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7th Feb '16 5:48:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* As quoted above, one of the provinces in the alternate universe of the short-lived ''Series/{{Otherworld}}'' is ruled by women, with men relegated to semi-literate slavery.
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* As quoted above, one One of the provinces in the alternate universe of the short-lived ''Series/{{Otherworld}}'' is ruled by women, with men relegated to semi-literate slavery.
7th Feb '16 5:47:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Talislanta}} RPG'' has a society/race which fills that trope to T: dominating and noticable stronger women are ruling class and weak, timid, fragile men are left to harem and housewife lifestyle. * In the Warband Game ''{{Necromunda}}'', a spin-off to ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', House Escher is basically built on this trope. Some genetic defect means that males born to the House are either stillborn, or physically and/or mentally deficient (usually both). As a result, the women run everything, including the gangs. They tend to look down on males from outside of their House, due to the fact their own are so innately pathetic, and clash fiercely with the "machismo-poisoned" House Goliath. * The feminist orbital colony Margaret in ''TranshumanSpace''. Given the transhumanism of the setting, they have to be flexible about the definition of "female". Given the equality of the setting, many people aren't sure why they bother.
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* ''{{Talislanta}} ''TabletopGame/{{Talislanta}} RPG'' has a society/race which fills that trope to T: dominating and noticable stronger women are ruling class and weak, timid, fragile men are left to harem and housewife lifestyle. * In the Warband Game ''{{Necromunda}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}'', a spin-off to ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', House Escher is basically built on this trope. Some genetic defect means that males born to the House are either stillborn, or physically and/or mentally deficient (usually both). As a result, the women run everything, including the gangs. They tend to look down on males from outside of their House, due to the fact their own are so innately pathetic, and clash fiercely with the "machismo-poisoned" House Goliath. * The feminist orbital colony Margaret in ''TranshumanSpace''.''TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace''. Given the transhumanism of the setting, they have to be flexible about the definition of "female". Given the equality of the setting, many people aren't sure why they bother.
7th Feb '16 5:46:38 AM Morgenthaler
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** This troper remembers a TV movie based on an unsold series idea by Gene Roddenberry that used that plot. Post-apocalypse Earth, and a hero from the past now living in a technologically-advanced enclave. The plot summary above is accurate if limited. (Troper does not remember a ''Buck Rogers'' episode with that plot.) *** The Roddenberry series was called ''Genesis II'' about an organization trying to rebuild human civilization after the apocalypse. The Female dominated culture was one of several the organization was trying to influence. Interestingly the {{Aesop}} was not 'Female Dominance Bad' but that the men didn't need to be drugged into compliance but if treated with respect and kindness would happily submit to their female masters. BrokenAesop? *** The first troper is remembering the Confederacy of Ruth from Roddenberry's 1974 film ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_Earth_%28TV_pilot%29 Planet Earth]]'', which was actually a kind of sequel to his ''Genesis II''. The idea of a female-dominated society where men were pets led about on leashes was first seen in the ''Genesis II'' episode "Poodle Shop".
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** This troper remembers a TV movie based on an unsold series idea by * The Gene Roddenberry that used that plot. Post-apocalypse Earth, and a hero from the past now living in a technologically-advanced enclave. The plot summary above is accurate if limited. (Troper does not remember a ''Buck Rogers'' episode with that plot.) *** The Roddenberry series was called ''Genesis II'' is about an organization trying to rebuild human civilization after the apocalypse. The Female dominated culture culture, the Confederacy of Ruth, was one of several the organization was trying to influence. Interestingly the {{Aesop}} was not 'Female Dominance Bad' but that the men didn't need to be drugged into compliance but if treated with respect and kindness would happily submit to their female masters. BrokenAesop? *** The first troper is remembering the Confederacy of Ruth from Roddenberry's 1974 film ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_Earth_%28TV_pilot%29 Planet Earth]]'', which was actually a kind of sequel to his ''Genesis II''. The idea of a female-dominated society where men were pets led about on leashes was first seen in the ''Genesis II'' episode "Poodle Shop".BrokenAesop?

