When you’re building a world for a game, you might want to add sexism to the mix. Here’s a way you can do it.
Get a piece of paper and make two columns. Put men on one side, women on the other. Write down a list of gender roles for men and women. Don’t worry about making sure there are the same number of roles in each column.
Write down what punishment happens when someone steps outside their gender role. These punishments don’t have to be balanced for each gender role or each sex.
Write down what reward happens when someone stays in their gender role. Like punishments, the rewards don’t have to be balanced. Furthermore, the reward can be for either sex.
As you’re doing this, check for inconsistencies, contradictions and a lack of balance between rewards and punishments. When you find them, seriously consider enhancing them. When you don’t, seriously consider adding them.
If anyone wants to give this a try or share their thoughts, comment!