Another brilliant post by Tessa Leena puts Patreon in its place!
Beauty of begging, sold to us as something romantic and newly brilliant: We are back to the Middle Ages where creative professionals–um, troubadours–were whores and marginalized individuals. Except now, between the troubadour and the generous peasants, there is a clever middleman like Patreon who makes money on bulk.
via @tessamakeslove: Would everybody just f*ck off about the beauty of begging? — Artist Rights Watch