I believe it is possible to do both -- to be committed to addressing the inequalities and injustices in the world, while embracing all that this world has to offer. As mothers, we can enjoy a manicure, respect the hard work of those who provide these services (and pay a just wage for it), and we can pass on this enjoyment and respect to our children.
Exposés like the Times' series on nail salon workers, and the other investigative research that came before it, can help shift consciousness. But what's also required is a power shift. A true transformation will require a broad social movement with the power to bring government back on the side of working families.