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user-inactivated  ·  3132 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Photo Essay: When a Kid's Bedroom Isn't a Room

I think I am just very sensitive to how America portrays other countries since I'm a foreigner. I don't know if the photographer is being biased, maybe just the article. I think there are more images in the original documentary.

I totally don't remember what my bedroom look like when I was kid. I think I moved so much and had so many bedrooms, I only remember moving as a kid.

viTRiOLL  ·  3131 days ago  ·  link  ·  

As an American, I think the photos of the American kids' rooms and the stories about their lives are just as horrible. On the one hand you have the rich, overacheiving kids - the one with all the trophies on display reminds me of Violet Blue from Willy Wonka - and the kid who spends his free time studying his finances on the bank website contrasted by the red-kneck kid with the shot gun and the little girl who is living in poverty. Not one of these kids are what I would think of as having a "normal" childhood.

thenewgreen  ·  3132 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My wife moved a lot as a kid too and it has definitely impacted her as an adult. It's something I'm very aware of now, I would like my kids to have a place they grew up with life long friends if possible.

I provided a link to the original place I saw this work and without the a accompanying text, it's seemingly less biased.

I think bias and ethnocentrism are qualities that don't belong solely to the US but I can understand your sensitivity.