brand name bullying
Boy working in garment factory teased by others because he does not sew brand-name clothes
Rifat Muntasir (11) says his mom consoles him that the no-name clothes they sew are just as good as the brand names sewn in the sweatshop next door, but the other kids don’t care. He is glad neither he nor the others go to school. That way at least the mobbing by his peers is limited to the short period between the end of their 12 hr. shift and when they go to bed exhausted and hungry each night.
* All people described in this article are purely fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. *
Story based loosely on:
Der Postillion on-line: “Junge aus Bangladesch von Gleichaltrigen gehänselt, weil er keine Markenklamotten näht”. In: der-postillon.com (Newsticker). On: 02 Jul 2015. URL:http://www.der-postillon.com/2014/07/junge-aus-bangladesch-von.html. Last viewed: 23 Aug 2015.
: Zoriah on Flickr.com from the Album Child Labor.
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