Regarding the Imperial stance on gender equality, I believe that the official
policy (i.e. at the higher levels of the Imperial government and organizations) is opposed to gender-based discrimination. Consider the fact that the Imperial Guard (in lore, anyway) is just as likely to recruit women as to recruit men, provided that said women do
pass the IG's requirements for "able-bodied Imperial citizens"; and then consider the fact that the Inquisition
has female Inquisitors, and I've yet to hear of any of those suffering setbacks due to their sex. And there's the Adepta Sororitas and their Chamber-Militant, the Sisters of Battle
Regarding the Galacsome: Yeah, milk production. My concept for it was that it initially gets implanted into the breasts
, and over time it develops and eventually generates a whole network of vessels and "sub-organs" throughout the body. The purpose of this system is to process a portion of the excess nutrients that the female Astartes ingests, and forms them into a concentrated melange that is stored in the (by now heavily altered) mammary glands, from which they can be secreted with a miniature breast-pump built into the Powered Armor
, and then passed through a retractable tube (with a reinforced hatch protecting it from the outside when not in use, of course) and into either an outside container or.... well, any waiting mouth.
, the stuff that comes out is not milk-like in constitution
. It's closer to the "tapioca-like goop" of The Matrix
: Hmmmm, that's interesting. When I talked about "female biology", however, I was mostly referring to the different organs and such.
To give you an idea, I was thinking of how Progenoid Glands could be... adapted... to working with the female sex organs, for augmented
Gene-Seed reproduction. Imagine being able to get a dozen or so Gene-Seed sets instead of just two
per Astartes.... That would be extremely helpful for the Chapter's recruitment/casualty replenishment rate!
Of course I am.
edited 28th Aug '11 11:29:16 AM by MarqFJA