S/O: Parents Taking Advantage of Their Kids; Why is it Okay?
What happened to this nation's child labor laws? They were created to protect children from parents who put their children to work in factories and other places where the kids were injured, maimed, and killed by getting caught in machinery or inhaling and being exposed to toxic chemicals.
There's a post where people are celebrating the Department of Labor's decision not to make laws against children under 16 being made to work on their parents' farms. People are making jokes about their kids working in their gardens as if they don't understand just how dangerous farm work is. Farm work involves dangerous chemicals, machines and big animals that can be dangerous when they are annoyed or perceive a threat.
Also, there was a story in the news quite a while back about some parents who had a child who was dying so they gave birth to a second child specifically so they could harvest one of the child's kidneys or bone marrow. I don't believe the public cared for the parents having a child for that purpose.
Why isn't it opportunistic to do this to one's children?
Comparing farm work to housework and weeding and harvesting your garden is absurd, so don't even.