Sunday, 9 November 2014

Feminist T-shirt scandal IS an ethical problem

Feminist T-shirt scandal IS an ethical problem


Video Transcript

This is Canadian MGTOW.  Having fun, and not giving a shit.

I recently came across a Daily Mail article in which it was revealed that 'This is what a feminist looks like' T-shirts, were produced by a sweatshop in Mauritius.  The women working in the sweatshop earned 62 pence an hour which is approximately $0.99 US. The 62 pence hourly rate is described as less than a 'living wage' set by government of Indian Ocean island. These shirts were then sold in Britain for £45 which is approximately $66 US. Quite a profit, but I guess funding an ideology like feminism costs big bucks.

A rival, left leaning paper, wrote an almost apologetic piece, and made nothing but excuses for its feminist readers. To quote a few lines in my female voice, followed by my thoughts...

 The Daily Mail article implied this really wasn’t what women’s empowerment looks like at all.  It’s not. But it is what global trade looks like.

Well, that makes it okay then. By blaming global trade, we don't actually have to do anything, do we.   I thought feminists were empowered and independent. I guess not.

Secondly, the reported 45 hour week is allowed by all international labour standards codes, even with an additional twelve hours overtime on top.

Oh goody, we can produce a lot of feminist t-shirts in 57 hours.  After all, if international labour standards codes say it's okay, well that is good enough for the feminists!  And you wonder why feminists are sometimes accused for being focussed on first world problems, like trying to ban the word Bossy.

Lastly, sleeping in multiple dormitories...  From the pictures printed, yes they are basic, but they aren’t the worst we’ve seen.

Well, as long as they aren't the worst you've have seen then that's okay.  They are after all, only women...  You know, the same ones you supposedly are the defenders of?

Without a factory visit we can’t be sure, but it seems likely the CMT factory manufacturing the feminist T-shirts would probably pass most ethical compliance audits or – if it failed – not fail by much.

Wow, your denial is showing.  Seems likely?  If it failed ethical audits,  probably failed not by much?  What utter bias.  If a feminist does it, you cut her all the slack in the world.  But if a man even glances at a woman, you come down on his misogynist ass and accuse him of stare rape.

Most of us would definitely squirm at the gulf between the 62 pence per hour paid to the workers and the reported £45  per shirt being charged in Whistles. But as we’re taught in the first week at business school, the only relationship between price and cost is that one must be higher than the other.

Well that makes it okay then?  One of the main issues feminism rallies around is the gender pay gap, but all of a sudden it is okay if the pay gap is just between first and third world women?

But ultimately this isn’t an ethical problem, it’s an economic one.

Stop right there. Just because you are a 'journalist' does not give you the right to decide what is and is not an ethical problem.  It is an ethical problem, that is also causing an economic one.

Systemic problems need systemic solutions, not ethical finger wagging.

Now that really does sound like a job for the politicians.

Funny how the biggest finger waggers in the world, feminists, do not like it when they are on the receiving end.  They then refuse to take ANY accountability on their part at all.  Instead they wash their hands of the matter and will leave it up to the politicians.  Since when did politicians understand either ethics or economics?  It's like saying there is a drug problem, but I will leave it up to the pushers to fix it.   Are you feminists really that stupid?

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I'm sure these women find this very ironic
I'm sure these women find this very ironic

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