Hello, everyone!!! I'm new here, and I wanted to start my entrance off with a bang, with a brainstorming session! So, some of my favorite Sci-fi TV show episodes were always ones about the gender wars, about the often chaotic and sometimes violent relationships between the males and females of our often bizarre species. In the TV show "Sliders," for example, Quinn Malory and friends 'slide' into an alternate dimension where men are all but extinct, and valued extremely highly for reproduction and...sexual recreation. The men were treated as celebrities, and were imprisoned in gyms, forced to be "studs." And in "Star Trek: The Next Generation," the U.S.S. Enterprise encounters a world where women were the dominant species on the planet, subjugating men, where Riker's strength and confidence, so unlike the males of her planet, "intrigues" their female leader. And in other episodes of the show, it is stated that in that nigh-utopian future, where physical needs are no longer a global concern, the power plays between men and women no longer exist, and are completely equal. Not only can the women freely wear the pants in that future, the men sometimes wear dresses (which is apparently called a "skant"). I am almost finished reading "Y: The Last Man" as part of my research, a comic series about a worldwide catastrophe that wiped out every single males on the planet, other than lowly English Major Yorick Brown, and his pet monkey Ampersand. And in that alternate world, bands of militant Amazons arose, desiring nothing more than to destroy all sperm banks, monuments, religions and anything else that had to do with Mankind's patriarchal power over "womyn" [sic]. Fighting and death arose as more and more women learned of Yorick's secret existence, showing that, quite possibly, women are little different than men, and will resort to violence and other terrible deeds in order to get what they want. I've always been interested in relationships, in figuring not only women out, but all of humankind. And this culmination of outside sources and experiences has resulted in this penultimate concept of all my life's endeavors (so far). Imagine: For centuries upon millennia, in the background (and sometimes in the foreground) of human existence, there has been a constant tug of war, an ebb and flow, of power and control between the sexes. Men have established a heavily patriarchal society over the centuries, ensuring their power over women, the so-called "weaker" sex. According to scientists, this dynamic occurred, supposedly, in our early days, when men were the hardier hunter-gatherers, and women the caretakers and the social networkers (so to speak). But what if, all those years ago, women instead took control, grabbed that power, and the world was made in their image, the "fairer image?" What would that world look like today? What would the religions look like? Business? Technology? Would we all be at peace, or would the world explode into violence once a month when the world leader's "lady time" kicks in? (That's just a joke, by the way, no misogyny intended!!!) Would the world be a utopia, or would it be little different than the mess we're in today? ... This is the premise of what I think is a fantastic idea, one that is extremely relevant to our times, where women almost outnumber men, and where our society is being subtly restructured to be more "women friendly." In an age where physical prowess, strength, hardiness, and risk-taking (usually the fields men excel in) is no longer necessary to survive, an age where social and mental needs are far more relevant and necessary, men's roles in our "enlightened age" are slowly being questioned more and more. This is especially true when you take into account the recent scientific studies that the Y chromosome, the home for all male-ness, may have possibly been growing weaker over the centuries, and just may be extinct altogether in a thousand years' time. This, of course, puts all new meaning on the term "gender wars," and alters the shift of power between the sexes. ... So! I post this here to ask you, fellow WritingForums.com posters, what your opinion on this matter is. I want to turn this idea into a story, whether it be a series of novels, a TV show (on AMC, preferably), or even a movie. I post this here as a brainstorm, and I want to hear your ideas!