Cyber Nations Forum Rules 07/03/2016Cyber Nations Forum Rules
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The following are basic guidelines for use of the Cyber Nations community forum. Anyone caught disobeying these guidelines will be issued a warning. The forum staff works on a five warn limit policy unless the situation calls for more appropriate action ranging from a verbal warning to a double warn and suspension to an immediate ban, etc. Just because something is not listed specifically here as illegal does not mean it's allowed. All players are expected to use common sense and are personally responsible for reading the pinned threads found in the Moderation forum. Questions regarding appropriateness or other concerns can be sent via PM to an appropriate moderator. A permanent ban on the forums results in a game ban, and vice versa. Please note that the in-game warn system works on a "three strikes you're out" policy and that in-game actions (including warnings and deletions) may not be appealed. For more information regarding in-game rules please read the Cyber Nations Game Rules. 1.) First Warning
2.) Second Warning
3.) Third Warning (48 hour suspension at the forum)
4.) Fourth Warning (120 hour suspension at the forum)
5.) Permanent Ban Game Bans and Forum Bans
If you receive a 100% warn level on the forums, you will be subject to removal from the forums AND have your nation deleted and banned from the game at moderator(s) discretion. If you are banned in the game, then you will be banned from the forums. Process of Appeals
Players may not appeal any in-game actions. This includes cheat flags, canceled trades, content removals, warn level increases, nation deletion, and bans from the game. Players may appeal individual forum warnings. You may only appeal a warning if you can show with evidence that it was unwarranted or unduly harsh. If a reasonable amount of time has passed (no less than one month and preferably longer) in which you have demonstrated reformed behavior than you may request a warning level reduction. Wasting staff time with inappropriately filed reports and/or unfounded appeals will result in a warn level raise. Repeat incidences will result in a ban from the forum. Bans are permanent. Banned players may appeal to the Senior Staff if they believe grounds exist (very, very rare) in which they state their case with evidence and why explain why they believe they deserve to be allowed back into Cyber Nations. This process is not quick and the investigation into cases may last three minutes or three weeks or more depending on the individual situation. The only place where discussion of moderator action is acceptable is in the appropriate Moderation forum. Posting commentary on or disagreement with moderator action elsewhere will result in a warn level raise. Posting
All posts must be in English. Common phrases in other languages will be allowed so long as they are translated upon request. Foreign languages are permitted in signatures and avatars, however. Certain areas of the forum require you to have a nation in either standard CN or CN:TE. If you have... A SE and a TE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your SE nation or ruler name. You are allowed to post in either SE or TE areas of the forum. You must have your CN:TE nation name listed in your profile to post in the CN:TE section of the forum.
Just an SE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your SE nation or ruler name. You are not allowed to post in any TE areas of the forum.
Just a TE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your TE nation name or ruler name. Your must have your CN:TE nation name listed correctly in your profile. You are not allowed to post in any of the SE areas. You are allowed to post in the water cooler, question center and the moderation forums. Other than that, all your posts need to stay in the TE area. Flame/Flamebait/Trolling
Flaming is expressing anger or lobbing insults at a person/player rather than a character, post, idea, etc. Flamebait are posts that are made with the aim of targeting/harassing/provoking another user into rule-breaking. Trolling is submitting posts with the aim of targeting/harassing/provoking a specific group into rule-breaking. Forum users should not be participating in any of these, and doing so will result in a warning. Topic Hijacking
Hijacking is forcing the current thread discussion off of the original topic and usually results in spam or flame from either side. Forum users found hijacking threads will be given a warning. Repeat Topics
One topic is enough. Repeat topics will be locked, removed, and the author given a warning. Users found creating repeat topics after others were locked by staff will receive a warn raise. Joke Topics
Topics created as a joke are prohibited. Joke topics will be locked and the author warned. This includes topics in which the author is making an announcement “for” another in-game alliance. Humorous threads are permitted; it is up to the discretion of the moderation staff to determine what is merely satire and what is actually a joke topic. Spam
