I Hate Shopping (and Shops Are the Problem)
“I can convince myself that the website’s tasteful design is at odds with child labor and unlivable wages.”
Other people are part of the problem.
In fact, I’m here at Anthropologie because I want to become a better person—I have nothing to do with other people's mindless spree of buying and accumulating.
Sara lives in Portsmouth, NH, and writes about parenthood, feminism, funny stuff, and other miscellany. Her essays have been published in Brain, Child, Entropy, Bustle, ScaryMommy, Bust, Neutrons Protons, Motherwell, and elsewhere. She occasionally blogs about children, pretty wallpaper, IPA, and friendship at http://sara-petersen.com.
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