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Showing posts with label discrimination. Show all posts
Showing posts with label discrimination. Show all posts

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Mesh vs Classic *** Discrimination In Second Life Pandora Reporting

Discrimination is usually a real life issue but what happens when the hatred spills over into your Second Life and you are suddenly judged by your avatars appearance? To me that is beyond a joke.
I have seen clubs that state in their description “Mesh Avatars Only” and they are serious as they go on to add “No NOOB Mesh Avatars” and “No Flexi Hair.”

When I came back to Second Life I could see that a lot had changed. I knew that I would have to mesh up eventually. I began with a mesh body and my system head. While most people were okay with it. (Oh thanks for your approval) to others I had a mix and match look that did NOT match and they didn’t mind telling me so. I started to feel like some sort of freak … mesh body with a system head. It was doing my real life head in as well … pun not intended.
Eventually it all became too much and after taking a long hard look at myself I decided to change for ME and only me. In Second Life demos are your friend and I bought lots of them and got to work. I felt very proud of my achievements. I would be accepted now right? WRONG.
On the flip side a few people who hadn’t converted over to mesh or still had their system heads no longer wanted to know me. With the exception of a few REAL friends I had become an outcast. I’ve even had comments such as “You must feel much better now that you’re mesh” and I’m thinking to myself “You must feel much better now that I’m worthy of hanging out with you.”  This was a painful experience for me and it still is. The changes I have made to myself and will continue to make are for me and me alone. 

I have FRIENDS in SL who don’t see me as often if at all and others have dropped off completely. My whole mesh experience cost me close to 20,000 Lindens which is roughly $124.00 US because I live in Australia so the conversions are different. That includes a mesh body and head. Skins and makeup as well as hair and clothes. The list is endless.
Do I regret my decisions? No way I like my look and it’s mine. Don’t like it? Don’t look and while your’e at it go get a head or move on ahead … whatever.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Have You Ever Experienced Discrimination in SL?- Dragonmaster Mistwalker Reporting

We all know that discrimination exists in real life. Be it sex, age, racial, gender or religious discrimination a lot of people have faced discrimination in real life. based on this fact i thought id delve in and find out if discrimination exists in our virtual world.

Ðragon Mistwalker (dragonmaster.mistwalker): have you ever experienced discrimination in second life?

  Mistress Sex Kitten Mistwalker (becca.drascol): Yes I have. Once I went to a club and had my "escort" tag on from my own club. Without warning and without time to take the tag off I was ejected and banned. Also as a club co owner I have a hard time finding work, most all places automatically judge, without knowing me that I am out to poach staff.

Ðragon Mistwalker (dragonmaster.mistwalker): how does this effect you?

Mistress Sex Kitten Mistwalker (becca.drascol): The tag thing made me feel like people don't take time they have their finger on the eject and don't care about lag, or a person like me simply forgetting. I almost always go to no tag or a neutral one when i hop around SL to respect other venues. Assuming that as a co owner of a club I am out to poach staff, used to hurt. I felt like I was placed in a category of "everyone else," and that I am uncaring and cold. When in truth I like to see venues of all kinds survive and like to help others.

Ðragon Mistwalker (dragonmaster.mistwalker): have you ever experienced discrimination in second life?

 Hell's Jester (damnedfool): I've found a few that don't like my furry form but I don't let that bother me.

Ðragon Mistwalker (dragonmaster.mistwalker): ty for your time

Hell's Jester (damnedfool): No problem.

Dragon Mistwalker (dragonmaster.mistwalker): have you ever experienced discrimination in second life?

Ferarri Canucci ™ (ferarri.carissa):  yes i have once or twice.

Ðragon Mistwalker (dragonmaster.mistwalker): how did it affect you?

Ferarri Canucci ™ (ferarri.carissa): well it did hurt a little but they are nothing to me so i don't let it affect me.

Ðragon Mistwalker (dragonmaster.mistwalker): thank you for your time
Ferarri Canucci ™ (ferarri.carissa): no worries

Dragon Mistwalker (dragonmaster.mistwalker): have you ever experienced discrimination in second life?

