Re: An observation about Yinkin

From: Jeff Richard <richaje_at_F28yjj9MJVHE2X7mAGmlgc3gtaQiwoQnN7IlwbV1bfGU10UOSjGaMD_5EGkI9YF03rlR>
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2008 17:32:43 -0000

> It seems to me that emulating the behavior of Yinkin, especially his
> lascivious nature, would not be accepted of women in the Heortling
> It's really hard to find a dependable husband for your Ernaldan
daughter if
> there are a handful of flirtatious Yinkin initiates in your clan.

Not really. Marriage is about more than sex - and the Orlanthi have little issue with promiscuity.

> While Yinkin may be gender-indistinct, the culture traditionally limits
> gender roles. Not to mention that it is hard to be continuously
> for a woman in a era without birth control. While woman-specific
cults may
> have some control over reproduction, Yinkin certainly doesn't.

Yinkinings don't have the sort of practical problems with having children as say a women warrior might. Then again, Yinkin doesn't exactly have any real war magic.


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