Who Makes the Clothes We Wear?
We love shopping and buy products in branch name. Normally when we go to shop, we never stop to think where all of those products come from. They come from sweatshop. Sweatshops have existed for over one hundred years; and it still exists today for many reasons. Moreover, some people do not realize that the basketballs children are playing with were made by children and poor workers’ hands. Have we ever known that there are children around the world are working as full-time employment under a minimum legal age? These children are treated like slaves and are paid little or nothing at all. Child labor is recognized as a terrible situation, a social problem. Beside, sweatshop also abuse violates human right and working laws. Workers work long hours at low wages under poor working conditions. That is why adults around the world need to unite and stop child labor. We have to fight against those who support it, do not buy products from a company that is forcing children to work. These children need help. They should be playing games or going to school. They have rights just like everyone here; they should be free.
There is no legal definition for sweatshop; but in a common definition, a sweatshop is a workplace where workers are subject to extreme exploitation, arbitrary discipline such as verbal and physical abuse, including the low living wage and benefits. In sweatshops, workers work long hours at low wages under poor working conditions. The word “sweatshop” itself was originally used in the 19th century to describe a subcontracting system in which the middlemen earned their profits from the margin between the amount they received for a contract and the amount they paid workers with whom they subcontracted. The margin was said to be “sweated” from the workers because they received minimal wages for excessive hours worked under unsanitary conditions (Sweatshop Watch). The word “sweatshop” conjures up the images of cramped, dangerous, and filthy New York factories. Immigrant women and children worked long hours in these factories for no benefits and little pay. To make ends meet after fifteen hours workdays, many workers brought more work home in the evenings in order to get work done (Harsh Conditions Create Public Support for Reform). Some sweatshops are owned by the brand name multinational corporations such as Nike, Reebok, Gap, but most are locally owned or owned by middle corporations in slow developing countries like Bangladesh, Honduras, Indonesia, Guatemala, China, Pakistan. Large corporations are taking advantage of workers and making them work in harsh conditions.
Many companies and schools in the United States buy products from factories that have workers working in horrible conditions. Workers at those factories work in overheated and a noisy environment. The temperature gets high in 130 degrees. Many workers become sick and are not able to go home. The factories are not kept clean, safe for any worker. Dangerous chemical, fume, poor lighting, and high temperature cause sick, heat stress, burns, and injuries to worker. The health care requirements for labor conditions have not been met. Many workers do not get to see a doctor when they are ill. They do not receive regular vaccinations that help their body prevent sick such as smallpox, cough, tetanus, polio, and diphtheria. Sweatshops bring a vision of dangerous, filthy, and cramped conditions. In sweatshops, workers work from 5:00 am in the morning until 8:00 pm, with only half hour lunch break, seven days a week (The CQ Researcher Online). Many sweatshops do not pay their workers the right amount. The workers do not get paid minimum wage and extra pay for long fifteen hour working days. In Bangladesh and Myanmar, the workers get paid ten to eighteen cents per hour; in China, Pakistan, Viet Nam, India, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia, the workers get paid twenty to sixty cents per hour (Sweatshop Watch Report). For example,...
...Go Back To Where You CameFrom Analysis - Religion
Go Back To Where You CameFrom is an Australian documentary/reality show in which participants are given the opportunity to experience what the life of refugee and asylum seeker can be like, albeit edited and packaged for an audience. During the course of the three hour long series, the six individuals not only have the chance to get under the skin of a refugee in terms of achieving a greater degree of insight into what being a refugee really means, but also to get on the viewing audiences nerves in perhaps all or any of the of the first three senses described above. Moreover the refugees participating in the series may ‘get under the skin’ of the programme participants and the television audience, in the sense of irritating them or compellingly pre-occupying them.
