History PlayingWith / GenderRestrictedAbility

8th Sep '17 3:34:01 AM StarTropes
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* '''Justified''': The being who grants the power is a sexist rat.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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The being who grants the power is a sexist rat.rat.
** The power is carried by the X and/or Y chromosomes.
6th Jan '17 6:18:22 AM SeptimusHeap
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* '''Played for Laughs''': The effects of gendered magic are used for crude jokes. [[FreudWasRight Wizards take great pride in the size of their staffs.]] Meanwhile, once a month, [[MenstrualMenace witches have their magic turn purely destructive]].

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* '''Played for Laughs''': The effects of gendered magic are used for crude jokes. [[FreudWasRight Wizards take great pride in the size of their staffs.]] staffs. Meanwhile, once a month, [[MenstrualMenace witches have their magic turn purely destructive]].
30th Apr '16 4:46:51 AM jormis29
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* '''Inverted''': InAWorld with severe gender divide, [[ShockAndAwe manipulating electricity]] is is one of the few things men and women have in common.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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InAWorld with severe gender divide, [[ShockAndAwe manipulating electricity]] is is one of the few things men and women have in common.common.
** A woman and a man have to learn the same ability together for either of them to use it.
27th Apr '16 10:35:11 PM BananaPancakes
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** Men have the power to play with fire. Women can't.

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** Men have the power to [[PlayingWithFire play with fire.fire]]. Women can't.



* '''Justified''': The being who grants the power is a sexist bastard.
* '''Inverted''': In a world with severe gender divide, [[ShockAndAwe manipulating electricity]] is is one of the few things men and women have in common.
* '''Subverted''': Bob starts learning how to [[LightEmUp emit light from his hands]] just like women.
* '''Double Subverted''': But after a series of failures, he gave up.

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* '''Justified''': The being who grants the power is a sexist bastard.
rat.
* '''Inverted''': In a world InAWorld with severe gender divide, [[ShockAndAwe manipulating electricity]] is is one of the few things men and women have in common.
* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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Bob starts learning how to [[LightEmUp emit light from his hands]] hands]], just like women.
** Alice starts learning how to [[PlayingWithFire play with fire]], just like men.
* '''Double Subverted''': But after a series of failures, he gave they have both given up.



** A witch casts a spell such that men cannot learn them.

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** A witch casts a spell such that makes all the men cannot learn them.of her society who haven't yet learned magic unable to do so.



* '''Implied''': In world known for fire powers, only women hold tools to conjure it.
* '''Deconstructed''':

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* '''Implied''': In a world known for fire powers, only women men hold tools to conjure it.
* '''Deconstructed''': '''Deconstructed''':



** Fire is seen as misogynistic because only men can use them.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** That gender became so reliant on magic, the other had to have them save them when an even prohibited magic use. The magic wielders have to eat humble pie, as the result.
* '''Played For Laughs''': The effects of gendered magic are used for crude jokes. [[FreudWasRight Wizards take great pride in the size of their staffs.]] Meanwhile, once a month, [[MenstrualMenace witches have their magic turn purely destructive]].

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** Fire is seen as misogynistic because only men can use them.
it; light is considered misandrist because only women can use it.
* '''Reconstructed''':
'''Reconstructed''':
** That gender became so reliant on magic, the other had to have them save them when an even prohibited magic use. The Thus the magic wielders have to eat humble pie, as the result.
pie.
* '''Played For for Laughs''': The effects of gendered magic are used for crude jokes. [[FreudWasRight Wizards take great pride in the size of their staffs.]] Meanwhile, once a month, [[MenstrualMenace witches have their magic turn purely destructive]].



%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???

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%%* '''Plotted A a Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For for Drama''': ???
13th Mar '15 11:26:05 PM VPhantom
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* '''Invoked''': A witch casts a spell such that men cannot learn them.

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* '''Invoked''': '''Invoked''':
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A witch casts a spell such that men cannot learn them.
13th Mar '15 9:08:04 PM Scrounge
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** The difference is not in who is ''capable'' of learning the abilities, but in which gender is ''permitted'' to. No one will teach "male" magic to women, or vice versa.
14th Feb '15 4:02:33 AM Kindle4Light
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Added DiffLines:

** In the same world, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs only women can cast light by themselves, while only men can play with fire.]]
14th Feb '15 3:37:08 AM Kindle4Light
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* '''Inverted''': In a world with severe gender divide, [[ShockAndAwe Manipulating electricity]] is is one of the few things men and women have in common.

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* '''Inverted''': In a world with severe gender divide, [[ShockAndAwe Manipulating manipulating electricity]] is is one of the few things men and women have in common.



* '''Implied''': In world known for fire powers, only women hold tool needed to conjure it.
* '''Deconstructed''': The gender exclusivity leaves the other as exclusively second-class citizens -- they just can't compete with magic.
* '''Reconstructed''': However the other gender takes up the mundane tasks that can't be done with magic. They have more time for those sorts of things due to not spending time learning magic.

