“ …. You belong to me “ ( McCormick pg 106). Patricia McCormick wrote Sold about a young girl who used to go to school like a regular kid like everyone else then she was sold to a Happiness House where she was working as a sex slave to get money for Mumtaz and also her way out back home. The story was a coming to age story which made her grow up too fast with other girls used as prostitutes with no way out . Some may believe that this novel was to entertain the audience or persuade the reader to be more active or vigilant about global issues around the world . However, most agree that this is something that needs to be addressed on bigger scale because it 's a crime. Patricia McCormick wrote Sold to exploit the world for paying attention to the wrongs things , and not paying to attention to anything but themselves . She also writes Sold to find out more about the sexual system , and what happens to these girls that are getting abducted into labor while thinking otherwise most of the time. Lastly she wrote sold to find out more about Human trafficking and how it happens so often. Thus, McCormick wrote this novel to reveal how human trafficking is an humane act that happening
Patricia McCormick wrote Sold, a National Book Award winner. This book focuses on a young girl who was sold into prostitution by her stepfather. Lakshmi thought she was going to the city to work as a maid and help her family earn money. She didn't let her situation get her down however, she stayed positive the entire time she was at the house. One way she passed time was by figuring out how long it would take her to pay off her debt and leave. She made friends with one of the other girls at the house and trusted her and told her everything she was thinking. One night an American came into Lakshmi’s room and gave her a card with words that she couldn’t understand. He asked her if she wanted to go with him but she was to scared to say anything. Eventually another American
This paper will discuss the well-published work of, Pomeroy, Sarah B. Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity. New York: Schocken, 1975. Print. Sarah B. Pomeroy uses this book to educate others about the role women have played throughout ancient history. Pomeroy uses a timeline to go through each role, starting with mythological women, who were called Goddesses.
Characteristically, the settlement of American land was established almost exclusively by men, especially those of European decent. Therefore, after the Louisiana purchase -- and the consequential doubling in size of the continental United States -- the western half of the country begged to be explored and settled, a job that many believed lay in the hands of the white man. Despite the “White Man’s West” that lay readily ahead of them, many potential settlers were hesitant to travel to the newly claimed land. It wasn’t until the combination of both the California Gold Rush of 1849 and the Homestead Act of 1862, alongside the construction of complex railway systems, that a mass migration from the east coast began to occur; unsurprisingly, the majority of the demographic were indeed male. Throughout several years of work in rudimentary frontier towns and countless attempts to modernize the vast expanse of land the settlers had received, the living conditions of the Wild West remained harsh, any endeavor to provide comfort collapsed, and frankly the men west of the Mississippi River became desperate for the presence and attention of their female
After reading Sold by, Patricia Mccormick I realized that no matter how many men a thirteen year old sleeps with, ther innocence still exists. Underneath the violation and dehumanization a child still exists. No matter how many men Lakshmi gets taken advantage by she still exists. Patricia Mccormick captures the lifestyle that a sex trafficking victim endures through a number of interviews in India and Nepal. The author captures every aspect and angle of human sexual exploitation.
Imagine being sold into sex slavery by one of the most important people in your life…your father. Well this is what happened to Lakshmi in the book Sold by Patricia McCormick. Lakshmi, a 12 year old girl, lives in a village in Nepal. She lives with her goat, baby brother, mother, and stepfather. Lakshmi despises her stepfather because he does not have a job and he spends all the money that her mother earns on useless materials.
Although it may not be easy to attain hope during such grim times, it is necessary in order to persevere and survive. This idea is displayed in two novels: Never Fall Down and Sold, both by Patricia McCormick. In Sold, a young girl named Lakshmi gets torn out of her familiar life in the mountains of Nepal and sold into sexual slavery in India. In Never Fall Down, Arn and millions of other innocent Cambodians are captured and forced to work in labor camps
The human trafficking theme of the story wasn’t something that Patricia McCormick just conjured up one day. Human trafficking is an ongoing problem in the United States of America and many people truly believe that slavery ended with the emancipation proclamation, that's false. In the article “6 crucial facts about human trafficking” it states “There is an estimated 21 million people in forced or coerced human trafficking” This quote just adds to the fact of how prominent human trafficking is in our current society. Human trafficking is a world problem. In an interview when asked what Patricia McCormick did in Nepal she says “I spent a month in India and Nepal tracing Lakshmi’s steps—going from a poor, isolated village in the foothills of the Himalayas all the way to the teeming red-light district of Calcutta.
Michelle Cliff’s short story Down the Shore conspicuously deals with a particularly personal and specific, deeply psychological experience, in order to ultimately sub-textually create a metaphor regarding a wider issue of highly social nature. More specifically, the development of the inter-dependent themes of trauma, exploitation, as well as female vulnerability, which all in the case in question pertain to one single character, also latently extend over to the wider social issue of colonialism and its entailing negative repercussions, in this case as it applies to the Caribbean and the British Empire. The story’s explicit personal factor is developed through the literary techniques of repetition, symbolism, metaphor, as well as slightly warped albeit telling references to a distinct emotional state, while its implicit social factor is suggested via the techniques of allusion, so as to ultimately create a generally greater, undergirding metaphor.
In the 1920s, it quickly became increasingly unmistakable that the Progressives’ “Noble Experiment” with the prohibition of alcohol had failed. Likewise, those people who were behind the white slave panic ultimately set in motion policies that resulted in the exact opposite of their intentions. The mafia expanded into the prostitution industry as the timing of new statewide prostitution laws also coincided with the prohibition of alcohol, thereby banding both vices together underground. The conditions in brothels were hardly ideal for the women before prohibition, but at least it was a female operated industry with individual madams controlling their businesses. In contrast, the new state laws greatly benefited the pimps and organized criminals
Something I thought about while reading this section of Ghettoside was prostitution, and specifically the experience of Midkiff, growing up. Of course, Skaggs is interrogating her about a recent murder. But as time progresses we see that Skaggs gets a more in-depth understanding of her character, and her background, which proves revealing. ==============
Prostitution is now typically viewed as an urban problem, but it was pervasive and generally accepted during the expansion of the American western states where 1 in 10 women were prostitutes. As thousands of men trekked westward in search of riches they were followed by many prostitutes. In fact, the term “hell on wheels” originated from the ladies who followed the Union Pacific railroad workers in wagons. However, the primary factor behind the tremendous demand for prostitution was a very disproportionate male to female ratio. For example, in 1860 there were only 30 women in the silver mining town of Virginia City, NV with a population 2,236.
Over the years there have been many controversial ethical issues which are still debated in the 21st century. In today’s modern society one such controversial issue is prostitution. Prostitution can be defined as “The act or practice of engaging in sexual intercourse for money” (Deigh, 2010, p.29). Prostitution is the oldest profession of all. However the ethics of prostitution is still unclear between many societies. Thus, this essay will discuss on the reasons as to why prostitution should be considered moral, that is, it is a freedom of choice, source of income and it is a trade similar to any other job, while on the contrary it will argue that prostitution is immoral, that is, it goes against religious teachings, involves coercion and degrades
Prostitution Prostitution can be defined as the provision of sexual services for money. The word “prostitute” became common in the of 18th century. During the ancient times this kind of services had been supplied for economic rewards mainly by courtesans, concubines or slaves. Courtesans and concubines often held high positions in traditional societies. The main feature of modern prostitution is that women and men tend not to know each other.
WHAT IS PROSTITUTION? Prostitution is the activity of sexual acts for payment. It exists throughout the world more in urban areas. Most prostitutes are women but can also be men and children. Some prostitutes work for themselves and others work for pimps who call them “madams” .Most