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6th Mar '16 6:23:29 AM jsavage12
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* In ''Fanfic/ForbidenFruitTheTempationOfEdwardCullen'', Jacob accuses the protagonist's half-vampire, half-witch ancestry of being "weird and wrong" and tries to kill her for it. A dash hypocritical, given that he's a werewolf.
1st Mar '16 2:43:13 PM Eievie
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Accusing someone of being some kind of [[YouMonster monstrous predator]] - sexual or otherwise - can be a really efficient weapon. It can make people hate the accusee, maybe even [[InternalizedCategorism get him to hate himself]]. Or, simply use it as a particularly nasty ChewbaccaDefense to shut him up. In some cases, it may [[InsultBackfire backfire]] if the accusee decided to [[ThenLetMeBeEvil become what he was accused for]] and [[TheDogBitesBack bites back the others]].

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Accusing someone of being some kind of [[YouMonster monstrous predator]] - sexual predator]]--sexual or otherwise - can otherwise--can be a really efficient weapon. It can make people hate the accusee, maybe even [[InternalizedCategorism get him to hate himself]]. Or, simply use it as a particularly nasty ChewbaccaDefense to shut him up. In some cases, it may [[InsultBackfire backfire]] if the accusee decided to [[ThenLetMeBeEvil become what he was accused for]] and [[TheDogBitesBack bites back the others]].



* Subverted in ''Manga/BitterVirgin'': The ClingyJealousGirl tries to accuse her boyfriend of rape... to the girl who has [[RapeAsBackstory good reason to know she wouldn't react like that]].

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* Subverted in ''Manga/BitterVirgin'': The ClingyJealousGirl tries to accuse her boyfriend of rape... rape… to the girl who has [[RapeAsBackstory good reason to know she wouldn't react like that]].



* 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}}'', 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 malice--and she eventually [[HeelRealization realizes what a bitch she has been]].



* ''Website/NotAlwaysRight'' has [[http://notalwaysright.com/harry-potter-and-the-deathly-embarrassments/13072 one episode]] with a woman going totally overboard with this trope as she visits the movies and decides that she owns the place and has the right to deny random strangers the seats they have bought, all in the name of ThinkOfTheChildren - accusing two random young women of being potential child molesters and thus disqualified from being treated with basic human respect.
** There's more stories like this on the site, too - take for example the man who [[http://notalwaysright.com/blowing-things-out-and-up-of-proportion/23416 accuses a student working at a library]] of stealing books and ''planting a bomb'' for absolutely no reason, or the woman [[http://notalwaysright.com/carting-her-off-to-justice/26651 who sees someone stop a runaway cart with her baby in it]] and promptly calls the police on him for attempted kidnapping. Both end with the accuser arrested instead (the man for lying and wasting police time and money, the woman for abandoning and endangering her child).
* At least one IRC chat channel, probably many, used to have as its policy to publish a little message to everyone in the channel every time a banned person tried to enter the channel and get auto-kicked: a message explaining that the user is a pedophile and that such people are not welcome here - and this procedure applied to everyone, no matter why they were banned. People could get banned for things such as [[FelonyMisdemeanor being AFK when an admin wanted to chat]], and would invariably be casually branded "pedophile" for it.

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* ''Website/NotAlwaysRight'' has [[http://notalwaysright.com/harry-potter-and-the-deathly-embarrassments/13072 one episode]] with a woman going totally overboard with this trope as she visits the movies and decides that she owns the place and has the right to deny random strangers the seats they have bought, all in the name of ThinkOfTheChildren - accusing ThinkOfTheChildren--accusing two random young women of being potential child molesters and thus disqualified from being treated with basic human respect.
** There's more stories like this on the site, too - take too--take for example the man who [[http://notalwaysright.com/blowing-things-out-and-up-of-proportion/23416 accuses a student working at a library]] of stealing books and ''planting a bomb'' for absolutely no reason, or the woman [[http://notalwaysright.com/carting-her-off-to-justice/26651 who sees someone stop a runaway cart with her baby in it]] and promptly calls the police on him for attempted kidnapping. Both end with the accuser arrested instead (the man for lying and wasting police time and money, the woman for abandoning and endangering her child).
* At least one IRC chat channel, probably many, used to have as its policy to publish a little message to everyone in the channel every time a banned person tried to enter the channel and get auto-kicked: a message explaining that the user is a pedophile and that such people are not welcome here - and here--and this procedure applied to everyone, no matter why they were banned. People could get banned for things such as [[FelonyMisdemeanor being AFK when an admin wanted to chat]], and would invariably be casually branded "pedophile" for it.



