McCormick made the point that running away is not as much of an option because of the threats of being beaten if one chooses that option. When Lakshimi first arrives at the brothel she fights back when a customer tries to rape her. Mumtaz does not like this so she beats her to the point where her entire body was scared. Lakshimi is scared to run away because she was told that Mumtaz’s goons will catch her and bring her back to Mumtaz to get beaten again. Lakshimi compares Mumtaz to a monster when she says “Only a monster can do what [Mumtaz] does to innocent girls,” (McCormick 231).The protagonist has been in the brothel the longest and she’s seen girls get kicked to fend for themselves or kill themselves, but she is “... afraid to imagine a life outside this place,” (McCormick 208).
Houston is a hot spot for traffickers to find their next victim to add to the list of women they have taken away from home and force them to work. The mental abuse that women receive is just terrible to know that you might die at any time. Being used for only sex is what the victim feels like the only thing she is useful for. In her mind all the person can do is thinking to themselves that life is horrible and not worth living and start to slip into a state of depression. While in that state of depression the women feel like there is no one to help them, and there are right.
2015). Women are being tricked into thinking that traffickers will provide a better and more pleasing lifestyle for them if they do what they are asked to do one hundred percent of the time (Van Impe, K. 2000). While many people are under the impression that the cause of human trafficking is caused by poverty and a lack of education, more and more women are being sexually abused (Joarder, M. A. M., & Miller, P. W.
Victims are often silenced and told that telling law enforcement will only create more of a problem for them because prostitution is against the law. In most cases, no one steps forward to get their traffickers in jail. The feeling most girls have is turning there pimp in, means turning themselves in. In other cases, many get attached to their pimp and develop dysfunctional relationships that make them scared to come out and tell law enforcement. “Traffickers also play into the narrative by telling victims, who are exploited for sex, theyĺl threaten to call the police and report them for prostitution if they push back” (Alvarez 2).
During these protest these women would be harassed by police forces (similar to civil rights protest). This further shows the corruption in the justice system. The Mothers focused on the fact that many of their daughters have been kidnapped and nothing is being done about it by the government. After many protest the Mothers would gain international attention and get help running as an official program. Since then the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo have help forge many other female organizations and provide a political voice for women (Speaking Truth to Power Madres of the Plaza De Mayo).
Kit went to court when she helped another non-Puritan women named Hannah Tupper flee the town. Kit is then sentenced to court and Prudence defends her. Goodwife Cruff says her daughter is to dumb to go to school when Prudence claims that Kit secretly taught her to read. Prudence then proved this and her mother said she was bewitched. In The Witch of Blackbird Pond, People are afraid of things they do not understand, as told by the Puritans accusing Hannah and Kit, and Goodwife Cruff accusing
When first discovering her womanhood under the pear tree, Janie describes how “she wanted to struggle in life but it seemed to elude her” (11). Struggle seemed to be all around Janie, yet she didn’t let it affect her. After a pressured marriage to a man that she wasn’t attracted to, Janie kept looking forward and found a way out. However, that way out was even more difficult than the first. For 20 years, Janie waited for something to change in her abusive relationship to Jody, except it only ended when he died.
I could have been any one of the women in this book. They were treated l like they didn’t exist, their opinions and feelings weren’t valued, their freedom and rights were taken away from them. Hundreds of women were falsely accused of nonviolent crimes and never got the forensic help they needed. Hundreds of women were given the death penalty and life in prison for little crimes, like writing fake checks to Toys R Us for one hundred and fifty dollars. These women looked to the justice system to be there for them.
To my unfortunate discovery, this oppression affects the multitudes of women in the workplace. The setting of Smith’s incident is sadly far more recognizable, working for a governmental leader. Her story corresponds with the theory of sexual harassment being a form of abuse of power (Crawford, 2012, p. 319). As she assumed, the bodyguard was more valuable in her occupational hierarchy, she felt powerless against his actions. To add further anguish to Smith’s story she fits into the description given by Crawford (2012, p.319) that many women quit or relocate their job after being harassed.
One concept in the video that was explored was insecure attachments. Almost all these child victims, were placed into sex slavery by their parent or family member. An example from the video would be the mother who worked in a brothel, and left her daughter unprotected to get raped. I believed that those two would have an insecure attachment style, the mother neglected the care of the daughter and left her alone to be exploited. I believe the mother displayed a disorganized insecure attachment style, her behavior was a source of disorientation & terror for her daughter.
It can be said they have double punishment for being incarcerated, confinement because they committed a crime and being removed of their right to raise and care for their children (Vainik, 2008). On the other words, it appear does not fair if they have to stop also being a mother while serving their sentence. It’s easier for the society to give punished and put “bad mother” labelling for the incarcerated mother, rather than to look through the reason why they were committed to crime. Based on my data from 120 incarcerated women, 80 % incarcerated mothers committed to crime because of family’s financial problems reason. Later it described as feminization of poverty.
Sometimes parents, desperate to repay their debts, sell their girls to brothel owners in return for a paltry sum. This is particularly seen in the 'Dalit ' or untouchable community in India. In Belize, school-aged minors are forced by their own parents to provide sexual favors to wealthy older men called sugar-daddies, in exchange for school fees. Daughters in Afghanistan are sold as brides to repay the opium debts of their fathers. As the world progresses, often the gift of parenthood is sold out.