Spam is defined as creating posts or topics containing only contentless material of any kind. Users found spamming will receive a warning. Examples include (but are in no way limited to) posts containing nothing but smilies, "+1", "QFT", "this" any other one/few-word contentless combination, joke threads, or posts containing quotes and anything that counts as spam by itself. Adding words to a post with the express intent of avoiding a spam warn will result in a warning. These posts and other similar contributions have no substance and hence are considered spam. Posts of "Ave", "Hail" or any other one word congratulatory type are acceptable as one word posts. Emoticon type posts such as "o/" without accompanying text is still not allowed. Posts containing only images are considered spam, unless the image is being used in the Alliance Politics sub-forum and then the actual text of the image be placed into spoiler tags. Posting in All Caps
Posting large amounts of text in capital letters is not permitted. Use discretion when using your caps lock key. No Discussion Forums
There are forums that are not for discussion and are used strictly for game and forum staff to address certain issues, bugs, etc. The following forums are not open to discussion: Report Game Abuse, Report Forum Abuse, and Warn/Ban Appeals. Only moderators and the original poster may post in a thread, period, with absolutely no exceptions. Users found disobeying this guideline will receive an automatic warning for each offense. Moderation Forums
All Moderation forums also maintain pinned threads clearly marked as required reading before posting. Failure to read and follow required reading and procedure in a Moderation forum will result in a warning. Examples include posting requests in the wrong forum, failure to include all required information in posts, etc. The standard of conduct and enforcement of rules in Moderation forums is strictly enforced and the repercussions for disregarding rules or disrespecting staff are harsh. Read the pinned threads before posting and you will be fine. Namecalling
Excessive or unqualified namecalling is not allowed in IC forums; namecalling should also never make up the bulk of a post. Namecalling is prohibited entirely in all OOC forums. Filtered Words
Any attempts to evade the word filter will result in a warning. The terms we have filtered are filtered for a reason and no excuse for evasion will be accepted. Filter evasion includes censoring or deliberately misspelling part of a filtered word. If you link to a website, image, video, etc., containing profanity, please post a disclaimer before the link. The moderation staff may still remove links if the content is deemed too obscene. Harassment
Forum users should not be stalking/harassing others on the forums. Anyone found stalking players from topic to topic, etc., will be subject to a warning. Gravedigging
Gravedigging is not allowed anywhere on the forums. Gravedigging is "bumping" old topics which haven't been active for quite some time (four to seven days is standard depending on the nature of the thread and how many pages back it had been pushed before bump). Your warn level will be raised if you are caught doing this. The Suggestion Box and Black Market forums are partial exceptions to this rule. Suggestions/ideas in that forum may be posted in regardless of age PROVIDING that the reviving post contains constructive, on-topic input to the original topic or discussion. Black Market threads may be bumped by the author if there is new information about the offered exchange (i.e open aid slots). In the Player Created Alliances forum it will not be considered gravedigging to bump a topic up to a year old, so long as the alliance in question still exists and it is not a duplicate thread. Signatures
Those who fail to read and abide by these rules will have their signatures removed and receive a warning. You may have only one image per signature which may not exceed the maximum size of 450 pixels wide by 150 pixels tall. You may have no more than 8 lines of text and text size cannot exceed size 4. Each quote-tag, image and empty line count as a line. Inappropriate Images and Other Disallowed Images
Images that are sexual in nature or have sexual overtones are prohibited. It is up to the discretion of the moderation staff to determine what constitutes sexual overtones. Depictions of kissing are permissible provided there are no sexual implications. Images depicting female nipples are prohibited outright. Making “ASCII art” is prohibited regardless of the image depicted. Using photos or likenesses of another Cyber Nations player is also prohibited. Drug References
Images and posts promoting illegal drug use are prohibited. References to drugs are acceptable only if the moderation staff deems that it is not promoting the use thereof. Obscene Content and/or "Account Suicide"
