The BBC Defines “Working Class”?

The BBC published an article titled The shame of Afghanistan’s virginity tests on December 29, 2017. While the subject is truly depressing, I was struck by the following line:

Coming from a working-class background, Neda says her weekly pocket money didn’t cover her everyday costs. Her mother often asks her to go without lunch if she has to pay for a ride back home.

Did the BBC just equate the working class with persons who have to decide on whether to eat or walk home?

It seems to me that the BBC accidentally confused working class with the poor. OR, the author may have given us the true definition of working class.

Things that make you go hmmm….


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