Beautiful Fleeting Memories
I love the video game ‘Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles’ on the GameCube, its got such great design in look and sound and its great fun playing with other people. I used to always play as this guy, I called him Teko.
They should so make a remake of this game so you can play it easier with other people.
It should be no surprise that unpaid interns abound in fields that are highly socially desirable, including fashion, media, and the arts. These industries have long been accustomed to masses of employees willing to work for social currency instead of actual wages, all in the name of love. Excluded from these opportunities, of course, is the overwhelming majority of the population: those who need to work for wages. This exclusion not only calcifies economic and professional immobility, but it also insulates these industries from the full diversity of voices society has to offer.
And it’s no coincidence that the industries that rely heavily on interns—fashion, media, and the arts—just happen to be the feminized ones, as Madeleine Schwartz wrote in Dissent. Yet another damaging consequence of DWYL is how ruthlessly it works to extract female labor for little or no compensation. Women comprise the majority of the low-wage or unpaid workforce; as care workers, adjunct faculty, and unpaid interns, they outnumber men. What unites all of this work, whether performed by GEDs or Ph.D.s, is the belief that wages shouldn’t be the primary motivation for doing it. Women are supposed to do work because they are natural nurturers and are eager to please; after all, they’ve been doing uncompensated child care, elder care, and housework since time immemorial. And talking money is unladylike anyway.
- Do What You Love, Love What You Do
If everyone ‘does what they love’, who does the shitty, essential jobs? The whole article is a satisfying take down of white/class privilege and capitalism. (via april-polyverse)
I think you know where I’m coming from
usagi knows what’s up