Posts tagged Children
Posts tagged Children
No one seems to be talking about this on tumblr so I though I would bring it up.
Now let me make it clear that this sort of practice is not new and many companies do use it (Unfortunately) I would also like to point out that I do think it’s unfair for the Daily Mail to single out the Middletons company. Or maybe isn’t..
If you go to the Party Pieces website and under the “About us” section you will find that they happily support the Rainbow Trust which gives money to terminally ill children and their families as well as Starlight which again is a hospice for ill children. So party pieces likes it to be known that they give money to children charities. So supposedly they like to help children.. Well maybe if they do want to help children they could pay their workers in Mexico more than 10p per hour and ban the employment of children.
I must point out the thing that upset me more than this article were the comments on the Daily mail that have the highest ratings. Most are a long the lines of “Well, 10p is a lot of money to these people so don’t feel bad”,”People say they hate sweat shops but if these people didn’t have these jobs then they would have nothing.”
OK… FUCK YOU! I never say that but seriously FUCK YOU! people that think that way! Why should these people live off the slim pickings of our society! Yeah these people needs jobs I’ve got that! But have you ever heard of Fair Trade which ensures that those who are doing the labor are being paid a fair amount and are treated fairly not working for 12 hours a day without a break.
There are every day things we can do to discourage from this practice! I haven’t bought anything out of Primark in 2 years.. yes I am dead serious! Most of all my clothes are second hand from Charity Shops, eBay, vintage shops and independent designers. Now granted you might make the point that if I buy a second Primark item from ebay I am still buying from Primark. Well the way I look at it is that I am not buying into their current market and keeping their market stocks high and thus continues to create sweatshops.
Here are some really useful links for anyone who wants to pay non-sweatshop clothing and other things.
http://www.myspace.com/iheartpoop/blog/497138344 « a list of American shops that are sweat shop free.
Modcloth.com « The most beautiful clothes ever!! and all made in America! and they delivery to the UK
Thanks for reading this largely personal rant!
OK… Does anyone know how to make a simple rubber band powered Helicopter!
This month I have been doing transport related activities as part of my Graded Unit College work. I made a balloon power car, cardboard gilder/planes and now the children have asked for a Helicopter that files!
I’ve looked on ehow and youtube but these desgins are too fussy for 5 year olds. There must be something simpler, I know some of my followers are teachers can anyone suggest anything?
Since Kate Middleton started dating Prince William in 2002 the media and everyone else wanted to find out everything about her. By 2005/6 the media found out where she lived, who she hung out with, what she did almost every day of the week but there was one thing people didn’t know. What did Kate sound like?
In 2007 Kate was visiting a marketing show on behalf of her parents company and the promotion team of the convention where doing interviews with various business people asking them what they thought of the convention. They spotted Kate and she said a few words.
I remember when I first heard this and I really surprised by her accent, I thought she would sound more middle class as she was famous for being the normal middle girl.
The engagement interview came round and my goodness. I was even more shocked by how posh she sounded, in fact many people commented that she sounded more posh than William.
I know it’s difficult to tell the difference when you only have one clip that is 10 seconds long and another clip that is 10 minutes long. But to me Kate’s accent during the interview sounds fake and many British people agree. I think British people can tell if someone is putting on an accent that is not their natural one the same way only an American could tell if a person is truly speaking in a southern American accent or pretending.
In fact in many of the Biography’s of the royal couple mention this change in Kate’s voice one example is from Robert Jobson who wrote “William and Kate - The Love Story” it quotes one of Kate friends at Marlborough college saying.
“Kate did speak with a middle class accent that made her stand out from the other upper crust girls, I think she became very self conscious of that. She very gradually started to change her accent to a more upper class accent. By the time she left Marlborough she sounded more posh than the posh girls. “
It’s interesting and sad that Kate felt the need to change the way she talked in order to fit in. Especially since her sister Pippa who went to the same schools as Kate doesn’t seem to have as strong a “Posh” accent.
The reason I’m bringing all this up is because on her most recent charity visit to an outdoor camping site for children which is run by ARK. She seems to be speaking mainly in what I like to call, her real voice.
I am crazy? Am I the only one who hears the difference? I really hope she drops her fake posh accent and just be her self and not what others want her to be. That’s no way to live your life.