@chic noir Exactly! Besides essentially marking entire industries as "rich only," unpaid internships depress wages across entire segments of the economy. They've basically turned being paid for your labor from a right into a privilege. Why hire anyone if you can get someone to do the same work for free?
"If she’d remained quiet, she probably could have gotten a full-time job based on the “Hearst” on her résumé. Now, she’s likely blacklisted. For the Black Swan interns, I have an equal lack of pity." If you're being exploited, never try to change things. It will only make the people in power mad at you, and that's your fault.