Most stories depict gender as we view it in the western world. There are men and women. Men do one set of tasks (ie. ruling, fighting, acting tough, etc.) and women do a different set of tasks (ie. raising and giving birth to children, flirting with men, and home-making). But these are very western ideas of gender. And they stem out of the Victorian era, so they are quite modern. As such, you wouldn’t expect gender to be the same in every story.
What are some stories that you know of where gender is different from the western version?
What are some interesting or different ways that you’d like to see gender written about?
Is there anything wrong with writing about gender the same way in almost every story?