Part two of our two-part focus on sexual assault in insular groups like the SCA. A perspective on false accusations based on their frequency according to law enforcement. The predator’s tool kit unpacked, at least a little. We discuss some of the effects the frequency of sexual assault in our culture may be having on all of us. Angela and I go through the current SCA grievance process and discuss step-by-step how it works for complaints of sexual assault, rape, and harassment. She offers specific advice for how to improve the process and explains how the current process fosters divisiveness within the society. We walk through how to judge your group’s preparedness for these issues and work to protect your organization legally and morally. We wind down by discussing how easy it is to cross the line, what to do when you realize you have, and how to know when someone truly is a predator.
Part one of a two-part episode with special guest Angela Aylward, a sociologist with a focus of study on culture in insular groups. We delve deep into the uncomfortable topic of sexual assault, walking through the phenomenon step by step and discussing the issues that arise around it. In this portion of the conversation, we discuss common responses people have to hearing accusations of sexual assault or harassment, explain the “missing stair” analogy, and have a very basic discussion about handling sexual assault in gaming communities. Part two is available now as an early release on our Patreon: www.patreon.com/whorestoculture
Domina Marcella wants to create a sex worker persona who walks the streets of ancient Rome to ply her trade. Specifically, a registered middle-class prostitute called a Meretrix. We discuss how perfect Roman clothes are for when it’s terribly hot outside, and start to build her Roman persona around her wardrobe choices and interests. We also have a great deal of fun chatting about our fond memories ogling men together.
Honesta Domina Calpurnia Fortunata and I start to dig in to the nuts and bolts of crafting a persona in the SCA. We discuss how to get started and how to know when you’ve finally got the right fit. Then we delve into our personas a bit and discuss the ins and outs of sex work in the Roman era.
A lively discussion with Mistress Magdalena la Sanguini and guest Tawwad ibn Jabreel about homosexuality in the medieval Muslim world, gender expression throughout history, partying in the modern middle ages, and how to be a fabulous gay courtesan. Courtesan Theatre features a sultry sonnet from Lord Gideon ap Stephen and Baroness Fortune St Keyne has some advice on dressing to attract attention in the debut of our segment Getting Ahead from Bed.
Due to some issues recording, this episode is a bit shorter than our “standard” length. We still had a fantastic conversation in the salon, as well as a very special original performance from Lord Gideon ap Stephen of Atlantia that will make your jaw drop! Listen at work, if you DARE! We discussed what it means to wear the crown in our modern middle ages, and the paths that led Baroness Fortune St. Keyne and Baroness Bianca Anguissola to discover their courtesan personas.
In our debut salon we discuss with Mistress Magdalena la Sanguini on a variety of topics. We enjoy an afternoon…Continue Reading
The Knowne World Courtesans dive head first into the world of podcasting with the first meeting of our digital salon. We feature the inspiring Mistress Magdalena la Sanguini, getting to know why she became a courtesan and the exciting things the KWC have planned for Pennsic War 47. Don’t know what we mean by war? We’ll tell you! Learn more about what it means to be a courtesan in the SCA.