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Oh, there’s a new Miles. Haven’t seen a new one in ages. Welcome to the Fma tumblr fandom.
“This is the mountain fortress of Briggs. Only the strong survive here.”
A couple of days ago, I saw this GIF and thought, does Alex say this because this is what a woman should do? Just find a husband and settle down? Maybe that’s how women were perceived back then. They assume even though Olivier (or Riza or Rebecca etc.) are in the military, the main thing on their mind is finding a husband to raise a child with.
Of course this is not the case, hence Olivier kicking Alex in the side. I’m not suggesting Alex is sexist, but he does come off as the type of person who follows what is seen as the norm. He does question the Ishval war though, so my argument doesn’t hold much ground.
I’m probably overanalysing or whatever, but I did think he said that because he wants to guide Olivier in the “right” direction.
You’re not far off actually. At that time period, a woman’s place was eventually to be with her husband and raise a family with him. So even if Olivier and the other women of the military were unmarried, they were probably expected to settled down soon enough.
Though in Olivier’s case, I would think the Armstrong family would be more traditionalist and hence want all their daughters even the eldest who is the stubbornest and most unwilling to find a husband and I’m sure they must have set her up on many a match making venture which no doubt ended in complete and utter failure simply so they could see her ‘happily wed’. It is a woman’s place to end up in a home with her husband after all even if she is a working person.
Same reason why Rebecca wishes to retire when she finds the guy and gets married. But Olivier is far from interested in following the norm. Her family may want her to settle down but she really couldn’t care less what they want.