Patreon Update for 7/7/16

This update will be slightly shorter than usual partially because June had far less content than I usually go for due to a mix of looking for a job, Porcfest, having strep throat and other writings taking up my time. I hope to make up for that in July but with a job and some…

The 9 to 5 Shift as “Torture”

The idea that work inhibits our sleep is something I’ve touched on before but it’s good to see one of the experts involved in sleep discuss this as well. Dr. Paul Kelly has spoken up specifically about the harms that waking up at 9 AM has done to our bodies and our overall health: This…

Patreon Update for 2/1/16

Greetings dear viewers, friends, fellow workers and assorted slackers all! For the month of January 2016: I posted 11 times 9 of which were original articles Wrote over 10,000 words (not including lazy posts) Promoted to my usual subReddits but also got some great traffic from r/Philosophy recently (thanks!) Nearly 4000 views in total (the…

Towards an Anti-Work Education

I’ve discussed Peter Gray before when I reviewed extrinsic and internal goals. As I said there, some of the research that Gray was using seemed shaky at best. Particularly in merely noting the correlation of various negative things that have happened to children in the last few decades with a lack of play. For example,…

Our Lives vs. Liberal Feminism

We’ve discussed feminism a few times now (see here and here) and in keeping with that theme let’s talk about a particular troublesome branch of feminism. The liberal (or mainstream) forms of feminism. To take a popular version of a liberal feminist argument involving work: we should lean in to work instead of kicking back.…

The Mother of all Work

Here on Abolish Work I try to focus on as many intersecting issues with work as possible. One of those issues has been play, another has been time poverty and still another has been excessive work hours in the US. Another obvious offshoot of all of these intersections is the way that work affects women.…

Marshawn Lynch vs. Emotional Labor

So keep in mind it’s mostly just me writing these articles. I can’t really stay up to date on current events and by the time I can they’re usually long gone. With that explained it may make a bit more sense why I’m only now making some comments on the Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn…