- Mar 4, 2012
That was literally not my point at all and I find it funny how you removed all the actual points I was making. Freemen should get a male icon because it primarily represents the population from which Manpower/soldiers are taken and women didn't do a whole lot of soldiering. Citizen should have a male icon because many nations from the period either barred or heavily restricted citizenry for it's women and slaves should get a male icon because it presumably represent slaves doing mostly hard-labour.Those are, in fact, most probably neutral nouns: Citizens, Freemen, Tribesmen and Slaves are inclusive words which potentially all include hermaphroditic men, women and wers. That is why they aren't called "Female Citizens", "Hermaphroditic Freemen" or "Male Tribesmen".
I was making a point about the icons and not the naming.
Might be a better idea if women were used in a population growth icon seeing how creating the next generation was considered their most important duty in most cultures.Ah, yes... I understand it better. Icons might perhaps had ideally represented families?