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"Boy Ranch" Dating Service
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Posted 5/15/09


A mobile phone dating service called “Boy Ranch” has generated a storm of controversy thanks to its portrayal of men as docile animals to be traded by their female owners, and the way in which it allows women to freely traded the personal information of men without their consent.

The most noticeable aspect of the dating service is that it encourages its (female) participants to create a “ranch” of men, who are represented as cows, sheep and horses. Lady ranchers can then make friends and share the personal details of their livestock with one another, in the hopes of finding a prize stud, presumably.

The privacy concerns over the service are considerable. Any woman can freely register a man’s personal details with the service without his knowledge or consent, and entering such crucial details as the whether the creature is rich or poor, his physique, whether he is the eldest son, etc., is all encouraged by the site’s management.

Names and photographs can even be submitted. All these can be shared freely with others using the service.

The comments on the initial announcement quickly developed into a storm of outrage, with criticism on a variety of grounds: “Is it ethical to register men as animals?” “Was this really thought through properly? I think it is grotesque…” “This is sexual discrimination, surely!”

The company responsible, Cyber Agent, claims that its choice of animals is a reference to recent mass media reports dealing with reports of so-called “herbivorous men”, who the mass media claims to be a newly emerged type of highly passive man unlikely to court women in the manner they demand, hence the “livestock” connection.

Cyber Agent thus claims it is quite proper for them to portray men as animals to be traded and led by the nose by women, but offers a sop to critics by claiming it will reconsider the name. It does not give any significant response to the privacy concerns the game raises.


http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2009/05/16/boy-ranch-outrage-dating-service-has-men-as-livestock/

Women are getting too high over their heads.
Men are becoming pathetic.
I predict feminists will eventually rule the world at this rate.

What are your thoughts and comments?
Posted 5/15/09

RaikuRoak wrote:
I predict feminists will eventually rule the world at this rate.

What are your thoughts and comments?


Obvious Katawa Shoujo reference is obvious.
Posted 5/15/09
i dunno
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i feel as if by 2011 we'll be totally under their control T.T
Posted 5/15/09
Sounds like fun to me. I can use this as a revenge website.
Posted 5/15/09
well i guess i will have to sign my self up for it for this website to be sold he he he
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Posted 5/21/09
wth? :|
Posted 5/21/09
what the fuck? i dont wanna know... o-o
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Posted 5/21/09
O_o
Posted 5/21/09
only losers participate in that kind of game.
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Posted 6/14/09
Ooooh. Kinky. ;D
Is it like roleplay then?
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Posted 6/14/09
Amusing.

Before you know it, you're bound and gagged inside a ranch. On the side you'll see different S/M tools, and other equally trapped men.
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mhm.. O.O
Posted 6/14/09
Have fun,
Posted 6/14/09
hahahahaha!

as for "herbivorous men who are unable to court women the way they want to be".... it's pretty much true.
women (appear to) want guys who are full of confidence, and will make the moves, sweep them off their feet, and be edgy and cool.
women also want guys who will treat them right, and not be jerks.
these of course are pretty much impossible to match up.

so you get a site like this and (in theory ayways) women can point out "hey this guy is actually a decent guy, but you'll have to make the first move" or "wow this guy seems like a dream come true. except 'if it seems to good to be true it probably is' is what his wife reminded me of when i found out about her".
etc.

find a solution for the privacy issues and who knows.. could be interesting.
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