Monday, May 18, 2015

The nail bar issue; Ask a labour historian

Erik Loomis responds to the flurry of news stories about the exploitation of south Asian immigrant women in North America's nail bars by observing this is not a crisis to be solved by social media.

The social media solution would be to start a Twitter hashtag and urge women everywhere to boycott nail bars, because because mass media/individual action/ it's really your fault. He points out sensibly that the better, indeed only, solution .... is government action through labour regulation.

LGM ... often a terrific blog, and enough history among all the other stuff.
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