Reading Response #1 - Ibarrientos 1 Marybeth Ibarrientos...

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Ibarrientos 1 Marybeth Ibarrientos Professor Sheil English 1D 23 March 2011 Floating Propostion As many shelters in Baghdad are becoming quite covert to the public, Anna Badkhen exposes the overlooked victims in Iraq in her article, “Baghdad’s Underground Railroad.” Badkhen reveals the female victims of the war in Iraq and how they must now adjust to escape their past misery and hardships. Due to the recent war in Iraq, many people have suffered and have had lesser places to turn to for help in such matters. The Underground Railroad mentioned in Badkhen’s article provides aid and protection in clandestine shelters for the female victims in Baghdad (par. 2). As Badkhen was one of the selected few to enter such covert grounds, these shelters are mainly for the women who have been involved in rape, battery, forced prostitution, and women who have been rejected or threatened with death by their relatives (par. 2). After the invasion of the U.S., women and girls became the easiest target for such violence in domestic abuse and sexual assault (par. 5). With nowhere else to turn for help and protection, the only
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