Sorry, low-paid Global Studies professor here, so this one hits close to home. It’s not difficult to shop ethically on a budget—but it does take more effort. It means cruising high-end consignment stores, it means checking labels, and shopping fair trade shops (like globalgirlfriend.com)—many of which are way cheaper… Read more
I wish I could remember the name of this French “60 Minutes” style show I watched on cable over a year ago. That did a FASCINATING hour-long expose of how the “Made in Italy” label on high-priced designer goods can be very misleading. With subcontracting happening using illegal or sweatshop labor of illegal Asian and… Read more
Buying at consignment stores that have nicer items, like Buffalo Exchange, might be a good option. at least isn't *directly* supporting the clothing companies that sell sweatshop made items, even if they sell it second hand. Also I buy a lot of American Apparel on ebay, so much cheaper there!
Again, people who can “scrape” 750k from friends and family aren’t struggling to get by. That’s a ton of money. Not set for life money, but not living hand to mouth either, and well out of the reach of at least 90% of the population of the US. The average McDonald’s franchise pulls in $2.5 million a year. Yes lots of… Read more
You’re exactly right; they’re running a BUSINESS. So if the food is being paid for, they shouldn’t give a flying fuck who is receiving it.
Have you ever been homeless or known someone who has been homeless? You’re showing an amazing lack of empathy in your post - it sounds like you think just because something is… Read more
This is 100% true. My mother attended a nursing program at this campus. They were forced to allow fellow students to perform pelvic exams on them, even the male nursing students got to examine their female classmates. It was allegedly voluntary, but it was clear that if you refused it would affect your grades. Read more