As complicated as they may be, societal issues aren’t as easy to solve as they may seem to be. At our very doorstep, problems plague society as we gaze helplessly, realizing how little we can do to control them. Highlighted clearly in Chart Korbjitti’s book No Way Out, we explore the injustices that plague society, restraining freedom and glory from the lives of many. I now think of social issues in a different way too, seeing it as an aspect of human life that is not caused only by poverty which we would usually think of, but an aspect of life that most of the time originates from lack of education and the advantage people take on each other as well. No matter abiding or not abiding with morality, people struggle to survive in the world of injustice what affects everyone in different levels in life.
From our discussion of societal problems, the issue that intrigued me the most is the prostitution. Even though we say it’s immoral, we quickly learn that the poor do in it due to having no other choice. Rather than sit still and starve, women allow their bodies to be drugged and taken advantage of in hope of a few banknotes. They willingly choose this path of life, providing considerable income at the cost of risking pregnancy. A hard issue indeed, this puts onlookers like me in an uncomfortable position. Despite my despise and view of prostitution as wrong, I quickly learned that poor don’t have really any other options, which we cannot blame as their fault. Their lack of education hinders their options even more, added with the growing price of basic necessities in the market each passing day. The fate of better jobs are sealed due to the shame prostitution brings on a person, thwarting their hopes of a life with steady income in jeopardy. As a painful factor that drives families apart, people still sacrifice their well made bodies with hopes of a better life.
In the end, the ways that issues like these are handled must be changed in society. Instead of simply letting people know of the issue with hopes that someone will stand up for others’ benefit one day, people with opportunities must step in before the issues spiral out of control. In the case of prostitution, others in society must not look down on these hopeless individuals but approach them with care, providing better options to find money rather than leaving them in the realm of prostitution. The elimination of disgust and discrimination would lead to this issue being handled better in society. Same applies for human rights abuses in the fishing industry as fishermen, no matter how poor they are, should not be looked down too. They are like us, human beings struggling to survive in a harsh world. With all nonsense excuses set aside, a change can be made in society for the benefit of everyone, no matter how rich or poor they are.