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PayPal, Square and big banking's war on the sex industry
This is one of those areas where decentralised electronic currency would be awesome
sex  money  censorship 
december 2018 by andrewducker
Inside Silicon Valley’s Secretive, Orgiastic, Sexist Dark Side
Which is, of course, Silicon Valley doing exactly what has happened whenever entitled men get their hands on loads of money.
sex  drugs  society  Technology 
january 2018 by andrewducker
8,000 years ago, 17 women reproduced for every one man
From The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature:
In the ancient empire of the Incas, sex was a heavily regulated industry. The sun-king Atahualpa kept fifteen hundred women in each of many “houses of virgins” throughout his kingdom. They were selected for their beauty and were rarely chosen after the age of eight—to ensure their virginity. But they did not all remain virgins for long: They were the emperor’s concubines. Beneath him, each rank of society afforded a harem of a particular legal size. Great lords had harems of more than seven hundred women. “Principal persons” were allowed fifty women; leaders of vassal nations, thirty; heads of provinces of 100,000 people, twenty; leaders of 1,000 people, fifteen; administrators of 500 people, twelve; governors of 100 people, eight; petty chiefs over 50 men, seven; chiefs of 10 men, five; chiefs of 5 men, three. That left precious few for the average male Indian whose enforced near-celibacy must have driven him to desperate acts, a fact attested to by the severity of the penalties that followed any cuckolding of his seniors. If a man violated one of Atahualpa’s women, he, his wife, his children, his relatives, his servants, his fellow villagers, and all his lamas would be put to death, the village would be destroyed, and the site strewn with stones.
sex  prehistory  society 
august 2017 by andrewducker
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