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12th Dec '17 7:02:57 PM Malady
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* Gen IV in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' introduced [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics aesthetic gender differences on members of the same species]]. In most cases, the "regular" design (i.e., the one that had been used in previous generations) went for males and the females got something different (One notable exception would be Xatu). Although the gender differences are quite realistic and reflect gender differences in animals in real life (for example, female Bug Pokemon tend to have wider thoraxes than the males), some Pokémon have a clearly "human feminine" traits like female Wobbuffet using lipstick.

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* Gen IV in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' introduced [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics aesthetic gender differences on members of the same species]]. In most cases, the "regular" design (i.e., the one that had been used in previous generations) went for males and the females got something different (One notable exception would be Xatu). Although the gender differences are quite realistic and reflect gender differences in animals in real life (for example, female Bug Pokemon tend to have wider thoraxes than the males), some Pokémon have a clearly "human feminine" traits like female Wobbuffet using lipstick.



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* WebVideo/BecomingYouTube discusses the [[UnfortunateImplications unfortunate]] TruthInTelevision-ness of this.

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* UsefulNotes/EsperantoTheUniversalLanguage: Esperanto builds vocabulary by attaching affixes to root words. There is a feminine ending (-in-), but not a male ending, so all gendered nouns are masculine by default. For example, the words for woman, mother, and girl (''virino, patrino, knabino'') literally mean maness, fatheress and boyess.

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* UsefulNotes/EsperantoTheUniversalLanguage: Esperanto builds vocabulary by attaching affixes to root words. There is a feminine ending (-in-), but not a male ending, so all gendered nouns are masculine by default. For example, the words for woman, mother, and girl (''virino, patrino, knabino'') literally mean maness, fatheress and boyess.


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11th Dec '17 6:49:38 PM Epicazeroth
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* This is played with ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. There's a perfectly good strategic reason for Nightwing to send an all-female squad for the day's mission (they are dealing with Queen Bee whose powers bend men to her will), but he ''still'' presents it as though an all-female squad is a deviation. Batgirl calls him on it, on the basis that while Nightwing wasn't wrong to send an all-female squad, he was wrong to assume that the all-female squad would find the fact that they were an all-female squad strange and in need of explanation.

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* This is played with ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. There's a perfectly good strategic reason for Nightwing to send an all-female squad for the day's mission (they are dealing with Queen Bee whose powers bend men[[note]]to be precise, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "most men and some women"[[/note]] to her will), but he ''still'' presents it as though an all-female squad is a deviation. Batgirl calls him on it, on the basis that while Nightwing wasn't wrong to send an all-female squad, he was wrong to assume that the all-female squad would find the fact that they were an all-female squad strange and in need of explanation.
8th Dec '17 10:21:33 AM Saurubiker
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* ''VideoGame/PacMan'' is an example of this trope. The original male Pac-Man character is a plain circle who doesn't even have eyes, while Ms. Pac-Man has added features.

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* ''VideoGame/PacMan'' is an example of this trope. The original male Pac-Man character is a plain circle who doesn't even have eyes, while Ms. Pac-Man has added features.
a bow and a mole.
7th Dec '17 11:49:57 AM jgh
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Take the English language, for example. The terms "Man" and "Mankind" are often used to represent humanity in general, whereas "Woman" and "Womankind" only ever refer to humans of the female gender. Many job titles, such as fireman and mailman, assume maleness, even though there are female firefighters and mail carriers. People often specify that someone is a "female doctor" or "female author", but generally don't say "male doctor" because that is already assumed.[[note]]There is an interesting twist in the etymology of "man" and "woman". Originally, "man" simply meant the gender-neutral "human being" and was also used for male people while "woman" meant "female human being". Eventually, "man" only meant male person, though woman retained its exclusiveness.[[/note]] If the gender of a person is unknown, the traditional proper pronoun to use is "he" (e.g. "Everybody take out his pencil") the "singular they" [[OlderThanTheyThink goes back to Geoffrey Chaucer]], but remains controversial even today, reflecting this trope. Certain languages like French and Spanish take this concept even further, having two words for "They"; a masculine and feminine form, but if there is a mixed group of men and women the masculine is the default. In fact, this is correct even for a group of ''any'' number of women, and one single man.

