We claim to be progressive and democratic societies in the west. We are officially against child labour. Now what about T.V commercials after commercials by children? Is that not labour? Here are some examples and you can see a lot more videos here.
Then there is child pornography and child prostitution and in that respect we are with rest of the world or the incidences of such crimes are higher than some Asian countries.
The incidences of child pornography and prostitution is lower in some Asian countries because of close-knit families and what is called informal social control. Many sociological studies have revealed such a trend in certain Asian countries vs. the west.
Then Obama and Harper are tripping over each other to do business with India, notorious for child labour. Is Obama or Harper going to raise questions about that? I doubt it.
So before we throw stones on others houses we must look at our own glass house.
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