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20th Jul '17 4:22:05 AM Doodler
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* Alaya Dawn Johnson's ''The Summer Prince'' is set AfterTheEnd and the event that triggered the apocalypse was a plague that targeted the Y chromosome. It's long since receded but it left a mark on gender inequality, so the only male politician (the titular summer prince) in [[FuturisticPyramid Palmares Tres]] has no real power and is made into a HumanSacrifice at summer's end.
2nd Jul '17 11:37:05 PM kome360
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* ''Webcomic/DeepRise'': The only sentient life form that cannot be found on earth is called the Signaler, a race of quadrupedal lizards whose gender can be controlled; the more heat you force-feed the egg, the higher the probability the signaler hatches as a male. Since males look like comatose dumbasses and rare because it takes multiple eggs on the sides to ensure the central eggs get enough heat, they're treated as breeding stock and trophy sons. When their technology gets advanced enough to invent incubation chambers, an entire world war erupts over the treatment of males in a matriarchal society, with the nazi expies outright raping and murdering any males born into their fold. And after the apocalypse, one of the last survivors tries to impregnate herself with frozen sperm because all the males are dead, and dies from medical complications.
14th Jun '17 12:50:18 PM PDL
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* The Gerudo in ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' have only one male child every 100 years, and he becomes their king. Unfortunately, one male child, Ganondorf, isn't happy being the king of ''just'' the Gerudo.

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* The Gerudo in ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' have only one male child every 100 years, and he becomes their king. Unfortunately, one male child, Ganondorf, [[BigBad Ganondorf]], isn't happy being the king of ''just'' the Gerudo.



* Non Plot Point examples, many Franchise/{{Pokemon}} have low chances for one gender. Before Ditto became accessible in Generation 3, people would [[SaveScumming Save Scum]] for female starters (as GenderEqualsBreed, without a Ditto you need a female to get more)
** Only a female Combee can evolve into Vespiquen. 87.5% (Or 7 out of 8) of wild Combee are male. This is the same ratio used for starter, fossil and other rare Pokémon like Eevee, Snorlax and Lucario.

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* Non Plot Point examples, Non-plot point examples in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games:
** Many monsters are more likely to appear as one gender over the other. The [[StarterMon Starter Pokemon]], [[PrehistoricMonster Fossil Pokemon]] and
many Franchise/{{Pokemon}} others like Eevee and Lucario have low chances for a gender ratio skewed to favor males and only 12.5% (or one gender. Before Ditto became accessible in Generation 3, people would [[SaveScumming Save Scum]] for eight) are females. This specific gender ratio is put in place mainly to make it harder to breed more of them as [[GenderEqualsBreed females determine what species hatch from eggs]].
** At least two species (Combee and Saladint) need to be
female starters (as GenderEqualsBreed, without a Ditto you need a female in order to get more)
** Only a female Combee can
evolve into Vespiquen. 87.5% (Or 7 out of 8) of wild Combee are male. This is and they also have the same gender ratio.
** One family (Litleo and Pyroar) apparently have the opposite gender
ratio used for starter, fossil (only one in eight are male). [[BizarreSexualDimorphism The only difference is that the males have a flaming mane]] (what with being a fire lion and other rare Pokémon like Eevee, Snorlax and Lucario.all).
24th Apr '17 6:38:30 PM manepony101
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* The gender imbalance among the Chinese population in the United States is remarkable in the late 19th and early 20th century. The male/female ratio went far as 25 to 1 in the 1890 census, because most came in as manual laborers with either not married or have families but left behind in China and only the privileged can bring their families. It wasn't until after World War II when family lives began and the gender ratio balances beginning in the 1960s with a massive influx of immigrants.
21st Apr '17 10:24:26 PM Orbiting
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* In ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'', the golden "[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic queen]]" dragons are ''both'' the rarest dragons and the only fertile females. Queen dragons make up about five percent of the entire dragon population, while greens (the smallest and lowest-ranking) are about half the population.
** Interestingly, greens are also female, and are only sterile because (like the males) they are fed firestone to allow them to breathe flame. Brief scenes involving a young gold dragon seem to suggest that if they were to withhold firestone from a green (either from hatching, possibly allowing them only a small ration thereof; or from a mature green) they may produce viable clutches. This does produce mild FridgeLogic moments with the primary plot point from the first novel, but they may be HandWaved or justified by [[EpilepticTrees assuming that greens only produce green eggs]].
*** Green firelizards are fertile and it's said that green clutches produce smaller, weaker hatchlings than gold clutches. Also, only golds produce another gold, one per clutch or less. When you need dragons to keep your planet from being devoured by Thread, you want big, strong dragons with stamina, thus from golds and not greens.

