History Main / GenderCide

26th Oct '17 11:49:04 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Ordeal In Otherwhere]]'', the white death had killed men and adolescent boys except for a handful -- the most religious families and those with the least trust for the government, which they interpret as judgment. It does mean they want to buy slaves from a Free Trader to do agricultural labor, since they destroyed machinery as a response to the plague.\\
All of which is a set up to ensure that the now orphaned Charis is sold to the Free Trader to buy some of those slaves in the first chapter. Nothing more about the colony is said in the book.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Ordeal In Otherwhere]]'', ''Literature/OrdealInOtherwhere'', the white death had killed men and adolescent boys except for a handful -- the most religious families and those with the least trust for the government, which they interpret as judgment. It does mean they want to buy slaves from a Free Trader to do agricultural labor, since they destroyed machinery as a response to the plague.\\
All of which is a set up to ensure that the now orphaned Charis is sold to the Free Trader to buy some of those slaves in the first chapter. Nothing more about the colony is said in the book.
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15th Oct '17 2:43:03 PM kazokuhouou
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* The manga ''Manga/{{Ooku}}: the Inner Chambers'' begins with a disease that kills off a large proportion of the male population of Japan during the Edo period. Subsequently, males continue to die of the disease while women take over almost all productive roles in society, including the shogunate. Only the female shogun is wealthy enough to keep a harem (the titular ''ooku'') full of non-productive, pampered men in her care and, like its real-world female historical equivalent, the male harem lives a strictly cloistered life.

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* The manga ''Manga/{{Ooku}}: the Inner Chambers'' begins with a disease disease, the Redface Pox, that kills off a large proportion of the male population of Japan during the Edo period.period (roughly 1 man for every 4 women remains alive). Subsequently, males continue to die of the disease while women take over almost all productive roles in society, including the shogunate. Only the female shogun is wealthy enough to keep a harem (the titular ''ooku'') full of non-productive, pampered men in her care and, like its real-world female historical equivalent, the male harem lives a strictly cloistered life. Later volumes focus on people trying to find a cure for the Redface Pox and make the gender ratio more even [[spoiler:before the more powerful foreign nations force Japan to open its country.]]
8th Oct '17 9:10:15 PM darkemyst
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* When King Roderick decides to obliterate the Orycalope Kingdom in ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' he starts by slaughtering their female warriors and gatherers whenever they are out of the caves in small manageable groups. He even manages to have one of his people slip in and assassinate their queen, leaving only men and children when he actually invades and massacres the rest of the survivors.
13th Sep '17 7:06:36 PM SamCarterX206
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* David Patenaude's ''EternityRoad'' centered on a virus called Elisha's Bear, that wiped out most of the men in the world. It's revealed that it was intentionally released by an angry radical feminist.

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* David Patenaude's ''EternityRoad'' ''EpitaphRoad'' centered on a virus called Elisha's Bear, that wiped out most of the men in the world. It's revealed that it was intentionally released by an angry radical feminist.
13th Sep '17 11:21:01 AM frozen
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** This results in a social problem for men too: it means that there is a perpetual drought of females for spouses. And unfortunately, this problem is "solved" by trafficking women from other countries who are forced into marriage to these men, women who are usually North Korean defectors. The Family Planning Policy was enforced through a financial penalty in the form of the "social child-raising fee" which is a percentage of the annual income.

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** This results in a (much less serious) social problem for men too: men: it means that there is a perpetual drought of females women for spouses. And unfortunately, In China this problem is frequently "solved" by trafficking women from other countries who are forced into marriage to these men, women who are usually women, often North Korean defectors.defectors, and forcing them to marry men. The Family Planning Policy was enforced through a financial penalty in the form of the "social child-raising fee" which is a percentage of the annual income.



** Infanticide has a long history in the regions. Back before birth control - i.e., before the twentieth century - one dealt with unwanted children in one of two ways: abortion, which was common virtually worldwide, and getting rid of the baby when it was born. In Europe and its offshoots, this took the form of giving your baby to an orphanage or a guild, or simply to leave them someplace that someone might pick them up. Whether the child lived or died - and at least nine out of ten babies abandoned in this way ''did'' die - was irrelevant, because their parents [[ThouShaltNotKill had not, technically, committed infanticide]]. In the (Indian) Subcontinent and East Asia, they gave them (honourable) death. Of course, there's many a case of parents throughout Eurasia ''meaning'' to dispose of their unwanted child, only to find they just can't do it; related to this, there are countless cases of the adoption of unwanted babies by those unable to have (more) children themselves.

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** Infanticide has a long history in the regions.history. Back before birth control - i.e., before the twentieth century - one dealt with unwanted children in one of two ways: abortion, which was common virtually worldwide, and getting rid of the baby when it was born. In Europe and its offshoots, this took the form of giving your baby to an orphanage or a guild, or simply to leave them someplace that someone might pick them up. Whether the child lived or died - and at least nine out of ten babies abandoned in this way ''did'' die - was irrelevant, because their parents [[ThouShaltNotKill had not, technically, committed infanticide]]. In the (Indian) Subcontinent and East Asia, they gave them (honourable) death. Of course, there's many a case of parents throughout Eurasia ''meaning'' to dispose of their unwanted child, only to find they just can't do it; related to this, there are countless cases of the adoption of unwanted babies by those unable to have (more) children themselves.themselves.
***Three types of children were abandoned or 'exposed' in Ancient Rome: disabled or deformed boys, younger daughters of 'respectable' families of any rank (although it was unusual for a poor family to keep even a single girl), and illegitimate daughters of freeborn mothers. Basically a boy had to be disabled or deformed to be exposed, while more girls were exposed than not. The Roman government frequently offered incentives - money, prestige, lower taxes, even higher rank - to parents with four or more children specifically to cut down on female infanticide; by the time of the Good Emperors poor men often joined the military because they couldn't find a wife in Rome.



