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11th Jan '17 5:34:09 AM Tuomas
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* OrphanedSeries: Bechdel put the series on indefinite hiatus in 2008 so she could focus on her second graphic novel. Said novel came out in 2012, but no new DtWOF material has come out, except for [[http://dykestowatchoutfor.com/same-as-it-ever-was-only-much-worse one strip]] in 2016.
9th Oct '16 4:36:26 PM zarpaulus
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TropeNamer for TheBechdelTest, the rules listed [[https://web.archive.org/web/20140216030535/http://www.flickr.com/photos/zizyphus/34585797/ here]].
4th Oct '16 4:26:46 PM Tropershaped
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* FreudianTrio: Housemates Ginger (Mind /SuperEgo), Lois (Body /Id) and Sparrow (Soul /Ego).
3rd Jun '16 10:01:04 AM nombretomado
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--> "Look. Let's say I'm the legislative branch. Mommy's the executive. And you're the judicial. The power's divided up equally between us. Now say I pass a law that Xboxes are illegal and everyone has to get a PS2. Mommy could veto it, but she won't, because her election campaign was funded by PS2. You can rule it unconstitutional. But then PS2 can give money to a lot of senators and Mommy can nominate a bunch of PS2 judges. Then the PS2 senators abolish the right of the Xbox senators to filibuster the PS2 nominees. So the PS2 judges get confirmed, your decision is repealed, and all the courts are packed with PS2 partisans for all eternity. Do you follow?"

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--> "Look. Let's say I'm the legislative branch. Mommy's the executive. And you're the judicial. The power's divided up equally between us. Now say I pass a law that Xboxes are illegal and everyone has to get a PS2. [=PS2=]. Mommy could veto it, but she won't, because her election campaign was funded by PS2.[=PS2=]. You can rule it unconstitutional. But then PS2 [=PS2=] can give money to a lot of senators and Mommy can nominate a bunch of PS2 [=PS2=] judges. Then the PS2 [=PS2=] senators abolish the right of the Xbox senators to filibuster the PS2 [=PS2=] nominees. So the PS2 [=PS2=] judges get confirmed, your decision is repealed, and all the courts are packed with PS2 [=PS2=] partisans for all eternity. Do you follow?"
27th Feb '16 4:56:40 PM Gideoncrawle
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* UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest: The originator of the idea. This was featured in an early strip before the comic moved to the serial format with recurring characters. It passes, by the way.
25th Jan '16 1:58:46 PM Menshevik
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: On the January page of the ''1990 Dykes To Watch Out For Calendar'', Mo's then-girlfriend Harriet takes a look at Mo's New Year's resolutions (reading out numbers 22 to 25 of a [[LongList very long list]]), and when asked about her own resolution says she hasn't made any. Mo immediately springs into action:
-->'''Mo:''' Aw, don't worry, sweetie! I'll help you make your list! Your first resolution could be to ask for a raise at work. You know they don't pay you what you are worth! And number two could be to become more politically active!
-->'''Harriet:''' Okay! And make number three to find a new girlfriend who isn't controlling, anal-retentive or driven by liberal guilt.
-->'''Mo:''' There you go! See, it's easy once you get started! Does 'anal-retentive' have a hyphen?
-->'''Harriet:''' ''(rolls eyes).''
29th Dec '15 10:43:03 AM Menshevik
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* HotForStudent: Lois mentions and affair she had with her high school trig teacher, Sydney had a ''very'' long running affair with a grad school comp lit professor.

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* HotForStudent: Lois mentions and affair she had with her high school trig teacher, Sydney had a ''very'' long running affair with a grad school comp lit professor. And her father Paul left his wife and married Jennifer, a former student of his.


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* MayDecemberRomance: Sydney's father Paul Krukowski and his second wife, former student Jennifer.
29th Dec '15 10:37:48 AM Menshevik
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* FoeYay: In-universe example: Soon after Ginger's conservative student Cynthia is introduced, we see her verbally sparring with Ginger and her girlfriend Samia. Lois and Mo comment, "She may think you're traitors, but she wants both of you." "'''Bad.'''" Cynthia later comes out.

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* FoeYay: In-universe example: Soon after Ginger's conservative student Cynthia is introduced, we see her verbally sparring with Ginger and her girlfriend Samia. Lois and Mo comment, "She may think you're traitors, but she wants both of you." "'''Bad.'''" Cynthia later comes out.out and exhibits a pattern of falling in love with leftist students.



* {{Gaydar}}: Played with. Stuart always fell in love with women who turned out to be lesbians (or in one case, transsexual), including his eventual partner Sparrow, who still identified as lesbian after becoming his partner. This leads to a scene after Ginger first met Samia (who owns a dog named Anubis):

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* {{Gaydar}}: Played with. Stuart always fell in love with women who turned out to be lesbians (or in one case, transsexual), including his eventual partner Sparrow, who still identified as lesbian after becoming his partner. This leads to a scene after Ginger first met Samia (who owns a and her dog named Anubis):Anubis:
29th Dec '15 10:33:42 AM Menshevik
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* {{Gaydar}}: Played with. Stuart always fell in love with women who turned out to be lesbians (or in one case, transsexual), including his eventual partner Sparrow, who still identified as lesbian after becoming his partner. This leads to a scene after Ginger first met Samia (who owns a dog named Anubis):
--> '''Lois:''' When are you going to stop lurking her by the petunias waiting for the dog woman to go by and ask her out already?
--> '''Ginger:''' Ask her ''out''? I don't even know if she's a lesbian.
--> '''Stuart:''' Hey, Ginger, look sharp, here comes that gorgeous woman with the golden retriever.
--> '''Lois:''' Given his track record, I'd call that as good as a signed affidavit.
29th Dec '15 8:43:57 AM Menshevik
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* AlphabeticalThemeNaming: Mo's cats are called Vanessa and Virginia.
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