youtube views and instagram likes has really skewed with our perception of audience size. so many things arent considered a success unless they crack 100k or 1mil and like ????
a sold out game at Dodger Stadium is 56k seats
a sold out game at the Staples Center, 20k seats
The Greek Theater 5,800 seats
Orpheum Theater 2,000 seats
El Rey theater 200 seats
like.. even if you arent pulling a mil, there's still entire crammed buildings worth of people looking at your content
I guess if you want to be technical about it, *all* art is done using atoms. But these guys used very few of them! http://episodictable.com/xenon/
s5e17, "The Outcast": Riker, you're better than this. #tngwatch
s5e14, "Conundrum": You can't help but laugh when the conspicuously new member of the bridge crew says, "I volunteer for the procedure." #TNGwatch
by ignoring the generated value of this "feminized" labor, we're all of a sudden taken-aback at the idea that paying bills, cleaning the house, doing laundry, they're all WORK, it's all LABOR.
it used to be a man would rely on this captive labor. it functionally takes the work of two or more people to get one person out of the house and working for 40 hours a day. it's almost like the nuclear family was designed to reproduce this socio-economic structure. it's almost like that
the unspoken reason behind "adulting" as a concept is basically a pandemic of anxiety and depression. it papers over mass amounts of people constantly fighting the urge to /just give up/.
there's a whole host of reasons why being alive right now is exhausting, not the least of which comes down to "the behind-the-scenes domestic labor it takes to participate meaningfully in the world used to be free labor that women were forced to perform."
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