Petra Amare (petravoorst): Yes I have unfortunately. You know my profile is open about who I am. And that does trigger some people to nasty comments.

Ðragon Mistwalker (dragonmaster.mistwalker): how does that affect you?

Petra Amare (petravoorst):  Well...mostly not ...since SL has a capable mute list..but deep does hurt. Weird enough..the worst hurt.. Was when I was "done"....and I planned to be a full girl in SL Kitty's. Dancing there as girl..with 5 or 6 others..all shemale avatars.

Me being only girl..and there were 2 guests tipping them over and over again...none to me. It wasn't the money...but the meaning going out from that. Finally being myself..and then not be accepted. Hurt enough to quit SL for a few months. SL is largely occupied with Americans. Nothing wrong with that..smiles..don't get me wrong. But large parts of USA being like I am is just not accepted. Looked upon as crazy...dirty. Lot of them take that attitude in here. Europeans are way more open about it And FOR it. Has to do with religion...upbringing..all that And FOR it.

Ðragon Mistwalker (dragonmaster.mistwalker): do you think people judged more before or after you changed to playing as a female?

Petra Amare (petravoorst): After. In my previous life I was posing as full female. and was convincing obviously. But anyways..people now can read about me..and if they ask about it..whatever what..I answer openly. I wish more people in SL would come out for their true feelings, whatever they are..and more would accept that. That is the main reason behind my profile. I want people to ask...and maybe..just maybe..grow a bit more understanding.

Ðragon Mistwalker (dragonmaster.mistwalker): have you ever experienced discrimination in second life?

Rayne Meisha Howe (vividdreamz): I have, for the way I live the lifestyles I live. Multiple times actually.

Ðragon Mistwalker (dragonmaster.mistwalker): how did that affect you?

Rayne Meisha Howe (vividdreamz): It shut me out mostly of a lifestyle I once lived on here... I no longer live it, and if I do I keep it very secrecy.. And I feel ashamed of the lifestyle to live it.

Ðragon Mistwalker (dragonmaster.mistwalker): thank you for your time

Rayne Meisha Howe (vividdreamz): You're very welcome

So in closing yes Second Life just the same as our real life discrimination exists. Just in putting together this article one of the people I approached asked what they could do for me a better wardrobe or a better looking wife. This is not the first time I myself have encountered discrimination. 

My wish for this article is it gives people pause to think. If we put aside petty closed minds and prejudices not just in sl but rl too our virtual world and the rl would be better places.

If you have experienced discrimination in Second Life, share your story in the comment box below.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Avie Poll: Discrimination, Prejudice and Racism in SL: Reality or Myth? – Glossom Resident Reporting…

Did anyone imagine twenty years ago that the existence of a virtual world would be possible? 
The world has changed so much in the past decades. Science has made great strides, laws on Equality and Human Rights were created, technology has raised sharply making the world smaller and bringing people closer. Yet, much ink is still expended on Discrimination, Prejudice and Racism, three words that bring people apart. Is this multicultural virtual world called Second Life a Utopia regarding this subject?

Discrimination, prejudice and racism are concepts that merge for their cause-effect relationship. All three are grounded on stereotypes that generate social malaise. While Prejudice stems from preconceived negative judgments on people and their beliefs and behaviors, Discrimination is an unfair or unequal treatment given to a person based on prejudice related to religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, physical or mental disability, nationality, among others. Racism, on the other hand, expresses a set of theories and beliefs that establish racial and ethnic hierarchies, superior and inferior races, resulting in Intolerance, hostile feelings and attitudes.

Monday, June 17, 2013

SL Newser: Avatar Discrimination: A Club Gives Furs the Boot-Grease Coakes Reports....

While checking out a club that appears on the "A List" group, Grease Coakes got a rude reception from the host. He wasn't questioned about his language, behavior, or the clothes he had on. No, he was tossed out of the club because they didn't like his choice of avatar.

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