For those who dont know what is, here a Wikipedia definition: Misogyny is the hatred or dislike of women or girls. Misogyny can be manifested in numerous ways, including sexual discrimination, denigration of women, violence against women, and sexual objectification of women.
The Gor role play community has often been accused in puplic forums, to be misogynistic, because a great deal of the Gorean chronicles has to do with slaves, their mastery and the very stringent objectification of such slaves. I myself was attacked form certain individuals in the Second Live forums of „being evil for supporting evil“, just because, I openly admit that I used to play Gor in Second Life.
In my opinion, that is just bullshit. Somebody who plays a role in violent and sexist genre is just acting or pretending. He/she does that for the fun of it. Role players do distinct between other players and their characters and are very well aware, that its just a game, a story, an adventure. There is nothing wrong with that, as long as all players are treated with respect no matter what character they portray – including slave girl characters of course.
My question now is: Where do we draw the line?
Why am I asking? Because I discovered on my travels a place, that is called the Misogyne Club, which makes Gor look like Bambi in comparison. No, its not a joke. Its a place were men go and are allowed, if not encouraged to treat women in the very sense of the word misogyny. The female group members seem not to have a problem with that, in fact they probably enjoy this a s much as they male counter parts.
The rules for the girls are pretty explicit:
Woman are expected to be available for sexual use whenever it pleases the guests – there and then.
The Misogyne Club from the outside:
I observed some emoting and conversations which could easily be classified as role play. Not very good role play, but role play.
Here an example:
Him:take a seat nina
Nina sits down, a bit confused because nobody had ever requested her to sit next to him in this club
Him: nice hair cunt
Nina : thank you
Him: gonna be useful to clean up my boots
Nina stiffens but tries to hide it, she smiles nervously
Him: make your job, cunt
Nina stares at his boots, then leans in. she takes some strands of her hair and rubs them over the surface of his leather boots
Him:: tell me cunt, how many men have you served yet today ?
To be honest , I was crunching a bit when I saw the place and my first thought was: this is a bit over the top. On the other hand, isn’t this just yet another variety of people playing out their sexual fantasies, just because in Second Life they actually can do so, without doing any harm to anyone?
However, if this is acceptable, where do we draw the line? Isn’t that exactly the same what a pedophile does, when engaging on so-called (prohibited by TOS) age play?
For those of you, who feel the urge to actually see the place were the pics have been taken, here the taxi. Please visit on your risk its not for the faint hearted.
Second Life and misogyny:
Does this turn you on? Exibition about gender violence in Second Life.
Hypocrisy in Second Life
For those who actually want to look beaten up and abused, there is the right skin.