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by The Land of the Ephyral
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:55 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Tropes of your nation
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Rather hoping I've done this right. I visited the tropes site and gradually found more and more that fit Ephyra, so here we go. Arranged Marriage | Virtually all marriages between citizen men and women of the Freehold are organised by the families themselves, and typically certain members of each. I...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:29 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: "My Body, My Choice!": Should it Extend to Suicide?
Replies: 798
Views: 9558

It can be argued to be valid for both, albeit in different ways. This is true, though on abortion I reject bodily autonomy as a reason outright. Then venture forth and read through the thread. I have done a skim through. Nothing really convincing to me. I am leaning towards the side of not permitte...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:08 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: "My Body, My Choice!": Should it Extend to Suicide?
Replies: 798
Views: 9558

The header statement is more valid for suicide than abortion because at least it is your body you are going to destroy.

I have yet to take a position on suicide though so I will see if any arguments of suicide convince me.
by The Land of the Ephyral
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:50 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Age of Consent in YN
Replies: 228
Views: 4784

https://imgur.com/pjykcJc.png ═───╡❖╞────────═ AGE OF CONSENT IN EPHYRA ═────────╡❖╞───═ Age of consent for citizens of the Freehold is more accurately addressed through the lens of age of marriage, particularly in the case of females, as women have lower average ages of marriage compared to men wi...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:44 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 648
Views: 16167

Separatist Peoples wrote:"Are you still here, ambassador? I thought you threw a tantrum and left."


"How very immature. I hope that isn't too representative of your nation. We have now resigned from the World Assembly. I bid you good day."
by The Land of the Ephyral
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:40 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 648
Views: 16167

"We will not miss you." "I expect not. Nor we, you. However, when it comes to ensuring the safe and appropriate treatment of individuals afflicted with psychological conditions, we will not permit a broad legislative body to prolong their danger of suicide and self-harm to indulge a ...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:30 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 648
Views: 16167

"Following the passing of this resolution, the Senate and Freeborn Landholders of Ephyra will be initiating a withdrawal from the World Assembly."
by The Land of the Ephyral
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:29 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Ban on Judicial Murder
Replies: 84
Views: 1830

"The presumption of the nation of United Massachusetts to dictate how we as sovereign nations enact justice against those who wrong their fellow citizens in the most heinous and disturbing ways, we decry as despicable. The death penalty is not intended to deter others from committing acts of vi...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:56 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Abortion in your nation
Replies: 257
Views: 6289

https://imgur.com/pjykcJc.png ═───╡❖╞────────═ ABORTION IN THE SENATE AND FREEBORN LANDHOLDERS OF EPHYRA ═────────╡❖╞───═ Abortion is illegal in the Senate and Freeborn Landholders of Ephyra unless the pregnancy is deemed exceptionally likely to cause death of both mother and child. All other child...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:20 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: LGBT+ Rights Survey (OPEN)
Replies: 165
Views: 5038

(Your initial mistake here is the belief that L, G, and B, have absolutely anything to do with T. I will answer this survey as best I can but you have already made it difficult by conflating science with fantasy.) Equality & Non-discrimination Sexual Orientation Does your constitution &...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:01 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 648
Views: 16167

OOC: The denial of a thing is not a phobia. I am not saying that there are not people who call themselves trans. But if you are 'diagnosed' then that is gender dysphoria. Transgender is merely the identity. And it is not an identity rooted in fact as neither sex nor gender are malleable per your wis...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:04 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 648
Views: 16167

You are whatever you were born as. OOC: You're right! I was born female and sadly misidentified at birth! Fortunately, after 20 years I was able to fix the flawed gender marker on my birth certificate! Anything else is not identity but delusion. I too have debated this numerous times with people an...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:03 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 648
Views: 16167

"What with there being no evidence whatsoever for the idea of transgenderism beyond the psychological disorder known as gender dysphoria, and that there us no evidence observed suicidality rates decrease following proposed 'treatment', the SFLE feels that this proposal acts in dangerous ignora...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:55 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 648
Views: 16167

OOC: If it were you would have refuted it. OOC: I refute it on a near daily basis whenever people like you come up spouting the same lines of nonsense. Try doing some actual basic research; there's no excuse to demand that it be laid out nicely for you when countless people have already done so. Tr...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:49 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 648
Views: 16167

Tinfect wrote:
The Land of the Ephyral wrote:[drivel]


OOC:
Congratulations, literally every single thing you said there is factually wrong.


