Cybersquirt, on Mar 22 2004, 09:13 PM, said:
Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting, on pg83, said:
Many of Faerun's most powerful heroes are women. Some societies observe strict codes of gender conduct (some matriarchal, not patriarchal), but this is not the case in most of Faerun.
Hmm. Well, thanks for sharing. But it wasn't baseless.
It is, however, your mod and your decision.
Maybe it's not entirely baseless, but the strong implication is that areas where there are strict codes of gender conduct are rare. Rasheman is one place, but that's waaaaay over the other side of the continent to the Sword Coast (and it's matriarchal). The majority of Viconia's surface travels have been through the North and the Western Heartlands...
The key word in the part you quoted is some
The most important part of the quote, you left out...
"The Heartlands of Faerun are generally enlightened and liberal regarding gender roles. Women are as free as men to own property, run businesses, and run off to become adventurers."
(I don't really intend to make this a big thing, you know, even if it looks like it.