Here is how the internship scam works. It’s not about a “skills” gap. It’s about a morality gap.
1) Make higher education worthless by redefining “skill” as a specific corporate contribution. Tell young people they have no skills.
2) With “skill” irrelevant, require experience. Make internship sole path to experience. Make internships unpaid, locking out all but rich.
3) End on the job training for entry level jobs. Educated told skills are irrelevant. Uneducated told they have no way to obtain skills.
4) As wealthy progress on professional career path, middle and lower class youth take service jobs to pay off massive educational debt.
5) Make these part-time jobs not “count” on resume. Hire on prestige, not skill or education. Punish those who need to work to survive.
6) Punish young people who never found any kind of work the hardest. Make them untouchables — unhireable.
7) Tell wealthy people they are “privileged” to be working 40 hrs/week for free. Don’t tell them what kind of “privileged” it is.
8) Make status quo commentary written by unpaid interns or people hiring unpaid interns. They will tell you it’s your fault.
9) Young people, it is not your fault. Speak out. Fight back. Bankrupt the prestige economy.
this comes from the top rope.
I pretty much hit reblog on this after point 1 alone.
In such a sentimental mood because I just realized that I’m still not over her.
Hey if you are a man entering a feminist conversation or community literally your only job when it comes to women is to listen. You don’t get to “rate” our feminism, you don’t get to tell us which is “correct” or “good” feminism, you don’t get to moderate our conversations, you don’t get to tell…
This also goes for us cis straight white women (that’s me!).
When trans folks speak about their experiences, we need to shut up and listen.
When gay/bi/pan/ace people talk about their experiences, we need to shut up and listen.
When POC and WOC stand up and talk about their experiences we need to sit down, shut up and listen.
I have to remind myself of this an embarrassing amount. When I have an opinion, I have a tendency to speak.
But it’s NOT MY VOICE THAT NEEDS TO BE HEARD.
I completely disagree. Come at me.
In every kind of conversation you have to listen to the other party, but listen does not mean you just shut up and “absorb” whatever the other party is saying. Whether a conversation about racism, sexism, or any other form of oppression, the most important thing is open dialogue. In the end, the person who’s speaking just wants the other person to change their mind/actions. You’re never going to achieve that if you want people to just “shut up and listen”.
It’s this kind thing - when people are too fucking scared to make wrong comments or speak to me about my experience with racism - that makes me so fucking mad.
PS Yes I’m a guy doing exactly what you told me not to do, so what?
Just found this great group from L.A - Jonathan Rowden Group
Back on the road again but this time back home. My second home that is.
On the road back to my second home. Lots of things to think about.
1. Re learning Chinese
2. Scheduling shanghai trip
3. Scheduling Myanmar trip
4. Scheduling Hawaii or SE Asia trip
5. Ear training and sight singing
6. Planning L.A or NY exodus
7. Picking up cycling
8. Overcoming my myriad of injuries
9. Running again