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* In ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'', the golden "[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic queen]]" dragons are ''both'' the rarest dragons and the only fertile females. Queen dragons make up about five percent of the entire dragon population, while greens (the smallest and lowest-ranking) are about half the population.
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population. Interestingly, greens are also female, and are only sterile because (like the males) they are fed firestone to allow them to breathe flame. Brief scenes involving a young gold dragon seem to suggest that if they were to withhold firestone from a green (either from hatching, possibly allowing them only a small ration thereof; or from a mature green) they may produce viable clutches. This does produce mild FridgeLogic moments with the primary plot point from the first novel, but they may be HandWaved or justified by [[EpilepticTrees assuming the fact that greens only produce green eggs]].
*** Green firelizards are fertile and
it's said that green clutches produce smaller, weaker hatchlings than gold clutches. Also, only golds produce another gold, one per clutch or less. When you need dragons to keep your planet from being devoured by Thread, you want big, strong dragons with stamina, thus from golds and not greens.



* In Creator/WenSpencer's ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' male children are a lot rarer then female children which results in a society with reversed traditional gender roles and arranged polygamous marriage between a man and multiple women (usually sisters), and by multiple think anywhere from 5 to 30.
** Also a literal Gender Rarity Value, a "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Brother's Price]]" is how much a family gets for selling their brother. Usually it's just a swap for another family's brother or a straight sale to a family for cash. The male ends up marrying all the women in the new family. However there is also the option of selling him to a "Crib" aka whorehouse, where he'll spend the rest of his life drugged to the eyeballs on fantasy world viagra impregnating women who can't afford to buy a husband.

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* In Creator/WenSpencer's ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' male children are a lot rarer then female children which results in a society with reversed traditional gender roles and arranged polygamous marriage between a man and multiple women (usually sisters), and by multiple think anywhere from 5 to 30.
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30. Also a literal Gender Rarity Value, a "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Brother's Price]]" is how much a family gets for selling their brother. Usually it's just a swap for another family's brother or a straight sale to a family for cash. The male ends up marrying all the women in the new family. However there is also the option of selling him to a "Crib" aka whorehouse, where he'll spend the rest of his life drugged to the eyeballs on fantasy world viagra impregnating women who can't afford to buy a husband.



** ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' parodied these examples with Vault 43: 20 men, 10 women, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and one panther]]. Presumably the panther helped even out the gender ratio a bit- or made things worse.



** ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' parodied ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' with Vault 43: 20 men, 10 women, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and one panther]]. Presumably the panther helped even out the gender ratio a bit- or made things worse.



* '' Manga/YuYuHakusho'': Rare gender expelled with extreme prejudice. Hiei, the only male ever born to the Koorime, is thrown off the their floating island shortly after his birth. He was, apparently, conceived through his mother's interactions with a fire demon, rather than the usual immaculate conception.
** In the anime at least the rare males born from such events (which has to happen around the time they spontaneously become pregnant with a female child) are inherently born with fire magic affinity and are felt to be a threat (given the anti-male behavior of the old crone could be case of self-fulfilling prophesy) so killed at birth by being tossed off their hidden floating island.

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* '' Manga/YuYuHakusho'': Rare gender expelled with extreme prejudice. Hiei, the only male ever born to the Koorime, is thrown off the their floating island shortly after his birth. He was, apparently, conceived through his mother's interactions with a fire demon, rather than the usual immaculate conception.
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conception. In the anime at least the rare males born from such events (which has to happen around the time they spontaneously become pregnant with a female child) are inherently born with fire magic affinity and are felt to be a threat (given threat, making the anti-male behavior of the old crone could be a case of self-fulfilling prophesy) so killed at birth by being tossed off their hidden floating island.prophesy.



** Averted at La Roque village. As a number of women have survived as well, both sexes go about their business as relatively "normal".



