In my reading I’ve notice a few things about gender and our differences sexually. The first is, they exist. The second being that while they make big differences they don’t make the sort of differences so many us get so upset about. As far as I can see, they make no real difference in a lot of what we can do. You get right down to it, they make no real difference in just how heroic you can be. As an old saying goes; it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
So in the guides using the Dangerous Journeys system I’m setting no limits in who or what a Persona can be. She wants to be a knight, then should her birth and society say she can be a knight, then she can be a knight. And her title would be Sir Janice, for to my way of thinking that is what you call a knight.
Though let’s be honest, women taste chocolate differently than men do. They respond to the chemicals in chocolate differently than men, in some respects most intensely. But I see no reason to say that has any effect on just how good they can be. And the fact women are on the average weaker than men when it comes to strength has nothing on how capable they are. To be honest with you, men cheat. We produce much more testosterone than you do and that makes a huge difference. But it really isn’t the size of the muscles, it’s how you use them.
So in a guide like Mythus I encourage the player to try any role he wishes. If the position in society says knight is available, then try being a knight, Or a Sage, a Mountebank, or even a Sailor. Ærth may be based on Earth, but it isn’t in all ways like Earth. Ærth’s history has it’s difference, it’s societies and sociology is different. Let it be different.
Your Persona is going to be unique, don’t let that stop you from from making him or her even more unique.