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What If the Problem’s Not You?

What if your depression and anxiety are perfectly rational responses to a toxic environment? Continue reading

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My Problem with American Christmas

American Christmas is about being rewarded with material wealth in return for obedience to authority, as monitored by a ubiquitous and invisible judge who not only watches you sleep but will ding you for even expressing dissatisfaction. Continue reading

Why I Quit Watching Porn

I’m one of those people destined (or doomed, take your pick) to live mostly inside my head. And given my tendency to compulsion, my psyche is really good at laying tracks for the engines of my desire to run along. Every time I watched porn, another spike was driven, another tie cinched into place. Another length of track got laid down, training my brain that this was the way to Ejaculation Town. Continue reading

A Year Ago, I Confessed Some of the Worst Things I’ve Ever Done to Women: Here’s What Happened

For those men who are taking this opportunity to re-evaluate the water we’ve all been swimming in all this time, I thought it might be useful to recount my experience of writing my confession, and what happened as a result. Continue reading

Confession

Excuses are bullshit. When I knew what I was doing was wrong, I shouldn’t have done it. When I didn’t know, I should have. Basic human decency isn’t hard to grasp once you admit to yourself that other people are people. Continue reading

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