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22nd Jul '16 9:57:15 PM gunslingerofgilead
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* The ''Franchise/DragonAge'' franchise is for all intents are purposes this. By the time the games role around (the titular Dragon Age) most human nations have done away with restrictions on women in the military and in politics, with Tevinter being an exception. A few Fereldan characters in the first game will remark that it is a bit strange to see women fighting if you are playing as a female PC, but they haven't stepped outside and seen the [[WorldOfActionGirls the sheer number of women in the Fereldan armed forces]]. The only real instance of gender inequality actually ''seen'' in game is the Chantry, the dominant religious force in Thedas which is exclusively female, veering the setting into level 6, occasionally. In general, the surprising level of gender equality in ''Dragon Age's'' HighFantasy setting can be chalked up to the influence of the matriarchal Chantry and its founder, Andraste.
** The Qunari ''do'' have rather strict gender roles, although they are just as harsh in enforcing them on men as on women, and they don't enforce their roles out of the belief that women are weaker. They also believe in "Aqun-Athlok", or "born as one gender and living as another", which allows women to assume male roles, and vice versa.

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* The ''Franchise/DragonAge'' franchise is for all intents are purposes this. By the time the games role around (the titular Dragon Age) most human nations have done away with restrictions on portrays an almost entirely egalitarian StandardFantasySetting where women in can become warriors (from common soldiers to knights to religious templars), scholars, heads of noble houses and lands, and heads of state. Notably, HeirClubForMen is apparently entirely absent from the military and in politics, setting, with Tevinter the eldest of any noble house or family being an exception. A few Fereldan characters in the first game will remark heir regardless of gender. In fact, the only major gender-restricted organization that it is a bit strange to see women fighting if you are playing as a female PC, but they haven't stepped outside and prominently seen the [[WorldOfActionGirls the sheer number of women in the Fereldan armed forces]]. The only real instance of gender inequality actually ''seen'' in game is the Chantry, the dominant religious force human religion in Thedas Thedas, which is exclusively female, veering the setting into level 6, occasionally. In general, the surprising level of gender equality in ''Dragon Age's'' HighFantasy setting has an all female priesthood (men can be chalked up become lowly brothers and assume clerical duties at most) due to the influence backstory of the matriarchal religion's female CrystalDragonJesus. In Tevinter, their version of the Chantry and its founder, Andraste.has an all-male priesthood, but is otherwise apparently as egalitarian as the rest of Thedas.
** The nonhuman cultures in Thedas, with the exception of the Qunari, also follow suit. Dwarves have a tradition of female warriors who fight for the [[AmazonBrigade Silent Sisters]], and women are forced to become warriors, smiths, or merchants just like the men depending on what [[FantasticCasteSystem caste]] they were born into. Elves in human lands are universally [[FantasticRacism treated like shit]] by the humans and disenfranchised as a whole, although it would appear elven women in particular face the threat of being raped by human men who have been given license to abuse them. Dalish elves are egalitarian, with female hunters and warriors being just as common as their male counterparts. The individual leader of every Dalish clan, called the Keeper, can also be male or female.
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Qunari ''do'' have rather strict gender roles, although they are but enforce them just as harsh in enforcing them harshly on their men as on well as their women. The Qunari do not view women or men as being weaker compared to the other, merely different and destined to fulfill different duties in their fiercely collectivist society. Ironically, this makes the Qunari a de facto matriarchal society since the higher administrative and political positions are occupied entirely by women, and they don't enforce according to their roles out of the belief that women are weaker. They also believe in "Aqun-Athlok", or "born as one custom. Individuals who transgress these gender roles aren't punished or pitied, but rather declared transgender and living as another", which allows women allowed to assume male roles, the role, and vice versa.gender identity, of whatever it is they're best at.
9th Jul '16 5:33:22 PM MsChibi
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* In the ''[[MarsAndVenusGenderContrast Venus and Mars]]'' series of self-help books, men live on [[OnceGreenMars Mars]], where they place a high value on work and status, as well as build a telescope to [[ThePeepingTom gawk at the Venusians]] (and eventually [[BenevolentAlienInvasion a spaceship to visit them]]). Meanwhile, women live on Venus, which is said to be a PleasurePlanet full of museums, salons, cafes, and the like, where they [[DreamingOfThingsToCome dream of handsome princes from far away]] and chit-chat with each other all day long. After the Martians arrive, they take their Venusian wives/girlfriends to Earth, and things are great for a while...but since they aren't used to each others' ways of communicating or values, [[LoveRuinsTheRealm they come into conflict]].
9th Jul '16 12:58:21 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' goes here, primarily as a result of being a boys' toyline that is heavily affected by TheSmurfettePrinciple. Women ''can'' be powerful warriors, but the focus is always on the male characters. Female Toa also seem to be given the least interesting [[MaskOfPower mask powers]], ranging from the BoringButPractical Underwater Breathing, to the BlessedWithSuck Mask of Detection (which gives its wearer headaches as she gets closer to the MacGuffin). UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest is rarely passed. In the early years in particular, the females were portrayed as the calm, gentle ones, while the males displayed much more diversity. This changed as the series progressed.

