May 02, 2008 at 19:00:57 May 02, 2008 @ 19:00
You musta never been to a sweatshop before or else your words would have been more sympathetic. So I'll give some insight on sweatshops because I've visited a couple in Bangkok. Hostile conditions, long hours, alot of regulations to produce a certain amount of shoes in little time, chaos. That is what I felt from one of the Nike ones. Who most say are at the leading forefront for sweatshop ethics.
I try to be empathetic. I myself come from a very poor background and have seen the usage of the underclass by the Bourgeoisie first hand. However, as sad as it is to see my grandmother working hard hours at a factory for over 20 years, I understand that this is the only job around for someone with a 3rd grade education with little to no English.
I don't like to oversimplify situations. Your description of the sweatshop does not dismiss the questions I raised.