Red Diaper Babies

In America, school is preparation for “real” life. In the early Soviet Union, school was filled with life.

Illustrations by Rob Pybus

I worked in a private day care for three years, giving tours to parents obsessed with risk and liability. Did we fingerprint and background check employees? How often? Did male staff do diapers? And if so, could their child have her diaper changed by the female teacher instead? It was sad that these questions were […]