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Take the English language, for example. The terms "Man" and "Mankind" are often used to represent humanity in general, whereas "Woman" and "Womankind" only ever refer to humans of the female gender. Many job titles, such as fireman and mailman, assume maleness, even though there are female firefighters and mail carriers. People often specify that someone is a "female doctor" or "female author", but generally don't say "male doctor" because that is already assumed.[[note]]There is an interesting twist in the etymology of "man" and "woman". Originally, "man" simply meant the gender-neutral "human being" and was also used for male people "wereman" meant "male human being" while "woman" meant "female human being". being" (and is also the root of "werewolf"). Eventually, with "man" being used for collections of human beings it became to be only meant mean male person, though woman retained its exclusiveness.[[/note]] If the gender of a person is unknown, it is argued that the traditional proper pronoun to use is "he" (e.g. "Everybody take out his pencil") the though "singular they" [[OlderThanTheyThink goes back to Geoffrey Chaucer]], Chaucer]] but remains controversial even today, reflecting this trope. Certain languages like French and Spanish take this concept even further, having two words for "They"; a masculine and feminine form, but if there is a mixed group of men and women the masculine is the default. In fact, this is correct even for a group of ''any'' number of women, and one single man.
11th Nov '17 6:30:24 PM DrVonOppendown
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* Not really TruthInTelevision, since 50% of the world is female.

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* Not really TruthInTelevision, since 50% of the world is female.[[note]]Well, if you want to get pedantic, 49.9%, since the global ratio is currently 101 males for every 100 females.[[/note]]
15th Oct '17 1:45:17 PM intastiel
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\n* Inverted in the ''Literature/ImperialRadch'' universe: the Radchaai don't have a societal or linguistic concept of gender, so the narration uses "she" and "her" pronouns universally. In-universe, Radchaai are known for referring to people as female unless told not to, and Breq struggles with gendered languages because she doesn't really understand how to identify someone as male on sight.
28th Sep '17 9:20:57 PM HighCrate
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* Part of the reason why GenderBender series or boy/girl FreakyFridayFlip stories tend to focus on the former boy in their new body; whereas the boy will look plain and unassuming in their original form, their new female body will look more eye-catching as well as their lives becoming more interesting for better or for worse. If a girl-turned-boy is seen in either of these types of stories, expect their lives to be no different than before, with their appearance being largely the same or subject to a more generic version of their female body.

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* Part of the reason why GenderBender series or boy/girl FreakyFridayFlip stories tend to focus on the former boy in their new body; whereas the boy will look plain and unassuming in their original form, their new female body will look more eye-catching as well as their lives becoming more interesting for better or for worse. If a girl-turned-boy is seen in either of these types of stories, expect their lives to be no different than before, with their appearance being largely the same or subject to a more generic version of their female body.
28th Sep '17 12:49:40 PM nanakiro
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* Part of the reason why GenderBender series or boy/girl FreakyFridayFlip stories tend to focus on the former boy in their new body; whereas the boy will look plain and unassuming in their original form, their new female body will look more eye-catching as well as their lives becoming more interesting for better or for worse. If a girl-turned-boy is seen in either of these types of stories, expect their lives to be no different than before, with their appearance being largely the same or subject to a more generic version of their female body.
24th Sep '17 11:29:30 PM BroadwayPhil
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* Inverted in ''[[Literature/Lensman Second Stage Lensmen]]'' with the "persons" of Lyrane II. They are all biologically female (but do not use the term "female"), and use "it" and "its" instead of "she" and "her". Meanwhile, the males (ratio of 1:100) are not considered persons, are implied to have zero intelligence, and are allowed to exist only for the continuation of the species via procreation. Until Kimball Kinnison shows up, the "persons" routinely kill any male humanoids who find their way to the planet and are not wearing thought shields. They are completely baffled by Illona Potter, because they cannot conceive of a female who is not a "person".


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* Inverted in ''[[Literature/Lensman ''[[Literature/{{Lensman}} Second Stage Lensmen]]'' with the "persons" of Lyrane II. They are all biologically female (but do not use the term "female"), and use "it" and "its" instead of "she" and "her". Meanwhile, the males (ratio of 1:100) are not considered persons, are implied to have zero intelligence, and are allowed to exist only for the continuation of the species via procreation. Until Kimball Kinnison shows up, the "persons" routinely kill any male humanoids who find their way to the planet and are not wearing thought shields. They are completely baffled by Illona Potter, because they cannot conceive of a female who is not a "person".

24th Sep '17 11:24:38 PM BroadwayPhil
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\n* Inverted in ''[[Literature/Lensman Second Stage Lensmen]]'' with the "persons" of Lyrane II. They are all biologically female (but do not use the term "female"), and use "it" and "its" instead of "she" and "her". Meanwhile, the males (ratio of 1:100) are not considered persons, are implied to have zero intelligence, and are allowed to exist only for the continuation of the species via procreation. Until Kimball Kinnison shows up, the "persons" routinely kill any male humanoids who find their way to the planet and are not wearing thought shields. They are completely baffled by Illona Potter, because they cannot conceive of a female who is not a "person".

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