I don’t consider myself a feminist, I prefer to call myself a humanist or an egalitarian.
"Do What You Love" is a secret handshake of the privileged and a worldview that disguises its elitism as noble self-betterment. According to this way of thinking, labor is not something one does for compensation but is an act of love. If profit doesn’t happen to follow, presumably it is because the worker’s passion and determination were insufficient. Its real achievement is making workers believe their labor serves the self and not the marketplace.
This is really good, read the whole thing. Telling people to “do what you love” not only devalues the kind of work that doesn’t inspire love (which is the kind of work most of us end up doing), but also perpetuates the idea that “love” is compensation enough for work, and money is sort of a side benefit.
Personally I think it’d be good if people could at least like what they do, because if you’re going to spend most of your waking life doing one thing it should be something you don’t actively hate. But regardless of how much affection workers have for their jobs, they need to be paid a living wage. All of them. The vast majority of people are not working because they love what they’re doing and would do it anyway. They’re working to survive.