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There’s Nothing Virtual About Discrimination

Previously posted @ Its Only Fashion.

Stand4Love

This is an old picture from 2012, but a situation came up last night and the sentiments fit the situation.

Since we can create our virtual selves to suit our aspirational selves, most of us come to see Second Life® as a refuge from the kinds of discrimination and bigotry that infect our first lives. Linden Labs has deliberately fostered a culture that actively discourages and prohibits racism, bigotry and hatred. Opposing intolerance is the very first principle in the Second Life Community Standards and LL claims it is a cornerstone of their standards.

Intolerance
Combating intolerance is a cornerstone of Second Life’s Community Standards. Actions that marginalize, belittle, or defame individuals or groups inhibit the satisfying exchange of ideas and diminish the Second Life community as a whole. The use of derogatory or demeaning language or images in reference to another Resident’s race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual orientation is never allowed in Second Life. 

Last night a gay couple went to a dance club. They were dancing together as couples are accustomed to do in dance clubs when the owner, Zardozer Kirax interrupted. He asked them to read the club rules and “helpfully” sent them a notecard with the rules included. They soon discovered what rule they were violating.

We are asking all our Gay or Lesbian visitors to respect those patrons around them by not dancing up front.. We fully understand that you would want somewhere nice to spend time too. The garden is large and plenty of places for you to enjoy our venue.

Holy Rosa Parks, Batman! Could someone be more obtuse and offensive? Yes, I know, it is his land and he could make it private and only allow members, he could be explicit about his bigotry and declare it a straights-only club just as there are furry-only clubs and role-play-only clubs and so on. But he does not do that.

Like the businesses of Birmingham and the Jim Crow South, he wants the business, the traffic, the tips, the money of gay people, he just does not want to see their gayness and he wants to protect the delicate flowers who dance in his club from having to see “the gay.” This is about as obtusely offensive as one can be. After all, he is okay taking their tips, their traffic, but ewww, don’t let him see them dance together.

Here is a portion of the conversation between the club owners and the people he was discriminating against.  “I would be full happy to see you guys dancing off to the sides in the back half over at the falls in one of the hide outs we provide. All we ask is not in this area.”

Asking someone to move to the back, to the hide outs is the very definition of marginalizing them. If Linden Lab is serious about tolerance, they would discourage this behavior in a public club. And yes, I know his land his rules, but he is operating a public club, not a private club. Perhaps if he wants to impose his bigotry, he should create a private club for members only  with his homophobic rules clearly stated before people join, then they would avoid the very public pain of being asked to hide themselves from view.

So yes, his land his rules, but that does not exempt him or his club from criticism. Yes, people who are lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex or questioning may just decide they do not want to go to a club that does not want them. However, I hope people who support our LGBTIQ friends and family also would not want to go to such a place to support such a business.

Several people will wonder why anyone should care about some homophobe using a bit of server  space  in a virtual world to assert his bigotry. But here is the thing, this couple was told they are not welcome because of who they are, that they should hide in the corners out of sight, that their presence offends the people he cares about. The harm, the hurt, the emotional damage is as real as anything said on Main Street.

 

 

Blog post #794 Return to Virtual Diva The Face of Fashion

Previously posted @ Sohhh Sarah .

Check this out!

Outfit: Virtual Diva The Face of Fashion: Unique http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/See/106/30/2701

Eyelashes:  :: DUTCH TOUCH :: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Pixel%20Dreams/122/39/24

Eyes: Amacci: Emerald Eyes – 9 http://slurl.com/secondlife/Amacci/133/136/23

Hair: Amacci: Rina in Dark Brown http://slurl.com/secondlife/Amacci/133/136/23


Blog post #788 Virtual Diva The Face of Fashion

Previously posted @ Sohhh Sarah .

Check this out!

Outfit: Virtual Diva The Face of Fashion: Eternal Dress http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/See/106/30/2701

  



Jewelry: Chop Zuey Couture Jewellery: Paparazzi III Set http://slurl.com/secondlife/Chop%20Zuey/81/118/26

Look #119 VIRTUAL DIVA – Promotion Sn. Valentine & The Mesh Project

Hello again!!!

I’m excited because VIRTUAL DIVA has put on sale the new designs for The Mesh Project. Wooooo!!! I’m fanatic of The Mesh Project. Each design #TMP of my sponsors is pure gold for me!!! I love the body and head from #TMP. I think that #TMP is “in” of the moment.
My dear friend angels Kristan has created two garments so hot, so sexy.  Widelmina wears “Jeans Sparkle” and ” Top Charm” by VIRTUAL DIVA. If you have not bougth the mesh body, don’t worry because angels Kristan includes a design for classic avatars. 

Another amazing design is “Eternal Dress Cherry”.It’s a beautiful gown 100% mesh for classic avatars, five sizes. You can wear with body mesh. If you go to Marketplace, you will find it at low cost (Promotion price Sn.Valentine): 50 Lindes!!!! OMG!!
TAXI:
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/VALENTINE-PROMOVD-Eternal-Dress-Cherry/6870919
Widelmina wears “Eternal Dress Cherry” by VIRTUAL DIVA  and complements her styling with another amazing new release from enVOGUE: Olivia Hair (posted-Look #118). I love this styling!!

