But what I feel is most problematic is the idea inherent in the work that women should, in some sense, face the reality that their dreams of successful entrepreneurship will never be realized. In truth, most small businesses fail. Many people — men and women — engage in the marketplace with a unique product, idea or service and fail to amass enough profit to stay afloat. The difference between men and women is that men are more often encouraged to do so then women, and encouraged to try again. Mosle's piece attempts to convince women not to take a relatively risk-free wade into the entrepreneurial waters of the American marketplace because they'll "fail," as though economic failure is something with which women cannot or should not be expected to cope.
t's that if this were lucrative, you'd expet to see more of a gender parity, all things being equal, and I do think that Etsy's sellers are, even as they reinterpret and reclaim, coming from a tradition where these crafts were women's work.
Men are more into things like woodworking and welding than knitting and scrapbooking and they just don't tend to make small items that can be easily shipped.
In my social circle it's self-supporting single women who produce the most crafts, followed by married but employed and childless women, or married and employed women with grown children.
« Older "This Friday, June 12, TV stations nationwide will... | BauBike... Newer »
This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments
Buy a Shirt