History Main / GenderIsNoObject

18th Aug '17 11:41:09 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The new series has numerous references to Time Lords shifting genders during regeneration and the Time Lords themselves do not care. In the Series 9 episode, ''Hell Bent'', for instance, there's a rank-and-file soldier who sees his superior officer, the General, regenerate from a white man into a black woman. All he does is change pronouns.
** The General stated that it was the only incarnation so far where she'd been male, which fits with most of the past where The Doctor, Romana, Borusa, etc had always regenerated into the same gender. This would indicate that gender identity has an influence over the process.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The new series has numerous references to Time Lords shifting genders during regeneration and the Time Lords themselves do not care. In
**When recalling an old friend of his, the Corsair, the Doctor switches between male and female pronouns seamlessly.
**In
the Series 9 episode, ''Hell Bent'', for instance, there's a rank-and-file soldier who sees his superior officer, the General, regenerate from a white man into a black woman. All he does is change pronouns.
** The
pronouns. However, the General stated that it was the only incarnation so far where she'd been male, which fits with most of the past where The Doctor, Romana, Borusa, etc etc. had always regenerated into the same gender. This would indicate that gender identity has an influence over the process.process.
**In the Series 10 episode, "World Enough and Time", the Doctor says that fixed gender is a "petty human obsession", and the following episode has [[spoiler: the Saxon Master express surprise at eventually becoming Missy but it is a mild surprise. He's soon calling her "lady version" and he's more upset about the possibility of her (and thus him) turning good.]]
14th Jul '17 12:17:30 PM ANewBeginning
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* Several paleo-anthropologists have observed that this sort of thing is actually ''counter'' to human evolutionary development, which has developed [[MenAreTheExpendableGender men as the "disposable" gender]]. The argument goes like this: the primary "choke point" regarding human population is the number of women, not men. Specifically, if you have one man and many women, you can have many babies at a time, leading to large population growth. If you have a bunch of men and only one woman, you only have one baby at a time (not counting twins or triplets), leading to low population growth. Thus, when the human race was still at a primitive stage, living in a world where simply leaving the home was equal to taking your life in your own hands, keeping the women and the children safe is simply a good survival strategy for a species. It's only now, when these evolutionary pressures have been relieved somewhat, and the human population has swollen to astronomical levels many anthropologists agree is too much, can society even ''consider'' allowing women to enter the more dangerous jobs like combat positions, law enforcement, and so on, that were traditionally male due to their dangerous natures.

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* Several paleo-anthropologists have observed that this sort of thing is actually ''counter'' to human evolutionary development, which has developed [[MenAreTheExpendableGender men as the "disposable" gender]]. The argument goes like this: the primary "choke point" regarding human population is the number of women, not men. Specifically, if you have one man and many women, you can have many babies at a time, leading to large population growth. If you have a bunch of men and only one woman, you only have one baby at a time (not counting twins or triplets), leading to low population growth. Thus, when the human race was still at a primitive stage, living in a world where simply leaving the home was equal to taking your life in your own hands, keeping the women and the children safe is simply a good survival strategy for a species. It's only now, when these evolutionary pressures have been relieved somewhat, and the human population has swollen to astronomical levels many anthropologists agree is too much, can society even ''consider'' allowing women to enter the more dangerous jobs like combat positions, law enforcement, and so on, that were traditionally male due to their dangerous natures.
14th Jul '17 12:16:07 PM ANewBeginning
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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. Any and all of the women shown, ''especially'' the ones in the military, KICK ASS. We have Major General Olivier Mira Armstrong "The Wall of Briggs", Lt. Riza Hawkeye (who's pretty much the only one who can keep the Colonel under control), and Lt. Maria Ross (Not as badass, but important nonetheless). While they may be outnumbered by the males in the military the women have clearly earned their place there. And let's not even start on [[BadassTeacher Izumi]].
1st Jul '17 10:34:39 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* This isn't present in mainstream lucha libre, such as the TropeMaker Wrestling/{{CMLL}} or LLI/UWA, where weight, height and gender segregation tend to be strictly enforced, but luchadors fighting against luchadoras is a common sight on Mexico's independent lucha circuit, which is where Wrestling/{{Chikara}} and Wrestling/LuchaUnderground in USA get it from. The closest to a mainstream example is Wrestling/{{AAA}}, which is usually just as segregated as the other majors but has specific divisions where mixed match ups are allowed.
* Wrestling/KaijuBigBattel had female Power Rangeru fighting alongside the kaiju heroes from the very beginning, with several other females joining the heroes, team space bug or the general rogues as the years went by. Then again, human combatants who don't use special technology and lack superpowers are the oddity rather than the norm in this "promotion".
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22nd Jun '17 8:48:14 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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There are a wide variety of possible reasons for this. Sometimes it's pure AuthorAppeal: the author thinks a mixed-sex military setting is simply more awesome than a segregated one, or wanted to write about heterosexual relationships within such a setting, or wanted to have a female protagonist in such a setting without having to worry about showing her struggling with prejudice. In role-playing games (video or tabletop), it may be done to make sure [[RuleOfFun players are never penalized for wanting to play a character of their own gender]]. Sometimes it's an AuthorTract (or, in the best case scenario, a case of SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped), with the author trying to make a point about how gender restrictions are good or bad.

