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Wednesday, June 30, 2004

INSTANT DIALOGUE ON SEX IN SECOND LIFE

"Instant Insights on Sex and Race", a short entry from June 18 has since generated a pretty interesting conversation on gender in-world, on its message board. If you're interested in the subject, well worth a look. Some samples from the fray so far:

"You should have to play your real life gender on Second Life. No exceptions...
[I]f you are male, [the system] should create a male avatar... Men and women
don't even think slightly the same, and it is almost a crime to try to trick others."

"Gender and sex are fascinating, especially when you can ignore them. I will
admit getting paranoid that I don't know who is what, but who is to say that
how they present themselves is not closer to the truth of who they really are."

"I absolutely do not want any rules about how we can portray ourselves here, but
I do feel for people who might get attached to someone they think is one gender
when in reality they are not."

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