In the Toronto Star, writer Raveena Aulakh gets hired at a Bangladesh sweatshop and meets an extraordinary 9-year-old girl whose life, deprived of education and many basic rights, is all too common. Reading this amazing undercover account, one wonders what will now become of the child, her identity revealed. Perhaps the only thing worse than working in a sweatshop at age 9 is having that job taken away, if your life and that of your family depends on it. A compelling, sad read.
Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: email@example.com.