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  1. Thanks for that but I am on mid semester break presently, I might leave it until they force me to read it soon enough lol.
  2. In RL discussing power at University the girls in my sociology class were convinced us guys have it easy and had us on a pedestal for having some easy life and won life's lottery for being one. When I explained how much I envied their existence for various reasons they were puzzled that a guy would think their emotions, clothes choice, gentleness, communication, interests, freedom to do things socially and express emotion without a tough persona was an advantage . They seemed doubtful that femininity and the things that go with it is a strength. That is what started this thread, I think some of the strengths of femininity can dominate in SL over attributes men normally exist with due to the nature of what is more popular/important in a virtual world society.
  3. That was too deep for SL, be careful you might break it. Thinking that deep might cause lag from people considering why they are there. JK
  4. yeah that's why i never rent anything i dont have land rights for if I can help it. being able to return, ban etc is too good.
  5. Do one of two things 1. Ignore and wait for it to go away it because rentals usually dont last long. 2. Rez a cube on your side and hide it then put a picture on it you like. Usually it isn't worth fussing over..
  6. Many men (but not all) are not overly concerned about appearance unlike women nor are they judged as much about their apprearance. That makes the greater market of SL goods targeted at women. Being a guy it is naturally more difficult to compete in that area unless you have some RL fashion experience in the women’s market segment you are interested in creating for. Women however do naturally have an advantage as a creator because they can think for their customers. I had to get female players inworld to show me how to construct a nice looking avatar which was a challenge for me. Likewise, in the creation area I had get knowledge from inworld residents or the women I live with RL as I had no idea about many things. Things I assumed might be really cool sucked and weren't in fashion lol. For many men (but not all) communicating is an issue as their brains are wired up to be problem solvers that don’t just chat socially for the sake of it. Women on the other hand tend to talk a lot and SL is largely about communication and friends and quite often multi tasking. Ever had the "Hi babe wanna Fu..k" chat that struggles to progress much further? Female avatars also experience substantially more attention from strangers of both sexes than a male one does. From my experience with using both male and female avatars, women are more likely to be propositioned and therefore have the power to be the selective decision makers for a relationship to progress beyond friends.
  7. One thing in the world of social media which is kind of what this is it is better to have a circle of friends you are compatible with that compliment you as a friend or virtual date. The turnover and temporary nature of many those relationships these days is a bit more of a modern thing in the selection process. I don’t get offended by it anymore and just see it as an opportunity to meet someone new.
  8. It’s SL, somebody will tell you what you want to hear for a while and make your dream come true...
  9. I could have half answered my question in my post but that is no fun. As a guy myself in society I feel like I have always had certain privileges like strength, size, naturally good at math, logic, mechanical altitude and have noticed higher paying jobs for the average person in those jobs in the trade or STEM fields and it is predominated by men as they are more likely to possess higher levels of attributes desirable for those jobs or enjoy the traditional public perception that they do that opens doors to employment. For building in RL strength is a huge advantage to work in construction whereas in SL you need creativity. In SL the arts and creativity are valued more highly than say being an inworld engineer. Being an electrician, carpenter or a plumber is replaced by using photoshop and 3D modelling programs thereby levelling out the employment playing field. Predominantly the biggest drivers of the SL digital economy are the sale of products targeted at women as a market such as clothing or body parts. Most guys experience difficulty conceptualising and creating those items and need help from women to do it. I think here are also other power reversal areas particularly in relationships and who inhabits the most desirable form.
  10. Typically, men in society often have privilege in many ways including strength, height, positions of power and higher wages. Does SL reverse this balance of power by a virtual world society placing greater value on attributes many women possess or are more likely to be better at than men?
  11. Some of you guys following this might be interested in this. It seems sex is biological but gender may be a construct of society and our gender roles are forced on us.
  12. Lol now you might have to confess to what you have seen.
  13. I think it is somewhere between the shopping and dance sims. Well so I heard..
  14. It is weird when one day you find the strange adventure you began in SL is becoming how you live RL.
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