Wednesday, August 19, 2009


New York Times:

Strange as it may seem, sweatshops in Asia had the effect of empowering women.

You know what they say: the only thing worse than a hungry girl working in a sweatshop is a hungry girl not working in a sweatshop!


C├╝neyt said...

And then they immediately discuss footbinding, suggesting that Western capitalism empowered these women. No, the end of footbinding in China, at least, was achieved by Chinese totalitarianism.

Thanks for reminding me why I don't read the Times.

JRB said...

Oh, but you really should!