ENTRY 335: Emilia Bickerdyke
"The struggle continues."
- This Is Not Porn (AF 3)
- This Is Not Porn (AF 3)
At a time when transhumanity has the technical capability to overcome the limitations of traditional biology, much of it remains crippled and hidebound by old-fashioned sexual mores, ideologies, and laws. Fighting against prejudice, misinformation, and sexism are social workers like Emilia Bickerdyke (of the clan that later became the Titan Bickerdykes). Embeek was one of the first splicers with the sex change augmentation, cut her teeth teaching sex and gender education to the Lost Generation, spent a term undercover with the Carnival of the Goat while earning a limited degree in Transhuman Law at the Open University, and unionized the sex workers at the ruster camps on Mars. Her manifesto This Is Not Porn chronicled her pioneering work in the Jovian Republic against gender-selective abortion in favor of in vitro sex change and selective gender screening in a strongly bioconservative sect, the years-long battle on the definition of obscenity that freed fifteen hundred sexual-political prisoners that had been guilty of intraspecies erotica, a highly-publicized series tracking down the perpetrators of a series of hate-crimes aimed at inheritable sexual augmentations, and the revelation that the Jovian Republic had been funding a mutating STD built with material derived from the exsurgent virus - which revelation brought down one hypercorp, thirteen government officials, and sent her packing back to the Planetary Consortium.
Skills: Academics: Anatomy (Sex) 33, Academics: Biology 30, Academics: Sociology 30, Art: Writing 36, Blades 25, Fray 25, Free Fall 27, Infiltration 36, Interfacing 25, Interests: Sex/Gender Augmentations 65, Interests: Transhuman Sexuality 35, Intimidation 33, Kinesics 33, Language: Native English 84, Language: Dutch 55, Networking: Criminals 25, Networking: Scientists 28, Palming 25, Perception (Taste) 33, Persuasion 46, Profession: Journalist 34, Profession: Social Worker 60, Scrounging 20
Implants: Basic Biomods, Basic Mesh Inserts, Cortical Stack, Enhanced Pheromones, Enhanced Taste, Medichines, Sex Change
Using Emilia Bickerdyke
Transhuman sexuality is a complicated thing, especially with the levels of technology available to the average transhuman. Some things that would be crimes by contemporary laws and standards are acceptable to the bulk of transhumans, and other sexual possibilities are beyond current philosophy - though not current imagination. As a catalyst, Embeek can be the character to drive any adventure dealing with some aspect of transhuman sexuality, and unlike some other NPCs is likely to speek plainly and frankly about any technical detail. PCs hung up on old concepts of sexuality will not earn her enmity unless they act to deny the rights, orientation, or identity of others - she respects their beliefs even if she does not share them, so long as those beliefs do not infringe on others.
- A dispute has arisen between the Jovian Republic and the Planetary Consortium on fuckboxes; custom engineered and built cybernetic devices that essentially consist of lovingly-crafted alien genitalia. The Jovian Republic wish to interdict the fuckboxes because of concerns about perversion and lowered birth rates, but Embeek is arguing cogently against them because of the artistic and technical innovation that goes into fuckboxes. The crux of the argument falls on the 3rd Annual Fuckbox Competition, and the PCs are asked by Embeek to attend and protect the Jovian delegation from the more militant attendees as she attempts to change the Jovians' minds.