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People seem to give Reversed Gender Roles In Equestria a bad name. But what if they actually had... like... healthy gender norms BUT WERE STILL REVERSED? ... Yeah it's about as fun as you'd expect.

Part of the B_25 vs Flutterpriest 24 Hour Writeoff

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this is some Top Kek shit right here.

*Carefully edges out the door*

Y'all are shitting me if you think this challenge is lasting 24 hours.

Well I mean... it's not like Anon fics were ever especially subtle... Have an up facing thumb.

They are only 8 hours from being done. So...

This story made me gay.

Aprion #8 · Feb 2nd, 2019 · · 1 ·

this gave me flashbacks to my ex girlfriend. good times. have a like.

Goddamnit, Tony! :rainbowlaugh:

The only RGRE story I like. Very sweet. C:

Pause #11 · Feb 2nd, 2019 · · 15 ·

Healthy RGRE is blasphemy.

Dude. With the minorest of tweaks this could be an entry in CategoricalGrant’s contest. Just saying.

This is the cutest of things and I love it.

This is just comfyness and cute bundled up together in a thousand words of supposedly RGRE. Well, have an upvote, it's still cute as heck.

Kratz #16 · Feb 2nd, 2019 · · 8 ·

With the amount of people that jump into this genre for cheap box features, it will soon die. I'm not talking in particular about this fic.

I want a relationship like that

Comment posted by rikithemonk deleted Feb 3rd, 2019

As for the story, I liked it.

Nice "slice of life"

I wouldn't mind reading more.

The Monk
"Knowledge is power and power corrupts, so study and be evil." - Reykan

This was nice read.

Totally agree, but it's not just the 20s, it went well past that, to people born in the 40s. Men and women just grew up with that in the home, it was culturally acceptable. Just look at the stuff trump has said, sexual harassment claims against people like charlie rose, ect. Hearing my 60 y/o mother talk about my grandfathers and other men she's dealt with, western culture has shifted dramatically in under 100 years.

Pause #22 · Feb 3rd, 2019 · · 1 ·

People are actually triggered by this comment?


Pause #23 · Feb 3rd, 2019 · · 5 ·


Then there are those in the middle. The reason that I think RGRE gets a bad rap is that most of you think the rolls are way exaggerated and the social interactions are way over the top. I think the reason for this is that most of you are young. You can't imagine people acting like this. Im an old fart. I am a lot older than most of you and I can absolutely assure you that, "Oh yes they can, and did".

No. It's not about being young. It is in fact about them being over the top. Even for these "old times" you speak of some of the things the characters say and do are grossly exaggerated. Some of the actions authors write don't like up with what you're speaking of.

And that's on top of it turning character we know into horrible caricatures of themselves all for a male fantasy in which a bunch of females want the self-insert OC/Anon for no reason other than because he has a dick. No matter how bland or a complete unlikable dick the author presents them as. RGRE is used as an excuse for having the characters lust after a character.

9437077 How about leaving politics out of the comments section, k?

Comment posted by rikithemonk deleted Feb 3rd, 2019

“I’m peaty sure I’m the scotch.”

Pretty instead of peaty?


For one, this whole post comes off as preachy and patronizing. Secondly, most of us are fully aware of how things were 'back in the day', even if we've not experienced it we've got a really good idea of what it was, so acting as if we've never considered that things once were this way is a little silly.

But yes, it is honestly over the top. Almost all of these RGRE stories are based on the idea of "Reversed roles of modern-day Western Society, except in Equestria". And things just aren't... aren't like this anymore. You have so many, so very many stories where mares are nothing but bluster and swagger and stallions are a piece of meat. For any women reading this who think 'yeah that's how it is here' - no, no it honestly is not. The way RGRE presents it is that the ones who are doing this are the absolute norm. Anyone not following this is the strange and possibly shunned minority.

Any stallion who is remotely capable or competent is some kind of freak and the norm is to be incredibly frail and emotional. Mares are HAPPY to be the ones to work their asses off to provide for stallions. That hasn't been the general case for a very long time.

These aren't reversed gender roles. These are reversed gender stereotypes - which are, themselves, outdated to anyone with half a brain and eyes to see with. This story is comedic in nature and doesn't really go into these problems with this new RGRE subgenre, but the title brings it up.


