History DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale / LiveActionTV

17th Apr '16 6:39:52 AM HighCrate
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** Series 8 had two occasions ("Into The Dalek" & "Listen") where Clara smacked the Twelfth Doctor upside his head. It's treated as her just knocking some sense into him in both cases, played seriously in "Into the Dalek" and for laughs in "Listen". But those pale in comparison to a crack she makes in "Kill The Moon", where in the wake of [[spoiler: him leaving a choice that would determine Earth's future in her and humanity's hands, rather than making a decision for them]], she threatens to hit him so hard he'll have to regenerate. In other words, '''she just threatened to beat him to death'''. Imagine if the shoe was on the other foot and the Doctor told Clara that he would smack her so hard that he'd need to find another companion because she'd be indisposed during a rather lengthy stay in hospital. Hooray for our plucky heroine...? To make matters worse, she knew Twelve back when he was Eleven. The only time she laid a hand on Eleven was to help him resist being turned into a Cyberman. Eleven was younger-looking and more amiable than Twelve (DarkerAndEdgier / NoSocialSkills), so are misconceptions of BeautyEqualsGoodness and DarkIsEvil affecting her treatment of the latter?

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** Series 8 had has two occasions ("Into The Dalek" & "Listen") where Clara smacked smacks the Twelfth Doctor upside his head. It's treated as her just knocking some sense into him in both cases, played seriously in "Into the Dalek" and for laughs in "Listen". But those pale in comparison to a crack she makes in "Kill The Moon", where in the wake of [[spoiler: him his leaving a choice that would determine Earth's future in her and humanity's hands, rather than making a decision for them]], she threatens to hit him so hard he'll have to regenerate. In other words, '''she ''she just threatened to beat him to death'''.death''. Imagine if the shoe was on the other foot and the Doctor told Clara that he would smack her so hard that he'd need to find another companion because she'd be indisposed during a rather lengthy stay in hospital. Hooray for our plucky heroine...? To make matters worse, she knew Twelve back when he was Eleven. The only time she laid a hand on Eleven was to help him resist being turned into a Cyberman. Eleven was younger-looking and more amiable than Twelve (DarkerAndEdgier / NoSocialSkills), so are misconceptions of BeautyEqualsGoodness and DarkIsEvil affecting her treatment of the latter?
17th Apr '16 3:06:12 AM Sapphirea2
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** Series 8 has had two occasions ("Into The Dalek" & "Listen") where Clara smacks the Doctor upside his head, and it's treated comedically as her just knocking some sense into him. But that pales in comparison to a crack she makes in "Kill The Moon", where she threatens to hit him so hard he'll have to regenerate. In other words, she just threatened to beat him to death. Imagine if the shoe was on the other foot and the Doctor told Clara that he would smack her so hard that he'd need to find another companion because she'd be indisposed during a rather lengthy stay in hospital. Hooray for our plucky heroine...?

