The Amory Spectrum

In discussions about monogamy and polyamory, I find I’ve recategorized the two ideas into something that feels more functional for me, and I accidentally try to use them synonymously with the original words. This ends up getting pretty messy, so I’m going to do the obvious thing: invent more words

Internet communities: Otters vs. Possums

Most of my friends have been on the internet, and I’ve spent many years as part of various internet communities, many of which I have moderated as either part of the mod team or the sole creator. (this also applies to irl communities, but the pattern is more obvious with online

How I Lost My Faith

I was homeschooled my whole life by a professionally evangelist father and a stay at home mother. My media was censored, my computer use secretly monitored, and my friends vetoed if they were not also sufficiently close to the Christian homeschooler sphere. My science books derided evolution as a baseless

Sacrifice-blindness

I just read a comment on an Uber fundraising page for a lady with cancer. It said, “Uber should provide healthcare for all drivers instead of doing gofundme pages!” I’m not here to debate whether or not that would be better, but rather to point out a phenomenon of sacrifice-blindness. My

Filling the Dating Role

A: “You’re looking for someone to fill the position of head software engineer for your company.” B: “That’s right.” A: “What sort of things are you looking for? Good work history? Proficiency in programming languages? Ability to manage?” B: “What kind of employer do you think I am? I mean

Men Who Tip Camgirls: Survey Results

Higher tippers like what sorts of camgirls more? A: Girls who complain about freeloaders B: Girls who talk loudly about feminism C: Girls who look really girl next door D: Begging for tips on social media E: ALL OF THE FUCKING ABOVE?! — I started out with 951 responses. I’m

What makes a camgirl successful? Survey results

Option A: Having natural hair color Option B: Being really hot Option C: Doing lots of drugs Option D: Doing a fuckton of games Option E: All of the above hint: the answer is E My Data Has Limits, Beware! I got 311 responses from people who identified as cam performers. I

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