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By Sam Stafford ( on Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 7:37 pm: Edit Post

Why is it that they explain the Peace Corps to be such an amazing, wonderful, experience when you don't really see the dangers hidden behind it all? Well if you ask me, I would definatley reconsider joining the Peace Corps if you don't like being abused or possibly killed. Don't you think it would be pretty nice to see the TRUTH about what actually happens in the foreign countries? Well I will tell you what actually happens. Young people every year, get abused-or-killed. Now correct me if I'm wrong but I have done my research. I don't understand why they, (Peace Corps)denies these acusations. They consider multiple abuse cases,'one case'. Now put yourself in those peoples shoes. Imagine you were at some foreign country, with no idea what might happen to you, and then you get sexually assaulted by some random person that you have never seen in your intire life. Well that is what happens down in whatever country they send you to. I know that doesn't happen to everyone but it does happen. Men get assaulted and killed and woman get raped and assaulted also. But what I still can't comprehend is why the Peace Corps didn't do one thing about it. They might have put the people that had very serious cases, to them, but then you get hurt and they don't give a glance in your direction because it isn't a threat to them. Now they can make it seem as wonderful as they want but it still can't hide the truth forever. Maybe they should stop sending young women and men over there and just make the age limit like, 23 or something. But this is just my opinion of the problems that are intwined between the Peace Corps fingers.

By Bill Powell (bzpowell1) ( on Friday, February 27, 2009 - 10:00 am: Edit Post

Why don't you discuss specific examples of what you are talking about?

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