Forgive me if this has already been covered, but i found it quite fitting to mention this considering todays comic:http://yafgc.shipsinker.com/index.php?strip_id=1367
most noticably the two last panels.
Jone started out to fight for women who were treated badly and ended up the figurehead of a crusade to empower women.
this encounter with someone advocating more moderation and less violence shows a fun facet I've seen a few times in our world as well:
- the notion that not blindly supporting female empowerment (which does not mean equality...) is a bad thing, especially if you're a woman, because then you're a heretic/traitor
- that equality for women somehow means that while in the past men oppressed women, then now women should be allowed to oppress men instead
I know this last bit isn't directly covered in the comic, but i feel it is hinted through the rejection of a "voice of reason" or at least an attempt to halt the more violent uprising. It wouldn't surprise me if this is covered in a comic soon enough... or at least when jone's crusade finally meets proper armed opposition... regardless of why that opposition is there, since it looks like runtherd might send an army 'to quell the rebellion', not to directly thwart womens rights.
I'm all for equality, although i do recognize that there are things that men and women respectively are predispositioned to do more than the other. the particulars will vary, as a lot of the predispositions are culturally based just as much, if at all, biological. It doesn't mean everything is set in stone - and aside from childberth and impregnating others, then i'm sure that there is nothing a man can do that a women cant do just as well if given similar means and motivation.
thoughts on this?