In Go Back six Australian’s journey in the footsteps of refugees and asylum seekers. Their journey, however is undertaken in reverse; from meeting with boat people and refugees in resettlement sites in Australia, through a boat journey, and transit in Malaysia, to sites of first refuge in Kenya and Jordan, and ultimate just those places the refugees and asylum seekers fled from, namely, Iraq and the Democratic
Republic of Congo. The show addresses the participants emotionality during their journey and show that bringing them close to these...
...“Who are we, fromwhere we come”
First of all, if I want to interpreted by the way of religiones point of view then I think this topic goes to meanless way. I have a knowledge by which I can explan it in proper way. Today we should given the side and lates talk on a historin what they were saying about this topic.
I want to commence with quetation “ the world depend upon human, but the human are illution”
Start with the Annonaki I think this will never wrong to mention the Annonaki first in my this topic. We should to exam him first in front of my friends. The Annunaki belonged from sumerian religion since 25oo year ago and after few years the sumerian group has been replaced by Akkadian and later to babylonians untill they have been converted to christianity. In islamic point of view the Annunaki is called a (jinn). He was basically worked of god. Lates come to main point … the Annunaki was the superiour to the igiges. The igiges were working for Annunaki to digging the god in planet earth. After same era the igiges were rebiling againt the Annunaki and after some years the Anki suggested to created the humankind by the Annunaki blood in the process on tube mechanism to burn the mankind. In the statement the many historine weren,t believe on this but after 18, 19 century the tube mechenism of tube .after the development in this field the thinker commence the believe on this explanation.
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...Go Back To Where You CameFrom Episode 1
The nature of a discovery can be confronting in ways that are hesitant. The discovery that the passports and mobile phones of the participants are being taken away has a shocked feeling towards Raye which is expressed through middle close up camera shot. The natural lighting of the closed room indicates the rawness of her discovery which is foreshadowing the confronting discoveries of the future.
A discovery may occur because of deliberate planning. The use of mise en scene where the participants’ phones and passports are taken away emphases how the narrator is leading the participants on a journey. This is indicated by the elevated narrator of Dr David Corlet who is standing on a raises surface conveying his power over the participants.
An emotional discovery may involve the effects of past experiences. The neutral mid-range shot of Raye as she discovers that the baby of a previous refugee died because of lack of money to buy medicine indicates that the emotional effects of a discovery can be emerged from past experiences. This is combined with soft non diegetic sombre toned music to enhance the heartbroken feelings of Raye as she too has problems conceiving a child.
A rediscovery might cause individuals to feel traumatised. The soft non diegetic sombre music is combined with a neutral shot to highlight the rawness of Wassmi’s feelings towards water as he has...
...Finding Safe Refuge
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There are many different views about refugees in Australian society, where illegal boat people and over flowing detention centres are a controversial problem today. Go Back To Where You CameFrom is a documentary directed by Ivan O’Mahoney about a social experiment that challenges the dominant views of six Australians about refugees and asylum seekers. These six Australians are taken on a 25 day journey where they are placed into the troubled “worlds” of refugees. For a few of the Australians it is their first time overseas but, for all of them it is the most challenging and confronting experience of their lives. This essay will discuss the codes and conventions used in this documentary to position and challenge the cultural assumptions and beliefs of the viewer.
One of the main techniques used in the documentary was to present the stories of the six Australians using a “reality TV” format. The camera was an observer of the reactions and raw emotions showed from the Australians as they experienced first-hand the troubles of many refugees. We see this clearly this when they are on the asylum seeker boat. A heated argument broke out between Raye and Raquel, stress levels were high and panic rose when the boat started to sink. Through this technique characterisation is developed and we...
...Where I Come From
- By Elizabeth Brewster
The poem ‘Where I Come From’ by Elizabeth Brewster is about how a person is influenced by the environment he is brought up in, and how urban life and rural life differ from each other. The poet has used a very critical tone in this poem to convey how people are influenced by the places they have come from rural or urban. She has used a lot of visual imageries and metaphors to convey the busy lifestyle of the city. There is no rhyme scheme in the poem.