See you soon!!!



Look #112 VIRTUAL DIVA – Comes back and Looking for Love.

Hello again!!!

VIRTUAL DIVA is a brand that I followed for many years, when I was one year in sl. I remember the skins from VIRTUAL DIVA, I loved them.  Angels Kristan (owner and designer) has been a great designer that she take a time for her rl and VIRTUAL DIVA was in backstage. But, I received news from her recently: “VIRTUAL DIVA comes back”. Angels welcome back to SL!!!
VIRTUAL DIVA celebrates Sn. Valentine with amazing hunt entitled: “Looking for Love”. Start Feb. 5th- Fe. 10th. Find 10 Loves in the store, each one cost 10L. Widelmina show you three of ten outfits participanting in this hunt. They are mesh garments: Tops, minidresses and gowns.
Complements her stylings with a New Release from enVOGUE: “Kendra-Fitted- Blonde Light”: Long hair perfect to the month of love (Next post I will describe it). 
VIRTUAL  DIVA- Dolly Lace
(10L)


VIRTUAL DIVA- Urban Dress- Red
(10L)


VIRTUAL DIVA- Lady Mesh Dress White
(10L)

Look of the day … Cluny Fashion Style, REMY R., Gabriel, Truth, Z O O M, MESH ADDICT VIRTUAL, pixlights, exile, Mandala, Boon, Tattoo art, WIN

Previously posted @ Fashion a Passion.

If its chic or casual or even ready for a boxingmatch. Tree looks tree different styles. Get that passion for fashion out of you !

Look 1
Hair : truth Tom
Fur : REMY  Reminisce Mainstore- RR Kenzufur-creme
Bag : GB – Body bag black
Outfit : Cluny fashion style – C.F.S. mesh outfit Classe

Look 2
sneakers : GB – sneakers black – Gabriel 
glasses : Z O O M – aviator white gold
Hair : exile far behind
watch : Pixlights – barcode
Outfit : M.A.V Outfit B.Dz 

Look 3
Hair : Boon – gas760
Ears : Mandala
Tattoo : Tattoo art – Lotus Light
gloves : WIN Aver instinct 
Outfit : M.A.V Baggy Kickboxing  Mesh Addict Virtual 

Virtual Worlds voices the Internet Slow Down

Previously posted @ Cali Karsin.

Originally posted on The Torch: Entertainment Guide:

An article written on The Internet Slowdown Process at The Torch: Entertainment Guide by Wil Morris, a fellow colleague, intrigued a thought of Kennie Morrison to conduct a poll in the virtual worlds like Second Life, InWorldz and Avination etc.

national debate over net neutrality led to a 3-2 vote at Federal Communications Commissions to decide that they will allow telecommunications and broadband providers to charge content providers for a preferential treatment across their networks. This strategy is demonstrated by Netflix and Comcast. For more information click here. Although such implementation cannot be observed out-rightly by the broadband companies by blocking the a major part of traffic to the sites, few major sites have started to protest. One such protest over the web has been done on September 10th, 2014.
With most of the information on Virtual Worlds being posted on the internet at various sites. Only…

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.her last walk lead to her virtual crown

Previously posted @ My name is Ananya Mai...

-AZUL- Anjelique Garnet (MVW2014 Anjelica Carling LastWalk) jpg

-AZUL- Anjelique Garnet (MVW2014 Anjelica Carling LastWalk) I jpg

-AZUL- Anjelique Garnet (MVW2014 Anjelica Carling LastWalk) II jpg.

Dress: -AZUL- Anjelique /Garnet (MVW2014/Anjelica Carling LastWalk) creator Mami Jewell New Release

Hair: [LeLutka] -CACHET hair/Light Blonde Creator Thora Charron

Earrings:  From MG – Necklace – Ananya Teardrop Necklace Set (white) (creator Maxi Gossamer especially for me!) Includes headpiece, necklace and earrings 100% mesh

Head: #The Mesh Project.(BETA) Head(f) – Fierce (Deluxe) RETROFIT with (Wear Me!) (RETROFIT Head Only) alpha

Hands: #TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe hands(f) @The Mesh Project.

Rings: Dido Rings & Nails TMP NP creator MissEm Xenno (missem.boa) @Marketplace

Windlight settings:  From downloaded from Ana Cigarro and can be downloaded from her blog post here

Love Ananya Mai

Location:  Umbral Photography – Hydra Isles “A place created for photography, including seasonal landscapes, lakes, full house, animated bridges, free permits to rez your own poses, “

 


Dead Dollz Featuring Miss Virtual Universe Spain

Previously posted @ ~Mademoiselle~.

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~Credits~

Dead Dollz Andalusia Gown for Miss Virtual Universe Spain

Maitreya Mesh Body- Lara

Lazuri Fall Romance Complete Set

Analog Dog Yeah in Dark Browns

Peace~Madeline


Dead Dollz Featuring Miss Virtual Universe Spain

Previously posted @ ~Mademoiselle~.

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~Credits~

Dead Dollz Andalusia Gown for Miss Virtual Universe Spain

Maitreya Mesh Body- Lara

Lazuri Fall Romance Complete Set

Analog Dog Yeah in Dark Browns

Peace~Madeline


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