This is an abstract representation of the catastrophic event that took place in Bangladesh’s capital city, Dhaka.Over 1,100 people were killed while working in a garment factory on April 24, 2013. The workers tried to leave the building hours prior to its collapse because they could feel the building crumbling around them. Through brute force the factory employees were made to keep working until the building finally fell in on itself. Woman were disproportionately effected by this event as opposed to men. At least 80% of all workers who suffered were female. In most cases woman are not viewed as equal to men under the eyes of the law in countries that mainly profit from garment work. Companies are legally allowed to exploit woman and children for less money than their male counterparts. This leads to these factories being predominantly populated by female workers who are routinely abused and exploited by their authority. There are so many events similar to Rana Plaza that take place all over the world. Almost all large clothing companies that are popular in the US contribute to these problems. I highly recommend the documentary, ‘The True Cost’ to anyone interested in learning more about the issues created by fast fashion.
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