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companies like nike, target, mcdonalds, arbys, sketchers, and dunder mifflin all have sweatshops. trust me on this one
i love how you've basically already decided K2 is using sweatshop labor, when there's no evidence AT ALL to support such a ridiculous idea. there's a difference between being pissed about sweatshop labor and just being an uninformed douche who assumes everything to come out of Asia was made in an unethical environment. do some fucking research before you start a campaign of libel against a company that has done nothing wrong.
and grow a fucking spine. just because an asian works long hours in a hot factory DOES NOT make it a sweatshop- there's a legal line that is drawn and the majority of large corporations (Nike, Gap, etc) are within the legal boundaries. furthermore, they often don't even OWN the factory, but rather commission the factory to make certain shit for them. with this in mind, although they're obligated to do their homework and ensure it's a safe facility, they have very little control of what actually happens in those factories.
i hate how people bitch that there are teens in the third world working 60+ hr weeks for low pay and there seems to be some kind of problem there. i've been working long ass hours since i was 16, often for minimum wage. don't think some of the shit i've done compares to what they do? how about cleaning outhouses on golf courses that are often covered in shit and puke? what about working in a kitchen for 14 hrs straight? i've gotten up at 4:45am to work a 14-hour day at minimum wage, and i did it because i HAD to. sure, we make more money here, but everything costs a lot more. people have to bust their ass to make a living no matter where you go, it's just the standard of living changes from place to place.
and for fuck's sake, we GAVE them jobs! they could be out in the rice paddies with their hats all day long, making even less money and receiving no kinds of benefits (Nike provides healthcare for employees at the facilities they own and pay a higher wage than the majority of the companies in the area... and still take shit for unethical business practices), but instead their government has allowed corporations to invest in the local economy and bring thousands of jobs to the area.
i guess some people will never undersatnd globalization, though. but be careful what you bitch about- if you actually do research (which it's clear, thread creator, you have not), you'll quickly find how big of a hypocrit you are. by now, even shit like your heating and air conditioning units are being produced overseas, often in worse facilities than the peoples' favorite target, Nike. by now, globalization is impossible to avoid... well, unless you want to make all your own shit from stuff you grew or produced yourself.
now, now, i was talking mostly to the thread creator... who appears to be an uneducated middle schooler based on his posts here.
your favorite punching bag is nigs, as we've already established.