* SlutShaming runs on this - in societies where women who have sex for any purpose other than procreation/with anyone but their straight male husband are looked down upon, the accusation/implication that they are having sex for enjoyment/outside of marriage/with women/with multiple partners is a vicious form of it.

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* SlutShaming runs on this - in this--in societies where women who have sex for any purpose other than procreation/with anyone but their straight male husband are looked down upon, the accusation/implication that they are having sex for enjoyment/outside of marriage/with women/with multiple partners is a vicious form of it.
16th Feb '16 6:49:41 AM Shadowgazer
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': It's ''known'' that Eren is [[spoiler:capable of turning into an abomination]], the attack is against his fundamental humanity and whether he's a threat to the rest of the humans or not.

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': It's ''known'' that Eren is [[spoiler:capable of turning into an abomination]], the attack is against his fundamental humanity and whether he's a threat to the rest of the humans or not.
not. Quite a few people want him dead for their own reasons and in order to achieve that, they accuse him in a half-assed way about him ''killing two human traffickers as a kid'' despite the fact that: 1) they want to have him executed and 2) they have showed willingness to kill deserters which makes the whole accussation of being a murderer without respect for human life, very ridiculous and hypocritical.
8th Jan '16 9:27:59 AM ChaoticNovelist
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Please note that [[FalseRapeAccusation false accusations of actual rape]] or child sexual abuse is {{Frameup}} rather than this trope. Same goes for non-sexual examples, such as accusing someone of [[EatsBabies ''eating'' children]] in a literal non-metaphorical way: It's this trope if the accusation is that he ''will'' eat your children, or has eaten children in general. If it's trying to pin the disappearance of the local missing kid on him, then it's {{Frameup}} instead. Of course, honest & sane accusations have nothing at all to do with this trope: Just like {{Frameup}}, it's entirely about the malicious kind. In real life, this sort of thing tends to invite defamation suits (for obvious reasons), but that doesn't mean that they don't still occur, especially since being sued can often result in the party making the accusations becoming a martyr and/or looking like they were on to something, because why would anyone file suit if the accusations weren't actually true? Sadly, this sometimes does work.

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Please note that [[FalseRapeAccusation false accusations of actual rape]] or child sexual abuse is {{Frameup}} rather than this trope. Same goes for non-sexual examples, such as accusing someone of [[EatsBabies ''eating'' children]] in a literal non-metaphorical way: It's this trope if the accusation is that he ''will'' eat your children, or has eaten children in general. If it's trying to pin the disappearance of the local missing kid on him, then it's {{Frameup}} instead. Of course, honest Honest & sane accusations have nothing at all to do with this trope: Just like {{Frameup}}, it's entirely about the malicious kind. In real life, this sort of thing tends to invite defamation suits (for obvious reasons), but that doesn't mean that they don't still occur, especially since being sued can often result in the party making the accusations becoming a martyr and/or looking like they were on to something, because why would anyone file suit if the accusations weren't actually true? Sadly, this sometimes does work.
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* {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in ''Manga/KotouraSan''. This is how the CrapsaccharineWorld's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatemae Tatemae]] ideal is maintained, [[NoSympathy even if the]] [[PsychicPowers esper]] is perfectly innocent since everyone else [[MindOverManners sees them to be a threat]].

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* {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in ''Manga/KotouraSan''. This ''Manga/KotouraSan'': this is how the CrapsaccharineWorld's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatemae Tatemae]] ideal is maintained, [[NoSympathy even if the]] [[PsychicPowers esper]] is perfectly innocent since everyone else [[MindOverManners sees them to be a threat]].
5th Jan '16 7:17:27 PM FF32
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* ''ZinniaJones'' used this trope for satire in the episode [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvcuRVbZMUU Conservative Christians Are Rapists And Pedophiles]].

