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What are some big social issues that need to be discussed, but aren't?

There are a lot social issues, but which ones are the most un-talked about and important?

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  • Nov 30 2012: I am not aware if this is brought up a lot but there is a large sex slave issue globally in which thousands are affected. I am from the United States and there is a large slavery problem of our own concerning how our prison utilizes inmates for cheap or near free labor. The prison item is up for debate, but I think sex slavery and human smuggling are unmentioned by a great many political and social outlets.
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      Dec 1 2012: Prison labor? Ok here's what I know. I know people who get arrested on purpose to have dental work done. I know people who get arrested every fall for minor infractions so they have a warm place to sleep during the winter and three meals a day. I know people who get arrested because they have a mental illness and nowhere else to go. I don't think the issue is free labor.

      But I agree 100% about slavery.
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        Dec 1 2012: So the only injustice here is a result of making them work while they enjoy food and shelter at taxpayer's expense?
      • Dec 2 2012: You seem to know lots of cool people! :-)

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