RE: [Glorantha]Sun county women

From: Jane Williams <janewilliams20_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 21:07:31 +0100


> I would have thought dark for low status women (tainted with
> darkness), brown and green for common women (earth colors)
> and pure white for important/holy women (purity and heaven).
> Blue and gold would be reserved for men.

I'd agree with your colour assignments, but you've got the reasoning the wrong way round. Green and brown are reserved for women, and green in particular for Earth priestesses and other important people. Men can wear what they like as long as they don't try the sacred colours. The ones who do a lot of manual labour wear undyed dark cloth. Some of the ones who think that Yelmalio bloke is important like wearing yellow or even gold - a few also fancy blue. Since these aren't sacred colours, who cares? We'll weave and dye it for them. If they want some other colours, they're doing their own weaving.

> > Oh, and I'd stick to Sparta as inspiration on the Sundomers, not
> > muslims. All the solar cultures tend to be prudish and chaste
> > (repressed) anyway....

> So the pure spartan model doesn't quite fit
> the yelmalion culture. A spartan/muslim hybrid fits better
> what we know of the sun domers, I think.

We seem to be drifting towards the idea that Sun County is an extreme of repressing women. Take another look. Women are "expected" to do things like wearing veils - they don't get stoned to death for not doing so, just frowned on. There may be prejudice against having them in the army, but it happens. Yelorans, even female Yelmalians. Look at what really happens, compare with what really happens in the RW, you'll find Sun County is less repressive than 1990s Britain. (I'm not sure if women are currently allowed to be front-line troops here, but if we are, it's a recent change).

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