This article posted on Double X (link found on Modern Seamsters Facebook) is about how many women there are on Etsy and how they are all pathetic women trying to make money but can’t because they are not men. Or something. Maybe it’s more that Etsy sucks because there are no men making lots of money from selling on it.
Certainly the term “female ghetto” immediately got my back up even if it is maybe a correct usage of the term (except that I don’t think it is). Is Etsy selling a false feminist fantasy because they are featuring women who make their living with creative pursuits? This article set out to paint the women selling on Etsy as pathetic instead of seeing that Etsy can be a perfectly viable part of peoples business plan or just fun place to sell stuff. Are the women who sell on eBay or Ponoko also pathetic?
Give it a read and tell me what you think.