Lisa's Ritual Poem Analysis

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“Lisa's Ritual”, a poem, based on a true story, exposes how violence can happen anywhere, anytime and in real life. Throughout the reading there were numerous examples of how violence can occur anywhere. “Lisa’s Ritual” is a poem about a young girl named Lisa who is raped by her father and uses her room as her “safe space”. This poem is one example of many from the reading, where domestic violence, or any type of violence for that matter, can happen in places where you least expect it. Many people do not realize how common sexual violence and trafficking is in today's society. Yes, it is common to see it in social media but do not realize that it can not only happen to the people around them but themselves as well. More than 22,191 people in…show more content…
At the age of 15 she had given birth to a baby girl, the birth only allowed her pimp to have more control over her saying he would hurt or kill the baby if she had done something wrong. After the four excruciating years she was rescued in 2008 by an anti-trafficking group who were invading the city she was in. Now that Jacinto is 23 she has become an advocate against sex trafficking and human trafficking. She has made a statement that says, "These minors are being abducted, lured, and yanked away from their families. Don't just listen to me. You need to learn about what happened to me and take the blindfold off your eyes.” (Romo) Jacinto’s experiences and story, as well as “Lisa’s Ritual” highlight the inhumane realities of women who are sold into sex slavery and women who struggle with domestic violence. Sex trafficking and domestic violence are both issues that happen everyday all across the globe, it is not just what we see on
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