Okay, i've been fleshing out a fantasy world for a project lately. The more I thought about it, the more I realised that a conflict would be escalated by a difference not only in belief or race, but custom as well. After all, the customs that are normal to you may be the most bizarre thing on the planet to someone with vastly conflicting ones. They may be seen as right or wrong, but it is simply a way of life. However, as I begin to write different cultural beliefs for the races and colonies, I find myself struggling with my own culture as to what is 'too far'. For example, I intended to have an island with a Matriarchal rulership, with a custom that worships females due to an imbalance in population where only one in five children is a girl. As such, females are 'lucky' and worshipped as if a Goddess from a young age, paraded as if a Preistess in Egypt or similar, trained within the city for their future role as Matriarch, 'life-bringer', and holy person... But then.. Something seems very wrong by my own beliefs about an island of people who worship young girls, and prepare them from birth to be mothers. Flipping it once more, that's kind of what I aimed to do in the first place - create something that is out of what I would percieve as ordinary, in order to make a different culture with new customs. But would that be 'too much'? I'm way over my head, stuck in a cycle of right and wrong from my own culture merely considering a fictional one!