Mehrunes Unsworth wrote:I guess I did embellish my description a bit in my last post, heh. I'm with you on the douchey overcompensating types, I guess there is a spectrum running from delicate femboy and jangling leashes at every free woman that happens by, and I'd put the ideal at about 75% towards the jangly side.
Everyone seems to be hyper delicate these days and it is frustrating, I didn't think we came to gor to be a world full of nice boy beta males.
We're all delicate flowers, man. Easily squished. Careful, I'ma call my Outlaw Protector on you!
JackoS wrote:I have to agree with Meh. Gor is a tough world, really a rough and brutal one, with very low technology in many aspects (except for medicine) so that tends to make men tough ones. So probably men would tend more towards the strong, tough, even rascal side. And especially if the woman in question is one with whom the man doesn't share homestone.
Having said that, yes, there are issues of etiquette and propriety that men and women observe, according to their position, caste, and situation in which it finds itself at the moment. A man would treat a FW in her homestone with all the deference and courtesy she is entitled to, however, find her outside her city walls alone and he wouldn't even doubt of collaring her.
However, I find a bit difficult this "thing" many, especially warriors, play of a white knight defending the weak. A warrior would defend his homestone and those inside of it with his life. But in a world where survival of the strongest is the first commandment, there is no place for the weak, whether from my homestone or others.
I still think this is confusing the ideals of chivalry with the reality of how it worked. I guess a lot of people (not you, but the ones you are talking about) are unaware that chivalry only applied to women of your social peer group
. It didn't apply to peasants or serfs, or merchants, etc. If you were a knight, it only applied to those of noble birth (like yourself) and higher.