What we missed

No, Newt, what’s wrong with the world isn’t that low-income children can’t work instead of go to school. No, Newt, we shouldn’t make children janitors. What the fuck is wrong with you?

W. Kamua Bell on why we should stop talking shit about Occupy.

Planned Parenthood has a list of 8 easy steps to use if faced with conversation about abortion at the Thanksgiving dinner table.

Women’s Media Center exclusive on where feminism fits in to OWS.

Join the Conversation

  • khw


    trigger for typical – although milder than other articles – anti-trans language

  • http://feministing.com/members/cassius/ Brüno

    First they came for the teachers, then they came for the janitors xd .

  • http://feministing.com/members/blam/ Blam

    Just FYI, I personally don’t have much of a problem with children being janitors (or cafeteria workers), as I was one during the years I spent in Japanese elementary. We learned to clean, prepare food and serve food, and it was generally structured in a way that was educational and useful. Adults supervised everything and took care of the difficult aspects, but overall it taught kids important lessons and lowered costs.

    If anything, giving children an appreciation for keeping things clean and what kind of food they eat is perfectly healthy. That doesn’t sound exactly like the idea Gingrich is advancing, but I figured I’d at least share that for those unfamiliar with how putting kids to work at school can be done in a good way.