February 13, 2013
Unpaid Internships Are a Rich-Girl Problem *and* a Real Problem

A well-intended pushback against middle-class-white-woman feminism has led some progressives to see the non-payment of this set as yet another first-world problem. (See the comments here.) Yet as first-world problems go, this is a substantial one. Compensation for work should not be based on an employee’s need, as a scholarship might be—let alone on an employee’s perceived need, as subjectively determined by an employer who is, after all, looking to pay as little as possible.
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Unpaid Internships Are a Rich-Girl Problem *and* a Real Problem

A well-intended pushback against middle-class-white-woman feminism has led some progressives to see the non-payment of this set as yet another first-world problem. (See the comments here.) Yet as first-world problems go, this is a substantial one. Compensation for work should not be based on an employee’s need, as a scholarship might be—let alone on an employee’s perceived need, as subjectively determined by an employer who is, after all, looking to pay as little as possible.

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  1. nativeonthemountain reblogged this from cutestfatty
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  3. tealeaves reblogged this from stfuconservatives and added:
    unpaid internships are *perceived* as a rich-girl problem. they are actually an *everyone* problem. it’s not just...
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  5. rosainverno reblogged this from damnitdisney and added:
    Yes. Try explaining to your career counselor why it is not feasible for you to work for free. Watch them squirm.
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  11. aquapunk reblogged this from fuckyeahfeminists and added:
    They are a very serious class mobility problem, and quite the proverbial coal mine-canary for the job market as well.
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    I think unpaid internships are complete bullshit. Find students who are fit for the job, really want to work, AND PAY...
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    So not only do we get to enjoy being in debt/poor from college, we also can expect not to get paid until we get more...
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