What is A Freewoman?
Norman describes free women as arrogant, petty, frigid, and
spiteful. If this wereso...why would any Man wish to take a free companion?
Would they not all content themselves with owning a slave?
"The demeaning of men, whereas it is permitted to, and not unknown among,
free women, is not permitted to female slaves. Such, on their part, can be a capital offense."
Assassin of Gor, Page 170
"Did you strike me because I challenged your manhood?" she asked. "You were
not struck for such an absurd reason," I said. "You are, after all, a free
woman, and free woman are entitled to insult and to attempt to demean and
destroy men. It is one of their freedoms, unless men, of course, should decide
to take it from them. You were struck, rather, because you were attempting to manipulate me."
Mercenaries of Gor, Page 442
However, with the ratio of free women to slaves on Gor, this surely can
not always be so. It is my belief, that there were many free woman who did know
their place. That deferred to their Men, submissive to a degree, yet not able to
surrender all...as a slave.
"Are most Gorean woman slaves?" she asked. "No," I said. "Indeed,
statistically, in those parts of Gor which I am familiar with, very few. This
varies somewhat , of course, from city to city. The major exception to these
ratios is the city of Tharna, in which almost every woman is a slave…there are
special historical reasons for that."
Beasts of Gor, Page 246
In the books, online and off, there is 'something' a free woman possesses
that a slave does not. Perhaps it is that tiny place in her heart that cannot be
'Mastered'. Perhaps she holds her honor above all else, and in so doing, cannot
surrender herself to slavery. I only know that if she gives this 'something' up,
or it is taken from her, she would be permanently changed. Not necessarily for the better.
"Women who have not been previously owned, like free women, for the most part, even if naked and collared, do not yet understand their sexuality. That
can only be taught to them by a man, they helpless, in his power. An un-owned girl, a free woman, thus, can never experience her full sexuality. A corollary
to this, of course, is that a man who has never had an owned woman in his arms, does not understand the full power of his manhood. Sexual heat, it might be
mentioned, is looked upon in free women with mixed feelings; it is commanded, however, in a slave girl. Passion is thought, deprives the free woman some
extent of her freedom and important self control; it is frowned upon because it makes her behave, to some extent, like a degraded female slave; free women,
thus, to protect their honor and dignity, their freedom and person-hood, their individuality must fight passion; the slave girl, of course, is not entitled to
this privilege; it is denied to her, both by her society and her master; while the free woman must remain cool and in control of herself even in the arms of
her companion to avoid being truly 'had', the slave girl is permitted no such luxury."
Tribesman of Gor, Page 17
The Gorean free woman is the matriarch of Gorean society, and as such, always
conducts herself with dignity, honor, and integrity.
I wish you well,