If you've been paying attention, Manon, you'll remember where I've said women-in-warrior's groups aren't the only factor. It's my opinion that voice-comms are detrimental to a sim's community too.
It makes perfect sense in GE groups where you're constantly raiding and need to be communicating. But on a BTB/RP sim, where the social channels are divided between group chats, sim's teamspeak, private family/friend skyping, etc. It doesn't favour an overall bonding process for men, or women. So sims surge, and sims collapse in a matter of weeks because nothing is holding this fragmented community together.
Tamar Luminos wrote:I'd love to see more male avatars (and please note that I say "male avatars" because let's be honest, there's no way to know the gender of the typist and in roleplay it really shouldn't matter anyway) palling around and doing the tavern crawls and all the hail fellow well met shit and fighting and wenching and drinking- all that guystuff is way cool and I love guys and love seeing them getting to cut loose and be guys (even if they're girls LOL). I love seeing guys being all dominant and testosteroney in roleplay, love seeing aggression, roughness, even cruelty and brutality in Gorean Roleplay. I whole-heartedly encourage less civilized and more savage roleplay in general, because I get bored with civilized pretty damned quick myself.
These are scenes I like seeing actioned too, at one time it was played out often - even in GE groups.
Consider it like this, when you're having girl's night out, it's just you and your girlfriends having fun.
If your partner wanted to join you, you would tell him 'No'. if he insists, you will tell him to stop being weird.
Some call it a "lad's night out" in the UK. Within my closest social group we don't have a term for it, I will receive a message with names and a tentative date and we agree upon it. It's understood this will be a no-wives or partners event. For anyone to suggest we arrange these nights out of resentment for the opposite gender, is really grasping hard for something argue on.
As has been stated previously, it was a similar experience when you logged into Gor and socialized in these restricted groups, without having to be considerate or courteous and calculating for everyone's sensibilities. You just talked and no one complained at how vulgar those discussions became and in that mess people formed friendships OOC'ly which carried into their roleplay. As a consequence, sims lasted a whole lot longer than they do now.
Now it's my intuition that RC groups are defunct, used only for raids and group notices. And it's not because we hate women in our midst, on the contrary, we control our conversation when women are present out of respect. That is true in RL, and SL.
Perhaps the younger generations as represented by Harlequin, Theoden and Darius think differently to myself. But even a decade ago in my 20s, I thought on these matters much as I do now. If you guys request it, I will give some thought to your circumstances and offer advice.