Prostitution in India: Eyes Wide Open

This year in my History class, we studied India. We came to learn the disturbing fact that girls as young as eight years old are selling themselves for less than a penny. They do it to make a little extra money.

These girls get abused, some raped, and some even killed, for a little extra money.

We decided to have a penny war to raise money for an orphanage that takes care of girls who have been "rescued". Somewhere around $410 was collected, and with that they were able to build a new school and purchase new learning equipment, like pencils, books, etc.
This experience has opened my eyes. There are so many wrong things happening, so much shit going on in the world, that we don't even notice. We're too caught up in Paris Hilton's criminal faze to realize that there are a ton of issues that desperately need our attention.
Maybe I'm the only one, but I just find that a tad bit fucked up...
Open your eyes.
Open your minds.
Open your hearts.
Posted on June 18th, 2007 at 02:49am

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