Logan Ambrose said:
Why is "female space marines" such a bad word? From what i have seen this really gets people up in arms. I have yet to see a compelling argument that dose not involve fluf. Is it really worth getting high blood pressure over a fictional setting.
All that 40k is is it's fluff. GW intellectual property is what makes 40k 40k. If it's in the fluff, especially when it isn't contradicted at all, then that's how it is in the setting. It has always been stated that there are only male Space Marines and that the Emperor specifically designed the geneseed and implants to work with male genetics and hormones. Therefore, that's how it is.
Now, if you want to do it in your game, no one is stopping you, it's not like the GW ninja are going to burst in and gut you for your insolence. But understand that then you are straying from a long, LONG established fact in the 40k setting, and that your game is no longer following the canon.
Also, equally, I've not yet seen a compelling argument for female Space Marines at all, as they all revolve around "my girl player doesn't want to play a smelly man" and, essentially "it's sexist, woman should be equal". So why should people agree that there should be female Space Marines if there is no good reason, either in setting or out, to have them?
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