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** Series 8 has had two occasions ("Into The Dalek" & "Listen") where Clara smacks smacked the Twelfth Doctor upside his head, and it's head. It's treated comedically as her just knocking some sense into him. him in both cases, played seriously in "Into the Dalek" and for laughs in "Listen". But that pales those pale in comparison to a crack she makes in "Kill The Moon", where in the wake of [[spoiler: him leaving a choice that would determine Earth's future in her and humanity's hands, rather than making a decision for them]], she threatens to hit him so hard he'll have to regenerate. In other words, she '''she just threatened to beat him to death.death'''. Imagine if the shoe was on the other foot and the Doctor told Clara that he would smack her so hard that he'd need to find another companion because she'd be indisposed during a rather lengthy stay in hospital. Hooray for our plucky heroine...?? To make matters worse, she knew Twelve back when he was Eleven. The only time she laid a hand on Eleven was to help him resist being turned into a Cyberman. Eleven was younger-looking and more amiable than Twelve (DarkerAndEdgier / NoSocialSkills), so are misconceptions of BeautyEqualsGoodness and DarkIsEvil affecting her treatment of the latter?
6th Apr '16 12:21:34 PM longWriter
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* ''Series/TheMrPotatoHeadShow'': Queenie Sweet Potato gets away with slapping Mr. Potato Head often. [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in that he never seems to find the slaps very painful.
30th Jan '16 5:15:00 PM Allan53
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* In Series/{{Becker}}, at one point a woman with a history of serious violence is reported to be targeting Reggie by Bob (at the partial encouragement of Bob). It later transpires that the woman has no ill-will towards Reggie, and was simply talking herself up in order to impress Bob into a relationship - he has no interest in her. Reggie instructs the woman to effectively bully Bob into a relationship. Later on, we see her seemingly physically forcing Bob into a date, in which he is clearly unwilling and crying, all PlayedForLaughs. While Bob is hardly an innocent victim, if the genders were reversed it would be downright horrifying.
27th Jan '16 4:17:03 PM Reflextion
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* In ''Series/TheMentalist'' it's DoubleStandard: Abuse, Anyone On Jane. For example, Lisbon punching Jane in the nose after [[spoiler:he made her believe she was going to die]] is treated as fine, women slapping Jane or throwing things at him after he's done something particularly bad is fine, and most of the men who punch him are excused. It's hard to imagine the show turning a female character into an AcceptableTarget for physical abuse in the same way, or the audience being okay with it.
5th Jan '16 2:03:44 PM PurpleAlert
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** It also comes up in-universe. In the case of rape, most of the female perps prey on younger males, and if anyone outside SVU comments on it, expect at least a few mentions of how "lucky" the victim is to be having sex with a hot older woman. There's one episode where a teenage boy is raped by a male coach who catfished him by posing as a sexy female teacher known for having sex with her students. His own parents decide not to let him testify once it comes out that he was victimized by a man, specifically because if it had been a woman "that would be one thing, but..." .
4th Jan '16 7:35:54 AM HighCrate
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* Subverted in the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode, ''Sanctuary''. Buffy is hunting Faith and intending to kill her, however Angel is protecting her so Buffy punches him. After he ignores the first blow Buffy tries to punch him again, but Angel blocks and punches her back. Buffy is almost too shocked to speak, but when she later tries to throw the fact that he hit her in his face during a different argument, Angel calls her out on this trope, pointing out that she both threw the first punch, and is stronger than him.

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* Subverted in the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode, ''Sanctuary''. Buffy is hunting Faith and intending to kill her, however Angel is protecting her so Buffy punches him. After he ignores the first blow Buffy tries to punch him again, but Angel blocks and punches her back. Buffy is almost too shocked to speak, but when she later tries to throw the fact that he hit her in his face during a different argument, Angel calls her out on this trope, pointing out that she both threw the first punch, and is stronger than him.he is.
1st Jan '16 7:00:46 PM DoctorNemesis
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* Subverted in the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode, ''Sanctuary''. Buffy is hunting Faith and intending to kill her, however Angel is protecting her so Buffy punches him. After he ignores the first blow Buffy tries to punch him again, but Angel blocks and ''punches her''. Buffy is almost too shocked to speak, but he points out she threw the first punch, and she is stronger than him.

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* Subverted in the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode, ''Sanctuary''. Buffy is hunting Faith and intending to kill her, however Angel is protecting her so Buffy punches him. After he ignores the first blow Buffy tries to punch him again, but Angel blocks and ''punches her''. punches her back. Buffy is almost too shocked to speak, but when she later tries to throw the fact that he points hit her in his face during a different argument, Angel calls her out on this trope, pointing out that she both threw the first punch, and she is stronger than him.
21st Dec '15 11:08:33 PM HighCrate
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*** The entire show seems to thrive on [[WithFriendsLikeThese everyone laughing when a friend is hurt]], so it's not just this trope.
21st Dec '15 10:09:10 PM lorgskyegon
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*** The entire show seems to thrive on [[WithFriendsLikeThese everyone laughing when a friend is hurt]], so it's not just this trope.
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