We don’t accept the “those were the times” excuse for the churches, or for the defence forces, so why accept it for the literati, or the so-called Bohemian circles of the ’70s, where free love was so often used by men as a tool of exploitation?
Creativity and sex have long been linked, as has art with the contravention of bourgeois values. Long may it be so
Bob Ellis. What a pig. And Dorothy Hewett's role… she was my favourite Australian poet.
— Dr Beardface (@GFThommo) June 11, 2018
… winning not by being better, but by rigging the competition in your favour. Erecting economic barriers to employment via the high cost of taking an internship is just one more way to reserve the highest-status jobs for the elite.