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* '''Implied''': In world known for fire powers, only women hold tool needed tools to conjure it.
* '''Deconstructed''': '''Deconstructed''':
**
The gender exclusivity leaves the other as exclusively second-class citizens -- they just can't compete with magic.
** Fire is seen as misogynistic because only men can use them.
* '''Reconstructed''': However '''Reconstructed''':
** That gender became so reliant on magic,
the other gender takes up the mundane tasks that can't be done with magic. They had to have more time for those sorts of things due them save them when an even prohibited magic use. The magic wielders have to not spending time learning magic.eat humble pie, as the result.
14th Feb '15 3:29:59 AM Kindle4Light
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* '''Straight''': Alice can cast healing magic. Bob can cast harming magic.
* '''Exaggerated''': Alice can cast ALL forms of magic. Bob can't even learn one, but he can learn combat fighting, which Alice can't learn.
* '''Downplayed''': Women are naturally attuned to magic, and can use it almost intuitively. Men ''can'' use it, but must [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic study how it works for years]] to have even a fraction of the power.
* '''Justified''': Magical power was granted to humanity by a Goddess who DoesNotLikeMen.
* '''Inverted''':
** Using magic [[GenderBender makes men into]] [[MagicalGirl women]].
** Men only have magical gifts.
* '''Subverted''': Bob is the youngest of seven brothers, and [[MagicalSeventhSon when his own seventh son, Christopher, is born, he turns out to have magical power]], an ancient myth few people believed.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...But Christopher [[HowDoIShotWeb struggles to gain access to his power]], and none of the experts knows how magic works for men.

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* '''Straight''': Alice can cast healing magic. Bob can cast harming magic.
'''Straight''':
** Women have the power to [[LightEmUp emit light from their hands]]. Men cannot.
** Men have the power to play with fire. Women can't.
* '''Exaggerated''': Alice One gender can cast ALL forms of magic. Bob magic, while the other can't even learn one, but he can learn combat fighting, which Alice can't learn.
comprehend how it works.
* '''Downplayed''': Women are One gender is naturally attuned to magic, and can use it almost intuitively. Men ''can'' use it, but must [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic while the other has to study how it works for years]] before being able to have even a fraction of the power.
use it.
* '''Justified''': Magical The being who grants the power was granted to humanity by is a Goddess who DoesNotLikeMen.
sexist bastard.
* '''Inverted''':
** Using magic [[GenderBender makes
'''Inverted''': In a world with severe gender divide, [[ShockAndAwe Manipulating electricity]] is is one of the few things men into]] [[MagicalGirl women]].
** Men only
and women have magical gifts.
in common.
* '''Subverted''': Bob is the youngest of seven brothers, and [[MagicalSeventhSon when starts learning how to [[LightEmUp emit light from his own seventh son, Christopher, is born, he turns out to have magical power]], an ancient myth few people believed.
hands]] just like women.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...Subverted''': But Christopher [[HowDoIShotWeb struggles to gain access to his power]], and none after a series of the experts knows how magic works for men.failures, he gave up.



* '''Zig Zagged''': Magic is first introduced as being female-specific, but when Alice goes out in the world, she discovers that her tribe simply tie magical initiation into their WomensMysteries, and other civilisations only train men in magic, or train both men and women equally, or train them in different techniques; some restrict magic based on a FantasticCasteSystem rather than gender, or only teach those who show a certain aptitude early in life. One thing is constant, though: everyone thinks their method is the only proper one.
* '''Averted''': Both sexes can use magic equally.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Magic is first introduced as being female-specific, but when Alice goes out in Zagged''': Men have the world, she discovers power to play with fire. Women can't until recently, where girls start learning with varying success. Meanwhile, it's revealed that her tribe simply tie magical initiation into some men became pyrophobic due to their WomensMysteries, and other civilisations only train men in magic, or train both men and women equally, or train them in different techniques; some restrict magic based on a FantasticCasteSystem rather than gender, or only teach those who show a certain aptitude early in life. One thing is constant, though: everyone thinks their method is the only proper one.
horrid accidents.
* '''Averted''': Both sexes Only a group of people can use magic equally.[[AnIcePerson control ice]], but who can do that isn't determined by gender.



* '''Implied''': Alice, Florence, and Harriet can produce fire simply by clapping their hands, while Bob, Eric, and George personally have to bring about/wait for the natural confluence of heat, oxygen, fuel, and dry air to do so.

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* '''Implied''': Alice, Florence, and Harriet can produce In world known for fire simply by clapping their hands, while Bob, Eric, and George personally have powers, only women hold tool needed to bring about/wait for the natural confluence of heat, oxygen, fuel, and dry air to do so.conjure it.
20th Dec '14 10:12:41 AM BananaPancakes
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* '''Lampshaded''': Alice taunts Bob for being able to make with his hands only inferior replicas of the things she can conjure up out of thin air.

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* '''Lampshaded''': Alice taunts Bob for being able to make with his hands only inferior replicas of the things she can conjure up out of thin air. [[HandWave ("Because I'm a girl!")]]
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