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Slavery in 21st Century!

7 Jan

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Nicholas D. Kristof’s video account entitled, “The Face of Slavery: Female Trafficking in Cambodia” explores the horrific journey of one girl who sacrificed her right eye in attempt to end her sexual exploitation.

Electric shock has become a common practice in taming both, young women and farm animals. Girls who are forced into slavery are often as young as 6 years old. Their virginity is bargained and they are forced to perform oral sex. Cambodia has become a “Hot Spot” for foreign pedophiles and a safe haven for locals who are empowered by raping little girls.

How can modern day slavery take place in our world without the intervention of the humanity? Sexual trafficking is not just taking place in Cambodia, but in India and Pakistan as well. What message is being sent to the women who live in these areas? Are they less valuable, or are they just not worth fighting for?

We are all human, and concerns with humanity and women’s rights are at the center of the sexual trafficking plight. So, let us not simply dismiss the issue and scroll down to the next entry. Commit to making a difference concerning this issue!

For more information Contact Amnesty International, and see how you and your organization can be of service.

Hillary Clinton is Said to Accept Secretary of State

29 Nov

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It looks like Hillary Clinton has unofficially accepted the position of Secretary of State under the Obama Administration. Her selection is still to be formalized and will not be announced until after Thanksgiving.

During the most historical presidential election of the United States, the two candidates with opposing views went head to head for a chance of becoming the next president of the United States.

Clinton, who has had a prominent role in the Senate, established herself early on not only as a woman, but as a valued candidate for presidency.

At the start of her campaign, before joining alliances with Barack Obama, Clinton firmly expressed her opposing views regarding foreign policy. During a debate, Mr. Obama termed “ridiculous” the notion of not talking to adversaries and Mrs. Clinton sharply criticized him, calling that position “irresponsible and frankly naïve.” Is it possible for rivals to become compassionate partners?

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For the purpose of bettering our nation, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have put their differences aside. Hillary is accepting the position under two conditions, that she be allowed to hand pick her own staff at the State Department and have access to Mr. Obama without having to go through a national security adviser.

Hillary is a sign of independence for many women, and becoming Secretary of State may not be well received by her female supporters. On the upside, Hillary by 2013 will have acquired the necessary skills to run for president of the United States. These next four years will provide the public with an understanding and audition of what both Obama and Clinton are capable of, and may constitute as the determining factor if they were to face off again.

Nonetheless, Hillary’s addition to the presidential cabinet would further support Obama’s campaign slogans of “change.” It looks like America has much to look forward to.