Anyone caught posting vulgar material (including but in no way limited to pornography, "gross," "tubgirl," "lemonparty," photos depicting RL illegal acts such as violence towards humans or animals, child pornography, death photos, and any other obscene or offensive material in either text form or picture form) will have their account(s) permanently banned, and their ISP contacted along with any other applicable internet and RL authorities. OOC Threats / Revealing Personal Information
An OOC threat of any nature will equate to an automatic ban from the game and forums. Likewise, the publishing of personal information of any other player without their explicit permission is grounds for warning and/or a ban from the game depending on the severity of the offense. Death Threats / Death Wishes
A death threat or a death wish of any nature (including but not limited to telling another player to commit suicide) will result in at very least a 40% warn level increase and 2 day suspension from the forums, with harsher punishments, including a complete ban from the forums and game, up to the discretion of the moderation staff. Quoting Rulebreaking Posts
Do not quote any post with obscene content or any other content that has to be removed by the moderation staff. Doing so makes it more difficult for the moderation staff to find and remove all such content and will result in a warn level increase. Putting rulebreaking posts of any kind in your signature is prohibited. Forum Names
With the exception of moderator accounts, all forum accounts must match up exactly with the ruler name or nation name of your in-game country. Those found not matching up will be warned and banned immediately. Forum account names may not be profane or offensive. Multiple Forum Accounts
With the exception of moderators, if you are caught with multiple forum accounts, the multiple account(s) will be banned, warn level raised, and your identity will be announced by a moderator to the CN community so rule-abiding players can take IC action against you. Multiple forum account offenders will receive a varying percentage warn level raise and/or a permanent ban on a case-by-case basis. Posting For Other Players
Posting for banned or suspended players is prohibited, as is posting for any person without a nation. This includes making warn and ban appeals on their behalf. Imitation &. Impersonation
Imitation in terms of this forum is mimicking the posting, avatar, or signature styles of another user in an attempt to be satirical or generally humorous. Impersonation in terms of this forum is copying the posting, avatar, or signature styles of another user in order to present the illusion that the person is in fact that user. Imitation is fine and can be quite funny. Impersonation is disruptive and is warnable. Please pay attention to the subtle difference between these two concepts. A player may not impersonate another player by emulating the characteristics of someone else's past or present account in an attempt to harass, stalk, or flamebait. Creating a new forum account in an attempt to impersonate a standing account will result in deletion and banning without notice. Any attempt at imitation and/or impersonation of moderators and game staff is strictly prohibited and will be met with harsh repercussions. Avatars
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First and last advice: next time I'll see the word "autistic" in this board, used as or coupled with derogatory terms, I'm going to make a mess and perhaps even to withdrawn from the current alliance, it depends by the situation.
There's an user who have Asperger in this board: Nich Mar.
He have his problems, and there's no need to add further pressure on him.
Needless to say more.
Greatest Mothers replied to Emperor Khan's topic in World Affairs (IC)Because he's funny. Sure, and I could even take a lot of hits. But just only against older and very experienced players, who had a lot of time to accumulate larger warchests. Femocratic Lands is just only 909 days old, created 9/16/2014 4:35:45 PM, and there's no CN nation younger than 1,000 days that can stand against Femocratic Lands in a one-vs-one fair battle. Vampir.
Greatest Mothers replied to Emperor Khan's topic in World Affairs (IC)Also because " $353,937,293 " says nothing about the money that is still waiting to be collected Vampir.
From: The Empress of Peace, Palace of Eternal Sun and Rain, Labrys, Femocratic Lands To: President Hardin, West Alexandria, Pacific America vs. :. War Details About Wars War Status: War Expired War Reason: A general dispute War Declaration Date: 10/13/2016 10:29:22 AM War End Date: 10/21/2016 Total Attacks: 56 XP Option: Experience Enabled War Declared By War Declared On Nation Name: Femocratic Lands Libertarian Empire Ruler Name: Greatest Mothers Sephiroth Alliance: Supernova X Limitless Nexus Soldiers Lost: 0 18,600 Tanks Lost: 0 0 Cruise Missiles Lost: 0 0 Aircraft Lost: 0 2 Navy Lost: 0 0 Infrastructure Lost: 319.84 1,079.50 Technology Lost: 63.56 110.18 Land Lost: 0.000 0.719 Land/Tech/Infra: 1,277.35 Strength Lost 3,790.50 Strength Lost Destruction Rank: This war was more destructive than 945 of 1,564 existing wars. "Hygiene! Happiness! Health!"
