New Year's Resolutions 2019 (pol, commodity fetishism)
1. I will not accept commodity fetishism. This is a phase. Society can grow out of it.
2. I will wear overalls in public at least once a month. To show my support for socialism, obviously.
3. I will use disposable products less and reusable products more.
4. I will seek opportunities to engage in mutual aid.
5. I will read Kropotkin's "Mutual Aid."
6. I will make some art.
7. Sometime this year, I will share some of my art here!
kink, pol #introductions
I was a red diaper baby...and I still am! Things I like:
Making capitalists wet their pants
Making anybody wet their pants
White-collar workers wearing overalls
All adults wearing #shortalls
Fewer people in prisons
More adults in playpens
Worker-owned #ABDL businesses
Fighting alienation with snuggles
Overthrowing the tyranny of toilet training
My favorite board game is Anarchist Monopoly.
ABDL, negative stereotypes, empirical evidence
A new study published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy shows that there is no correlation between ABDL and pedophilia. Cisgender ABDL men report pedophilic interests at the same rate as other cisgender men.
The study also found that a high percentage of ABDLs (about 2/3 of respondents) experienced some form of childhood mistreatment. This is a higher rate than the general population of the US or Germany reports.
The best business consultants (pol)
ABDL and the environment
Statista estimates 1.58kg of municipal solid waste per day is typical for high income people globally (which includes middle-class people in rich countries).
Putting a dry ABDL diaper in the trash every day would increase trash production by about 15% by weight. But of course most ABDLs do not keep their diapers dry. Adding twice the diaper's dry weight in liquid would be typical.
There's a lot of variation, but a 50% increase in trash production is a good estimate.
ABDL and the environment
The carbon footprint of nappies for a British child (assuming 2.5 years in nappies, 4.16 changes per day) has been estimated at 626 kg CO2.
Assuming the carbon footprint of ABDL diapers compared with baby diapers is the same ratio as their mass (225g v. 50g), wearing an ABDL diaper every night has an annual carbon footprint of 301 kg CO2.
By comparison, the carbon impact of the average UK citizen is 6500 kg of CO2. (The US is worse.)
ABDL and the environment
Worried about the impact of ABDL on the environment? Here are some statistics.
Wearing a disposable ABDL diaper every night has a small but real effect on your carbon footprint. It's about a 5% increase if you are a typical British citizen.
Wearing a disposable ABDL diaper every night increases your solid waste production a lot. It could easily add 50% to the weight of your trash.
ABDL and Chesterton's meta-fence
Here are some norms I don't understand:
1) Boys wear blue, girls wear pink. (Why?)
2) I am too old to sleep with a stuffed animal. (Why?)
3) Big kids and grownups don't drink from bottles or sippy cups. (Why not?)
4) Adult men don't wear shortalls. (Why not? They look great!)
5) Toddlers have to share their toys but adults don't. (Let's be consistent!)
Chesterton's meta-fence says don't try to stop me when I try to clear away these bad norms!
rejecting bad norms, Chesterton's meta-fence
TIL what Chesterton's meta-fence is, and I love it.
G.K. Chesterton says that the reasons for having a fence aren't always obvious. You shouldn't take down a fence (or destroy a social norm) unless you fully understand why it was put up.
Chesterton's meta-fence: In our current system, getting rid of Chesterton fences is a well-established practice. You shouldn't interfere with this practice unless you fully understand it.
Telegram, privacy, PSA
So, with the new Telegram update, a lot of people have had their contacts suddenly have their names replaced with their phone number. This is because "who can see my phone number" has been added as a privacy setting, and for some reason it defaults to "my contacts". I suggest any Tele users to set that to "nobody".
seeking old abdl materials
Feeling nostalgic for the ABDL Internet of the mid-1990s.
The first diaper stories I ever read were from the FTP site jack-vance.mit.edu. Does anyone know if an archive of that site is available somewhere?
The first ABDL photos I saw were of a man named Marcus A (short for Marcus Aurelius, I think). Does anyone know if he's still around & active in the community? Are his photos still circulating?
abdl, siblings, data
A result from the SlateStarCodex annual survey: there's no correlation between having younger siblings and having a diaper fetish.
kink in the New York Times
Pup play is the subject of a New York Times article!
New month, new ideas (abdl / pol)
It's the beginning of a new month, and I'm rethinking a lot of stuff.
Maybe capitalism is good.
Maybe I should get CEOs instead of public defenders on my superhero pajamas.
Maybe I should just obey Big Brother instead of making faces at him and hiding subversive messages in his electronic toys.
anarcho-communism and human nature (serious)
"We do not advocate Communism and Anarchy because we imagine men to be better than they really are; if we had angels among us , we might be tempted to entrust to them the task of organizing us, though doubtless even they would show the cloven foot very soon. But it is just because we take men as they are that we say: 'Do not entrust them with the governing of you.'"
Peter Kropotkin, "The Place of Anarchism in Socialist Evolution"
Universal Basic Income (UBI): A History
Basic income is a concept that has existed in various forms, under various names, since the days of the Enlightenment. Political economist Philipe Van Parijs defined basic income as “an income paid by a government, at a uniform level and at regular intervals, to each adult member of society. The grant is paid, and its level is fixed, irrespective of whether the person is rich or poor, lives alone or with others, is willing to work or not.”
Game-related libre alternatives
🎮 Itch.io - DRM-free indie games store, lets authors keep as much of sale price as they want
⛏️ Minetest - Free open alternative to Minecraft
👾 Godot Engine - Libre 3D & 2D game engine
🕹️ Libre Games List - Free & open source games
Changing yourself is a revolutionary practice.
He/him. EN, FR, EO.