Saturday, August 19, 2006

"Global diary...Cambodia"

If you can stand to read about what amounts to unspeakable human (basically girls and women) suffering at the hands of other people - read this account written by Mariane Pearl on the sex slave tragedy in Cambodia.

It's a wonderful thing that the woman, Somaly, has been able to take a hold of her life and created the group Acting for Women in Distressing Situations. The tragedy in Cambodia is so far beyond most of our daily experiences that it is difficult to fathom - and yet it sounds far too normal for over there.

The Glamour ads add a rather ironic twist - as they are mostly encouraging women to package themselves for sex ("sex sells") and the vast majority of the site and magazine encourages shopping and shallow thinking.

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