4 nuclear missiles bounced back by our SDI. Zero enemy nuclear warheads on our land. 4 nuclear missiles of us hitting their land. Out of just only 5 launched. Countless fully successfull air raids with a lot of destruction and zero aircrafts lossess for us. Zero, nothing, nada. Our air superiority was total. A lot of cruise missiles by us hitted them. We had just only a single cruise missile hitting us. We suffered zero air raids from them. Zero, nothing, nada. Let's celebrate our brightest victory, against a country that was Tier 4 - we are Tier 3. Let's play our hymn * ! Let's play our Battle Hymn! Your beloved Empresses are having a very good time, I hope that all Femocratic People will follow our example in such important moment! Let's celebrate, people! * = this should be singed by a bunch of 12-13 yo schoolgirls, not by a man!
The agreement hadn't been respected by Sussudio, we have been attacked with a nuclear weapon: That was the reaction: The Empress of Peace. PS: expect a more harsh reaction when the Empress of War will wake up tomorrow
I fully agree with an idea of a cultural revolution as the only antidote against the excesses of individualism but I think that the main problem is that individualism has already infected on a very deep level even the progressive front: identity politics is another face of individualism and it split the progressives, making them divided and weak. A truly progressive front would focus against the main source of privilege, that is wealth and especially family wealth. Instead wealth doesn't seems to be their main concern, nor even a concern at all sometimes. Spider
Never had a facebook or twitter or another social media account. It would be useless: due my job it would be necessarly extremely "official" and by so very boring. I can be myself just only when I'm with my family in real world, with few good friends in real world, or through an anonymous account on a game like CN. I think that Malik is absolutely right: good friends are extremely worthy in life, but good friends can be, by definition, just only few people, and I mean no more than a dozen, usually about half dozen. Acquaintances and the likes are absolutely unworthy, they're just a loss of time. I hear all my friends and relatives on average once a week, on the phone, or meeting them, and I don't need social medias for such thing. Vampir.
The Regions: * Kuralanda ("Hearthland"): the region of the capital Labrys, it roughly comprises the former patriarchal states of Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Serbia, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria and the southern part of Romania. Labrys itself is a city on the sea, located some miles at south-south-west of the old Dubrovnik ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubrovnik ) * Aradialanda: it roughly covers the patriarchal territories formerly known as Italy, the southern half of France and more than an half of Switzerland. Aradia, the regional capital, extends from the former sites of Cannes ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannes) to Sanremo ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanremo ) but due the successfull enactement of the project formerly known as Atlantropa ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantropa ) its real location tend to be slightly more on the south than the actual sites of the former cities cited above. * Varmalanda ("Hot Land") is the southernmost region of Femocratic Lands, and it covers the former sites of the patriarchal states known as Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Sudan, Chad, Niger, more than an half of Mali and the northernmost portion of Mauritania. The regional capital, Varma ("The Hot"), is a city on the sea, located few miles west-north-west of the former site of Benghazi ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benghazi ) The regional Government of Varmaland is also responsible for administration of the dead lands of the Middle East (that were made totally uninhabitable by a massive preventive thermonuclear attack). Reproduction Every womyn has the right to bring to the world a daughter, to raise her and educate her: this right is exercised through the public health system, which provides for free the most advanced techniques of artificial conception, based on the fusion of two female oocytes. This reproductive technique is called Oocytes Fusion: it consists in the fusion of two female oocytes, each bearing fuse 23 chromosomes. This means that Oocytes Fusion is not cloning, so here we're talking about daughters and not clones. The donor of the second oocyte can be anonymous or can be indicated by first mother (the inseminated one): if the donor agrees to be named she becomes the second mother of the daughter, with all rights and duties involved. The applicant can freely withdraw the request of seeding anytime prior to implantation of the new embryo. Once the embryo has been implanted abortion is strictly forbidden, and compared to a murder with the aggravating circumstance