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Old 09-13-2019, 04:50 AM
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Cheery is a metaphor for gender issues in contemporary society. Like many Pratchett ideas, it's a mirror image.

Dwarf society on the Discworld is rigidly gender neutral. They barely distinguish between male and female at all. Cheery defies dwarven convention by openly identifying as female. As such she encounters the same problems that a trans person might encounter in our world.