When Victoria’s Secret runs a campaign called ‘What Is Sexy?’ They obviously want you to circle your answer back to buying more of their underwear. But, to me, the real answer is, slave labor. Slave labor is sexy as hell. Who can forget the reports on slave like working conditions in the V.S. subcontractor factories in the Middle East filled with Bangladeshi girls? A locked down industrial park in Jordan might just seem like an exotic adventure to a chick from the suburbs of Dhaka. It’s like being transported right into an Emmanuelle movie.
Workers are allowed just 3.3 minutes to sew each $14 Victoria’s Secret women’s bikini, for which they are paid four cents.
Sure, it’s four cents per unit, but if you could shave just 3 minutes off of your time on each piece, all of a sudden you’re talking minimum wage. These lazy girls from Bangladesh just need to learn to apply themselves. Less crying about missing your pet monkey and more pumping of the sewing machine pedal from your booster seat. Just knowing that the quiet desperation of Southeast Asian girls are soaked into every bikini and pair of panties — now that’s sexy. Also, anything on Adriana Lima.
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