you cited a novel, that just reversed the normal attitudes of human males towards homosexual rape.
Armies (when they mass rape), don't go about raping men. I used the khmer rouge because they were undoubtedly "evil" (see i use quotes because i dislike the word, just i dislike "good"), and still, didn't mass rape. I could have used a army from some african shithole that DOES rape, and they still would probably not rape men/boys as policy (occasionally maybe)
Transpose the attitude to a female dominated army and you get:
No female[male], not even one conquered in battle, was taken against her[his] will. Centuries of indoctrination had forged a taboo that was seldom questioned and rarely violated.
And it's a stupid, and lazy simile. Would the
chaotic evil race females, stronger than the males, give a shit about the females of another race? Only as it gives ideas
to their males. The bit about all females being viewed as incarnation of lolth also makes no sense, if they are not drow - a weak support for a rather huge taboo that goes against the natural inclinations of the race for chaos and evil.
Maybe Lolth doesn't like it. except, that doesn't make any fucking sense, considering she is the greater goddess of evil and chaos. If the normal drow have few reasons to care, Lolth has even less.
Resuming: the writer is a idiot, that took the shortcut of using a human taboo to characterize a "chaotic evil" race. I quote evil here, because "evil races" are a D&D thing that also doesn't make much sense except if you take it as the gods direct influence over the race.
BTW, before you jump all over my use of the word "race", i'm using it because species will not do, since everyone can interbreed in D&D apparently.
TL/DR: alignment systems suck, especially when they are (badly) generalized to entire societies. It's a logical consequence of acting gods that care about ethics, but introduces alot of small contradictions that lazy writers gloss over.
Edited by i30817, 24 November 2011 - 05:11 AM.