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PostSubject: Laws of Free Women   Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:10 am

Aasiyah of Anango


FREE WOMEN
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Treason

"I wished that I were a slave, that I might have a chance for life,
that I might have an opportunity to convince a master somehow, in any
way possible, that I might be worth sparing. But I was a free woman and
would be subjected to the cold and inhuman mercies of the law. I was
being transported to Argentum for impalement."
"Kajira of Gor" page 190


Home Stone

“You understand further, of course,” said he, “that under Gorean
merchant law, which is the only law commonly acknowledged binding
between cities, that you stand under separate permissions of
enslavement. First, were you of Ar, it would be my right, could I be
successful, to make of you a slave, for we share no Home Stone.
Secondly, though you speak of yourself as the Lady Elicia of Ar, of Six
Towers, you are, in actuality, Miss Elicia Nevins of the planet Earth.
You are an Earth girl and thus stand within a general permission of
enslavement, fair beauty quarry to any Gorean male whatsoever."
"Slave Girl of Gor" page 394


Use of veils

"In some cities, and among some groups and tribes, it might be
mentioned, though this is not common, veils may be, for most practical
purposes unknown, even among free women. The cities of Gor are numerous
and pluralistic. Each has its own history, customs and traditions."
"Slave Girl of Gor" page 108

"She was veiled, as is common for Gorean women in the high cities,
particularly those of station. In some cities the veil is prescribed by
law for free women, as well as by custom and etiquette."
"Vagabonds of Gor" page 26

"In some cities an unveiled free woman is susceptible to being taken
into custody by guardsmen, veiled, by force if necessary, and publicly
conducted back to her home. Indeed, in some cities she is marched back
to her home stripped, except for the face veil, which has been put on
her. In these cases a crowd usually follows, to see what home it is
that she is to be returned. Repeated offenses in such a city usually
result in the enslavement of the female. Such serious measures, of
course, are seldom required to protect such familiar Gorean
proprieties. Custom, by itself, normally suffices."
"Players of Gor" page 125

"Veils are worn in various numbers and combinations by Gorean free
women, this tending to vary by preference and caste. Many low-class
Gorean women own only a single veil which must do for all purposes. The
veil, it might be noted, is not legally imperative for a free woman; it
is rather a matter of modesty and custom. Some low-class,
uncompanioned, free girls do not wear veils. Similarly certain bold
free women neglect the veil. Neglect of the veil is not a crime in
Gorean cities, though in some it is deemed a brazen and scandalous
omission."
"Slave Girl of Gor" page 107

"Then he jerked away the veil of state from my features. I, though a
free woman, had been face-stripped before free men. My face was as bare
to them as though I might be a slave. Face-stripping a free woman,
against her will, can be a serious crime on Gor. On the other hand,
Corcyrus had now fallen. Her women, thusly, now at the feet of her
conquerors, would be little better than slaves. Any fate could now be
inflicted on them that the conquerors might wish, including making them
actual slaves."
"Kajira of Gor" page 183


Robes of concealment

"On Ar's Station," he said, "as in Ar, robes of concealment, precisely,
are not legally obligatory for free women, mo more than the veil. Such
things are more a matter of custom. On the other hand, as you know,
there are statues prescribing certain standards of decorum for free
women, For example, they may not appear naked in the streets, as may
slaves. Indeed, a free woman who appears in public violation of these
standards of decorum, for example, with her arms or legs too much
bared, may be a slave."
"Renegades of Gor" page 367


Attacking Men

"After all, according to the rude codes of Gor, I owed her nothing;
indeed, considering her attempt on my life, which had been foiled only
by the fortuitous net of Nar's web, I would have been within my rights
to slay her, abandoning her body to the water lizards."
"Tarnsman of Gor" page 92


Addressing Men

"He now had her kneeling naked at his feet, addressing him as "Master".
In the Gorean culture, of course, this sort of thing is very
significant. Indeed, in some cities such things as kneeling before a
man or addressing him as "Master" effects legal imbondment on the
female, being interpreted as a gesture of submission."
"Players of Gor" page 139

"I called you Master!" she cried. "Am I yet legally free?" "Yes," I
said, "but I think it will be well for you to accustom yourself to
calling free men Master." "Yes!" I decided that I would not yet grant
her the collar, ripe for it though she might be. She was a free woman.
I would make her wait longer, in frustration, for it."
"Renegades of Gor" page 147

Slave Behaviour

"Gorean Free Woman is expected to keep her virtuous status or else
choose the fate of an honorable death than accept eternal slavery. It
is very rare that a Free Woman would give up her freedom and is willing
to suffer the cruel sentence of death than be humiliated and degraded
into bondage. Many Gorean Freewomen would rarely visit, much less
frequent, a public paga tavern, as such places are, in essence, a
Gorean cross between a strip-joint and a brothel. The men who visit
such places do so because they have come to have sex with the slaves
for the price of a cup of paga, or because they wish to take their ease
and comfort in such a den of disrepute. To the mind of the Gorean male,
any FreeWoman showing true yearning desires of lust and submissive
behavior that is openly displayed by a collared slave girl deserves to
be one. It is said eventually the FreeWoman will sooner or later have
to prove such accusations as false. However, if the honor of a
FreeWoman, after many offenses committed, can not be held She will be
stripped and collared. In the mind of the Gorean male and that of the
rules of Gorean society, if the slave-like behavior is continued, the
FreeWoman is actively wanting enslavement and is considered to be
"courting the collar". It is general practice to bestow upon the
FreeWoman a brand and collar of her very own."
"Blood Brothers of Gor" page 221