** Dathomiri, as seen in ''Literature/TheCourtshipOfPrincessLeia'', are a matriarchal human subspecies of [[WitchSpecies Force Sensitive]] who developed a culture in which males are oppressed and even unconsciously prevented from mastering their own Force powers due to influence from a female Dark Jedi in their distant past. The story itself has Luke arrive on the planet and be immediately enslaved, as his being a "male witch" makes him incredibly attractive as a potential mate. However, he later proves to be largely playing along, not seriously threatened. Also, the Nightsisters -- an outcast clan of Dathomiri who embrace the Dark Side -- are even worse than the regular Dathomiri, with a tendency to ''execute' their males after mating with them.
*** Even in the canon depiction of Dathomir in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', the Nightsisters are still a LadyLand {{matriarchy}} who ruthlessly subjugate their Nightbrothers.

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** Dathomiri, as seen in ''Literature/TheCourtshipOfPrincessLeia'', are a matriarchal human subspecies of [[WitchSpecies Force Sensitive]] who developed a culture in which males are oppressed and even unconsciously prevented from mastering their own Force powers due to influence from a female Dark Jedi in their distant past. The story itself has Luke arrive on the planet and be immediately enslaved, as his being a "male witch" makes him incredibly attractive as a potential mate. However, he later proves to be largely playing along, not seriously threatened. Also, the Nightsisters -- an outcast clan of Dathomiri who embrace the Dark Side -- are even worse than the regular Dathomiri, with a tendency to ''execute' their males after mating with them.
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them. Even in the canon depiction of Dathomir in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', the Nightsisters are still a LadyLand {{matriarchy}} who ruthlessly subjugate their Nightbrothers.



* In ''TabletopGame/{{Malifaux}}'', gremlin females (outnumbered by males 20 to 1) are generally kept away from the more dangerous activities and so tend to survive longer than the males, who also fawn on them in hopes of being allowed to have sex. It's not a true "worship" variant, however, as the females ''are'' expected to keep up the population, so they pay for living in the comparative lap of luxury by popping out constant broods of gremlins, [[ExplosiveBreeder up to twenty at a time]], and looking after them. Still, it's possible for the females to get involved in the fighting too; two of the gremlin faction leaders are female, and there's several female gremlin special characters as well, ranging from [[CuteMonsterGirl Trixibelle]] to a somewhat homely gremlin female who flies on a homemade rocket pack.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Malifaux}}'', gremlin ''TabletopGame/{{Malifaux}}'':
** Gremlin
females (outnumbered by males 20 to 1) are generally kept away from the more dangerous activities and so tend to survive longer than the males, who also fawn on them in hopes of being allowed to have sex. It's not a true "worship" variant, however, as the females ''are'' expected to keep up the population, so they pay for living in the comparative lap of luxury by popping out constant broods of gremlins, [[ExplosiveBreeder up to twenty at a time]], and looking after them. Still, it's possible for the females to get involved in the fighting too; two of the gremlin faction leaders are female, and there's several female gremlin special characters as well, ranging from [[CuteMonsterGirl Trixibelle]] to a somewhat homely gremlin female who flies on a homemade rocket pack.
21st Apr '17 9:34:04 PM Orbiting
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* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy krogan]] were hit by a DepopulationBomb that causes 99.9% of births to be stillborn (amazingly, this actually ''stabilizes'' the krogan birthrate). As a result, females who can reliably bring larger litters to term are considered extremely valuable, and to prevent themselves from becoming pawns of the tribes, women have segregated themselves into single-sex clans. One planet is mentioned to have once been the main base of a notorious female krogan warlord, who was one of the last women around who could reliably bear living offspring - and who parlayed that into a position of enormous power, gathering a literal armada of male krogan to her banner.
** Also the salarians. The race is 90% male, but they rarely wield political power. The females wield the highest ranks through being clan matriarchs. This is subverted for the salarians, however, because the females closely regulate the gender of their children, enforcing the 90/10 ratio. There's a logical reason for their doing so, as well. Salarians are "haplo-diploid oviparous" reproducers. Basically, females lay eggs frequently (at least once a year, if not more), even without any sexual contact; unfertilised eggs hatch as males, fertilised eggs hatch as females. This is balanced by a 40-year lifespan, but the salarian colonies still tend to require careful self-regulation to avoid overpopulation.

