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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 early scouts to the game world ended up as a misunderstanding.
:--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 human-descended population in which [[wikipedia:intersex|intersex]] conditions, especially [[wikipedia:5α-Reductase deficiency|5α-Reductase deficiency]] (5-ARD), have become so prevalent that the culture lost anything on which to hang its [[Gender glossary|gender binary]].
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Most people of this group, regardless of their intimate anatomy, tend to present an overall expression that other, more binary cultures might consider "[[wikipedia:femme|femme]]".
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Typical attire of those not in hazardous occupations includes a hoop skirt.
  
A '''lesbian''' in the game world is a sapient being.
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Scouts have yet to make another visit to their homeland.
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.
 
{{OOU box|
 
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]]

Latest revision as of 20:56, 2 January 2020

Much of what was known about the population termed "lesbian" by early scouts to the game world ended up as a misunderstanding. It is a human-descended population in which intersex conditions, especially 5α-Reductase deficiency (5-ARD), have become so prevalent that the culture lost anything on which to hang its gender binary. Most people of this group, regardless of their intimate anatomy, tend to present an overall expression that other, more binary cultures might consider "femme". Typical attire of those not in hazardous occupations includes a hoop skirt.

Scouts have yet to make another visit to their homeland.