Last February 9, animal welfare advocates were outraged as Copenhagen Zoo killed a perfectly healthy male giraffe called Marius. This case is only one in an average of 1,735 zoo animal “euthanasia” in Europe. For some reasons, this specific case was highly publicized over the Internet. There was even an online petition to save Marius’ life days before he was killed. [Read more...]
For decades drug policies were stiffly bent on criminalizing all forms of drug offenses. A simple use of a gram of marijuana can incarcerate a person for one year with a maximum fine of $1000. Selling and cultivating weeds can result to a range of five years to life imprisonment depending on the amount. [Read more...]
When it comes to patients who have a prolapsed uterus, the medical field is guilty of violating civil rights by denying them prompt treatment. When a person is sick, they have rights that can’t be ignored; treatment should always be left up to the patient. If a procedure works, there is no reason the patient shouldn’t be given that option. Unfortunately, too many doctors take matters into their own hands; they don’t give their patients access to the latest treatment options.
Common law dictates that every patient has a right to choose what is done to their body. Sick people have this right; it doesn’t matter what ailment they are suffering from. The law makes it clear that everyone is entitled to equal treatment at all times. There is no room for discrimination based upon the fact that a doctor doesn’t like a procedure; this is especially true when the procedure has been proven to be safe and effective.
For some reason, big pharmaceutical companies have taken issue with transvaginal mesh procedures. Most people agree that they’ve done this because they stand to make money from prescribing medications; if they treat a patient for a long time, they rake in more profits.
An investigation done by the Disability Rights Group showed that many big corporations are guilty of steering their patients towards long-term treatments instead of quick solutions. These findings were controversial; they sparked debates about doctors and the morality that they impose on their patients. If a doctor can be swayed by big pharma, there is no guarantee that they are treating their patients properly.
It’s important to stand up to doctors who choose to use invasive and irreversible procedures that aren’t necessary. It’s important that a patient’s rights do not get tangled up with someone’s desires to make a profit. When a person is sick, they deserve the best treatment out there.
I researched what transvaginal mesh is on this website, and I found out that it is a common treatment for women who have a prolapsed uterus. In the past, doctors would perform a simple procedure that would quickly get rid of the ailment’s symptoms. Today, many doctors are shying away from this procedure. Instead, they are prescribed pain pills to dull the pain; when they do this, they aren’t addressing the problem. They are simply creating a patient that needs to buy medication every month.
When this happens, it lowers a woman’s quality of life. Most doctors don’t even tell their patients about all of their options. Technology can help these women; instead, they are being devalued and forced to live in pain.
It’s important to fight for your rights. If you’re suffering from a prolapsed uterus, you need to make sure your doctor gives you access to all of your options. If you feel that they aren’t, you have the freedom to find another doctor who will help you get your life back to normal. If you always go along with what your doctors say, you let them trample on your rights; when you do this, big corporations get way with putting profits over people.
Have you heard about Memey, the Indonesian girl who was tricked into entering prostitution through promises of good job opportunities? And what about Latulo, the student who wanted to work as a factory worker but instead ended up working as a sex slave?
They are only two of the estimated 27 million victims of sex trafficking worldwide. Most of the victims are women and young girls. About 2 million children [A1] are sold into sex slavery every year. Sex slaves endure unthinkable physical and emotional debasement that nobody ever deserves.
Common Trafficking Schemes
Countless women and men every day are being tricked into prostitution with shiny promises of job opportunities either locally or abroad.
One of them is Memey[A2] , a survivor of sex slavery who is now committed to curbing sex slavery. On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women held in New York on November 2012, Memey spoke about the violence and exploitation she endured while being held captive. She related that she went to Malaysia in hopes of working as a waitress to support her family. But instead of serving foods, she served her own body to countless strangers in hotel rooms.
Latulo, a young man from Uganda, was also lured into a foreign country by a man who promised him a job at a factory which could help support his education. When he and other men and women arrived at Kenya, the man suddenly became violent and rude. He confiscated their phones and passports and threatened to kill them if they attempt to escape. Inside the house, there were rooms with cameras that recorded them while having forced sex with strangers.
Boyfriends, close friends, and even relatives are also potential traffickers. They exploit the trust they formed with the victim which makes it easier to snare the victims.
Why Am I Telling This to You
Statistics and news have a tendency to detach us from the reality of an issue. You read that millions are being trafficked globally but perhaps you say in your head that those are really unfortunate people and it will not happen to you. WRONG. Dear friend, please absorb it in your system that sex trafficking is a rampant crime and traffickers are getting crafty in luring victims. It can happen to anyone any time. It can happen to your mother, sister, best friend, or even you. Some victims are forced to have sex with as many as 50 men every day. Some victims die from contracting sexually transmitted infections. Some die from getting beat up.
Protect yourself and your loved ones by informing them of the threat of sex trafficking. This is the most basic thing you can do to help stop one of the most degrading and inhumane human rights violations ever in history.