So, I related one of my favorite tales from my very conservative days, when I got a table full of liberals to shut up. Oh, I shamed them, but good!
Way back in 2004, I was working at a garment printing shop (Cold Side Silkscreening) as their office administrator and one of their customer service people. I told of how it became important to get garments that were American made and that we started getting shirts from a company called American Apparel.
The article, written by Claudine Ko, told us of American Apparel’s forward thinking on how to treat its employees with much better than the industry pay and working conditions, including clean and comfortable working space, massages, optional health care packages, and so on.
She also told her readers how much Mr. Charney enjoyed masturbating. And about his doing it in front of her several times. She told of his partaking in some undisclosed sexual act with a female employee, also it front of her.
Ms Ko spent about a month with Charney gathering info for her article. And when the time came for her to leave, she really didn’t want to go.
But, I guess, when the subject talks about supporting feminism and worker’s rights he can get away with pretty much anything.
For a while that is. Dov Charney and American Apparel have been sued for sexual harassment several times. The company is deeply in debt. And, just recently, Dov Charney, after dodging bullets for so long, has been ousted from the company he founded.
Second ad break bumpers: ‘Gardening At Night‘ by REM & ‘God Damn Job‘ by The Replacements
Closing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle