The Ethics of Gadgetry or How to Not Encourage Rape

I’ve been saying this for awhile now, so for all listening here is a source…

 

“In the Congo, explains Eve Ensler, militias use rape to fracture communities and the threat of sexual violence to coerce slave labor to mine coltan (a colloquial name for columbite-tantalite ore) which is used to produce capacitors that power cell phones, iPods, and other gadgets. ‘We create those atrocities through our consumption,’ says Ensler…”

 

The rest of this succinct summary and a video can be found here.

 

While a full report on the event can be found here.

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