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* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', the ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** The
[[ProudWarriorRaceGuy krogan]] were hit by a DepopulationBomb that causes 99.9% of births to be stillborn (amazingly, this actually ''stabilizes'' the krogan birthrate). As a result, females who can reliably bring larger litters to term are considered extremely valuable, and to prevent themselves from becoming pawns of the tribes, women have segregated themselves into single-sex clans. One planet is mentioned to have once been the main base of a notorious female krogan warlord, who was one of the last women around who could reliably bear living offspring - and who parlayed that into a position of enormous power, gathering a literal armada of male krogan to her banner.
** Also For salarians, the salarians. The race is 90% male, but they rarely wield political power. The females wield the highest ranks through being clan matriarchs. This is subverted for the salarians, however, because the females closely regulate the gender of their children, enforcing the 90/10 ratio. There's a logical reason for their doing so, as well. Salarians are "haplo-diploid oviparous" reproducers. Basically, females lay eggs frequently (at least once a year, if not more), even without any sexual contact; unfertilised eggs hatch as males, fertilised eggs hatch as females. This is balanced by a 40-year lifespan, but the salarian colonies still tend to require careful self-regulation to avoid overpopulation.



* An episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' had the Sliders land on a world where the bulk of the male population was killed in biological war. The result is that remaining men are kept in facilities with the intent of using them to breed future generations. This goes to ridiculous extent that the two world superpowers (based on male population count): US and Australia, constantly steal each other's males. Men are rated on a number of "encounters" per month. A particular stud is famous for having the average count in the 200s (that's over 6 women per ''day''), and a man is forcibly separated from his wife and placed in a repopulation facility. And she's not allowed to even see him, much less sleep with him, because she's ''not attractive enough'' for their eugenics program. Apparently, even with the absence of men women are still obsessed with beauty, although that could just be an artifact of a male-dominated culture. [[FridgeLogic One wonders]] if this culture doesn't have any form of artificial insemination.
** The professor actually says that they definitely don't use any form of technology to improve the fertility process. Exactly why isn't explained.
** Simple enough, they just hadn't developed said technology. The Professor actually was ranting how he was being used as a breeder animal rather than respected for his mind and how he could have told them how to vastly improve their repopulation efforts if they'd just listened to him.

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* An episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' had the Sliders land on a world where the bulk of the male population was killed in biological war. The result is that remaining men are kept in facilities with the intent of using them to breed future generations. This goes to ridiculous extent that the two world superpowers (based on male population count): US and Australia, constantly steal each other's males. Men are rated on a number of "encounters" per month. A particular stud is famous for having the average count in the 200s (that's over 6 women per ''day''), and a man is forcibly separated from his wife and placed in a repopulation facility. And she's not allowed to even see him, much less sleep with him, because she's ''not attractive enough'' for their eugenics program. Apparently, even with the absence of men women are still obsessed with beauty, although that could just be an artifact of a male-dominated culture. [[FridgeLogic One wonders]] if this culture doesn't have any form of artificial insemination.\n** The professor actually says that they definitely don't use any form of technology to improve the fertility process. Exactly why isn't explained.\n** Simple enough, they just hadn't developed said technology. The Professor actually was ranting how he was being used as a breeder animal rather than respected for his mind and how he could have told them how to vastly improve their repopulation efforts if they'd just listened to him.
7th Apr '17 5:30:14 PM Sharysa
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** In ''{{Dragonsdawn}},'' the origin story of how the colonists came to Pern and how the dragons were created, it's revealed that the above points are likely a [[LegendFadesToMyth misinterpretation of the ACTUAL reason]] green dragons are sterile: They were bio-engineered to be that way.

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** In ''{{Dragonsdawn}},'' ''Dragonsdawn,'' the origin story of how the colonists came to Pern and how the dragons were created, it's revealed that the above points are likely a [[LegendFadesToMyth misinterpretation of the ACTUAL reason]] green dragons are sterile: They were bio-engineered to be that way.
7th Apr '17 5:29:17 PM Sharysa
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** Interestingly, greens are also female, and are only sterile because (like the males) they are fed firestone to allow them to breathe flame. Brief scenes involving a young gold dragon seem to suggest that if they were to withhold firestone from a green (either from hatching, possibly allowing them only a small ration thereof; or from a mature green) they may produce viable fertilised clutches. This does produce mild FridgeLogic moments with the primary plot point from the first novel, but they may be HandWaved or justified by [[EpilepticTrees assuming that greens only produce green eggs]].