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There are a wide variety of possible reasons for this. Sometimes it's pure AuthorAppeal: the author thinks a mixed-sex military setting is simply more awesome than a segregated one, or wanted to write about heterosexual relationships within such a setting, or wanted to have a female protagonist in such a setting without having to worry about showing her struggling with prejudice.prejudice (which would become {{Anvilicious}} rather quickly). In role-playing games (video or tabletop), it may be done to make sure [[RuleOfFun players are never penalized for wanting to play a character of their own gender]]. Sometimes it's an AuthorTract (or, in the best case scenario, a case of SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped), with the author trying to make a point about how gender restrictions are good or bad.
16th May '17 9:28:59 AM nombretomado
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** [[TsaristRussia The Russian monarchy]] traditionally had little objection toward women on the throne, starting [[UsefulNotes/KievanRus way back with]] [[TheHighQueen princess Olga]], though men usually held priority. Another early example was princess Sophia, the elder sister of Peter I and Ivan V, though she was technically a Regent to the still-minor co-Tsars, and not a ruling monarch. But it really shone during the XVIII century, which was [[FanNickname commonly dubbed]] "Бабье царство" or "Women Reign": the succession law left over by UsefulNotes/PeterTheGreat was very vague, as if intentionally inviting the adventurous princess to take a shot at the throne, and he himself died of illness rather suddenly without designating a successor. This led to his widow Catherine I succeeding him, and a whole bunch of women after that-his niece Anna Ioannovna, his daughter Elisabeth, and, finally, his granddaughter-in-law UsefulNotes/CatherineTheGreat. Most of these women were weak rulers, though, [[UnwittingPawn being easily manipulated]], except [[TheHighQueen the last one]]. UsefulNotes/CatherineTheGreat's son Paul I, though, was sick of the palace atmosphere, and being a [[ForeignCultureFetish great admirer of all things Prussian]] instituted a very strict male primogeniture in the Prussian fashion, which survived all the way to the end.

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** [[TsaristRussia [[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia The Russian monarchy]] traditionally had little objection toward women on the throne, starting [[UsefulNotes/KievanRus way back with]] [[TheHighQueen princess Olga]], though men usually held priority. Another early example was princess Sophia, the elder sister of Peter I and Ivan V, though she was technically a Regent to the still-minor co-Tsars, and not a ruling monarch. But it really shone during the XVIII century, which was [[FanNickname commonly dubbed]] "Бабье царство" or "Women Reign": the succession law left over by UsefulNotes/PeterTheGreat was very vague, as if intentionally inviting the adventurous princess to take a shot at the throne, and he himself died of illness rather suddenly without designating a successor. This led to his widow Catherine I succeeding him, and a whole bunch of women after that-his niece Anna Ioannovna, his daughter Elisabeth, and, finally, his granddaughter-in-law UsefulNotes/CatherineTheGreat. Most of these women were weak rulers, though, [[UnwittingPawn being easily manipulated]], except [[TheHighQueen the last one]]. UsefulNotes/CatherineTheGreat's son Paul I, though, was sick of the palace atmosphere, and being a [[ForeignCultureFetish great admirer of all things Prussian]] instituted a very strict male primogeniture in the Prussian fashion, which survived all the way to the end.
21st Mar '17 7:05:04 AM cdrood
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*** Actually, this was attempted much earlier in England. Henry I's son died at sea and he made his daughter, Empress Matilda, his heir and made his baron's swear allegience. However, upon his death, his nephew Stephen with support of some Barons usurped the throne. The lead to a long civil war known as The Anarchy. Matilda did manage to dethrone Stephen for a brief period, but ultimately he regained the throne. He was eventually, forced to name Matilda's son, Henry II, as his heir.
21st Mar '17 6:59:17 AM cdrood
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** The spirit of the Avatar has reincarnated into both male and female over the centuries. The Avatar is respected no matter which gender the current incarnation takes. However, the age and training level of the current Avatar WILL cause that respect to vary.
21st Mar '17 6:54:20 AM cdrood
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** The General stated that it was the only incarnation so far where she'd been male, which fits with most of the past where The Doctor, Romana, Borusa, etc had always regenerated into the same gender. This would indicate that gender identity has an influence over the process.
21st Mar '17 6:49:23 AM cdrood
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*** During the war, when Sisko received a new assignment, Dax became commander of the Defiant.
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