In this week's Bay Guardian cover story, a new mother laments the transition of San Francisco hipsters into — surprise — rich white parents.
The city has become overrun with decaf-latte-sipping, thousand-dollar-stroller-pushing, CFO-Noe-Valley-ish, overly together supermoms. The baby boom is really a parent boom — Gen-Xers with money, an uptick in showy, hyperactive parenting. We have the lowest child population of any American city. Of SF's 100,000 children, most reside in the city's poorest districts. I doubt the parents buying the $1,890 Cabine infant dresser at Giggle on Chestnut Street are worried about making rent. Why do I only act on behalf of my child when I have the means to help other, less fortunate children?