she said. "They are stinking, meaningless, lascivious
little sluts who have been as slaves in the arms of Gorean
men. It has spoiled them for freedom. They
are worthless, sensuous little beasts whose passions Gorean
men have seen fit, as cruel masters, to ignite. Their
sexuality, their shamelessness, their needs, their helplessness,
makes them an insult to free women...."
---Fighting Slave of Gor, 4:63
The Gorean in general
regards many things in a much more intense and personal
way than, say, the informed man of Earth. Perhaps that
is because he is the victim of a more primitive state
of consciousness; perhaps, on the other hand, we have
forgotten things which he has not. Perhaps the world speaks
only to those who are prepared to listen. The man of Earth
thinks of the world as being essentially dead; the Gorean
thinks of his world as being essentially alive. He cares
for his world; it is his friend; he would not care to
believe in honesty, in the value of truth and loyalty,
and in fighting for the survival of these simple values,
to the death if need be: for you see to a Gorean, life
without honor is a far worse fate than death itself.
The Gorean sees glory in death if this death is an honorable
not won is not possessed. We are not entitled to truths
for which we have not fought.
---Marauders of Gor, 1:7
also believe quite naturally that men were born free,
and women, born to be their slaves. Even in companionship,
it is often lineage and political alliance which determine
the woman's suitability.
Gorean mythology it is said that there was once a war
between men and women and that the women lost, and that
the Priest-Kings, not wishing the women to be killed,
made them beautiful, but as the price of this gift decreed
that they, and their daughters, to the end of time, would
be the slaves of men....
---Dancer of Gor, 25:352
belief is in no way an indication that the Gorean man
does not like women, on the contrary, to Him, it is merely
a fact of nature that man is the Dominant species and
that woman isn't. The philosophy is a simple one;
it implies no malice and is carried on matter of factly
by both men and women who are native to Gor. The
enslavement of women is an everyday fact and randomly
institution of capture is universal, to the best of my
knowledge, on Gor; there is no city which does not honor
it, provided the females captured are those of the enemy,
either their free women or their slaves; it is often a
young tarnsman's first mission, the securing of a female,
preferably free, from an enemy city, to enslave, that
his sisters may be relieved of the burden of serving him;
indeed, his sisters often encourage him to be prompt in
the capture of an enemy wench that their own tasks may
be made the lighter; when the young tarnsman, if successful,
returns home from his capture flight, a girl bound naked
across the saddle, his sisters welcome her with delight,
and with great enthusiasm prepare her for the Feast of
---Assassin of Gor, 13:159
is interesting to note the duality in which Gorean men
place the woman's status and the ease with which they
seem to balance this duality. On one hand it is
understood that slavery makes the woman's worth no more
than that of an animal, by Gorean law she is not a citizen,
not a person. And then of course there are the tales
of love between Masters and slaves, love denied of course,
no Gorean would ever admit to caring for a slave.
Nonetheless the actions and words speak volumes of what
certain slaves represent to those who own them, despite
much reluctance to admit it.
are often drawn on Gor over women, and particularly over
lovely slaves. Women are prizes, perfections and treasures.
It is no wonder that men fight over them with ferocity.
Wars have been fought to recover a stolen slave.
---Renegades of Gor, 21;397
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and commentary Nicole Gonzalez
editing Michele C. Clark