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24th Apr '17 12:07:05 AM angie710
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In RealLife cultures, this sort of thing is mostly just details about female biology (pregnancy, childbirth, birth control, menstruation, etc.) that men [[TooMuchInformation simply don't need (or want) to know]] and women don't care to discuss in mixed company. But it's a rare work of epic fantasy that's willing to admit its "Women's Mysteries" are little more than a FantasyCounterpartCulture equivalent of that special sixth grade health class for girls.

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In RealLife cultures, this sort of thing is mostly just details about female biology (pregnancy, childbirth, birth control, menstruation, etc.) that men [[TooMuchInformation simply don't need (or want) to know]] and women don't care to discuss in mixed company. (Occasionally, it ''does'' include a RiteOfPassage, which is usually related.) But it's a rare work of epic fantasy that's willing to admit its "Women's Mysteries" are little more than a FantasyCounterpartCulture equivalent of that special sixth grade health class for girls.
23rd Apr '17 11:57:45 PM angie710
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In RealLife cultures, this sort of thing is mostly just details about female biology (pregnancy, childbirth, birth control, menstruation, etc.) that men [[TooMuchInformation simply don't need to know]] and women don't care to discuss in mixed company. But it's a rare work of epic fantasy that's willing to admit its "Women's Mysteries" are little more than a FantasyCounterpartCulture equivalent of that special sixth grade health class for girls.

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In RealLife cultures, this sort of thing is mostly just details about female biology (pregnancy, childbirth, birth control, menstruation, etc.) that men [[TooMuchInformation simply don't need (or want) to know]] and women don't care to discuss in mixed company. But it's a rare work of epic fantasy that's willing to admit its "Women's Mysteries" are little more than a FantasyCounterpartCulture equivalent of that special sixth grade health class for girls.
29th Mar '17 6:03:40 AM Sharlee
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* In ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel'', Earth women converse freely while making use of Personal, the public washroom. Men, in contrast, don't even look at or acknowledge one another there.

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* In ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel'', Earth women converse freely while making use of Personal, the public washroom. Men, in contrast, don't even look at or acknowledge one another there.there, which leaves them LockedOutOfTheLoop of a major source of rumor and gossip.
29th Mar '17 6:02:15 AM Sharlee
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* In ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel'', Earth women converse freely while making use of Personal, the public washroom. Men, in contrast, don't even look at or acknowledge one another there.
25th Feb '17 3:54:23 PM nombretomado
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* EddieIzzard has a bit about boys in the playground regarding Hopscotch as the age group's equivalent of WomensMysteries. "What, what do they ''do''??"

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* EddieIzzard Creator/EddieIzzard has a bit about boys in the playground regarding Hopscotch as the age group's equivalent of WomensMysteries. "What, what do they ''do''??"
24th Jan '17 4:12:38 PM Jeduthun
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If you want to look at a humorous modern descendant, peek into the WondrousLadiesRoom. See also MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial. Not to be confused, except {{Comically|MissingThePoint}}, with TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow.

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If you want to look at a humorous modern descendant, peek into the WondrousLadiesRoom. See also MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial. Not to be confused, except {{Comically|MissingThePoint}}, {{comically|MissingThePoint}}, with TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow.
24th Jan '17 4:07:40 PM Jeduthun
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If you want to look at a humorous modern descendant, peek into the WondrousLadiesRoom. See also MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial.

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If you want to look at a humorous modern descendant, peek into the WondrousLadiesRoom. See also MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial. Not to be confused, except {{Comically|MissingThePoint}}, with TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow.
21st Dec '16 11:34:44 AM Xtifr
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* Discussed but not actually seen in ''Of Men and Monsters'' by Creator/WilliamTenn. The protagonist, who is just coming of age himself, wonders what the girl he's attracted to will learn when she becomes an initiate of the the Female Society of his tribe, but knows he'll never be allowed to find out.
21st Dec '16 11:21:44 AM Xtifr
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* In ''[[Literature/ChroniclesofPrydain The High King]]'' this trope is invoked a couple of times on Eilonwy's behalf, notably at the end when [[spoiler:Eilonwy must lose her magic powers so that she can stay in Prydain with Taran. When she wishes them away,]] Dallben comments that she "will have that mystery and magic all women share, and that Taran, like all men, shall often be baffled by it."

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* In ''[[Literature/ChroniclesofPrydain ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesofPrydain The High King]]'' this trope is invoked a couple of times on Eilonwy's behalf, notably at the end when [[spoiler:Eilonwy must lose her magic powers so that she can stay in Prydain with Taran. When she wishes them away,]] Dallben comments that she "will have that mystery and magic all women share, and that Taran, like all men, shall often be baffled by it."
20th Sep '16 7:36:36 PM PaulA
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* Creator/JackChalker's ''Soul Rider'' series:

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* Creator/JackChalker's ''Soul Rider'' ''Literature/SoulRider'' series:
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