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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

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M.

Every reading, of every text (meaning *anything* that you can derive meaning from, not just words), depends on the reader's perspective, knowledge, experience, values, beliefs, and even whether they have a stomach ache at the moment! Your reading of a text today will likely be different from the one you make next week. There is no 'one' reading. 'Meaning' is the prerogative of the end-user and end-reader, even if the author of the text, or creator of the item, 'meant' it differently. Having said that, the author/creator is also always a reader and user.

Gwyneth Llewelyn

I have no real opinion on this issue... I can only say that, outside Halloween, you won't see my avatar with bruises and blood on her face — but that's my option, of course.

I agree with "M." above. You can see your avatar as an artistic, creative expression of yourself; and as such, whatever the artist meant is not necessarily what the viewer interprets, since both may have different backgrounds, different knowledge, culture, beliefs and so forth. There may be something about avatars looking often "too perfect" (that's why I love skins which have freckles and pores!). As for the "misogynist intent", I wonder... don't male avatars use the same kind of skins/tattoos? At least that's what I see on the Marketplace pictures — these items are being often sold for both genders, after all.

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