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"...in Japan, Lesbians are magical creatures, like leprechauns."
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Much of what was known about the population termed "lesbian" by scouts ended up wrong.
:--Cezary Jan Strusiewicz, "[http://www.cracked.com/article_18655_9-beloved-characters-made-horrifying-by-japan.html 9 Beloved Characters Made Horrifying by Japan]"
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It is a population of near-humans in which [[wikipedia:|intersex]] conditions, especially [[wikipedia:-Reductase deficiency|5α-Reductase deficiency]] (5-ARD), have become so prevalent that the culture lost its [[gender binary]].
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All people tend to present an overall expression that other, more binary cultures would consider "femme".
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Typical attire includes a hoop skirt.
  
A '''lesbian''' in the game world is a sapient being.
 
Lesbians are a hermaphroditic race related to [[human]]s that arose during the great speciation after the [[great flood]].
 
 
They [[e-penis|measure their wealth]] by how much cloth they can hang from their waists.
 
It's not uncommon to see over 30 kg (66 lb) of petticoats on a lesbian, supported by a hoop framework nearly as wide as she is tall.
 
 
Defining characteristic: submission to one another.
 
 
== Sex ==
 
Most mammals are specialized into two [[sex]]es: one to gather and defend resources and one to nurture, and it takes one of each to make a baby.
 
Lesbians have only one sex; any two adults can make a baby.
 
Our scouts believe that lesbians are sequential hermaphrodites, like clownfish, not simultaneous like hamlets.
 
A change in the body, corresponding to human menopause, causes a second puberty of sorts in which testes develop from within the ovaries as they shut down.
 
 
In most mammalian species, the Y chromosome has the gene that produces males.
 
It tends to shed genes other than those needed to create maleness.
 
Eventually Y becomes so small that it cannot replicate, and the maleness gene translocates to another chromosome.
 
This has already happened in some species of voles.
 
In lesbians, the parts of the Y chromosome that survive produce only enough maleness to reproduce; the secondary sex characteristics are so weak that the rest of the body could pass for a female human.
 
 
To lesbians, men of other races appear as animals, in part due to a man's "tail".
 
 
On the other hand, at least one of our scouts doesn't believe in mammalian hermaphroditism.
 
She's under the impression that the situation is like the ''Slayers Next'' example in [[allthetropes:Flock of Wolves]]: the culture values "feminine" attributes, and a lot of the women are in fact cross-dressing men even from birth.
 
 
== Out-of-universe ==
 
'''This name is temporary,''' just as [[poli]]s had a temporary name for nearly 12 years while the game world was forming.
 
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A lesbian in the [[real world]] is a human woman who prefers intimate relationships with other human women. Real-world lesbians can't reproduce.
 
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== External links ==
 
*[[wikipedia:Chromosomal translocation]]
 
*[[wikipedia:Freemartin]]
 
*[[wikipedia:Lesbian utopia]]
 
*[[wikipedia:Feminist science fiction]]
 
*[[wikipedia:Desert Grassland Whiptail Lizard]]
 
*[//worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/3925/how-could-a-human-descended-race-appear-to-be-all-female The lesbian question] on Worldbuilding Stack Exchange
 
*[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34290981 Guevedoces] on BBC
 
 
[[Category:Races]]
 
[[Category:Races]]

Revision as of 20:47, 2 January 2020

Much of what was known about the population termed "lesbian" by scouts ended up wrong. It is a population of near-humans in which intersex conditions, especially 5α-Reductase deficiency (5-ARD), have become so prevalent that the culture lost its gender binary. All people tend to present an overall expression that other, more binary cultures would consider "femme". Typical attire includes a hoop skirt.