@animeirl It was made by (slave) Women! It's empowering! We're giving them jobs!

@animeirl It's like capitalism tried to do that thing where you buy from local artisans to support the community but was too cheap to pay for the work of actual artisans- so human rights violations it is.

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ugh

I had a look at their website and thought it was trolling but I guess not

also, carcel means prison in Spanish (in case it wasn't gross enough already)

@animeirl "This way, we transform lost time into skills, paid jobs, and better futures." archive.fo/3edJJ#selection-495 yuck

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I’ve seen this in Mexico, too. There are stores along the highway selling “prison goods” and even an outlet in the Cancun airport.

I guess I don’t have an opinion because I don’t understand the economics or political climate but it sure seems weird from my perspective.

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Referring to imprisoned laborers as "incredible women" is peak neoliberalism

@animeirl I've seen really bad fashion industry copy, but WTF? :(

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Ah yes, white feminism.

Empowering women everywhere, for just pennies on the dollar.

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In fact the details of the economic arrangement are kept outside the FB ad. the company can always claim the workers are being compensated fairly. A claim that feels intentionally dubious.

the ad has done its job -- gotten eyeballs on the brand name and logo without paying for Facebook for additional views.

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@animeirl Most companies using prison labour in the US try to hide it by using third-party businesses, but it looks like someone just found an even more profitable way to do it!!

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This got even worse when I noticed the company's name CARCEL is PRISON in spanish or sth.... for fuuck's sake

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