of the tight bond of kinship. Abortion is legal just only in cases of serious risk to the health of the mother or when prenatal screening detects serious defects in the unborn. Permission to conceive a second daughter is automatically granted in case the daughter died prematurely before reaching the age of majority. In other cases, the womyn may apply to conceive a second daughter, but this is granted only on the basis of requests of demographic offices. Criterias through which are assigned permissions for a second daughter significantly differs from region to region some examples: In regions like Ferneva and Nubira permissions are assigned via pure and simple free lotteries. In Parada the permissions are assigned only to the requests of wymyn who have full political rights (that means: only to Amazons). In Amerika an half of available permissions are assigned via lottery (not free - applicants must buy the tickets), and another half of available permissions are assigned within a meritocratic system with a strong emphasis to meet the demands of wymyn who are particularly distinguished by their role in society (that means above all the more rich among Frumps but also, sometimes, some Amazon heroines). In Eight Heights and Broken Hourglass regions permissions are instead granted on the basis of genetical screenings, in order to ensure additional daughters only to the most perfect wymyn, unregardless they are Amazons or Frumps. In Goddesses' den permissions are assigned mainly on the basis of a preventive genetical screenings like the previous regions, but also to the favorites of the Imperial AFEL. In Aradialanda and Varmalanda permissions are assigned mainly via free lottery, but also to the favorites of the Imperial AFEL. In Kuralanda ("hearthland", the region of the capital Labrys) permissions are granted on the basis of genetical screenings, but also to the champions of the Holy Arena. In Sisterhood of the Darkest Mother permissions are granted just only to the priestesses. Education School is compulsory until the age of 17 years, in all Femocratic Lands. The compulsory education system is divided into kindergarten (from 2 to 5 years of age), basic school (from 5 to 11 years of age) and extended school (from 11 to 17 years of age). Above 17 years of age the school becomes voluntary and very selective. There are no private schools of any kind: the only possible exception is represented by schools of the religious orders, which provide a purely religious education and are still under the partial control of State inspectors. Amazons and Frumps: Political Power and Economical Power The age of majority is obtained with the completion of the compulsory civil service, lasting two years, which takes place between 17 and 19 years and is carried out in parallel with the possible school formation or work (it is worth noting that the law prohibits full time employment before the age of 19 years, setting a limit of maximum 20 hours per week of work for all the girls under 19 years). Reaching adult status give to girls the status of Frump. The term Frump is derived by the fact that these wymyn, although sometimes are richly dressed, cannot wear a military uniform. Frumps have many of the rights generally associated with a modern democracy (free speech, assembly, voting in referendas, etc.), the right to carry melee weapons (especially the typical sword, used for traditional duels) and also the right to fight in the Holy Arena as gladiatrices. But a Frump cannot vote in elections nor hold public office. More rights can be earned only through the voluntary military service. Military service, however, it is not for everyone: on average are accepted about 30% of candidates, and there is an age limit to start the military service (wymyn over 40 years aren't accepted and, also, candidates under 30 years have greater chance of being accepted). When a womyn successfully end the voluntary military service, she become an Amazon: this status grants her rights like to defend the nation, to wear a military uniform, to carry firearms, to vote in elections and also to hold public office. About two thirds of the accepted candidates successfully end the military service: this means that theorically about 20% of the adult population is composed by Amazons, but in fact the real percentage show enormous differences among the nations of the region, due strong intro-region immigration. Voting is compulsory for all Amazons, and it is also never secret: Amazons have the greatest accountability towards the public good. But, even if Amazons have the political and military power, the economy is generally in the hands of the Frumps. Common misunderstandings about Amazons and Frumps --- A common misunderstanding about our society is made when someone seems find strong resemblances to Plato's State (as he advocated a ruling class of guardians which renounces any private ownership, whereas the rest of the citizenry must obey them but has granted private property). This comparison to Plato's State is witty and demonstrate