Dov Charney Firing Means No Longer Having To Choose Between 'Labor' And 'Not Being Rapey'
From my window, I can see the massive American Apparel factory at Sixth and Alameda, in Los Angeles. Inside the fortress, seamstresses -- regardless of immigration status -- earn $10 to $18 per hour, according to the Financial Times (which probably checked). I've always thought it was more important, in my personal Maslow's Hierarchy, to vote "yes" with my money on paying seamstresses $10 to $18 per hour than it was to vote "no" with my money and Send American Apparel Founder Dov Charney A Lesson About Not Raping Everybody. Your Maslow's Hierarchy (that is not really what Maslow's Hierarchy is, FYI) may differ!
It was a good conversation prompter, every time I had someone in my car and we were passing the factory -- emblazoned with "Legalize LA," which is actually about immigration and not dank weed -- to ask them which they found more important. A lot of people said "not being rapey." I said "paying the women a living wage." Because it came down to the numbers. There are 5000 workers in that massive factory -- even after Charney was forced to let almost 2000 go because they were undocumented. Five thousand women able to feed their children and pay their electric bills -- maybe even have a beater they're able to regularly gas up, insure, and replace belts on -- despite not having a diploma from Brown, vs., I don't know, how many women can Dov Charney possibly wave his dick at in a year? A hundred?
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