Crowdfunding VS Charity – where do we draw the line?

I debated on and off whether it was a good idea to write (or to publish) this article. I handed it to a few people, all of whom were wary to touch it due to the fact that it names and shames a particular individual who is quite popular in hip young publishing circles. I second guessed myself a lot. I wondered whether I was just bitter, or resentful – if that was what had spurned me to write such a searing critique of one dude’s attempt to raise money for his mental health treatment. After all, getting help/treatment is good. Charity is good. Why was I being such a jerk about it? Then I read this, and the statements of Kat Dixon, and I realized: it is okay for me to feel angry about this shit from a personal perspective. It is okay for me to be extra...


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