Monday, February 11, 2008

Of prom dresses, chicken and journalism

Shopped for prom dresses last weekend. All dresses were made in China. Had a minor discussion about the likely sweatshop conditions behind those swirling, sparkling swaths of beauty, then moved on.
Then read about chicken and saw Ro's tweets about considering vegetarianism. Recalled visceral reaction after reading "Fast Food Nation."
Then read Carl Lavin on a journalist finding funding for her own investigation about the cost to Chinese workers who are making products for us.
Maybe we should make our own prom dresses, grown our own local food and find money for our own journalism? Take a cue from the local food movement and our parents or grandparents in World War II?
But then when would we blog, Twitter, Ning and Facebook?

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