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This is how it's been with most of the products we use for the last 2 decades. It's really crappy when you think about how many people and animals suffered for a lot of the things we use everyday without even considering them.

Your pants, your shoes, your clothing, your electronics...Everything. So much nature, so many people and animal are hurt to get the first world countries their products.

My girlfriend is a journalist who works for a magazine that writes stories about these things and I don't even want to hear 80% of what she researches because it just makes my stomache turn.

People and companies have been aware of Foxconn slavery (but also all other slavery like the textile industry etc) for a long, long time and we all yell "How can they do this!" for 2 days and then we forget about it again.

The only way to end this is to refuse to buy these sorts of products, but there will always be people who will not do this and therefore there will always be a market and therefore there will never be an end to this.

We don't want to pay 20 times the price we do now, so we accept that factories use people like slaves for the lowest wage possible, exploiting them. This is our own fault.
post #112 of 171
That's it.
I've had it with this company.
I am now making it a POINT for every computer component I buy to verify if it has been made by Foxconn.
If it has been made by this company, I will NOT BUY IT, PERIOD.
 
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Wasn't going to buy a ps4 to begin with(PC gamer), sure not going to buy one now.
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Wasn't going to buy a ps4 to begin with(PC gamer), sure not going to buy one now.
Lol hypocrit
post #115 of 171
Not sure why there's a picture of a chicken slaughter factory at the top of the article though... Add drama?
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post #116 of 171
Makes me want to vomit.
post #117 of 171
Boycott? okay. If that makes you feel better. But it wont change a thing except your conscience. It's not you who needs to change It's all the people involved that allow this to happen including these university students.
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Lol hypocrit

And how exactly am I a hypocrite? I do not approve of what Foxconn is doing. What I am saying is that I will not support a practice like this by buying a piece of technology that is made by this company and IS NOTED for being produced by forced labor. If you would like to bring up that the iPad I am using right now may be produced by Foxconn you may or may not be correct, I don't know. There is no need to call someone a hypocrite when you are just as guilty as me.

EDIT: Until you can verify that you have never bought anything produced from Foxconn and/or have some evidence to back up your statement other than "lol hypocrit" please refrain from calling me a hypocrite.
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The only time I would boycott a product is if it is life threatening or dangerous by a flaw or misjudgement in design. What am I supposed to do about a government that is so backwards and repressive. The people under that need to make it change.
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Don't know why people are saying "ew Foxconn slave labor, i'm not buying a PS4" when literally nearly everything in your household was made in China, India or third world country.
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