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05-31-2010, 08:44 PM #21
Also, as I said, here's a quote from another article:
Three others were seriously injured in suicide attempts. Compared to the average suicide rate in China, this would seem rather normal. However, workers in factories typically have a much lower suicide rate than the national average. And the number of males committing suicides is unusual. Rural females alone account for half of China's suicides in recent statistics, while urban females account for a portion of the remaining suicides.
p2pnet news Blog Archive China censors Foxconn deaths scandal: report
You'll find that link confirms that the death toll is now indeed up to 16, or so it is believed.
Having established that was indeed correct and accurate in my original post, I'd just like to close by asking:
"Why did you have such a strong reaction to my post?" You were rude and angry in your response, so clearly I must have hit a nerve -- but I can't for the life of me imagine what nerve. Yes, I implied that you are somewhat complicit in the suffering of others, but I also implicated myself as an iPhone owner. I merely pointed out that this is a universal problem to all electronics manufactured in China and something we, as consumers, should keep in mind.
06-01-2010, 12:21 AM #22
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06-01-2010, 02:05 AM #23
Pressure to work inhumane numbers of hours might easily be the tinderbox required for the propagation of a suicide wave.
Suicide can be psychologically 'contagious'.
Google 'suicide' and 'Bridgend' - a town in Wales, UK where a suicide wave broke out amongst teenagers recently.
There necessarily has to be a 'tinderbox' factor, whether it be economic/social privation or simple genetic predisposition in an area of low genetic diversity.
06-01-2010, 11:33 AM #24
It's easy to see why some of them are doing what they're doing. They literally are doing nothing but work and sleep, and while working they are not allowed to socialize in any way. They are utterly isolated. Work has become their entire lives. It's not a happy existence and they only do it for the money. When there's a shortcut to the money that doesn't involve all the work and unhappiness . . . .
But yes, there are probably many other factories in china that are worse off and many others that would be in the same situation if the only way they could meet their production quotas was to have shifts running 24 hours and force overtime to do it.
have you seen the dog videos from there, check out how they treat animals. no need to get upset about people dying they have bigger problems over there