Your TV is watching you.
Your cell phone is listening to everything you say.
There are no secrets, no quiet moments. There is no privacy.
Behind the veil of work and life, Democracy, free enterprise, and the roar of restaurants, bars, and blockbuster movies there are the Watchers – a secret branch of the US government with the sole task of spying on the American public through hidden cameras, tapped phones, the Internet, satellites, and even safe, sensible modern appliances.Then one day a young man named Joe Blake looks back through the monitor, locks eyes with an aging Watcher and says, “I know you’re out there. I know you’re listening.”
Systems at the Watcher compound go dark, malfunctions run rampant, and the agency begins a meticulous investigation into Joe’s life. Through the surveillance record we watch as he grows into a troubled rock star witnessing the downward spiral of the American economy from the road. We watch his fight against a corrupt corporate takeover of a government formally by and for the people, and we see the end of our way of life in the small compromises that go overlooked or unnoticed. Joe declares war on the system, but can he complete his mission before the Watchers track him down through his own past? In a race against time, who wins, the people or the money?
Multiple Lovers, Without Jealousy. A story on polyamory for The Atlantic.
[leaves this here and backs away]
When people cheat in a relationship, it’s because our society values monogamy more than people value honesty and love.
Bronze statuette of Priapus
In case anyone forgot, humans’ obsession with sex is nothing new. It’s not just the modern liberal media sexualizing humans. Humans are sexual.
*nearby lesbian laughter*
*muffled asexual snickering*
*conflicted pansexual noises*
*moderately panicked bisexual muttering*
HETEROSEXUAL SCREAMING IN ANGUISH
Laughter from anyone who realises condoms are not the only form of birth control.
Louder laughter from those that remember that STDs and STIs are an actual thing that happen whether one is on the pill or not.Laughter stops as people remember that STDs and STIs are an actual thing that happen whether one is on the pill or not.
Literally everyone, regardless of orientation, mutters awkwardly and shuffles away as they remember that STDs and STIs are an actual thing that can happen to anyone who is sexually active, and not just heterosexual people.
*asexual snickering increases in volume*
I don’t know how outlawing prostitution is supposed to help women, but I’ve learned so many fascinating things from this.
- “If we appeal to self-identified liberals in the establishment who have no capacity or desire to carry out the radical reforms, we will pour energy...”
- When you're writing polyamory fanfics...
- deathwatchbeetle said:Just a reminder that using "opposite gender" is a form of nonbinary erasure. "Other/different binary gender" is better when describing heterosexuality and heteroromanticism.
Sorry about that! It definitely wasn’t my intent to erase anyone. Sometimes I screw up and use the wrong language; I don’t mean to offend. Thank you...