeing videos or hearing about a person being beheaded is a recurring event with ISIS. People around the world are almost use to hearing about ISIS attacks just like people would hear about all of the victims that were guillotined. Similar to the guillotine, ISIS has killed many people. “ISIS has killed over 1,280 people” and “kill more than one at a time” just like the group Milligen talked about.
Rape against the Tutsi women was committed by the civillians to the Presedential Guards to the Soldiers and anyone who was against them and although they wanted to harm only Tutsi's, some of the Hutu women were raped and abused along with the Tutsi. The Hutus who were usually raped hid a secret like being married to a Tutsi or hiding a Tutsi family. "Rape was a common weapon and was systematic" to a UN special Rapporteur Rene Degni-Segui. From sources, women were raped "about 5 times a day" and no one could help or it would lead to them being killed or rape also. Some women who couldnt bear to watch the women getting raped who farm a piece of land to take up their time.
Sex trafficking and human trafficking in general is a strange topic that could never happen, or that is what we like to think. People are sexually abused every single day, some even in our cities, close to our homes. Men, women and children alike. Most people who are forced into slave labor often work as prostitutes or domestic
Starting with the language barrier, for many if not most Mixtecs do not speak English nor Spanish, which leaves a lot of room for misunderstanding and for them to be taken advantaged of, starting with farm labor contractors, who serve as the middleman providing growers with good quality work for cheap wages. Kearney explains that farm labor contractors charge small fees such as for rides to and from work, for not having a social security number, as well as, for insurance, leaving the Mixtecs with only two to three dollars for an entire day’s work. Other labor contractors don’t even pay the Mixtecs at all for their work, such as those who work on construction projects, once the project is done the contractor sometimes disappears or tell the Mixtecs to sue knowing that most are undocumented so they can’t sue without the fear of being
In the article, “Seeing and Making Culture: Representing the Poor”, Bell Hooks, Gloria Watkins penname, conveys three important things about the lower class: The ways people of lower class are treated in our society, how the mass media portrays them, and how people of lower-class see themselves. People who are poor or near the poverty line are often not represented properly in our current society. Furthermore, when hooks attended Stanford University, she noticed that many of her peers and even professors would make judgements about the poor. In addition, while many of her peers could go home during the breaks, Hooks couldn’t because she could not afford to visit family. Hooks also mentions how she bonded with the cleaning lady because she
Men and women live different lives, they’re raised differently in many ways.The usual stereotype that comes with women is that women spend all of their time in the kitchen or taking care of kids and stuff around the house while the men are out working trying to provide for the family. In House on Mango Street, author Sandra Cisneros shows the idea that gender is an important aspect to life; this becomes clear to readers when the standards of men and women are different according to society. Women seem to be in a way invisible to the majority of the world. When you think about a company the main boss usually turns out to be a man. See in this world Women are seen as caretakers or as fragile things.
Most of these rich people owned a lot of lands, and rented it out to poor farmers, or made their slaves farm it. Some of the rich people ran businesses, making clothes or tools in factories. Some poor men in the towns taught school, or were doctors, or carried water, or ran bakeries, or had to beg. Women in the towns sold things in stores, or worked as wet-nurses or waitresses, or begged. A downside to this is women didn’t generally teach school in ancient Rome.
Foot binding also kept the women constrained to their homes where they are said to belong (Strayer, p. 255). Similar to South Asia civilization and China, Mesopotamia is part of a patriarchal society as well. The laws are nowhere near equal for women and men, it was a double standard. Men were allowed to have affairs with other women as long as it’s not another man’s wife, but if a woman was caught with another man, her husband would make the decision as to whether or not she is to be drowned. Everything was easier for the men, including divorce.
In the United States, most of the current illegal immigration comes from Mexico and Latin America because of poverty and the lack of jobs (Poroy). The United States provides many cheap labor positions in construction and farming where business owners are looking for immediate workers that will get the job done. These jobs look appealing because most of them don’t require an education and hire almost immediately (Schwartz). This provides the illegal immigrant money to either send to family back in their country or to use to create a life