Monday, December 8, 2008
More than 60 years ago the United States banned child labor, sweatshops, long workdays and workweeks. But now we are subsidizing, encouraging and failing to criticize the enslavement of young people in the Third World. Many products we buy, use and consume each and every day here in the US are being manufactured in other countries, often at the expense of the children of that country. They are overworked and underpaid. It is nothing but child abuse.
Children are treated as slaves, forced to sew and sew and sew. They work at assembly line centers pushing out all of the products we take for granted. Children as young as 10 are worked up to 16 hours a day for no pay. One 10-year-old boy told reporters he was sold to the sweatshop company by his parents. The countries are so poor they do anything to survive.
Sneakers, jeans and all sorts of garments, but predominantly and especially bras, are being sewn and packaged and shipped to the US. I say, do what you can to help save the children. It occurred to me, if we quit buying their bras, they will quit making them. Save the children. Go Braless.
ya'll be good...Santa'a coming.....