Friday, May 27, 2011

The anti-Gor

A few weeks ago I was relaxing in a pool with fellow Minoans. I forget exactly what we were talking about, but I was trying to find a way to describe what appeals to me about the Minoan Empire sim and its citizens and culture, and here's how I had to describe it: it's the anti-Gor.

UPDATE: It turns out that there's an "anti-Gor" group in SL. I don't mean the above in that sense. I mean it in the sense that the basis of Minoan civilization is, as far as we can tell, quite the opposite of that of the Gor books. Minoan civilization appears to have had equality of the sexes; Gor proclaims the superiority of men and that men and women are in their rightful position and only truly happy when men own women as slaves and women are owned as slaves. There is very little evidence of Minoan civilization being warlike. War and individual combat are common in the Gor books; googling "gorean warfare" and "gorean combat" turn up millions of hits.


Kaseido said...

Yes! Let's talk more about this sometime?

Melissa Yeuxdoux said...

I'd love to.

ameira_loire said...

Ask Susyn for one of her "No Kajira" T-shirts.


Melissa Yeuxdoux said...

Foxbean Liebknecht did a "no kajira" T-shirt some time ago; I have a photo of it in a blog post titled "Obscenity of Gor" (which got a number of less than pleased responses from Goreans). I'll have to experiment with a clothing layer texture that will let me wear it with prim breasts.