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Old 09-13-2019, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Peter Morris View Post
Dwarf society on the Discworld is rigidly gender neutral.
I don't agree. They're rigidly patriarchal, not neutral. It's only women who have to hide their femaleness - even motherhood - to be subsumed under maleness. I've always read it as much more about feminism than transgender rights.

“You shouldn’t have encouraged her. I mean, of course there’s female dwarfs but . . . I mean, they have the decency not to show it.” - Carrot, in FoC

“All dwarfs are men , sir [...] I mean . . . traditionally." Cheery, in TFE