As we all know, the Fire Emblem series is set in the medieval time period. Life was not a walk in the park back then, especially for the women. The Archanea series makes many references to women being sold, raped and given away as commodities in marriage. In Seisen no Keifu, it's all but explicitly stated that Leen/Laylea was raped by Lord Bramsel. Gheb planned to sexually harass Tana in The Sacred Stones, and Valter had the same in mind for Eirika. And of course, poor unfortunate Florina was nearly sold to bandits in The Blazing Sword.
And yet, I still feel the series doesn't properly address just how dangerous being a woman is.
In every game, women are taken hostage and kept prisoner. Lyn claimed the Tavelir bandits didn't harm women? Yeah, right. Though I care little what happened to her, other women of Sacae who were ambushed in the attack weren't lucky enough to simply be killed. We all know what Lord Darin of Laus had planned for Priscilla, and Lord Erik and Nacien for Clarine. And in Radiant Dawn, it's all too painfully obvious that Lucia, after being taken hostage by Lord Luvdeck, was raped.
I'm not trying to denounce being female, or these characters. Not by a long shot. But if we're going to play a game set in medieval times, we must be realistic. Women were treated as commodities or worse, as playthings. Rape was a very real threat. So while I obviously cannot stop you from writing happy-happy fantasy stories where everything's fine and nothing is ruined, I can look down my nose upon you for failing to meet realistic standards.