I should probably explain and apologise to those people who might actually be looking forward to playing this.
I lost interest in it at the point it was suggested that I allow male players to play female characters. I know it doesn't bother a lot of people but it bothers me. It never used to - when I joined E 6 years ago, I was quite happy to play with anyone, regardless of gender. It bothers me now. Go figure...!
But worse is the fact that there is only one female player interested in playing a guard, and she wants to play a submissive guard.
This is a women's prison, supposedly. Now, I know that women's prisons do have male guards, mostly because there aren't enough women wanting to be prison guards. Can't say I blame them!
Gender of guards and staff
As of 2007, in most of the Western world, the guards on female prisons are exclusively female. Until the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1972 Equal Employment Opportunity Act, this was true in the United States. Men usually worked in perimeter posts, such as gate posts, rather than having direct contact with female prisoners. Male employees previously had restricted positions. Both acts integrated the workforce, and after the acts passed male employees gained increasingly direct contact with female prisoners. As of 2007, about 40% of prison guards in American women's prisons are men. In some facilities, most of the prison guards are men: Silja Talvi, author of Women Behind Bars: The Crisis of Women in the U.S. Prison System, argued that in theory gender equality makes sense in all occupations, but in practice having male guards watch over female prisoners is problematic
So, given the statistic of 40% that means for every 2 male guard characters there should be 3 female.
Anyway, as I said, I lost interest in running the game and was hoping to just let the thread sink. But it seems that there is actually continued interest from others.
So I am locking the thread to prevent even more people being disappointed.
If someone else wants to take the idea and run with it, they are more than welcome, and depending upon who takes it up and what they do with it, I might even join!