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' goes here, primarily as a result of being a boys' toyline that is heavily affected by TheSmurfettePrinciple. Women ''can'' be powerful warriors, but the focus is always on the male characters. Female Toa also seem to be given the least interesting [[MaskOfPower mask powers]], ranging from the BoringButPractical Underwater Breathing, to the BlessedWithSuck Mask of Detection (which gives its wearer headaches as she gets closer to the MacGuffin). UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest is rarely passed. In the early years in particular, the females were portrayed as the calm, gentle ones, while the males displayed much more diversity. This changed as the series progressed.
8th Jul '16 6:54:02 PM n0321
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* ''Manga/{{Kaiji}}''. There is one woman on the show, but she only appears in a single scene in one episode and says no more than two lines.

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* ''Manga/{{Kaiji}}''. There is one woman on the show, but she only appears in a single scene in one episode and says no more than two lines. Averted in the movie adaptations, in which a handful of female characters are featured.
8th Jul '16 5:10:56 AM KGBtheRussianSpy
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' stars a superpowered race called the Gems. Steven, being half-human, is the only male gem, and being just a kid, is constantly outshined by Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl. Even the human characters exemplify this, with Connie training to be an expert swordfighter before she was even a teenager, and Sadie being able to best huge gem monsters despite having ''no'' training. Meanwhile, male characters such as Lars, Greg, and Ronaldo can't seem to do ''anything'' right.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' stars a superpowered superpowered, all-female race called the Gems. Steven, being half-human, is the only male gem, and being just a kid, is constantly outshined by Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl. Even the human characters exemplify this, with Connie training to be an expert swordfighter before she was even a teenager, and Sadie being able to best huge gem monsters despite having ''no'' training. Meanwhile, male characters such as Lars, Greg, and Ronaldo can't seem to do ''anything'' right.are noticeably less skilled.
8th Jul '16 5:09:15 AM KGBtheRussianSpy
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' stars a superpowered race called the Gems. Steven, being half-human, is the only male gem, and being just a kid, is constantly outshined by Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl. Even the human characters exemplify this, with Connie training to be an expert swordfighter before she was even a teenager, and Sadie being able to best huge gem monsters despite having ''no'' training. Meanwhile, male characters such as Lars, Greg, and Ronaldo can't seem to do ''anything'' right.


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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' stars a superpowered race called the Gems. Steven, being half-human, is the only male gem, and being just a kid, is constantly outshined by Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl. Even the human characters exemplify this, with Connie training to be an expert swordfighter before she was even a teenager, and Sadie being able to best huge gem monsters despite having ''no'' training. Meanwhile, male characters such as Lars, Greg, and Ronaldo can't seem to do ''anything'' right.
8th Jul '16 5:06:22 AM KGBtheRussianSpy
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' stars a superpowered race called the Gems. Steven, being half-human, is the only male gem, and being just a kid, is constantly outshined by Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl. Even the human characters exemplify this, with Connie training to be an expert swordfighter before she was even a teenager, and Sadie being able to best huge gem monsters despite having ''no'' training. Meanwhile, male characters such as Lars, Greg, and Ronaldo can't seem to do ''anything'' right.
7th Jun '16 3:18:44 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]'', humans are here. A major plot point is how changes of this status quo begin to appear.

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* In ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]'', ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', humans are here. A major plot point is how changes of this status quo begin to appear.appear and develop through later ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series.



* The Zentraedi in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' do this in the first series as men (Zentraedi) and women (Meltrandi) are kept in completely separate social systems.

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* The Zentraedi in ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' are this in the original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' do this in the first series and ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'', as men (Zentraedi) and women (Meltrandi) are kept in completely separate social systems.
18th May '16 2:28:25 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''DeadliestWarrior'': Being a show about historical warriors battling to the death that's RatedMForManly, it's to be expected. Briefly became a type 4 in one episode of Season 2 (CIA vs. KGB), where both sides had one female operative, and one of them ([[spoiler:The KGB]]) kicked quite a bit of ass. Later it got its first female warrior in her own right in the form of JoanOfArc who fought against William the Conqueror, she even ([[spoiler:won]])

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* ''DeadliestWarrior'': ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'': Being a show about historical warriors battling to the death that's RatedMForManly, it's to be expected. Briefly became a type 4 in one episode of Season 2 (CIA vs. KGB), where both sides had one female operative, and one of them ([[spoiler:The KGB]]) kicked quite a bit of ass. Later it got its first female warrior in her own right in the form of JoanOfArc who fought against William the Conqueror, she even ([[spoiler:won]])
8th May '16 2:21:27 AM Thespian101
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' ends up being this way. All of the Rookie Nine are composed of teams of two boys and one girl. Granted, the girls are allowed to be plenty BadAss--often with the caveat that she fails in a suitably plucky manner and is either defeated or rescued by a man--but it's still a man's world.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' ends up being this way. All of the Rookie Nine are composed of teams of two boys and one girl. Granted, the girls are allowed to be look plenty BadAss--often with the caveat BadAss--provided that she fails in a suitably plucky manner and is either defeated doesn't actually succeed or rescued by a man--but accomplish anything on her own--but it's still a man's world.
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