In the first stanza, the poet has used a very critical tone to show the fast life of the city and how everything is controlled in the city. The first three lines of the poem summarize the main theme of the poem by saying “people are made of places”. “They carry with them hints of jungles or mountains, a tropic grace or to cool the eyes of the sea-grazers” as the line suggest that the people will never be able to forget their places, or where they camefrom. As the poem continues, the poet says “Atmosphere of the cities how different drops from them” this conveys that how the surroundings affects the way we live.
Later in the stanza, the poet uses harsh images to show the reader how the cities have been invaded because of the industrialization and the resulting pollution, which has created “the smell of smog” it, tells us about a...
...WHERE I COME FROM
In the poem ‘Where I Come From’ Elizabeth Brewster conveys her nostalgic feelings and comments regarding the lifestyles of the people in the countryside and city. Her thoughts - which show criticism towards city life - is brought about effectively to the readers by means of language, structure and various images vividly portrayed.
The poet brings out the thoughts about the people and places through the language and the choice of words in the poem. Language doesn’t seem to be poetic, however it is quite prosaic which brings out mundane lifestyles of the people in the city. The poet starts of with of with an extremely profound statement ‘People are made of places’. It reiterates the theme of identity and summarizes the entire theme of the poem. The poet is of the opinion that the people’s personality and identity is unique and inseparable from the place of origin. Therefore they are an embodiment of the place they grew up in or inhabited for a long span of time. The poet brings out the possession of the past experience through the phrase ‘carry with them hints of jungles’. This phrase signifies the lack in the natural state of man. Adding on, it brings out the monotonous behavior of the city. It also brings out the fact that the people are accustomed to live in monotony. The poet deploys through the preceding phrase the people are the reflection of the environment they grew up in. On...
...Don’t Forget Where You CameFrom
The Dominican Republic was ruled by one of the most ruthless dictators, Rafael Trujillo. Julia Alvarez’s father was involved in the underground movement to overthrow the country’s dictator, which was uncovered and forced the family to flee the country four months before the founders of that underground, the Mirabal sisters, were brutally murdered by the dictatorship. Determined to show her adult independencefrom her family, Yolanda returned to the Dominican Republic. Aware of the region’s fluctuating political climate, she must decide whom to trust and whom to fear. Longing for connection with one’s heritage can cause them to tell their story about experiences and challenges they faced.
Learning a new language without forgetting the old one is difficult. Yolanda asked “What exactly does it mean, antojo?” (1084). Her aunts were proven right: after so many years away, their niece was losing her Spanish (Alvarez 1084). Imagine speaking Spanish in your native country; then having to leave your country and learn a new language, in this case English. Learning English may cause one to find speaking the language much difficult than speaking Spanish. “She thought of something her teacher used to say to her when as a young immigrant girl she was learning English, “Language is power” (Alvarez 1089). Someone may confound both languages when speaking due to lack of not being able to perform...
...of a job performance evaluation (Spector, 2008). The personality tests, especially the MBTI are widely used in both employee selection, and employee development and advancement. Emotional Intelligence tests are usually used in pre-employment applications although they continue to be used in some retention applications. The Integrity test is most often used in a pre-employment evaluation and might be considered somewhat insulting when used in a retention application. Organizations hope when they use psychological tests for employee selection, they will choose more appropriate applicants. Choosing the best candidates for jobs ultimately translates to a higher retention rate (Spector, 2008). This is the hope, although there are no guarantees from scientific evaluation. In the case of employee retention, testing can help both the organization and the employee identify strengths, weaknesses, growth, and change in performance (Spector, 2008).
Validity and Reliability Issues of Psychological Testing
Good testing results in better predictions of job performance but their predictions are not perfect. A good test is reliable and valid. A reliable test works the same each time it is given, and a valid test measures what it aims to measure. For example, an English language reading comprehension test would not be valid when given to someone who was only fluent in another language. Some tests are more reliable than others (Spector, 2008). Multiple items on a test...