Friday, October 12, 2007

on etsy, the small businessperson is screwed over by bad governmental policy. Some of the later comments are a good example of how we are influenced by cultural narratives. Folks 'just know' that women with six kids without a father figure are popping out kids for the welfare. They must have a million dollars, because they get their hair did! [note: perhaps there may be a barter system or friends doing friends hair or they know the girl who can do good hair for $25. I'm not an expert on the urban poor, but that's what I would think. Help me if you have thoughts]. Without much evidence besides the amount of kids a woman has, folks have created a whole life story for that person.

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