Caitlin Flanagan's

Another sign of creeping Victorianism is Caitlin Flanagan's article on how nannies have become a staple of American life.  

You need two conditions to co-exist if you are going to have widespread use of nannies: a huge, booming middle class and an equally huge and pitiably struggling underclass. That's what you had in Victorian England…

The article also points out how much exploitation of these women figures into the process. [John Robb's Weblog]

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