* An episode of ''{{Sliders}}'', "Love Gods," sees most of the men in the world having been killed via germ warfare. Women generally take over society, while the surviving men (at least those with a healthy sperm count) are kept in compounds. The men are to impregnate the best possible women in order to rebuild the population, especially before another country does so. (The men that succeed the most are afforded many luxuries.) Naturally, when our heroes get there, the male characters are instantly mobbed and taken into custody. ** Amusingly (or Fridge Logic-ally), it's apparent that the female-run government is utterly incompetent. Since a single male ejaculation contains millions of sperm, repopulation would be most effective if sperm was collected, diluted, and passed out to all fertile women. Instead, the men are expected to have romantic one-night stands with one woman per night. The standard for a woman to be selected (by female officials) is apparently attractiveness -- women complain about being rejected for being "not pretty enough". Corruption and abuse of authority are rampant, there are riots by frustrated would-be mothers, and the general impression is that women can't organize anything more complex than a bake sale, never mind a recovery program. Maybe the smart women died along with the men? ** On that world artificial insemination technology was never developed so they had to reproduce the old fashioned way. Arturo even mentions he could help them figure it out if they bothered to listen to him instead of using him as a breeder. ** Another episode, "The Weaker Sex", takes place on a parallel world where women took over and became the dominant sex. All politicians, professionals, athletes, etc. are female and men are relegated to being house husbands or secretaries. Women are also INCREDIBLY sexist toward men (Quinn gets a job based solely on his looks, which the boss keeps commenting on, and Rembrandt has what turns out to be a one-night stand with a woman he thought really liked him.) Arturo tries to improve the system by running for mayor [[spoiler: Considering staying if he wins, the initial results announcement claims he lost and so he slides, but then the audience learns that there was an error and he did win after all.]]
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* An ''Series/{{Sliders}}'': ** The episode of ''{{Sliders}}'', "Love Gods," Gods" sees most of the men in the world having been killed via germ warfare. Women generally take over society, while the surviving men (at least those with a healthy sperm count) are kept in compounds. The men are to impregnate the best possible women in order to rebuild the population, especially before another country does so. (The men that succeed the most are afforded many luxuries.) Naturally, when our heroes get there, the male characters are instantly mobbed and taken into custody. ** Amusingly (or Fridge Logic-ally), it's apparent that the female-run government is utterly incompetent. Since a single male ejaculation contains millions of sperm, repopulation would be most effective if sperm was collected, diluted, and passed out to all fertile women. Instead, the men are expected to have romantic one-night stands with one woman per night. The standard for a woman to be selected (by female officials) is apparently attractiveness -- women complain about being rejected for being "not pretty enough". Corruption and abuse of authority are rampant, there are riots by frustrated would-be mothers, and the general impression is that women can't organize anything more complex than a bake sale, never mind a recovery program. Maybe the smart women died along with the men? ** On that world artificial insemination technology was never developed so they had to reproduce the old fashioned way. Arturo even mentions he could help them figure it out if they bothered to listen to him instead of using him as a breeder. ** Another episode, episode "The Weaker Sex", Sex" takes place on a parallel world where women took over and became the dominant sex. All politicians, professionals, athletes, etc. are female and men are relegated to being house husbands or secretaries. Women are also INCREDIBLY sexist toward men (Quinn gets a job based solely on his looks, which the boss keeps commenting on, and Rembrandt has what turns out to be a one-night stand with a woman he thought really liked him.) Arturo tries to improve the system by running for mayor [[spoiler: Considering staying if he wins, the initial results announcement claims he lost and so he slides, but then the audience learns that there was an error and he did win after all.]]

** Eh, not exactly. Rashemi don't hold ''women'' in awe, they hold the Witches in awe, who just happen to be female. And who generally do little in society aside from vetoing possible rulers and reviewing what they do occasionally. Rashemen is still ruled nominally by a king known as the Iron Lord, who, as you can tell from the name, is a man. It should be noted on the other hand that the three main gods of Rashemen ''are'' female. But they also worship a menagerie of demi-god nature spirits that are often masculine in aspect. Like Okku the Bear God, or the Wood Man. In all other respects aside from women predominantly being the mages, the Rashemi are very much a aversion of this trope.
7th Feb '16 5:41:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* An episode of ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers'' had this. All men were slaves and kept docile through the use of a drug in their food. An enemy civilization realized this and planned on invading. Buck somehow secretly managed to prevent the drug from being put in the food anymore and so when the invasion happened all of the "docile" males rose up and protected their female owners.
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* An episode of ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers'' ''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury'' had this. All men were slaves and kept docile through the use of a drug in their food. An enemy civilization realized this and planned on invading. Buck somehow secretly managed to prevent the drug from being put in the food anymore and so when the invasion happened all of the "docile" males rose up and protected their female owners.
19th Jan '16 10:44:00 AM nombretomado
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* Despite the title, ''AbbottAndCostello Go To Mars'', the comic duo (plus a few extras) end up on Venus, complete with the requisite all-female society, including the Queen and cabinet. The men are treated as interesting curiosities, but in the end are rejected in favor of mere holograms of the former beefcake King!
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* Despite the title, ''AbbottAndCostello ''Creator/AbbottAndCostello Go To Mars'', the comic duo (plus a few extras) end up on Venus, complete with the requisite all-female society, including the Queen and cabinet. The men are treated as interesting curiosities, but in the end are rejected in favor of mere holograms of the former beefcake King!
