Thursday, 6 November 2014

This is what an apology looks like

A couple of days ago, I blogged about the Fawcett Society's "This is what a feminist looks like" T-shirts.

It appears that I was basing my article on something that was less than truthful.

The latest information from the Fawcett Society about this matter shows that the factory where the T-shirts are made conforms to ethical standards, paying above the minimum wage, with proper paid overtime, and a union presence on site. - More info here

I said in my post that the article by the Mail on Sunday was politically motivated, and I stand by that.  I didn't expect the article to be a tissue of lies however.  (Although I don't know why I expected any better really.)

Of course, this doesn't alter the fact that many people round the world are employed in sweatshop conditions, and I applaud the work done by various groups to expose this, and to bring such employers to justice.

My post earlier this week intimated that the Fawcett Society had been hoodwinked into supporting a sweatshop.

This is my apology,

I await the Mail on Sunday's apology.

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