OOC: If it were you would have refuted it.

Transgender is not real.
by The Land of the Ephyral
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:40 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 648
Views: 16167

"What with there being no evidence whatsoever for the idea of transgenderism beyond the psychological disorder known as gender dysphoria, and that there us no evidence observed suicidality rates decrease following proposed 'treatment', the SFLE feels that this proposal acts in dangerous ignoran...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:17 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Democracy and Freedom Index
Replies: 214
Views: 6457

Updated. SEPARATION OF POWERS AND FUNCTIONING OF GOVERNMENT In case national representatives were freely elected, are they able to successfully develop and implement new policies? Does government authority extend over the full national territory? | The Freehold does not understand the first questio...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:57 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Democracy and Freedom Index
Replies: 214
Views: 6457

ELECTIONS How was the head of state and the head of government (or other chief national authority) selected? | The head of state and head of government positions are fused into the position of Archon. Archons are elected to decennial terms via national elections through the tribal assemblies. How is...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:41 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Gay Marriage Policies in Your Nation
Replies: 623
Views: 16231

Is gay marriage legal in any parts of your country, or has legislation on it not been passed yet? | A formal and legal marriage between two women or two men is not a recognised form of marriage, and is therefore not legal in the Freehold. If no, why not? | The legal definition of marriage in Ephyra...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:08 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Posters: Introduce Yourselves Here
Replies: 2606
Views: 53261

Hello, I am the Land of the Ephyral, known either as Ephyra or Eph for short. I spent most of my forum time on Factbooks and National Information quite honestly because I believe General to be an infected wound in the fabric of NS and I find it difficult to browse this sub-forum without wanting to g...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:46 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: YL's spouse (survey)
Replies: 155
Views: 5216

Name? | Ephyra Laetoria Taenitheos - (Traditionally amongst the aristocracy, first-born girls of a family are named for the mythical priestess whom the state was named for.) When did they marry/enter a relationship with YL? | Ephyra Laetoria Taenitheos was married to the Archon in 1912, at the age ...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:07 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Is prostitution legal in your country?
Replies: 106
Views: 2269

https://imgur.com/pjykcJc.png ═───╡❖╞────────═ LEGALITY OF PROSTITUTION IN THE SFLE ═────────╡❖╞───═ Ephyral law permits prostitution as a valid trade. It is defined as the "sale of sexual affection in exchange for direct financial payment or long-term financial aid." Prostitutes in Ephyr...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Mon May 06, 2019 3:12 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Are Women allowed to serve in your military?
Replies: 925
Views: 18634

https://imgur.com/pjykcJc.png ═───╡❖╞────────═ WOMEN IN THE FREEHOLD DEFENCE FORCES ═────────╡❖╞───═ Women are not and have never been permitted to serve in the armed forces of the Senate and Freeborn Landholders of Ephyra. This law was affirmed as part of the therissa Gorgosī , a series of laws an...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:39 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Rape Shield Act
Replies: 88
Views: 2400

"And yet if an alleged victim is reputed for their chasteness, fidelity, and rejection of common and casual sex, any accused rape against them may be in part substantiated by the accuser's character being known as one who is not sexually open, who is not disposed to engage in sexual activity o...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:41 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Rape Shield Act
Replies: 88
Views: 2400

"An implication not devoid of realism. If someone is by their very nature promiscuous, more willing to consent to a larger amount of people on a daily, weekly, monthly, or annualised basis, then the likelihood of their sexual assault is diminished by sheer probability that they would consent i...
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