"Conduct indicating suitability for the collar," of course, can be
interpreted in various ways, and more broadly and narrowly. It is
almost always understood, of course, fortunately for women, and as I
suppose the phrase itself makes clear, in the special legal sense of
the phrase, as having to do with overt behavior rather than
psychological predispositions and such. Many Gorean men believe that
all women are natural slaves, and thus, in a sense, all are eminently
suitable for the collar. But even taken in the appropriate, legal
behavioral sense the phrase is, as may well be imagined, subject to
diverse interpretations.
For example, in the present case, a judge would be expected to decide
whether or not the behaviors of the sort performed, constituted
behavior for which the collar might be suitably imposed."
"Renegades of Gor" page 372

"I had left some slave beads in recompense, of course, pretty beads of
cheap wood, such as are cast about in festivals, sometimes even being
seized up secretly by free women who put them on before their mirrors,
in secret, as though they might be slaves. In many cities,
incidentally, a woman who is discovered doing such a thing may be
remanded to magistrates for impressment into bondage."
"Vagabonds of Gor" page 69


Spy on Masters

"For example, sometimes free women attempt, sometimes even disguising
themselves, to spy on the doings of masters and slaves. For example,
they might attempt, disguised as lads, to gain entrance to paga
taverns. And often such entrance in granted them but later, to their
horror, they may find themselves thrown naked to the dancing sand and
forced to perform under whips. Similarly if they attempt to enter such
establishments as pretended slaves they may find themselves leaving
them by the back entrance, soon to become true slaves. In many cities,
such actions, attempting to spy on masters and slaves, disguising
oneself as a slave, garbing oneself as a slave, even in the supposed
secrecy of one's own compartments, lingering about slave shelves and
markets, even exhibiting an interest in, or fascination with, bondage,
can result in reduction to bondage. The theory is apparently that such
actions and interests are those of a slave, and that the female who
exhibits them should, accordingly, be imbonded."
"Magicians of Gor" page 50





Nakedeness

"For example, they may not appear naked in the streets, as may slaves.
Indeed, a free woman who appears in public in violation of these
standards of decorum, for example, with her arms or legs too much
bared, may be made a slave."
"Renegades of Gor" page 367/8

"Contrarywise, almost no free woman would bare her legs. They would not
dare to do so. They would be horrified even to think of it. The scandal
of such an act could ruin a reputation. It is said on Gor, any woman
who bares her legs is a slave. Indeed, in some cities a free woman who
might be found with bare legs is taken in hand by magistrates, trialed
and sentenced to bondage. After the judge's decision has been enacted,
its effect carried out upon her, reducing her to the status of goods,
sometimes publicly, that she may be suitably disgraced, sometimes
privately, by a contract slaver, that the sensitivities of free women
in the city not be offended, she is hooded and transported, stripped
and chained, freshly branded and collared, a property female, slave
cargo, to a distant market where, once sold, she will begin her life
anew, fearfully, as a purchased girl, tremulously as the helpless and
lowly slave she now is."
"Mercenaries of Gor" page 69

"There was no crime then", she said, "in my appearing in public as I
did, even thogh, say, I wore but a single layer and my calves, ankles
and feet were bared."
Wether the degree of your exposure was sufficient to violate the codes
of decorum is a subtle point," said Aemilianus, "but I will not press
it."
"Surely many low-caste girls go about with only as much, or even less," she said."
"Renegades of Gor" page 368





Public Dancing

"No free woman, for example, would dare place herself in such a
position before Gorean free men, unless perhaps, weary of her misery
and frustration, she was begging them, almost explicitly, to put her in
a collar. There are many stories of Gorean free women, sometimes of
high caste, who, as a lark or in a spirit of bold play, dared to dance
in a paga tavern. Often, perhaps to their horror, they found themselves
that very night hooded and gagged, locked in close chains, lying on
their back, their legs drawn up, fastened in a wagon, chained by the
neck and ankles, their small bodies bruised on the rough boards as
they, helpless beneath a rough tarn blanket, are carried through the
gates of their city."
"Explorers of Gor" page 342

"The principle he had alluded to pertains to conduct in a free woman
which is taken as sufficient to warrent her reduction to slavery. The
most common application of this principle occurs in areas such as fraud
or theft. Other applications may occur, for example, in cases of
indigency and vagrancy. Prostitution, rare on Gor because of female
slaves, is another case. The women are taken, enslaved, cleaned up and
controlled. Indulgence in sensual dance is another case. Sensuous dance
is almost always performed by slaves on Gor. A free woman who performs
such dancing publicly is almost begging for the collar. In some cities
the setence of bondage is mandatory for such a woman."
"Renegade of Gor" page 372

"Certainly, however, not all women are legal slaves. Many women are
free , legally , whether it is in their best interest or not. Such
dances then, "slave dances," at least on Gor, are not for such women.
If a "free woman," that is, one legally free, were to publicaly perform
such a dance on Gor she would probably find herself in a master's
chains by morning. Her "legal freedom," we may speculate, would prove
quite fleeting." "
Dancer of Gor" page 172
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