interesting (and upsetting) facts - part 2

  • there are 27 million slaves in the world.
  • there are 44 million child laborers in India, some working 16-hour days.
  • every week an average 88 children are expelled from US schools for carrying a gun.
  • same-sex relationships are illegal in more than 70 countries. in nine - including Afghanistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia - the penalty is death.
  • 2 million girls and women are subjected to genital mutilation every year.

and you thought you were having a bad day.

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