Saturday, December 4, 2010


            Karen Silkwood was a pioneer for the environmentalist movement. There is no protocol to deal with disaster. The movie Silkwood is the story of Karen Silkwood, a nuclear environmental plant worker at Kerr-McGee, who witnessed the mistreatment of her fellow co-workers, and decided to take a stand. The plant was not using proper protocol in ensuring the workers personal health, and the plant also had workers falsifying documents. Karen Silkwood is a person that acted on her humanity. When wrongdoings occur in society, there are so many times where individuals just continue as if the discretions did not occur. Change is only enacted when individuals take a stance, and unfortunately, Karen paid the ultimate price. She died under circumstances that are still undetermined. Society should take from her story that it is necessary to do what is right despite those who wish to silence the truth.