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** Interestingly, greens are also female, and are only sterile because (like the males) they are fed firestone to allow them to breathe flame. Brief scenes involving a young gold dragon seem to suggest that if they were to withhold firestone from a green (either from hatching, possibly allowing them only a small ration thereof; or from a mature green) they may produce viable fertilised clutches. This does produce mild FridgeLogic moments with the primary plot point from the first novel, but they may be HandWaved or justified by [[EpilepticTrees assuming that greens only produce green eggs]].
7th Apr '17 5:28:06 PM Sharysa
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** In ''{{Dragonsdawn}},'' the origin story of how the colonists came to Pern and how the dragons were created, it's revealed that the above points are likely a [[LegendFadesToMyth misinterpretation of the ACTUAL reason]] green dragons are sterile: They were bio-engineered to be that way.
29th Mar '17 3:42:03 AM rafi
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* In ''Manga/AnimalX'' female dinosauroids capable of giving birth are valued highly, though expected to give birth as frequently as possible. It's unclear how much Yuiji's poor treatment is because of the gender imbalance, and [[FantasticRacism how much is because he's human]]. If nothing else, [[spoiler: K-01]] is literally worshipped by male dinosauroids as divine [[spoiler: although this might be purely the result of her psychic powers influencing their minds.]]



* In ''{{Manga/Ooku}}'', due to the Redface Pox, women outnumber men 4:1. As a result of the Gendercide being due to health reasons, men basically don't have to do anything except breed: women didn't stop doing household chores, they just took over traditionally male work as well. Having a husband becomes extremely expensive and most women resort to male prostitutes to have an heir. Only men in the Ooku have any form of political pull that isn't the result of being married or a son to anyone with political power.
* In ''Manga/AnimalX'' female dinosauroids capable of giving birth are valued highly, though expected to give birth as frequently as possible. It's unclear how much Yuiji's poor treatment is because of the gender imbalance, and [[FantasticRacism how much is because he's human]]. If nothing else, [[spoiler: K-01]] is literally worshipped by male dinosauroids as divine [[spoiler: although this might be purely the result of her psychic powers influencing their minds.]]

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* In ''{{Manga/Ooku}}'', ''Manga/{{Ooku}}'', due to the Redface Pox, women outnumber men 4:1. As a result of the Gendercide being due to health reasons, men basically don't have to do anything except breed: women didn't stop doing household chores, they just took over traditionally male work as well. Having a husband becomes extremely expensive and most women resort to male prostitutes to have an heir. Only men in the Ooku have any form of political pull that isn't the result of being married or a son to anyone with political power.
* In ''Manga/AnimalX'' female dinosauroids capable of giving birth are valued highly, though expected to give birth as frequently as possible. It's unclear how much Yuiji's poor treatment is because of the gender imbalance, and [[FantasticRacism how much is because he's human]]. If nothing else, [[spoiler: K-01]] is literally worshipped by male dinosauroids as divine [[spoiler: although this might be purely the result of her psychic powers influencing their minds.]]
power.



* StrawFeminist Creator/MarvelComics supervillain Superia tried to invoke this to TakeOverTheWorld: she built a missile with a biological warhead capable of sterilizing all women on Earth except for her group of female followers, thus making them the only fertile females on Earth and thus its rulers. ComicBook/CaptainAmerica rightfully [[YoureInsane calls her nuts]].

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* StrawFeminist Creator/MarvelComics supervillain Superia [[StrawFeminist Superia]] tried to invoke this to TakeOverTheWorld: she built a missile with a biological warhead capable of sterilizing all women on Earth except for her group of female followers, thus making them the only fertile females on Earth and thus its rulers. ComicBook/CaptainAmerica rightfully [[YoureInsane calls her nuts]].



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** An episode involves travel to {{Alternate Dimension}}s by way of cardboard boxes. Prof. Farnsworth sticks his head into one, and withdraws it, covered in lipstick prints. He comments: "All women! I think I'll put this one aside for later."
** In "The Late Phillip J. Fry" , Professor Farnsworth creates a time machine that can go forward in time. The Professor, Bender, and Fry go forward in time through several different periods. Eventually they reach one where the Earth is populated by gorgeous young women. They offer to fix the boys' time machine so they can get back to the right time period...AFTER they have a fertility banquet to honor their visitors since men are very rare in their society, so "even very old and stupid males are prized". Bender, being the odd one out, cuts their visit short.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Professor Farnsworth creates a time machine that can go forward in time. The Professor, Bender, and Fry go forward in time through several different periods. Eventually they reach one where the Earth is populated by gorgeous young women. The women explain that men are very rare in their society, so even old and stupid ones are treated like kings.
** Another episode involves travel to {{Alternate Dimension}}s by way of cardboard boxes. Prof. Farnsworth sticks his head into one, and withdraws it, covered in lipstick prints. He comments: "All women! I think I'll put this one aside for later."
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