It comes back to priviledge in my mind, something which Kate at Craftastrophies has had me thinking about more recently. So many things with crafting come with priviledge, a surprisingly difficult word to spell. Here are a few:
- Access to skills through books, internet, shops and so forth - I don't have to find an artisan to teach me, or work it out for myself.
- I can read. I have experience with the technology associated with accessing information. That makes it very easy to just decide, on a whim, to learn how to do something.
- I have time to do these things - it is not taken up acquiring energy, water, healthcare, education etc.
- I also have money to do what is basically entertainment - it's certainly not a crucial life skill.
- It is socially acceptable for me to do what I want with my time, money and self, and it is not dictacted by my gender, class, caste or religion.