Perhaps you should have actually paid atttention to the book. It is clearly set in aa different time period. One that allowed all of those things to happen. Also, its a ficticious book. Meaning, it didn't really happen. Do you get offended by everything you read that isn't 100% reality? If so, you musnt get out much.
Anyway, this book is fantastic. I've gotten bout 1/4 of the way thru, but I am determind to finish by the end of the month!