** This is why the Spinster is such a prominent fixture in mid-20th C. popular fiction, especially in Britain.

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** This is why the Spinster spinster is such a prominent fixture in mid-20th C. popular fiction, especially in Britain.the Commonwealth.


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** We have evidence that significantly more female civilians died than male, as paradoxically Red Army soldiers had a lower death rate than Slavic civilians in German-occupied Eastern Europe. Also, young Jewish men had a higher rate of survival than any other Jewish group; they were used as slave labour (where they had a small if real chance to escape) while their female and older relatives were sent directly to the gas.
13th Sep '17 11:00:01 AM frozen
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* OlderThanDirt: already pre-Biblical sources insist that [[HumansAreBastards in the human history]] it has been customary for a conqueror to kill all adult males, [[GroinAttack castrate all young boys]] and [[SexSlave take all women as sex slaves]]. [[MenAreTheExpendableGender Men are expendable]].

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* OlderThanDirt: already pre-Biblical Pre-Biblical sources insist that [[HumansAreBastards in the human history]] it has been customary for a conqueror to kill all adult males, [[GroinAttack castrate all young boys]] and [[SexSlave take all women as sex slaves]]. [[MenAreTheExpendableGender Men are expendable]].expendable]], or as many see it, men can fight back but women are incompetent idiots fit only for what use men can make of their orifices.
24th Aug '17 12:59:43 AM PaulA
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* R.A. Lafferty's short story "Parthen" is set ''during'' a Gendercide, in which asexually-reproducing aliens who resemble pretty young women mingle with the human population, causing every man who sees them to fall chastely in love with them. This induced a form of LoveMakesYouStupid, so the infatuated men quit working, abandon their families, and eventually perish in the streets. Human women clean up the bodies and replace men in the workforce, while the alien "girls" buy up property when the male owners desert it. A transmission from space had previously warned the Earth that aliens would destroy half of humanity and enslave the other half, yet even as they're starving to death, the male protagonists keep assuming it'll be a violent invasion rather than a Gendercide.

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* R.A. Lafferty's Creator/RALafferty's short story "Parthen" is set ''during'' a Gendercide, in which asexually-reproducing aliens who resemble pretty young women mingle with the human population, causing every man who sees them to fall chastely in love with them. This induced a form of LoveMakesYouStupid, so the infatuated men quit working, abandon their families, and eventually perish in the streets. Human women clean up the bodies and replace men in the workforce, while the alien "girls" buy up property when the male owners desert it. A transmission from space had previously warned the Earth that aliens would destroy half of humanity and enslave the other half, yet even as they're starving to death, the male protagonists keep assuming it'll be a violent invasion rather than a Gendercide.
20th Aug '17 9:00:21 PM Sharlee
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* This trope is an annual event for the genus ''Antechinus'', tiny Australian marsupials that resemble shrews. During their breeding season, which takes place over just a few days, males frantically do '''nothing''' but seek out females and copulate with them, never stopping to eat, drink, sleep, or attend to cuts and scrapes they suffer in their madcap TestosteronePoisoning-driven quest to breed. By the time all the females are pregnant, the males are all dead or dying from infections, organ failure, and sheer exhaustion. Then it's [[LadyLand up to the ladies]] to raise the next generation of females and sex-suicidal males.

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* This trope is an annual event for the genus ''Antechinus'', tiny Australian marsupials that resemble shrews. During their breeding season, which takes place over just a few days, males frantically do '''nothing''' but frantically seek out females and copulate with them, never stopping to eat, drink, sleep, or attend to cuts and scrapes they suffer in their madcap TestosteronePoisoning-driven quest to breed. By the time all the females are pregnant, the males are all dead or dying from infections, organ failure, and sheer exhaustion. Then it's [[LadyLand up to the ladies]] to raise the next generation of females and sex-suicidal males.
20th Aug '17 8:59:33 PM Sharlee
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* This trope is an annual event for the genus ''Antechinus'', tiny Australian marsupials that resemble shrews. During their breeding season, which takes place over just a few days, males frantically do '''nothing''' but seek out females and copulate with them, never stopping to eat, drink, sleep, or attend to cuts and scraps they suffer in their TestosteronePoisoning-driven quest to breed. By the time all the females are pregnant, the males are all dead or dying from infections, organ failure, and sheer exhaustion. Then it's [[LadyLand up to the ladies]] to raise the next generation of females and sex-suicidal males.

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* This trope is an annual event for the genus ''Antechinus'', tiny Australian marsupials that resemble shrews. During their breeding season, which takes place over just a few days, males frantically do '''nothing''' but seek out females and copulate with them, never stopping to eat, drink, sleep, or attend to cuts and scraps scrapes they suffer in their madcap TestosteronePoisoning-driven quest to breed. By the time all the females are pregnant, the males are all dead or dying from infections, organ failure, and sheer exhaustion. Then it's [[LadyLand up to the ladies]] to raise the next generation of females and sex-suicidal males.
20th Aug '17 8:58:37 PM Sharlee
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* This trope is an annual event for the genus ''Antechinus'', tiny Australian marsupials that resemble shrews. During their breeding season, which takes place over just a few days, males frantically do '''nothing''' but seek out females and copulate with them, never stopping to eat, drink, sleep, or attend to cuts and scraps they suffer in their TestosteronePoisoning-driven quest to breed. By the time all the females are pregnant, the males are all dead or dying from infections, organ failure, and sheer exhaustion. Then it's [[LadyLand up to the ladies]] to raise the next generation of females and sex-suicidal males.
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