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Gender in Torn World

Alternate gender and sexuality issues.


Gender and sexuality are complicated issues, and Torn World is no exception to that! The Empire must balance such issues as the Glifai, who are born without gender as often as not, and many disparate views of gender roles from their various assimilated cultures. They've recently come through a gender revolution that strives for equality and tries to simplify and streamline the licensing for gender. Of course, it doesn't always work out perfectly...

Follow the adventures of Lalya in becoming legally licensed as a woman in the Lalya and Dini storyline.

Even the north isn't completely free of gender stigma and issues! In a culture that is slipping in population, sometimes women who prefer women and men who prefer men are asked to make sacrifices to bolster the population.


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It's Not Just About Firolk (1516.04.16): Ashegoi is teaching Lei about more than just firolk...
~ 0 words, Created by: Amy Waller (Writer), Elizabeth Barrette (Inspiration), Posted: 02/23/10  

Smoke in the Wind (1520): Smoke is Omorth's favorite color. (Supporters Only!)
~ 180 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Posted: 03/29/13  

Heart of the Tree (1520.02.21): Taiv enjoys a spring day.
~ 1088 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Posted: 10/26/10  

Storm Wrack (1520.03.17): The people in the town Ferelye was born in are uncomfortable with no-gender people, and as Ferelye gets older, ur spends more and more time hiding out on a tall cliff near roi home.
~ 4267 words, Created by: PeggyB (Inspiration), Jenny Heidewald (Inspiration), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 05/23/11  

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Owlheart (1520.04.15): Tekura shares a bead with Osro at the summer gather. (Supporters Only!)
~ 2373 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 05/21/10  

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Words On Paper (1520.06.13): This poem is written by a member of Lalya's new club, prior to the two of them actually meeting. (Supporters Only!)
~ 124 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 01/17/13  

Catch and Release (1520.10.17): Dorom, Ereil, and Amaqor go ice-fishing near Itakith. (Supporters Only!)
~ 3045 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Posted: 05/11/12  

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Learning to Breathe the Clear Mountain Air (poem): No-gender people often move to Affabreidalam. (Supporters Only!)
~ 220 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Posted: 06/06/14  

Articles attached to this collection:

Gender Licensing, Before and After the Gender Reforms

Artwork attached to this collection:

Lalya's Dress
Lalya's Dress
Lorna (Comtessa), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon
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