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19th Jun '18 2:36:53 AM commandershepard13
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** Category 9 laws basically enforce an inversion: the man was accused of rape, therefore he must have because who would lie about that and how dare he try to defend himself instead of immediately commit seppuku. [[SarcasmMode Thanks, feminism.]]
11th Jun '18 5:58:56 AM Malady
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* ''TheWizard'' features a trio of children who basically run away from home so that one of them can join a video game tournament on the other side of the country. They're chased by a [[NonGivingUpSchoolGuy truant officer]] [[DesignatedVillain with shades of bounty hunter]]. When he finally corners them, the girl of the trio shouts out "HE TOUCHED MY BREAST!" It's PlayedForLaughs, but then the FridgeHorror hits for what this will probably do to the man for the rest of his life, [[HeroAntagonist just for doing his job]] and unintentionally looking a little creepy while doing it.

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* ''TheWizard'' ''Film/TheWizard'' features a trio of children who basically run away from home so that one of them can join a video game tournament on the other side of the country. They're chased by a [[NonGivingUpSchoolGuy truant officer]] [[DesignatedVillain with shades of bounty hunter]]. When he finally corners them, the girl of the trio shouts out "HE TOUCHED MY BREAST!" It's PlayedForLaughs, but then the FridgeHorror hits for what this will probably do to the man for the rest of his life, [[HeroAntagonist just for doing his job]] and unintentionally looking a little creepy while doing it.
23rd Apr '18 1:05:28 AM dvorak
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** Category 9 laws basically enforce an inversion: the man was accused of rape, therefore he must have because who would lie about that and how dare he try to defend himself instead of immediately commit seppuku. [[SarcasmMode Thanks, feminism.]]
11th Apr '18 1:48:45 PM Morgenthaler
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Compare GodwinsLaw for similar accusations of being a [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]], and HitlerAteSugar for a method often used in both kinds of accusations. If used consistently, this trope becomes a form of {{Demonization}}. Compare VanHelsingHateCrimes.

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If this is used in a debate, it's a form of AdHominem, and a very frivolous one at that. Compare GodwinsLaw for similar accusations of being a [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]], and HitlerAteSugar for a method often used in both kinds of accusations. If used consistently, this trope becomes a form of {{Demonization}}. Compare VanHelsingHateCrimes.
19th Jan '18 10:11:14 AM Piterpicher
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* This is the favored tactic of the dark god [[ManipulativeBastard Tlacolotl]] from ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]''. He's the genuinely worst monster in the setting and the rest of the pantheon despises him, but they have never been able to unite against him because he knows about all of their petty grudges and rivalries with one another. Too many of them are more willing to believe (and act on) lurid things he says about the others than to go after him, and he knows it.

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* This is the favored tactic of the dark god [[ManipulativeBastard Tlacolotl]] from ''[[NexusWar ''[[VideoGame/NexusWar Nexus Clash]]''. He's the genuinely worst monster in the setting and the rest of the pantheon despises him, but they have never been able to unite against him because he knows about all of their petty grudges and rivalries with one another. Too many of them are more willing to believe (and act on) lurid things he says about the others than to go after him, and he knows it.
31st Dec '17 11:45:33 PM Fireblood
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* Played for laughs in ''Lost And Found'', when a bratty kid decides to get revenge on the {{Jerkass}} man who pushed in front of him on the way to the bathroom. The man comes out of the restroom to find the cops waiting for him and the boy naming him as his attacker.

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* Played for laughs in ''Lost And Found'', when a bratty kid decides to get revenge on the {{Jerkass}} man who pushed in front of him on the way to the bathroom. The man comes out of the restroom to find the cops waiting for him and the boy naming accusing him as his attacker.of molestation.
21st Dec '17 6:30:39 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Exiern}}'', Tiffany despises Theresa, among other things because Theresa is happy with having been magically turned into a woman. In one very public argument, with the population of Theresa's home city as audience, Tiffany talks as if it was a fact and common knowledge that Theresa is a PedophilePriest child-molester. Of course, this smear has no basis other than Tiffany's own malice--and she eventually [[HeelRealization realizes what a bitch she has been]].

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* In ''{{Exiern}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Exiern}}'', Tiffany despises Theresa, among other things because Theresa is happy with having been magically turned into a woman. In one very public argument, with the population of Theresa's home city as audience, Tiffany talks as if it was a fact and common knowledge that Theresa is a PedophilePriest child-molester. Of course, this smear has no basis other than Tiffany's own malice--and she eventually [[HeelRealization realizes what a bitch she has been]].
30th Sep '17 8:55:33 AM ironballs16
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* WAY too common in social media due to {{GIFT}}. One user has a grudge against another; maybe a political opinion, maybe they [[{{Shipping}} ship a pairing]] the accusing party finds distasteful, maybe they drew a character in fanart the "wrong way". Queue the grudge holder laying into the object of their grudge with accusations of every "-ism" and "phobia" in the book, especially phrased in a way the accused can't debate without it being "proven" true. A particular incident of this came about on Website/{{Tumblr}} due to a disagreement over WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse fan art, and ended with the artist attempting suicide.

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* WAY too common in social media due to {{GIFT}}. One user has a grudge against another; maybe a political opinion, maybe they [[{{Shipping}} ship a pairing]] the accusing party finds distasteful, maybe they drew a character in fanart the "wrong way". Queue Cue the grudge holder laying into the object of their grudge with accusations of every "-ism" and "phobia" in the book, [[MortonsFork especially phrased in a way the accused can't debate without it being "proven" true.true]]. A particular incident of this came about on Website/{{Tumblr}} due to a disagreement over WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse fan art, and ended with the artist attempting suicide.
30th Sep '17 8:54:21 AM ironballs16
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* If a woman accuses a man of rape and cannot prove that he did it (and proving that is almost impossible, as there are usually no witnesses) she is branded a false accuser and hated by the general public, while the accused gets to be "innocent until proven guilty". There's some overlap with SlutShaming, as a woman's previous sexual experience is typically used against her, to "prove" that she must by default have consented because, hey, she had sex before. Of course, the reverse can happen, where the man is treated about like someone who is labeled a pedophile as above.

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* If a woman accuses a man of rape and cannot prove that he did it (and proving that is almost impossible, [[HeSaidSheSaid as there are usually no witnesses) witnesses]]) she is branded a false accuser and hated by the general public, while the accused gets to be "innocent until proven guilty". There's some overlap with SlutShaming, as a woman's previous sexual experience is typically used against her, to "prove" that she must by default have consented because, hey, she had sex before. Of course, the reverse can happen, where the man is treated about like someone who is labeled a pedophile as above.
30th Sep '17 8:53:22 AM ironballs16
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* When someone is accused of [[{{Paedohunt}} being a pedo]], they will usually be ConvictedByPublicOpinion and become a pariah for the rest of their lives ([[DoubleStandard particularly if they're a man]]). And if they're found not guilty, they've got a high chance of being despised even ''more'', because now they're considered a guilty person who got away with it.

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* When someone is accused of [[{{Paedohunt}} being a pedo]], they will usually be ConvictedByPublicOpinion and become a pariah for the rest of their lives ([[DoubleStandard particularly if they're a man]]). And if they're found not guilty, they've got a high chance of being despised even ''more'', because now they're considered a guilty person who got away with it.KarmaHoudini.
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