A Culture of Violence

The death penalty is arguably wrong on the basis that it goes against a fundamental human rights principle enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), and that is the right to life. The death penalty could also be considered a form of torture, another right [to live a life free from torture] that is enshrined in the UDHR in 1948. Yet across the world, and across the United States, the death penalty is continually used as a form of punishment, and of justice.

Industry Reform: Back to Rana Plaza

Three years ago, in 2013, the Rana Plaza factories in Bangladesh collapsed. The tragedy sent shockwaves throughout the global apparel industry, and set a new definition for the word “horrific.” 1,134 workers were killed, and hundreds more were injured because of the collapse, including loss of limbs.

Child Marriage (Group #1)


Child brides is a more common issue than many people believe. This article by the Council of Foreign Relations covers many details of child brides and connects back to the idea from this week that culture influences the treatment of women. The essay by Okin reflects the many traditoins which are harmful towards women and feminism as a whole.


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