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In February 2011, Fucked In Park Slope (and shortly thereafter, The New York Times) reported that members were doing the least theoretically cooperative thing possible: paying nannies to cover their shifts. Both objections and elaborate, extenuating loopholes were cited, and blog rage over the issue died down.
However, when similar rumors surfaced about Maggie Gyllenhaal earlier this year, a member told Daily Intel, "There is no bending of the rules at the co-op. There is only the member's submission to the rules. This is communism. It is not fun, it is not loose, it is not capitalism. It is the iron will of the collective." Aaah!