Friday, June 10, 2011

Women In Sweatshops

weatshops are generally made up of about 90% women, many of whom are young and uneducated about their rights. They are subject to all of the injustices that the men are, but they also often have to endure sexual harassment. In some sweatshops in Indonesia, women have been made to remove their clothes in order to prove that they were menstruating so they could take time off. Also, women have often been bribed by factory owners for better jobs in turn for sex. In one plant in Samoa, the factory owner was even known to go to the women's bathroom to watch them shower and change. Perhaps the worst injustice towards women in sweatshops is that some pregnant women have had to get abortions in order to keep their jobs.

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