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* ''ZinniaJones'' ''WebVideo/ZinniaJones'' used this trope for satire in the episode [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvcuRVbZMUU Conservative Christians Are Rapists And Pedophiles]].
28th Dec '15 7:14:31 PM Mhazard
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Accusing someone of being some kind of [[YouMonster monstrous predator]] - sexual or otherwise - can be a really efficient weapon. It can make people hate the accusee, maybe even [[InternalizedCategorism get him to hate himself]]. Or, simply use it as a particularly nasty ChewbaccaDefense to shut him up.

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Accusing someone of being some kind of [[YouMonster monstrous predator]] - sexual or otherwise - can be a really efficient weapon. It can make people hate the accusee, maybe even [[InternalizedCategorism get him to hate himself]]. Or, simply use it as a particularly nasty ChewbaccaDefense to shut him up. \n In some cases, it may [[InsultBackfire backfire]] if the accusee decided to [[ThenLetMeBeEvil become what he was accused for]] and [[TheDogBitesBack bites back the others]].
24th Dec '15 9:37:24 AM MarcInGA
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* In an episode of the 1960's police show "NYPD" a young detective is going door to door trying to find a witness to a crime. When he encounters a young woman and says he's investigating, she immediately rips her blouse and screams rape. In trying to prove his innocence they ask themselves why she had such an extreme reaction. Turns out she panicked because [[spoiler: she and other housewives were part-time prostitutes]]
3rd Nov '15 1:21:49 PM Willbyr
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* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in ''Manga/KotouraSan''. This is how the CrapsaccharineWorld's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatemae Tatemae]] ideal is maintained, [[NoSympathy even if the]] [[PsychicPowers esper]] is perfectly innocent since everyone else [[MindOverManners sees them to be a threat]].
* Subverted in ''BitterVirgin'': The ClingyJealousGirl tries to accuse her boyfriend of rape... to the girl who has [[RapeAsBackstory good reason to know she wouldn't react like that]].
* ''AttackOnTitan'': It's ''known'' that Eren is [[spoiler:capable of turning into an abomination]], the attack is against his fundamental humanity and whether he's a threat to the rest of the humans or not.

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* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in ''Manga/KotouraSan''. This is how the CrapsaccharineWorld's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatemae Tatemae]] ideal is maintained, [[NoSympathy even if the]] [[PsychicPowers esper]] is perfectly innocent since everyone else [[MindOverManners sees them to be a threat]].
* Subverted in ''BitterVirgin'': ''Manga/BitterVirgin'': The ClingyJealousGirl tries to accuse her boyfriend of rape... to the girl who has [[RapeAsBackstory good reason to know she wouldn't react like that]].
* ''AttackOnTitan'': ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': It's ''known'' that Eren is [[spoiler:capable of turning into an abomination]], the attack is against his fundamental humanity and whether he's a threat to the rest of the humans or not.
22nd Sep '15 8:11:41 PM PherddBerffle
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* During the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontario_general_election,_2003 2003 Ontario general elections]], then-encumbent premier Ernie Eves's campaign referred to his opponent Dalton [=McGuinty=] as an "[[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten evil]] [[TheReptilians reptilian kitten-eater from another planet]]". This [[InsultBackfire backfired]] [[EpicFail epically]] as was easy to predict, but the phrase itself went [[Memes/{{Politics}} memetical]].

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* During the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontario_general_election,_2003 2003 Ontario general elections]], then-encumbent then-incumbent premier Ernie Eves's campaign referred to his opponent Dalton [=McGuinty=] as an "[[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten evil]] [[TheReptilians reptilian kitten-eater from another planet]]". This [[InsultBackfire backfired]] [[EpicFail epically]] as was easy to predict, but the phrase itself went [[Memes/{{Politics}} memetical]].
25th Aug '15 8:07:29 AM Prfnoff
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* In the ''DiagnosisMurder'' episode "An Education in Murder" when Mark Sloan confronts the killer in the high school hallway and accidentally rips the sleeve off her shirt she threatens to report him for sexual assault if he doesn't drop the investigation.

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* In the ''DiagnosisMurder'' ''Series/DiagnosisMurder'' episode "An Education in Murder" when Mark Sloan confronts the killer in the high school hallway and accidentally rips the sleeve off her shirt she threatens to report him for sexual assault if he doesn't drop the investigation.
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