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Marie Manning wanted to be a crime reporter. Instead, she invented the advice column.

Fresh out of finishing school, with a name that appeared on the social registry of Washington D.C.’s debutante parties, Marie Manning was fascinated by true crime stories. She got a job as a newspaper reporter in 1892, but was soon sidelined to the “Hen Coop” to work on the “women’s page.”┬áThere, they received letters from people looking for advice, and Manning cooked up the idea to run the letters and answers as a regular column.

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10,000 writers aged 18-28 each write one article a week and aren’t paid for it. They’re edited by professional copy editors, each of whom is editing an average 140 articles per week so they can’t be doing a thorough job.

Writers have to apply to write. For free. The benefit? They “swap their work for being edited and professionally branded.”

Fuck you. Pay me.

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