4th Jan '16 2:30:40 AM shinykittie
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* Soviet-era Polish sci-fi film ''Film/SexMission'' has two men wake up from [[HumanPopsicle cryostasis]] and find themselves in an all-female world. Reproduction is by parthenogenesis, and males are remembered only as tyrants and rapists... massive historical revisionism has everyone fully believing that Einstein, Nicolas Copernicus and other luminaries were all female. (Even Marie Skłodowska-Curie.)
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* Soviet-era Polish sci-fi film ''Film/SexMission'' has two men wake up from [[HumanPopsicle cryostasis]] and find themselves in an all-female world. Reproduction is by parthenogenesis, and males are remembered only as tyrants and rapists... massive historical revisionism has everyone fully believing that Einstein, Nicolas Copernicus and other luminaries were all female. (Even Marie Skłodowska-Curie.)parthenogenesis
31st Dec '15 11:02:00 AM chicagomel
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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' fic "[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3772574/1/Going-Solo]]'', Han and Leia are captured on a planet like this. Women dominate and men are slaves and non-persons. The queen is desperate because the Empire took away many of their men, mildly inducing a MarsNeedsWomen gender-flip. She comes to admire Leia, and tries to offer the princess her freedom in exchange for either Luke or Han, but naturally, neither Leia nor Luke is buying it. (Han is unconscious and unaware by this time, though Luke says he'd get a kick out of it if he heard.)
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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' fic "[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3772574/1/Going-Solo]]'', net/s/3772574/1/Going-Solo Going Solo]]'', Han and Leia are captured on a planet like this. Women dominate and men are slaves and non-persons. The queen is desperate because the Empire took away many of their men, mildly inducing a MarsNeedsWomen gender-flip. She comes to admire Leia, and tries to offer the princess her freedom in exchange for either Luke or Han, but naturally, neither Leia nor Luke is buying it. (Han is unconscious and unaware by this time, though Luke says he'd get a kick out of it if he heard.)
31st Dec '15 11:01:35 AM chicagomel
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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' fic "[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3772574/1/Going-Solo]]'', Han and Leia are captured on a planet like this. Women dominate and men are slaves and non-persons. The queen is desperate because the Empire took away many of their men, mildly inducing a MarsNeedsWomen gender-flip. She comes to admire Leia, and tries to offer the princess her freedom in exchange for either Luke or Han, but naturally, neither Leia nor Luke is buying it. (Han is unconscious and unaware by this time, though Luke says he'd get a kick out of it if he heard.)
19th Dec '15 3:58:25 AM DarkPaladinX
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** Also accounting has long been a traditionally female activity and largely remains so for domestic purposes. While it is often the husband who earns the households income, it is he who receives an allowance from his wife, instead of the wife being given a budget for groceries and household items. [[note]]It should noted that Japanese men are often away from their homes either at work or in combat. And this is still true in modern Japan with men often away from work in a very long work hours.[[/note]]
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** Also accounting has long been a traditionally female activity and largely remains so for domestic purposes. While it is often the husband who earns the households income, it is he who receives an allowance from his wife, instead of the wife being given a budget for groceries and household items. [[note]]It should noted that Japanese men are often away from their homes either at work or in combat. And this is still true in modern Japan with men often away from work in a very long work hours.[[/note]]
17th Dec '15 8:30:12 PM jormis29
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* One part in a longer arc of ''ComicBook/MandrakeTheMagician'' featured an amazon island where women ruled and men were docile housekeepers. After being captured, Mandrake attempts to regain their freedom by hypnotising one of the docile males into regaining his male dominance (which, curiously enough, involves making his man-skirt look like a pair of shorts). The man leads his fellow men in a revolt, overthrows the queen and establishes a "proper" male-controlled society... until the men go on a hunt and gets chased up a tree by a smug-looking boar. Amazon society returns to its stable old ways immediately, and Mandrake instead has to threaten to magically [[AFateWorseThanDeath make the queen ugly]] to secure freedom.
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* One part in a longer arc of ''ComicBook/MandrakeTheMagician'' ''ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician'' featured an amazon island where women ruled and men were docile housekeepers. After being captured, Mandrake attempts to regain their freedom by hypnotising one of the docile males into regaining his male dominance (which, curiously enough, involves making his man-skirt look like a pair of shorts). The man leads his fellow men in a revolt, overthrows the queen and establishes a "proper" male-controlled society... until the men go on a hunt and gets chased up a tree by a smug-looking boar. Amazon society returns to its stable old ways immediately, and Mandrake instead has to threaten to magically [[AFateWorseThanDeath make the queen ugly]] to secure freedom.
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