a good culture, but isn't absolutely exact: in our society Amazons have private ownership and even a good income, but they are so involved in military and politics that they have not time for businesses also businesses and trade are see as not ideal occupations for warriors. That's why our corporations are ruled by Frumps. ---Another common misunderstanding about our society is made when someone think that Frumps are inferior people: in fact a Frump, even she haven't political power or right to carry firearms, is often more rich than an Amazon, and, also, a Frump have the right to carry melee weapons, and also the right to fight in Holy Arena as gladiatrix if she wish. Furthermore usually Frumps fight duels among them, in order to restore their honour when offensed by someone. The right to performing duels isn't granted to Amazons: they must have a superior discipline. ---A third, and far worse, common misunderstanding about our society is when someone thinks that our subdivision in Frumps and Amazons have something to do with the classical gender roles of a patriarchal society. The Greatest Mother cry and the Darkest Mother scream when they hear this! In fact usually a typical Femocratic family is composed by two or three Frumps with their offspring, when instead more often an Amazon doesn't marry anyone and, also, when an Amazon decide to marry someone, this someone usually is another Amazon!!! In fact, mixed couples are very rare: the life of an Amazon and the life of a Frump are enough different to prevent a marriage. ---Another, and last, common misunderstanding about our society is made when someone see our Amazons as the mythological virgin guards with some sort of byzantine rigidity, as depicted by the ancient patriarchal literature! When they hear this, both Greatest Mother and Darkest Mother laugh! In fact, usually our Orpo (Ordinary Police), that is composed by Frumps, usually have a lot of problems trying containing the excesses of Amazons on free exit when they get drunk! Economy In Femocratic Lands economic differences are viewed as a mean to increase human productivity. Economic differences are not an end for us. All natural resources, all forms energy and all communications are State monopoly in Femocratic Lands. The production and trade of consumer goods is let to the private sector, but there are some State interventions (through incentives) in some areas such as food production and especially cultural productions. Economic system in Femocratic Lands can be generally described as a mix between socialism and capitalism, but in fact there are enormous differences between the various regions: Aradialanda is a region with a mainly liberal socialist economy, especially devoted to education and cultural productions. In this nation only 5% of the adult population is composed by Amazons. Main productions: books, movies, music, cheap-to-average dresses and school uniforms. Ferneva is in some ways similar to the previous: a mainly liberal socialist economy, but the percentage of Amazons reach 10% of the adult population, and the focus of the economical system is more on luxury goods production than education. Main productions: spider-silk, highly-priced dresses, melee weapons, e-cigarettes, spices, Absinthe (an alcoholic beverage). Varmalanda is very similar to the previous: a mainly liberal socialist economy with a percentage of Amazons of about 10% of the adult population, and an economical system focused on luxury goods production. Main productions: sea-silk, highly-priced dresses, aquaculture (oysters, fishs, shrimps), videogames industry, Vassa (a spiced alcoholic beverage, similar to Drambuie and Irish Mist) and Rose Water (a rose-flavoured alcoholic beverage). Varmalanda is also the second touristic region of Femocratic Lands, just after Nubira. Goddesses' den is a region with an almost pure socialist economy but is also a theocracy, ruled by the representatives of the Greatest Mother (basically: the two Empresses acting as Highest Pristesses). Amazons are about 20% of the total adult population. Main productions: food (especially rice, spices and wine) and drugs. Parada is a pure warfare and also almost autarchic state, with an economy that is almost all oriented towards military requests. In Parada about 60% of the adult population is composed by Amazons. Main productions: weapons, military uniforms, food. Eight Heights, Broken Hourglass and Witchwind are, with some differences among the three regions, a mix between a warfare state and a capitalistic state. In these three countries the percentages of Amazons among the adult population are about: 30% (Eight Heights), 40% (Broken Hourglass) and 45% (Witchwind) respectively. Main productions: weapons (especially high-tech weapons for Eight Heights), electronics (Eight Heights), shipbuilding (Witchwind), automobile manufacturing (Broken Hourglass), biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries (Eight Heights). Amerika is mainly a capitalistic region, with a relatively poor welfare system and a percentage