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The only girl unit in the game...

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by PolskiKrol, Jul 26, 2007.

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  1. PolskiKrol

    PolskiKrol Chieftain

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    My girlfriend pointed out the other day that barring GPs, the only female unit in the game is the spy. Coincidence?
     
  2. PimpyMicPimp

    PimpyMicPimp Regrets His Username.

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    Pfft, the world would run just fine with no women.
     
  3. Shylock

    Shylock Hey smiling strange

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    Captured workers in Civ3 were women IIRC
     
  4. Soil

    Soil ねねね

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    This prompted me to have a look at History of women in the military.

    Seems like women never really make up the bulk of the army after a quick scan. Great leaders should feature women after reading that I guess.
     
  5. Jecrell

    Jecrell Ruled: Civ3 - Civ5

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    I would have been fine with male spies as well, makes little to no difference to me what gender my units are as long as they get the job done.
     
  6. aronnax

    aronnax Let your spirit be free

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    Hm.... female infantry, female knights, female riflemen.... Its hard to imagine.....
     
  7. ainwood

    ainwood Consultant. Administrator

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    Take a close look at some of the ethnically-diverse units: Some are women, IIRC.
     
  8. Kan' Sharuminar

    Kan' Sharuminar Fluffy

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    It may have just been a nod to Civ2, whose spy unit was female as well :)
     
  9. Tristan daCunha

    Tristan daCunha Pacifist Aggressive

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    In BTS the spy unit is no longer identifiably female. My initial thought is that it is a guy, but the robe and cowl that is worn is bulky and ill fitting so I suppose it could be either sex.

    A-ha! Even more changes in BTS. :)
     
  10. marioflag

    marioflag History Addict

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    Men have gone to war until now , making female soldiers or knight would be just ludicruous.And btw also Settler unit has a female.
     
  11. Socratatus

    Socratatus Emperor

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    That link about women being in the military for 4000 years, is frankly misleading. Sure, women have at one time or another been involved in actual war, but only on a very small and superficial level. In this I`m talking about actual combat.

    The only place where women have actually had a real effect is perhaps the most important one... in Command. Queen Elizabeth 1st, Boudica. In cases like this where a woman actually commands MEN to battle they`ve been quite important. There are also many clues that women have greatly influenced decisions of male leaders in the past to good or ill.

    So in influencing war, sure, women have had quite an influence.

    But that Wiki is greatly misleading in that it gives the impression that women walked beside men and even fought with\against them in great numbers - forget it. It didn`t happen even in small numbers, perhaps 1 or 2 exceptions may have happened. This is revisionist feminist claptrap.

    Men have fought in wars, always have. It is they that have bled out to protect women and families and their own for 4000 years. Sure women can fight if they must, but Men are bred for it and have a natural aptitude for it.

    Also, when a woman points out that something based on war or any male dominated area and says, "There`s no women in it!" Perhaps you should ask if she`s even interested in the field she`s talking about? Is she into warfare? does she really WANT to know who really fought in history and who did most of the dying? Or is she just critising for the sake of feminism even if it screws with historical fact?

    The most ridiculous thing would be to see thousands of women on the battlefield getting blown up, shot to pieces and decimated (mostly by men), just to be `politically correct.

    And it don`t help the Human race one bit.
     
  12. GeoModder

    GeoModder Deity

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    Yeah, the female settler for instance... oh wait, there's an ethnic female archer too!!! ;)
     
  13. Heretic_Cata

    Heretic_Cata We're gonna live forever

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    Err... you're kidding right ?

    Well yea, they did have a skirt like thing, but they also had beards.
     
  14. hgthechinese

    hgthechinese Warlord

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    There are a lot of women in the game! just look inside every tank, ship, airplane...
     
  15. manu-fan

    manu-fan Emperor

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    Hmm...Aren't some of the Civilization Leaders female?

    :)

    Whoops. You said Unit.

    Shouldn't there at least be female workers? Doing that hard work while the men folk are off warring?

    Cheers.
     
  16. ohcrapitsnico

    ohcrapitsnico Deity

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    It seems that all the specialists too are men. :rolleyes:

    I remember in civ III the pop in the city were men and women.
     
  17. gamedude107

    gamedude107 Permanoob(i play settler)

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    but then we'd all be virgins:(
     
  18. AThousandYoung

    AThousandYoung Prince

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    Not necessarily...
     
  19. hgthechinese

    hgthechinese Warlord

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    lmao

    personally, i would be one.
     
  20. Chode

    Chode Warlord

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    Want to know why there isn't a history of men in the military? Reason: EVERYBODY ELSE
     
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