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why do women go to burning man?

Post by spiney » Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:28 pm

We are researching stories about why women want to attend burning man, and what they have learned there about themselves and others.

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Post by LisaLuckyOne » Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:51 pm

First off, who is "we" exactly?

Secondly, why should we help you with your book report?
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Post by mdmf007 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:20 pm

Sorry lisa you need WAY more than 45 posts to be that snarky-

chicks go for the same reasons that men go.

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Post by betrdanevr » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:21 pm

"chicks go for the same reasons that men go."


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Post by cullen » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:00 pm

to pick up guys and have drug induced sex.

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Post by justfred » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:08 pm

So that people who ask dumb questions like this, get to stare at their tits?
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why do women go to burning man?

Post by spiney » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:58 pm

wow, we, as in my friend and I. We are not looking at all from a superficiall. I've been a long time BM participant. It's not about looking at tits - how freaking shallow is that? But from a more psychological way. What drives a women to get involved? What do they look for out on the playa? What do they find from the experience - both good and bad?

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why do women go to burning man?

Post by spiney » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:03 pm

also, if this a dumb question, why did you choose to answer?

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Post by Dr. Pyro » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:08 pm

I don't like being called shallow.

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Post by gaminwench » Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:06 pm

I go for the art, fire, work, play, silence, friends, inspiration, sky, catharsis, dust and smiles. These things are always in my life - but the concentration of intention in BRC is a huge, yearly creative jolt.
I also like the freedom to go topless, though I don't exhibit myself in yahoo/camera zones - it's not about being admired, it's about not having to wear a shirt when it's hot! Gender equality, anyone?

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Post by klondike_bar » Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:19 pm

besides the yahoo hope for sex at BM, there is no real difference between why guys and girls whould have different motives

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Re: why do women go to burning man?

Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:23 am

spiney wrote:wow, we, as in my friend and I. We are not looking at all from a superficiall. I've been a long time BM participant. It's not about looking at tits - how freaking shallow is that? But from a more psychological way. What drives a women to get involved? What do they look for out on the playa? What do they find from the experience - both good and bad?
Maybe you should have used all this in the first post, instead of just jumping out with it.
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Post by Sail Man » Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:42 pm

gaminwench wrote:I go for the art, fire, work, play, silence, friends, inspiration, sky, catharsis, dust and smiles. These things are always in my life - but the concentration of intention in BRC is a huge, yearly creative jolt.
I also like the freedom to go topless, though I don't exhibit myself in yahoo/camera zones - it's not about being admired, it's about not having to wear a shirt when it's hot! Gender equality, anyone?
I'll second you gaminwench, but with one exception. I can go topless anytime and not be stared at dammit! I like it because I can go bottomless for the same reasons.

Spiney, why would there be different reasons for women going, as you seem to imply in your posting, then for men going?
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Post by Teo del Fuego » Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:06 pm

Some people identify themselves very strongly with ineluctable characteristics like gender. Why, I dont know. The OP sounds like one of those persons who defines herself to a large degree by her gender. Otherwise, its safe to assume that women go to BM for the same reasons men go: art, adventure, creativity, freedom of expression, community, etc.

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Post by klondike_bar » Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:40 pm

Teo del Fuego wrote:Some people identify themselves very strongly with ineluctable characteristics like gender. Why, I dont know. The OP sounds like one of those persons who defines herself to a large degree by her gender. Otherwise, its safe to assume that women go to BM for the same reasons men go: art, adventure, creativity, freedom of expression, community, etc.
lies! as a male, I go in order to take pictures of nude chicks and have dusty orgies and do drugs! art is for sissies and women! :evil: :roll: :evil:

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Post by brcprincess » Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:43 am

I go to be my real self.

My real self doesn't get out much.

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:02 am

i always thought it was for the shopping.
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Post by ygmir » Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:29 am

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Post by mdmf007 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:15 am

cullen wrote:to pick up guys and have drug induced sex.
another stat that is wildly inflated. I am sure it happens at BM, but it happens in clubs around the world nightly as well. I feel your no more likely to be assaulted at BM than anywhere else.

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Post by Boijoy » Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:22 am

I'm a female that goes to stare at the boobies. :D
AND if Sale Man is running around bottomless.. I'll stare at him too..
I like the art and other stuff too.. blah blah blah.. but mostly the BOOBIES !!
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:03 am

Chicks dig gropers and gawkers.
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Post by mojo » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:38 am

While my son was attending a collegiate level acting program, he was told by one of the female instructors that Burning Man was basically a men's event. I take exception - as I am the one in my family that does 90% of the work. That's not because I am female, but because I am the most involved all year.

I too wonder about why you choose to differentiate between genders with this question.

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Post by Sail Man » Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:10 pm

Boijoy wrote:I'm a female that goes to stare at the boobies. :D
AND if Sale Man is running around bottomless.. I'll stare at him too..
I like the art and other stuff too.. blah blah blah.. but mostly the BOOBIES !!
8)

Not many nude beaches here in Michigan, at least that I know of, especially this time of year. Sailing on Erie is one way to enjoy a little fresh air, Burning Man is another.
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Post by Anastasia » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:32 pm

I don't think there is really one reason that women go to the burn. Boijoy goes for the boobies, brcprincess goes to be her real self. I go to let go of all the masks I build up over the year. To shed who I'm supposed to be and embrace who i want to be. I also go to live in the most extreme conditions I've ever been in (I unfortunately live in Ohio(the cold can die)). I go to meet new people. I go to get some rare uninterupted time with my boyfriend. I go to get out of the monotony of my daily life for two weeks and embrace the unexpected and revel in the freedom of no obligations. For one week, I don't have to show up to work, I don't have to assure my parent's that I'm ok, I don't have to explain my actions to onlookers.
I also go with hopes of expanding my narrowminded thoughts and accepting new ideas.

That is as honest as I can be. Hope that helps, even if none of the other posts do.

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Post by Gage » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:32 am

gaminwench wrote:I go for the art, fire, work, play, silence, friends, inspiration, sky, catharsis, dust and smiles. These things are always in my life - but the concentration of intention in BRC is a huge, yearly creative jolt.
I also like the freedom to go topless, though I don't exhibit myself in yahoo/camera zones - it's not about being admired, it's about not having to wear a shirt when it's hot! Gender equality, anyone?
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Post by chiefdanfox » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:50 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:i always thought it was for the shopping.
I always thought it was for the shoes...

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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:58 am

to get to the other side
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Re: why do women go to burning man?

Post by Box Burner » Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:29 pm

spiney wrote:We are researching stories about why women want to attend burning man, and what they have learned there about themselves and others.

Could you rephrase that? I don't think you understand your question.
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why do i go to the burn?

Post by pants » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:13 am

to climb, crawl into, and explore big interactive art installations!

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Post by SpaceCowboy » Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:10 pm

Well hell, I thought woman go for the same reason as guys. To enjoy themselves for a week.

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