of Amazons that reach 15% of the adult population. Amerika is nicknamed "Frumps' Empire", due the particular relevance of rich Frumps within the economic system of the region, even, of course, both elected queens are always Amazons. Main productions: sport equipments, low-to-medium priced dresses, telenovelas and romos (romance movies with explicit sexual content). Sisterhood of the Darkest Mother is a region with a socialist economy and also a theocracy, ruled by the Greatest Priestess. Amazons are about 25% of the total adult population. Main productions: food (especially rice, spices and above all meat) and drugs. Health and Sexuality All regions of Femocratic Lands have an universal and free health care system. The only differences among the health systems of various regions are only in the field of prevention: regions like Parada and Aradialanda grants to their citizens very extensive prevention programs, when instead Eight Heights, Broken Hourglass and Witchwind grants lesser but still good prevention programs, and just only Amerika seems instead almost unaware of what prevention is, granting just only some preventions, although all medical operations and drugs are still free even in this nation. Mental diseases such as paedophilia, anarchism, heterosexualism and anorexia are completely unknown, and reported on the medical texts such as academic curiosities. Obesity is very rare, thanks to prevention policies of the Government of Femocratic Lands, that regulates and supervises meals and sports in schools of all levels. Cosmetic surgery is prohibited, as instead are very popular beauty treatments based on sports, healthy food and treatments using herbs, oils and minerals. Local techniques for rejuvenation of the skin and body firming through non-invasive interventions are considered the most advanced in the world - the region of Varmalanda leads this sector. All sexual behaviors among wymyn are all fully legal between all those who are above 12 years of age, and below this age are also fully legal sexual behaviors among girls whose age difference is not more than 4 years. The law about sexual behaviors doesn't include the notion of "consent" since wymyn are believed to be unable to express meaningful consent regarding sexual matters. The idea of "rape" is strictly related to heterosexual sex, that is always considered rape, and, at a lesser extent, to act of penetration with something that isn't part of a womyn's body. In all Femocratic Lands the act of penetration that goes beyond such well-defined boundaries is legally compared to rape, though the word "rape" can be applied just only in presence of a male (such part of the law is rumored having been shamelessly copied from old UK law, section 1, changing just only the word "penis" with "male's body"). Penalties significantly differs among regions: just only heavy fines are provided in the more tolerant regions like Goddesses' den and Varmalanda, when instead a penetrative act can lead to prison in nations like Parada, Aradialanda and Amerika, to death penalty in regions like Eight Heights, Broken Hourglass and Witchwind. The production and sale of objects with such function is obiouvsly strictly prohibited in all Femocratic Lands, and there is an entire branch of psychology that studies the penetration as an act of perversion. Religion Within Femocratic Lands religions are divided into officially recognized, "officially tolerated" and "forbidden". Officially recognized religions: these are the only ones authorized to have places of worship opened to the public, to create religious schools and to perform limited actions of propaganda and proselytism. "Officially tolerated" religions may not have places of worship open to the public, cannot create religious schools and cannot carry out actions of proselytism and propaganda. It is legal, however, their religious practice, but only if done in private. The cult of the Greatest Mother is the only officially recognized religion in all Femocratic Lands, with the only exception of Sisterhood of the Darkest Mother: in this last region Greatest Mother cult is officially tolerated. The only officially tolerated religion in Femocratic Lands is the cult of the Darkest Mother, that have this status in all Femocratic Lands apart from in Sisterhood of the Darkest Mother where the roles of the two religions are reverted and by so the cult of the Darkest Mother is the only officially recognized religion, and the cult of the Greatest Mother is instead an officially tolerated religion. Forbidden religions (like Christianity, Islamism, Buddhism, and all others) are uprooted, and all their priestesses and practitioners sentenced to major fines and/or prison in all regions of Femocratic Lands with the only exception of Sisterhood of the Darkest Mother where priestesses and practitioners of forbidden religions are tortured and ate in the most obscure and evil rituals of worship of the Darkest Mother. OOC EDIT by Vampir: good lord and !@#$ :facepalm: Spider have find her old roleplay :facepalm: