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17th Jun '18 2:09:31 AM Yukianesa
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* In ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Warhammer Fantasy Battles]]'' only one tenth of all dwarfs are born female. Dwarf holds are ruled over by kings and women hold little political power but are still highly respected in their society. Women may marry more then one man in which case they are encouraged to marry brothers.

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* In ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Warhammer Fantasy Battles]]'' only one tenth of all dwarfs are born female. Dwarf holds are ruled over by kings and women hold little political power but are still highly respected in their society. Women may marry more then one man in which case they are encouraged to marry brothers. Dwarf women are so prized that many of them are ''literally'' worth their weight in gold as the price of their dowry; this means most dwarf men prefer [[BigBeautifulWoman bigger brides]].
4th Jun '18 12:34:30 PM MianPi
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* Maggie Shen King's ''An Excess Male'' takes current problems in the PRC and projects them onto the near-future. Due to the lack of Chinese women, the government has granted women the right to marry more than one husband, with the first husband still being the nominal head of the family and has encouraged families to take on the women's family name (rather than the husbands') to encourage the birth of more girls. Nonetheless, families more often than not prefer male sons and girls are only deemed valuable by greedy parents hoping to sell them for an exorbitant dowry. Not that the situation is better off for the titular "excess males" who are viewed suspiciously by society and their government as volatile, sex-crazed, and potentially murderous due to their unmarried status.
3rd May '18 7:06:22 PM angie710
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* A large part of the reason for the appearance of {{Maiden Aunt}}s after WorldWarOne was that the war killed off large numbers of men, on all sides. The Spanish Flu epidemic didn't help, either, as (unlike most strains of the flu, which tend to be most serious in young children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems), this strain of the flu mostly affected people who were young and otherwise healthy, and by some estimates killed off more people than the war did. This left a lot of women who couldn't find partners, because there just weren't enough available young men to go around.
27th Apr '18 8:16:03 AM PDL
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* Ubiquitous in agricultural animal husbandry, in which female animals' ability to produce milk, eggs, and offspring routinely gets male livestock converted into meat at a younger age than their female counterparts. The exceptions are the valuable "stud" males, whose high-quality genes ensure them a long and pampered lifespan, long after most of the lower-grade males of their generation have been sent to the slaughterhouse.

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* Ubiquitous in agricultural animal husbandry, in which female animals' ability to produce milk, eggs, and offspring routinely gets male livestock converted into meat at a younger age than their female counterparts. The exceptions are the valuable "stud" males, whose high-quality genes ensure them a long and pampered lifespan, long after most of the lower-grade males of their generation have been sent to the slaughterhouse. With modern technology, the animal's genes can be used well after the actual animal's death.
27th Apr '18 8:05:03 AM PDL
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** Ginkgo trees are dioecious, which means that individual trees are male and female. The males produce pollen cones and females produce a fruit-like ovules that have seeds. Unfortunately, these "ginkgo fruits" smell like vomit or rancid butter so most people prefer planting male cultivars as opposed to female ones.
23rd Feb '18 9:29:28 PM emmaliza
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* [[https://fanlore.org/wiki/Alpha/Beta/Omega Omegaverse]] fanfictions frequently employ both variants on this trope, but with the designations "alpha" and "omega" used in place of males and females. Typically, it is omegas - ie. males ([[GenderFlip or sometimes females]]) who undergo regular heats and [[MisterSeahorse are capable of bearing children]] - who are the rare gender, and either enslaved or worshipped as the author sees fit. However sometimes alphas - who go into ruts when presented with an omega in heat, and are responsible for impregnating them[[note]]alphas are almost AlwaysMale, because it's tricky to make that work with female anatomy[[/note]] - are instead. Sometimes, both alphas and omegas fall under this, compared to a wide population of betas (ie. normal humans).
6th Feb '18 5:29:45 AM ChronoLegion
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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.

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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. Professor Arturo laments the lack of artificial insemination technology on this world, and he'd be happy to help them out, if only they cared what he had to say instead of how many "encounters" he could have in a day.
5th Jan '18 3:46:10 AM Kalaong
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* The Rainbow Cadenza by J. Neil Schulman is a rare example of ''both at the same time;'' It all starts cheap sex-selection technologies, specifically an over-the-counter drug called Adamine which suppresses the production of X-chromosome-carrying sperm, ensuring that any child a man sires while taking the drug is male. In anticipation of World War Three, first-world nations approve tax incentives supporting the use of the drug, hoping to breed a critical mass of soldiers to be drafted. As a result, an entire generation almost totally eschews bearing female children. In the aftermath, males outnumber females by a factor of 20. And many of them have PTSD. And do to the remaining women what crazy, violent men have done throughout history.\\

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* The Rainbow Cadenza by J. Neil Schulman is a rare example of ''both at the same time;'' It all starts with cheap sex-selection technologies, specifically an over-the-counter drug called Adamine which suppresses the production of X-chromosome-carrying sperm, ensuring that any child a man sires while taking the drug is male. In anticipation of World War Three, first-world nations approve tax incentives supporting the use of the drug, hoping to breed a critical mass of soldiers to be drafted. As a result, an entire generation almost totally eschews bearing female children. In the aftermath, males outnumber females by a factor of 20. And many of them have PTSD. And do to the remaining women what crazy, violent men have done throughout history.\\
28th Dec '17 8:56:33 PM SilverWarriorWolf
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* While the casualties of the UsefulNotes/WarOfTheTripleAlliance are a source of great controversy, one thing that is universal is that they were disproportionately male, with the sex ratio going from fairly even before the war to anywhere from 4 to 20 women for every man depending on the area. It's one of the few, if only exceptions to the Catholic church's ban on polygamy, simply because there were so few Paraguayan men left.

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* While the casualties of the UsefulNotes/WarOfTheTripleAlliance are a source of great controversy, one thing that is universal is that they were disproportionately male, with the sex ratio going from fairly even before the war to anywhere from 4 to 20 women for every man depending on the area. It's one of the few, if only exceptions to the Catholic church's ban on polygamy, simply because there were so few Paraguayan men left.
23rd Dec '17 3:37:45 PM nombretomado
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* ''Masters of the Fist'', a collection of short stories by Edward P. Hughes: in the aftermath of WorldWarIII, all the men in a certain Irish village have gone sterile, except for a [[BritsWithBattleships British Army]] sergeant who salvaged a Challenger tank and used it to defend the place from brigands. A council of village elders therefore decrees the sergeant to now be the village's "lord,"[[note]]pretending that it's just because he's the guy with the tank[[/note]] who must deflower every girl of the village just before her wedding. He isn't very happy about it, especially since one of the council, the schoolteacher, is the only woman he ''really'' wanted ... but he's not allowed to marry her, because he has to be the village's stud. He's also rather squicked when the process has gone on long enough that most or all of the girls these days are [[ParentalIncest his daughters]].

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* ''Masters of the Fist'', a collection of short stories by Edward P. Hughes: in the aftermath of WorldWarIII, all the men in a certain Irish village have gone sterile, except for a [[BritsWithBattleships [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships British Army]] sergeant who salvaged a Challenger tank and used it to defend the place from brigands. A council of village elders therefore decrees the sergeant to now be the village's "lord,"[[note]]pretending that it's just because he's the guy with the tank[[/note]] who must deflower every girl of the village just before her wedding. He isn't very happy about it, especially since one of the council, the schoolteacher, is the only woman he ''really'' wanted ... but he's not allowed to marry her, because he has to be the village's stud. He's also rather squicked when the process has gone on long enough that most or all of the girls these days are [[ParentalIncest his daughters]].
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