Could this be referring to the Rooks in a game of chess? It's a sketchy guess at best, but Kings, lords (knights?) and Christians (bishops?) are all chess pieces, who have raised the rooks (or castles) to help defend the King.
However, if "this world of ours" (i.e. the chess board) were ruled by women (Queens), few of the rooks would stand (as Queens are much more powerful pieces than rooks).
Posted by tomarken
on 2006-03-06 12:22:23