Alright sort of related to the conversation/post on knights and lady knights I had with @eloquentdreams on the dash yesterday:
Something I don’t get in Skyrim is that all of the poems and songs relating to warriors and the prophecies of the Dragonborn all seem to assume that the subject is masculine? And that’s…really weird. Like, yeah, sexism exists, I get that, but just wandering around Skyrim and Tamriel, you’ll see that there are plenty of women who are warriors. Soldiers, officers, mercenaries, bandits, knights, guards–it’s not only common to see women in these occupations, it’s all over, and no one questions it. Going by Elder Scrolls Online it’s been this way for hundreds of years. And that’s awesome. And if the Dragonborn (the player character) is female, no one seems surprised or unsettled
But if it’s so universally accepted…why would this casual sexism exist in the language talking about warriors? Why, in the songs and prophecies, is it assumed that the warriors and heroes are all male?
Just…random thing that bugged me.