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Posted By: Zak SThis is a site populated mostly/solely by feminists. If you can find a single person on the thread who doesn't claim to be a feminist I'll give you 10 bucks.
Posted By: Zak SThey're using her possible predicament to...I don't know "Prove to other people on a forum that they are good people?" I don't know.
Posted By: PeterBBJackass was being a bully, and Holmes did not see the problem with this. If he saw a problem with it, he should have acted to stop it, rather than facilitate it. EDIT: And I think it's pretty clear that we're meant to assume they identified with their characters.
Posted By: JDCorleyWhat do you mean "why would she have responded?" Because she's roleplaying
Posted By: StephaniePeggOK, so can your point be summarised as: "the act of calling something sexual harassment is more serious than the act of being sexually harassed"?
Posted By: jhkimMy impression is that many interpretations here portray the player Cicely as a hapless victim being bullied, that her accepting a chance of her character having sex must mean that she was abused into doing so, and in general that having sexuality in the game is a dangerous, problem-laden thing that requires lots of serious, mature discussion or else it will be rape-like.That just doesn't sit well with me. I know that rape-like circumstances happen, but I dislike the interpretation that - say - any seduction of a PC is inherently problematic and rape-like. I feel like there should be some acknowledgement that at least insomecircumstances, a player might have fun in a game where you roll to avoid being seduced.
Posted By: Zak SI did not say that we should "side with the men". I said the default assumption should be "do not pick a side" period.That is profoundly different.
Posted By: Zak S"You are trying to convince her to sleep with you, right? Ok, you-- is your character going to resist his charm""Yes""How hard?""Only 75%"
Posted By: nikodemusBecause that wasn't relevant at the time? Because while the seduction situation was presented in the game, the details were not played out but rather veiled? Because possibly most of the time, in that game, only two people who would need to know their characters are having sex are their players -- who would quite possibly talk about that outside the gaming table. I've played in several games like that.