Sexism? in Pillars of Eternity: General Discussion (NO SPOILERS) Posted December 3, 2012 · Edited December 3, 2012 by Agelastos A matriarchal society doesn't have to be misandric. Just like a patriarchal society doesn't have to misogynistic. Except that's exactly what I was talking about. And when I said 'old' I did not mean 'not contemporary'. But for the sake of argument... I think if you play out gender inequality in a game there's no way to not make it a bit demeaning in nature, otherwise the whole thing doesn't affect the player. If you want to portray an archaic patriarchal society it just begs to express views like 'women aren't built for physical labour or warfare, so they must be kept in the house' (and I'm not even going to argue if that is truly misogynistic, that's semantics). You still haven't explained what makes it a sci-fi trope rather than a fantasy trope, and/or why it would be wrong for P.E. (even if it's just one out of many cultures represented in the game). Please explain!