The initial premise of the comic sounded quite good. It was an interesting concept of flipping the gender roles in an ancient society. Instead of women being the ones with no rights it was the men. Having the main character be a women as well, but fighting on the men's side without them knowing that she is a she would create a great conflict especially with women haters that only want to flip the roles and not be equals.
The question that plagued me the most while reading this comic is the " how and why?" How did women gain control? I'll be honest, men are stronger then women, and part of the initial "women stays home with the children" mentality came from the fact that women gave birth AND had to breast feed their children for awhile so in a way it made sense in medieval times to have women stay home. (Not condoning poor treatment of women, just stating where some ideas may have cropped up from)
The smart way to do it would be to make the fact women can give birth a really big deal and much more important then anything a man could do. The women could say since giving birth is such a hard task they are stronger then the men and the society could evolve with those notions in place. This comic though never really explains such things and it is mostly hand waved as "that is just the way it is." Okay so that can be a viable explanation, if there used to be a reason men were kept at home and it had been forgotten. In the manga Ooku the men fell to a disease and most of them died leaving women to work in the field and take hold of positions of power since men were of a "delicate disposition." Such a thing happening and as years pass society keeps old rules in place that no longer make sense until it becomes such that men are not real citizens.
There is a singe page where a previous ancient society is mention. A technologically advanced society run by men where women were the slaves. The women rose up and took over.... and centuries later they live in a medieval type world. Unfortunate implications much?
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