Edit: about 2 seconds after I posted this I realized I should fall asleep tbh

This seems fine, but I like the over the top stories.


For one, this whole post comes off as preachy and patronizing.

Ill delete it.

if you saw patronizing, you misread it and its intent.


RGRE is used as an excuse for having the characters lust after a character.

I can't speak for the general RGRE audience, as I've read only a few stories in this current fad, but I disagree with this statement. I'm going to use myself as an example here. I wrote a story not too long ago, not a good one mind you, called The Little Things, in which I write Anon and Celestia together in a reverse gender role society. Not over the top, not used as a way for Celestia to lust over Anon, but as a backdrop for both why Anon finds himself not fitting in as he once did in his world, and as a way to subtly shift characters interactions, because gender differences in reality aren't as cut and dry as many would assume. Which is me assuming what they assume, but I'm throwing that out there, because I find this sort of debate rather silly. In that, the arguments tend to get rather silly.

(Which I'm now part of the silly, since I just typed this).

Edit: Though, if I'm really being honest here, I wrote that story cause I wanted to see Anon be the little spoon to Celestia, cause I'm a goofus. But I do believe that RGRE can be written well with effort, like most everything else, and that it's up to personal taste whether it's something you want to read or not. I don't think any amount of complaining, without a solid backbone of reasoning, is gonna change a lot of the sub-genres' audience opinion any time soon.

Plus, you know, separate the author from the work. I'll use Vladimir Nabokov as an example here. He wrote a story called Lolita, which is about a pedophile. I do not think he is a pedophile, as there is no evidence to say that he was, other than accusations because he wrote a story about one. You can write anything and not believe a word in it, but do so because you wanted to explore a concept. I'm sure the same applies to RGRE writers, in that they know how ludicrous some of the stuff they churn out is, but they find it fun to explore, and or get a chuckle out of. I don't think it's that harmful.

(Boy, howdy, did that go away from the quotation above to a general little spiel on RGRE real quick).

Anywho, I'd like to hear feedback on this, since I think it should be discussed, just not in this comment section so much, since that'd be a bit rude for the author, considering it'd delve away from the story itself.

XD This was cute.

Honestly, I expect RGRE to go the same direction as the Conversion Bureau.

Drax99 #34 · Feb 3rd, 2019 · · 24 ·

Second person perspective, nor tagged as such.:facehoof:
Could not read...:pinkiesick:

Finally a good tongue-in-cheek deconstruction of the RGRE cancer.


“Let them talk!” you declare. “I fear not the critical eye of the causal passerby. I only need YOU!”

Causal passerby... would that be Dr. Hooves?


RGRE didn't have an original seed story, did it? It sort of congealed as noticing a trope. So the particular way CB worked out would be unlikely to reoccur.

We're you by chance meaning to reply to someone else? No part of my comment touches on politics, it was just a passing comment on culture, which usually plays a big role in these rgre fics.

Alright, while I despise RGRE fics in general, I really enjoyed how wholesome and cute this one was. Glad to see some deconstructions of that AU beginning to emerge.

You forgot to slap "Second person" tag on this fic.

This was nice, very wholesome.
When I first learned what the RGRE was, I thought it was like this, where it was just flipped. Not where it was flipped, turned inside out, and multiplied by 10.

That . . . was adorable!

Gotcha, wasn't sure if it was intentional.

Griseus #45 · Feb 3rd, 2019 · · 38 ·

9437188 How about you go fuck yourself and let people do what they want. Fuck off.

I take it this was inspired by a manga with the... kinda same basic idea?

MrNumbers is crying.

I mean the story isn't bad. It's decent. Though the healthy gender roles stuff seems underplayed.

I think the point is that a rgre story without conflict or exageration is not nearly as interesting. If Mr. Numbers had his way, this is how boring they would all be...

Well, if you forget this thing called satire exists, it is something you wouldn't want to see.
I'm sorry, I don't get it. Humor me, and explain to the clueless idiot please?

Now I'm kinda curious as to what was said. But only a little, since it seems like the kind of thing that'd just piss me off.

Ya but overall, not a bad little thing. Nice to see people take the whole RGRE thing and play around with it.

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