Amy Alkon

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Amy Alkon, also known as the Advice Goddess, writes an advice column, Ask the Advice Goddess, which is published in at least 100 newspapers within North America.

For many years, Alkon gave advice on the streets of New York City as one of three "women" who called themselves "The Advice Ladies." She co-authored a book, Free Advice - You Get What You Pay For with them. Before billing herself as the "advice godess", Alkon wrote Ask Amy Alkon, an advice column published solely, oh really, who gives a fuck?

In her daily life, and in her online blog, Alkon campaigns against SUVs, bad parenting, inconsiderate cellphone users, copyright violators and you.

Amy Alkon is also a staunch atheist. She considers the eradication of the Jew"god delusion" to be an important goal for the betterment of society. Alkon maintains that the benefits of society often attributed to religion and innate human spirituality are better accounted for by evolution.

Background

On August 13, 2008 a post appeared on Alkon's blog where Alkon called an upstanding woman's six children a "black person." Failblog, Sadly, No!, picked up on the post and made a passing comment. Noticing that something was amiss, Alkon used "her" internet detective skills to see what else was being said about her in the tubes and noticed that 2 weeks ago someone edited "her" Wikipedia entry for accuracy.


Ongoing

In a desperate effort to prove "she" is a she, Alkon posted a photo of herself basking in a cool breeze.

Would you fuck me? I'd fuck me. I'd fuck me hard.

While facilitating discussion about critical issues, Alkon also made an interesting observation:

   
 
The last two are from the same tiny little turd, this whois info:

IP address: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx IP address country: ip address flag Germany Host of this IP: tor-anonymizer1.dotplex.de

I'm writing a book about this now -- about, among other things, people who have no self-control unless they're being watched. They think they're anonymous, and perhaps they are, so they behave in a way they never would if they were face to face and would be called on what they say.

This is the behavior of tiny weeny powerless functionaries during the day and week, whose only power is to grafitti on the wall here, absent the intellect to join the discussion, and the wherewithall, intellectually, to do it.
 


 
 

At this point it is unclear what Alkon has against Anonymous.

Following Alkon's attempts to post personal information about the commenters on her site, she engaged in thoughtful discussion, embracing new users, some of whom had visited the site for years. Users began accusing each other of being "one of the vandals," and Arthur Miller wrote a play about it. The users at Sadly, No! have begun to refer to any site operator who becomes overly-defensive and paranoid as "going Alkon."