"Gender Is No Object" Second-World Fantasy

This list is for fantasy novels set in other worlds or alternate histories in which strict gender roles are NOT built into those worlds. In these novels, both men and women occupy a variety of roles, and female leads get to overcome obstacles other than the usual "you-can't-do-(X)-because-you're-a-woman." I'd like to see just how many such books are out there. Let's see how many titles we can find.

Proviso: not really interested in books that present us with gender-equitable societies but don't give us any female characters in important roles. Also, fantasy only, not sci-fi.
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