In this period it’s been a bit of a pain. The history of the American Revolution is the history of men.
There are a few people, like John Adams’ wife. They tried very hard in the TV series to not make it look like a bunch of dudes, but it really is a bunch of dudes.
It felt like, if you had all these men in every scene and [a female assassin is] secretly, stealthily in crowds of dudes, it starts to feel kind of wrong. People would stop believing it." —
Ubisoft Montreal creative director Alex Hutchinson (Assassin’s Creed III’s setting “a bit of a pain” for female characters)
Oh, yes. Because reliving your ancestors’ memories, leaping from tall buildings, and surprise mystical beings aren’t unrealistic at all. Nor is blending in with a crowd while wearing a bright white and red outfit, or avoiding guards by sitting down on a bench. But doing that while being a woman? Now, that’s just going too far.
GOD FORBID they stop believing that myth that women didn’t do anything in history. GOTTA KEEP THAT ONE GOING GUYS
Ever heard the maxim that history is written by the victors? It’s fucking true. Historiography, bitches. Sources from the era are notorious for undervaluing the contributions of women and PoC, and just because you bought their story Ubisoft, doesn’t mean that it’s true.
Also, last time I checked, women have made up about half of the human population throughout history. Hence some random chick hanging out in a crowd wouldn’t be unusual, it’d be statistics. Most of the “poor fragile womenfolk” stuff really only took off in the Victorian era.
Also, have you heard of all those ladies caught pretending to be dudes? I bet there were lots more who didn’t get caught. Why couldn’t female assassins pass as men while they needed to?