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 Post subject: Women in Etherscope
PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 2:00 pm 
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I wonder what are the roles of Women in the Etherscope world? Do women have more rights than they did in the 19th century? (I wonder there was a movement that occured similar to own history before the 80s?)

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:37 pm 
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We left the role of women deliberately vague, so that people could do with it what they wanted.

Women's suffrage was largely a middle class movement, so it could well be possible that women of a certain class had the vote despite the men of lower classes not haiving it. Similarly, if you want to play up the victorian themes more you can have women filling in a more "traditional" role in society.

When I run a game myself, I tend to lean towards the Cyberpunk and so I have a number of strong female characters in important roles, particualrly as PCs.

However, I play in a game which assumes a more victorian stand-point on women and appreciate the roleplaying opportunities that offers, particualrly for the female characters in the party.

It's up to how you want your game to work, is the bottom line.



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 12:19 pm 
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The woman suffrage was a social result of the wws which never happened. I would expect that the social place of women hasn't changed much and is still of victorian age standards. Of course the setting provides lots of space for various cultural backrounds and one could easily say that the lemurians were a matriarchy, for instance.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:36 am 
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malladin_ben wrote:
When I run a game myself, I tend to lean towards the Cyberpunk and so I have a number of strong female characters in important roles, particualrly as PCs.

However, I play in a game which assumes a more victorian stand-point on women and appreciate the roleplaying opportunities that offers, particualrly for the female characters in the party.


I think I mostly prefer to have strong female characters in both settings even if the Etherscope society is sexist doesn't mean they have to abide to it (and they can rebel against it.).


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