Hustle culture is a dangerous blend of ableism, misogyny, and unfettered capitalism. It’s the message that everyone needs to constantly be working to be successful, and it’s toxic
Hustle culture doesn’t acknowledge that some people literally can’t work every minute of the day. Many people are unable to work at all.
It also ignores the people who have other obligations in their lives, such as childcare, elder care, taking care of a home, and all the other thousands of tasks
But a second reason why hustle culture is so toxic is that it sends the message that this is normal. It’s normal not to afford to live unless you are working your entire waking life.
The truth is that it’s not normal. No human who works forty hours a week should be unable to afford to live