Annie writes with some force that I have completely misinterpeted her post. Obviously I did not read carefully and posted in haste. My apologies.
How insightful then, to find deeply buried in the local Long Island page of the New York Times, at least one admission that this is how nursing is endured, and that employers and many in the “justice” (snort) system practiced outright slavery.Read below the fold...
Cross-posted from The Global Sociology Blog.
Things that suck
Another session, another !@#$ baby.
The universe turning against you:
- Being delayed at Logan Airport long enough to see O-Force One (Change you can believe in!!) for the big birthday bash, apparently.
- Sitting on the plane next to a woman (with young child!) wearing a pink "Obama Mama" shirt (that'll teach me to upgrade to Economy +)
- Driving home in the biggest !@#$ thunderstorm with lighting that makes you think you're in a rave party.
The Thing that Really Sucked
Kevin Bales did not show up for the session on human trafficking and slavery. Damn, I really wanted to see him, he's my hero!
Putting a session on such an important topic as human trafficking (which definitely fits with the general topic of labor) on the last day, where most people have already gone home.
Things that don't suck
The session on human trafficking and slavery, which had two very interesting contributions.Read below the fold...
Hate the players and the game
She speaks Cebuano, Tagalog, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, and English – never finished the sixth grade – and gives head like a dream. This is what she tells me as I bum a square. A Marlboro light that smokes like a filter-less camel – we’ll talk about that later.
She left the province to come to Manila to find work because there was no money at home. At sixteen she and her childhood sweetheart had their twins. By the time they were four he was married with a child on the way and she answered an ad for a massage parlor. Read below the fold...