As a global citizen, I embrace many aspects of globalization. But where should I draw the line? I agree, that the issues of worker rights, and gender equality, all need our attention. I do not agree, with how transnationals often take advantage of the developing countries. I am very happy to hear that many transnationals are in fact working towards treating more and more of such countries, with respect, and I hope to see the day where everyone can benefit from the advancements in technology. When everyone can access the information on the internet, no matter what language they speak. There is something to be said for globalization. Even though it has caused a lot of damage in the past, it is also bringing about change in the world, that not only mends the wounds it inflicted, but also the wounds that were already there, such as the separation of cultures, and exclusion of different people such as African Americans and women. We are all in this together, we all share "Spaceship Earth" and we need to take care of it, and each other. Globalization is helping us heal the wounds from past battles, and even though it was a factor in creating those wounds, it has benefited many and will hopefully continue to do so until everyone benefits from the long history of globalization. As a global citizen, I believe that globalization has a chance of helping the world and should be embraced, though there are a few facts that cannot be ignored. People groups were wiped out when Europeans and other large countries moved onto the land, the digital divide is still very large and excludes many from the benefits of technology, and there are still transnationals that take advantage of developing countries.
Monday, 6 June 2011
The world health organization is combating sickness all over the world. WHO is also trying to improve living conditions for people, particularly women, in Africa and other developing countries around the world. Diseases like AIDS and HIV are having a very damaging affect on people and is so common that, it may become a dangerous threat if a cure is not found. As a global citizen, I hope to see more people take an interest in issues like disease and gender equality and also worker rights. I do not like how the developing countries are often taken advantage of because of the less strict rules. People need to stand up to transnationals and they have in the case of Shell, when it was benefiting from the war in Sudan. Over all, I believe that WHO has helped a great deal and I hope to see more progress in my lifetime.
Posted by That Dude at 12:09
For a very long time, women have had next to no rights. A woman could not vote and was treated as more of a belonging. Gender equality is becoming more and more of an issue that is being fought for by many. Allowing women the same rights as men and, job positions, would greatly benefit everyone, partly, because women can be just as good, or even better, at some things then men. As a global citizen, I would say that nothing but good would come from gender equality and it should be embraced by society.
Posted by That Dude at 11:40