My little one who's six likes to look to see where things are made. She had a mechanical pencil or something and it was made in Japan. She goes, "I don't believe it. Finally something that isn't made in China, it's made in Japan. Well, I guess this pencil is safe to use." I about died trying not to laugh.
Now to be fair, obviously products made in China are not all bad. I mean really, But the mistakes that have been caught were life threatening mistakes, and news like their recalled products travels fast, far, and wide. Unfortunately, it's quite difficult here in the states to find products that aren't made in China.
Fortunately, you don't have to buy stuff made in China, but it is rather difficult. Sara Bongiorni's family tried to live a year without purchasing products made in China. As she reports, this is not an easy feat by any means.
Why? Because women like this gun slinger, as nice as she may be, are taking our jobs and our children are aware, and they are aware of what products these factory workers are producing. And hopefully, by the time they get old enough to be consumers and entrepreneurs and whatnot, things will have changed drastically.
Monday, February 8, 2010
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