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Jones_Tims

Guest
Ok, so... with a new day, comes a new topic (at least here in Eastern Europe it's a new day).

That being said... what about the healthcare of the galley slave girls? Let's take in consideration a few problems:

1. All that sweating combined with living naked or almost naked in a cold environment can only mean getting sick from time to time. Imagine a girl with pneumonia, barely able to breath, trying to push the oars, trying so hard not to suffocate, while her lungs are burning and her throat is sore. At the same time, she has fever, her whole body burning. It's hell on Earth for her, but she still has to push forward, although each time she pulls or pushes the oar, she feels like a burning coal.

2. Considering they rarely (or probably never) get access to fruits, scurvy can really become a serious problem. Bleeding, weakness and teeth falling. Again, another reason why I consider that some fruits wouldn't cause any harm... after all we need the girls to be at least somewhat healthy, so they can row more.

3. On the same topic, no dentistry on the ship can also mean that the girls are also dealing with tooth decay. Caries and foul smelling mouths. The only dentistry they'll get is getting their decayed teeth removed with clippers or even by brute force. Then again, there's the classic method of tying their tooth to the knob of the door with some floss then slam the door.

4. Infections caused by flogging or cuts are something really worth looking into, because an infection that gets too severe, may force you to amputate a girl's limb, and that would seriously reduce her productivity, rendering her almost useless.

5. Rats, fleas and lice are another concern. Rats can only help spreading the disease, and they may even bite the girls at night. Lice and fleas can become another burden to bear. It's much harder to row when you just want to scratch your head every few seconds.

6. Considering the humidity of the environment, mold is just another concern. The girls, being forced to breath moldy air, are only damaging their lungs with time.

Of course, the list can go on and on, so I'd like to hear your point of view on this matter.
 

aliamar

Condemned
excellent case(s), and well-judged "questionary" provoking thoughts - and a wish to indulge in polemic :)

thanks a lot, i'll certainly response later or try at least. hope other forumers too.
 

KageKamen

Governor
Yes, I doubt that they could establish a proper slave hierarchy, considering that the rowers are needed. Now, in a Soviet gulag, you can spare a few girls from hard work, more or less, the overall production stays the same. But, when it comes about the galleys, there's an exact number of oars and seats, and you need all of them to be manned, so offering the privilege of not rowing, won't really do.
Yes - veterans might have some extra respect and perhaps even better food, but that's because they've proven their value as rowers. They still sit chained in place like the rest.
 

KageKamen

Governor
1. All that sweating combined with living naked or almost naked in a cold environment can only mean getting sick from time to time. Imagine a girl with pneumonia, barely able to breath, trying to push the oars, trying so hard not to suffocate, while her lungs are burning and her throat is sore. At the same time, she has fever, her whole body burning. It's hell on Earth for her, but she still has to push forward, although each time she pulls or pushes the oar, she feels like a burning coal.
If it's not contagious, then she must work anyway or pay the price. (Exceptions might be made for rowers of proven skill, if there are spares.) If it is, then depending on the circumstances they might be left in place, removed, or even thrown overboard!

2. Considering they rarely (or probably never) get access to fruits, scurvy can really become a serious problem. Bleeding, weakness and teeth falling. Again, another reason why I consider that some fruits wouldn't cause any harm... after all we need the girls to be at least somewhat healthy, so they can row more.
Depending on the era, the link to fruit might not be known. So it could be seen as them just wearing down naturally, in which case... tough luck! (If it is known, some fruit may be included in their diet.)

3. On the same topic, no dentistry on the ship can also mean that the girls are also dealing with tooth decay. Caries and foul smelling mouths. The only dentistry they'll get is getting their decayed teeth removed with clippers or even by brute force. Then again, there's the classic method of tying their tooth to the knob of the door with some floss then slam the door.
If their teeth hurt their teeth hurt - wail about it and they get the whip! Although with them unlikely to taste sugar in their lives, it's probably not that much of an issue.

4. Infections caused by flogging or cuts are something really worth looking into, because an infection that gets too severe, may force you to amputate a girl's limb, and that would seriously reduce her productivity, rendering her almost useless.
Well the slaves who get the most lashes are probably the least useful, so it's partly a self-solving problem. And copious amounts of seawater should serve as a (painful) disinfectant. If it reaches limb infection, then the girl is probably disposed of.

5. Rats, fleas and lice are another concern. Rats can only help spreading the disease, and they may even bite the girls at night. Lice and fleas can become another burden to bear. It's much harder to row when you just want to scratch your head every few seconds.

Rats are killed if seen. Smaller pests are seen as unavoidable, though frequent seawater "baths" help a bit. Girl's hair might be kept cut short to reduce lice.

6. Considering the humidity of the environment, mold is just another concern. The girls, being forced to breath moldy air, are only damaging their lungs with time.

Another inevitability, like the stench. And the girls are expected to wear out over time, like any appliance. That's why you always need new ones.
 
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Jones_Tims

Guest
Hey, so... I noticed that this thread went a little quiet.

I wanted to let you know that I started a story on this theme and you can find it on this thread:

 
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Jones_Tims

Guest
So, I've been thinking this morning...

There's already a Hungarian porn movie out there, about a parody of the Stanford Prison experiment.

What about a remake of the Stanford experiment, set on a galley?

16 college women would be recruited as slave girls and 4 would be recruited as overseers. They would have a room that would be decorated to look like the lower deck of a galley. They would have oars that would be connected to a machine that would keep track of their movement... adding up to the traveled distance for each time the oars are pushed or pulled... traveling an extra further if the rowing is synchronized. They would have to row for a distance of 200 kilometers, for 10 days, so that's 20 kilometers each day. The overseers would have the task to make them achieve their daily goal, by any means necessary.

The women playing the slavegirl role would be stripped of their clothes and chained by their legs. The overseers would receive whips, batons and other toys. In an adjacenet room to the simulated rowing room, there would be an overseer's quarter, where the overseers would sleep on confy beds (while the slave girls sleep on the floor in the rowing room). There would also be some torture devices in the overseer's quarter... a water barrel, bondage tools and all that.

How many days would you give them until:
-some girls would break down
-some girls would grievously wound a slave girl

Also, in which condition would you cancel the experiment?
 

Heineudo

Magistrate
So, I've been thinking this morning...

There's already a Hungarian porn movie out there, about a parody of the Stanford Prison experiment.

What about a remake of the Stanford experiment, set on a galley?

16 college women would be recruited as slave girls and 4 would be recruited as overseers. They would have a room that would be decorated to look like the lower deck of a galley. They would have oars that would be connected to a machine that would keep track of their movement... adding up to the traveled distance for each time the oars are pushed or pulled... traveling an extra further if the rowing is synchronized. They would have to row for a distance of 200 kilometers, for 10 days, so that's 20 kilometers each day. The overseers would have the task to make them achieve their daily goal, by any means necessary.

The women playing the slavegirl role would be stripped of their clothes and chained by their legs. The overseers would receive whips, batons and other toys. In an adjacenet room to the simulated rowing room, there would be an overseer's quarter, where the overseers would sleep on confy beds (while the slave girls sleep on the floor in the rowing room). There would also be some torture devices in the overseer's quarter... a water barrel, bondage tools and all that.

How many days would you give them until:
-some girls would break down
-some girls would grievously wound a slave girl

Also, in which condition would you cancel the experiment?
So if one of them is seriously injured and has to be taken away for treatment; I would stop the experiment. Small wounds are normal and are part of it.
 

Barbaria1

Rebel Leader
Staff member
You people have overactive imaginations ... :rolleyes:
 
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