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?
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.
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.
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."