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26th Apr '16 1:44:01 AM aye_amber
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* In ''AnnalsOfTheWesternShore,'' members of the Upland clans can be born with different magical abilities. In some clans, only one gender is empowered (only Caspro men can "unmake," only Barre women can control animals), while one clan is mentioned where men and women have different powers. However, both sexes can pass on the gift "gene" to their children.

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* In ''AnnalsOfTheWesternShore,'' ''Literature/AnnalsOfTheWesternShore,'' members of the Upland clans can be born with different magical abilities. In some clans, only one gender is empowered (only Caspro men can "unmake," only Barre women can control animals), while one clan is mentioned where men and women have different powers. However, both sexes can pass on the gift "gene" to their children.
5th Apr '16 6:05:33 AM Larkmarn
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* Parodied in ''Series/{{Family Matters}}'' in the episode, "The Stake Out." Carl and Eddie dismiss the idea of women cops. With both of them laughing, until Harriet proves them wrong.
4th Apr '16 8:24:34 PM AdamNY
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* Parodied in ''Series/{{Family Matters}}'' in the episode, "The Stake Out." Carl and Eddie dismiss the idea of women cops. With both of them laughing, until Harriet proves them wrong.
17th Mar '16 12:32:17 AM PaulA
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* In ''Three Days to Never'' by Creator/TimPowers, one of the characters is a sorcerer who, it turns out, was born female and went to extreme lengths to gain access to male magic.

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* In ''Three Days to Never'' ''Literature/ThreeDaysToNever'' by Creator/TimPowers, one of the characters is a sorcerer who, it turns out, was born female and went to extreme lengths to gain access to male magic.
10th Mar '16 4:18:48 PM TheNerevarine
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* The vampires in ''Film/PerfectCreature'' were all male born from human mothers, with no female ever been born.
5th Mar '16 3:20:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* In SergeyLukyanenko's ''[[{{Genome}} Dances in the Snow]]'', FTLTravel is fatal to women (at least, human women). The reasoning for this is never explained. However, the only way for women to go to other planets is by becoming a HumanPopsicle. This also leads to a lot of sexism, particularly from starship crews, who derogatorily refer to women as "cargo". At the end of the novel, it's mentioned that a genetic cure has been found to allow future women (not the ones being subjected to gene therapy but their children) to survive FTL travel and even become pilots. None of this is mentioned in the original novel ''Genome'' (''Dances in the Snow'' is its prequel), where GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke, so this is no longer an issue (two of the main characters are women and have no problems surviving space travel).

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* In SergeyLukyanenko's ''[[{{Genome}} Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''[[Literature/{{Genome}} Dances in the Snow]]'', FTLTravel is fatal to women (at least, human women). The reasoning for this is never explained. However, the only way for women to go to other planets is by becoming a HumanPopsicle. This also leads to a lot of sexism, particularly from starship crews, who derogatorily refer to women as "cargo". At the end of the novel, it's mentioned that a genetic cure has been found to allow future women (not the ones being subjected to gene therapy but their children) to survive FTL travel and even become pilots. None of this is mentioned in the original novel ''Genome'' (''Dances in the Snow'' is its prequel), where GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke, so this is no longer an issue (two of the main characters are women and have no problems surviving space travel).
1st Mar '16 3:40:58 PM StFan
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* In ''Anime/{{Mai-Otome}}'' the nanomachines that give the Otomes their powers can't be used by anyone but virgin females because of a chemical in sperm that destroys them on contact.

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* In ''Anime/{{Mai-Otome}}'' ''Anime/MaiOtome'' the nanomachines that give the Otomes their powers can't be used by anyone but virgin females because of a chemical in sperm that destroys them on contact.
27th Feb '16 6:38:43 AM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/OnStrangerTides'' by Creator/TimPowers, it is mentioned that some kinds of magic are only available to men and others only to women. One of the villains is a sorcerer who has access to both kinds, having figured out how to identify a woman with strong magical potential, marry her, use the marriage bond to gain control over her magic.
31st Jan '16 9:45:19 PM GrammarNavi
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* In the ''OgreBattle'' series, males and females have entirely different classes available to them, with no class in common. The starting female class is Amazon, while the starting male class is Fighter. Some classes are obvious counterparts (The female Dragon Tamer and the male Beast Master for example). Some of the ''TacticsOgre'' games however do not follow this formula, instead being like ''FinalFantasyTactics'' where a handful of classes were gender-specific (like Dragon Tamer, Beast Master, Witch and Dragoon), others are shared amongst both genders (like Knights, Wizard, Clerics and Fighters).

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* In the ''OgreBattle'' series, males and females have entirely different classes available to them, with no class in common. The starting female class is Amazon, while the starting male class is Fighter. Some classes are obvious counterparts (The female Dragon Tamer and the male Beast Master for example). Some of the ''TacticsOgre'' ''VideoGame/TacticsOgre'' games however do not follow this formula, instead being like ''FinalFantasyTactics'' where a handful of classes were gender-specific (like Dragon Tamer, Beast Master, Witch and Dragoon), others are shared amongst both genders (like Knights, Wizard, Clerics and Fighters).
1st Jan '16 9:02:49 PM jormis29
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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', the (male) [[TheFourGods gods]] can only be summoned by a girl, who ''must'' also be [[NatureAdoresAVirgin a virgin]]. Men and boys, however, can serve as guardians for the Priestess, if they are granted the right powers.

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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', the (male) [[TheFourGods gods]] can only be summoned by a girl, who ''must'' also be [[NatureAdoresAVirgin [[VirginPower a virgin]]. Men and boys, however, can serve as guardians for the Priestess, if they are granted the right powers.
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