Sometimes it is amazing to read about what people will do to help others. Chinese activist Ye Haiyan volunteered for two and a half days as a prosititute to highlight the plight of sex workers as well as to understand better their situation. She then went on to write about it on Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter.
In a sense she is a Bodhisattva. But whether this is the only recourse she had to help them is another story.
What is important is that there are people out there trying to make a difference, whether you hear about them or not. The media covers very few newsworthy stories and most are insignificant to making the world a better place.
Like Buddha one should see with their own eyes the truth.