A Battle of the Sexes is a game-shifting paradigm employed at the start of a competition that divides the men and women into gender-specific tribes for a pre-determined amount of time.
In most cases, men have been shown to be more apt with building shelter and providing sustainable food sources whilst the women have struggled, though their teamwork has been proven to be more effective.
A popular mechanism, the twist has been used in other seasons using the same format or adjusting it slightly. The first five winners using the twist were men, although Sam Johnson became the first female winner using the twist when she won Survivor: Norway in March 2016.
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| Survivor: Norway|
Created by: AnitaG.
Written by: Crazybone5000
| Survivor: Comoros - Islands of Africa|
Tiernan420 is the first author to use this twist twice in their series, although they used two different variants of it.
- In Survivor: Norway the cast was simply divided by gender, whereas in Survivor: Comoros - Islands of Africa, the tribes were divided by age and gender.