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APOCALYPSE WATCH: Women Making $70 ‘Feminist’ Shirts Earned $1 Per Hour

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Ever since the days of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to today with Glorias Steinem and Allred, feminism is something that has been necessary to help position the accomplishments of women and see them rewarded justly for what they have done.

Good times, right?

These three knobs (pictured above, left to right) are Ed Miliband, Harriet Harman, and Nick Clegg. Ed is leader of the UK’s Labor Party (or Labour, if you pardon the silent and snotty “u”). Harriet is leader of the British House of Commons. And Nick is Deputy British Prime Minister and “Lord President of the Council” because he needed a more overblown title on his business card.

They all support women’s rights, which is why they are wearing the same tee shirt. The problem, here is that they aren’t as interested in (or even aware of) the struggles of the women who actually made the clothes they’re wearing.

Not good.

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Former PR Executive David Cameron Is Britain’s New Prime Minister

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Former PR executive David Cameron has already begun work as Britain’s new prime minister, where he will lead a coalition government of his right-wing Conservative Party and the leftist Liberal Democrats.

Cameron spent seven years as a PR executive for Carlton Television, now part of ITV, the oldest commercial television network in the UK.

Not surprisingly, some journalists don’t have fond memories of working with Cameron during his PR days. From a February 2010 Guardian story on Cameron’s PR background:

One senior business journalist who dealt with Cameron extensively describes him as ‘thoroughly unpleasant’ and not a very efficient press officer: ‘A good PR man will tell you stuff and give you insights and he never did that – which is why Carlton had rings run round it.

[Image: New British Prime Minister David Cameron greets leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg. Via AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis]