In one of recent episode of Fringe, We have seen that Observers not being born, just "manufactured". But it is not clarify that why there is no woman in the future, women could be also "manufactured". There must be intentinally choice causing that, and indeed that was more important subject than manifacturing, But what happened to women?? is there any good explanation?

  • Looks similar but very different as well, they were talking about only males, not females, just try to find any word of "woman", or "female" etc
    – Digerkam
    Feb 9, 2013 at 16:59
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    discussion of why there are only males is the same thing as discussing why there are no females. Your question merely has a slight different emphasis. Feb 9, 2013 at 17:10
  • Infact two questions are complete each other; They discussed about why they are white male, but not asking what happened to women. You cant distroy a gender without question, or reaction. This is what I am interesting in; there was never any sign for that reaction in Fringe. Screenwriters like to create mysteries, but never leave an answer, or any key which we can grab an explanation from. Sorry for my english, I am trying to state my opinion with my poor english.
    – Digerkam
    Feb 9, 2013 at 19:59

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What would be the point of having women?

All of the reproductive organs/processes would be completely useless if you aren't actually going to have babies. So if you are going to pick a gender to manufacture, one should manufacture the one with less "reproductive machinery" and that would seem to be males.

  • I am not agree, but this would be possible truth for observers future. I have never seen any sign about this issue on any episode of Fringe, "ignored"
    – Digerkam
    Feb 9, 2013 at 12:12
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    How do we know observers are even male? They are manufactured. Feb 9, 2013 at 12:57
  • @SimonO'Doherty, you could certainly argue that they are asexual. That raises the question of whether they can't have sex or just don't. But they appear male which suggests that they were cloned from the last generation of natural male humans. Feb 9, 2013 at 15:58
  • I think they are obviously white males, which also refering a futher futher result of paternalistic world. Because females would be observers perfectly, why not? But then approach of Observers would look unsharp. I think this is only just another unconsidered detail of Fringe narrative.
    – Digerkam
    Feb 9, 2013 at 16:20
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    @Digerkam, why aren't those reasons? You are rejecting my explanation without giving a reason. Feb 9, 2013 at 17:10

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