Lunch shaming is a shame

Taking a break from headline news this week to talk about the lesser-known topic of lunch shaming. If you aren’t aware of this phenomenon, this provides a quick rundown.


  • Mike Hunt

    You’ve really missed the mark on this one. My kids go to a school where if they don’t have funds on their lunch account they’re given a cheese sandwich and a milk. When I first heard of this I thought it was very nice of them to give them anything at all because it’s not the kids fault their parents were too forgetful, stupid or poor to keep funds on their account. But somehow people are turning this kind gesture into ridiculous lunch shaming. If the parents can’t afford to keep funds on their kids lunch account they should have remembered the old adage “if you can’t feed ‘em, don’t breed ‘em.” It’s not a virtue to pump out a baby every ten months, that’s something regressive religions and agrarian cultures turned into a virtue but only when women are educated and can take control of their own reproductive rights do societies prosper.

Jen Sorensen is a nationally-published political cartoonist. She is a 2017 Pulitzer Finalist and recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.