Questions tagged [gender]

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How to handle a tri-gendered race

I'm working on a story set in a world with a tri-gendered race of intelligent creatures, the protagonists in the story. I want to be able to explicitly describe sexual intercourse among other things. ...
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What's a plausible way for a three biological sexes setup to develop for a dominant intelligent species?

It's easy enough to figure out how a species might evolve a third biological gender in general (e.g. some sort of asexual drones/workers, ala insects). But what I want to build is a system where the ...
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Preventing post-apocalyptic society from becoming misogynistic

The apocalypse has happened, but humanity survives. People still remember the technology they had, but too many of the people who really understood how it worked and how to make it have died, leading ...
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What traits or behaviors would favor female warriors over males?

In human cultures around the world, most wars are fought by men. There are many theories as to why this is the case, first and foremost that females are simply less expendable than men when it comes ...
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Gender ratio in a three gender system

I'm creating a human race that has 3 sexes: male, female & hermaphrodite. Is there any biological rules that limits what should be the ratio between sexes or I could just pick whatever works best ...
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How can genetic enchancements allow male and female sports leagues to intertwine with each other?

The human race is divided into two variants: male and female. The former is generally more dominant physically due to its size, making them bigger, stronger, and faster. They are predisposed to being ...
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Incorporating Women into a Fantasy World Army?

I have a fantasy world with roughly medieval technology (swords, crossbows, and chain mail for instance), and I have an egalitarian country with an army that's somewhere from 10 to 40% women (it ...
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Evolution of a non-human species with no concept of gender?

In the world I'm building, there's a non-human race that I want to have no concept of gender. Their language doesn't contain gendered words like "man" or "woman," and sexual attraction is not based on ...
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Mating Habits and Social Structures of a Three Gender Species

The species here has three possible genders, "A", "B" and "C" (for simplicity's sake). Each of the three genders can mate with another gender, producing the third gender. In other words, A and B ...
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How would the presence of dragons in an army influence the standards for manliness?

Imagine a medieval society in which dragons are domesticated for military use. When they are young and still able to fly, they're ridden into combat. Very few make it to an old age, but those who do ...
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Would humans outcompete sequential hermaphrodites?

I want to have a species based on humans, where everyone is born as female, but switches gender to male later in their life. Assuming that transformation takes 4 years (*) hermaphrodite is born as ...
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How would gender roles be affected by a society where parents could control the sex of their child

Imagine a species almost identical to humans, with one exception. All sperm contained both X and Y chromosome, and every child has the potential to develop as either sex. However, the mother has ...
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What would society be like if the human sex ratio was 3:1 of males:females?

In humans, males and females have a (theoretical - in practice there are more women) sex distribution of 50:50 in any given population (which is large enough to account for the law of large numbers) ...
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What Would Happen If A Bacterium Hijacked Human Gender Determination?

In pillbugs, sex is determined by two chromosomes: Z and W. Individuals who inherit two Zs develop as males, while ZW individuals become female. But in some populations, these rules are ...
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Can a one gendered species evolve sapience

In a world I am building, I want the primary species to be 100% peaceful. The best way I have thought of for doing this post-sapience is to remove all identifying traits (skin, eye and hair color, ...