Human Trafficking

432714063_640Human Trafficking is a horrific industry that occurs worldwide. Women from almost every country are getting recruited into being sex slaves. Although human trafficking is extremely devastating, I don’t think there is any way to actually stop it from occurring. Even making a global alliance will most likely have a little impact on ending trafficking. It is such a widespread business that it is very hard to find every single person running it to be able to shut it down. Those individuals running human trafficking are also usually very sneaky and are constantly moving so they do not get caught. The only true may to maybe prevent more girls from getting put into this industry is to try and take precautions, such as not sharing personal information on social media sites. It really upsets me that human trafficking will most likely never go away, but I guess anything is possible.


Domestic Violence Today

Domestic violence is abuse by ones partner in an intimate relationship such as marriage  or dating. Domestic violence has been prominent for centuries. In the United States I believe that it is less prominent today than earlier years.  However, it still does occur in the U.S. and all over the world. Although domestic violence occurs all over, it is more prominent in developing countries. In most developed countries domestic violence is seen as unacceptable but in other regions domestic violence is socially acceptable. In countries such as Afghanistan and Mali domestic violence is more common and tolerated. A survey conducted by the  UNICEF showed that 90% of women in Afghanistan and 87% in Mali think that it is justified for their husbands to beat them under certain circumstances. They feel this way because in their society domestic violence is more of a normality. However, this is very different from the United States and most European countries because domestic violence is not tolerated. 

Domestic Violence: Chris Brown and Rihanna Case

I was in eighth grade when Rihanna and Chris Brown’s domestic fight became public. I remember seeing images of Rihanna on the news after her than boyfriend Chris Brown beat her, the image showed her whole face swollen with black eyes. I was in complete shock, considering I was such a huge fan of Chris Brown and his music. I could not believe that he could do this to another human being, especaially his female girlfriend. In my opinion it is never okay for a man to hit a girl, no matter how upset he is with her. This was greatly a big mistake for Chris Brown since he and his girlfriend Rihanna are always  in the spotlight. After the release of this information, no one really thought about Chris Brown the same way. I do have a lot of contempt towards Chris Brown in this situation, but I am also frustrated with Rihanna. I recall that a couple weeks after this incident her and Chris were seen together. Also today Rihanna and Chris Brown are dating, once again and I do not believe they ever actually broke up. This makes me really angry because I do not understand how a woman can go back to a man who had physically abused her. I know that if any boy ever laid a hand on me, that would be the end of our relationship. If I ever got the chance to say anything to Rihanna, I would ask her why she would stay with somebody who physically abuses her. There must be some reasoning behind this, but it really does not make any sense to me.

“So a Girl Walks Into a Comedy Club” (Response)


This article was very shocking to me, I could not believe that somebody could make jokes about a subject as serious as rape. I think the woman’s reaction to Tosh’s comments were very reasonable. It is not okay to joke about rape and I commend her for standing up and pointing out that this was wrong. It was however, horrible how Tosh than directed a rape joke towards her, saying how funny it would be if she were to get gang raped. I have no idea how someone can find something that is so serious funny. By Tosh telling this jokes it can have an impact on the way rape is viewed in our society. By him making a joke about rape he can make it seem like rape is just one big gag and that it’s okay. These jokes can also have implications on women who may have been raped before. If someone was in the crowd who has been raped, obviously they are not going to appreciate their pain being laughed at.