I got that link from Han Held the other day. Fascinating. In a virtual world u never know who u are talking to as we have voice morph these days. But if you listen carefully u might be able to hear its morphed. I guess there are quality differences between different morph software too. But most ppl have free or very cheap software and are quite easy to unveil. And no, I never use voice morphing myself. I´v tried it once for fun and it felt totally weird.
Still, this is no problem as long as the morphing person dont hurt anyone or start relations under false flag.
“Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.”
― André Malraux
The reason for men to dress up as female avatars varies. A lot of them do it cos it gives them advantages. It´s often easier for a woman to get help in a game than a man. Some men wants to be women in real life so they are living that dream in a virtual world instead. Nothing wrong with that.
Cyber stalking all the way to real life is sort of a virtual rape – same same but different
But some men (also) do it to prey on women. Women often feel more secure talking to other women and relaxes. Problem is, u might be talking to a man with a female avie or/and voice morph on….. And he might be collecting information about u as you speak to map you in real life. This happens all the time and it has happened to me. In virtual worlds i feel more comfy around women. I like men but im a bit wary and it takes longer time for me to trust a man in a virtual world (or any world as a matter of fact). This time I got stalked all the way into real life.
The stalker explained “this is common in Swedish SL” to dig in your friends Real life. But i dont believe that. Maybee there are 1 or 2 who search for their friends in RL but not “common”. I think most people has a sense for what is right or not so I refuse to believe that. I asked this person to apologize publicly but s/he refuses, saying “Swedish people in SL are hyenas and will feed on this”. I dont agree. I think a person like you mr/ms Stalker, who intrude in peoples private life against their will and against TOS in SL, are hyenas. And I write about this because i want people to know how it feels. It feels kind of like you have had a house breaking in real life. That some random unknown person has poked around in your private belongings. Yes i have had that too so i can compare. This person has monitored me since december 2012 without me knowing it until last week when he/she made a mistake and got caught in a log…..
I have no fun here anymore. Right now this feels it could be my last blogpost because I feel this person has soiled me. Im deeply hurt by this intrusion in my life, and it feels like some kind of “virtual rape” :(
“People ask me why it’s so hard to trust people, and i ask them why is it so hard to keep a promise”
And why do women use male avies in virtual worlds? I do it now and then and mostly to protect myself. I feel safer when roaming the grid in a male shape. I seldom get “attacked” by men (not in a romantic fashion anyhoo ;). Well i have had a couple of gay men hitting on me who forgot to read my profile. Yes my profile says im a woman. You can choose to belive it or not. The other reason is to put off my stalker who clearly prefers women avies and not this chainsmoking “good for nothing” – this is probably how you will recognize me from now on, if or when I am online:
As a shapeshifter I have had a couple of “partners” who also shapeshifted but the “relations” was purely fake and roleplay. I carefully explained in the beginning to each person that I was not interested in- or able to have a “normal” relation with them. Take it or leave it. We did it for fun and games and planned funny blogpostings and other public events together. 1 of them could handle the situation, the other not…
How hard can it be to respect other peoples wish for privacy? Dont ever poke around in their life without their concent or you will become a cockroach in your next life :(
“It’s not so much the journey that’s important; as is the way that we treat those we encounter and those around us, along the way”
– Jeremy Aldana
So i repeat: Cyber stalking all the way to real life is sort of a virtual rape – same same but different