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10th Jan '17 6:34:43 PM nombretomado
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* Discussed and played with in ''[[LoadingReadyRun Crap Shot]]'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8xivS237sw ep. 40: The Explanation]]. It's not abuse, but abuse is apparently less embarrassing, so they're prepared to go with that.

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* Discussed and played with in ''[[LoadingReadyRun ''[[WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun Crap Shot]]'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8xivS237sw ep. 40: The Explanation]]. It's not abuse, but abuse is apparently less embarrassing, so they're prepared to go with that.
13th Dec '16 7:51:37 PM eowynjedi
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* In one episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', an injured Spock instructs Nurse Chapel to hit him--he's been in a coma and Vulcans need physical pain to come out of it. After a few reluctant attempts she gives him a proper slap, only to be dragged away by Scotty who thinks she's gone nuts. Fortunately, Dr. M'Bega arrives to complete the 'treatment' and belts Spock across the face several times.
9th Dec '16 8:47:32 PM Discar
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* ''Series/StrangerThings'': When Steve goes to apologize to his girlfriend Nancy for how he's been treating her, he's surprised to find her hand bleeding. He forces his way into the house to find Nancy's other love interest, Jonathan, holding a bloody knife and sitting next to a baseball bat stuck with nails. Steve understandably thinks Jonathan is abusing Nancy, and tries to fight him. He's shocked when Nancy pulls a gun on him, and even more shocked when [[spoiler:a monster comes out of the ceiling. Nancy and Jonathan had been setting a trap for it, and they needed the scent of blood to draw it out]].
28th Nov '16 8:22:55 PM Doug86
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-->-- ''NarutoTheAbridgedComedyFandubSpoofSeriesShow''

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-->-- ''NarutoTheAbridgedComedyFandubSpoofSeriesShow''
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27th Nov '16 2:45:00 PM eroock
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* Near the end of ''Film/SweetSmellOfSuccess'', Falco stops Susan from [[DrivenToSuicide completing her suicide attempt]], but J.J. walks in just as he's reassuring her on the bed. J.J. assumes that Falco tried to assault her (which she initially does nothing to dissuade), leading to Hunsecker inflicting a bit of a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.
30th Oct '16 9:22:35 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{GURPS}} Goblins'', adventure "The Horse Swapping". The ladies are playing Blind Man's Buff inside a house with some male customers while the {{PC}}s are outside waiting for them. While wearing the blindfold, one of the customers accidentally strikes one of the ladies. She lets out a scream that can be heard by the {{PC}}s, which may result in them rushing in to see what's wrong.

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* ''{{GURPS}} ''{{TabletopGame/GURPS}} Goblins'', adventure "The Horse Swapping". The ladies are playing Blind Man's Buff inside a house with some male customers while the {{PC}}s are outside waiting for them. While wearing the blindfold, one of the customers accidentally strikes one of the ladies. She lets out a scream that can be heard by the {{PC}}s, which may result in them rushing in to see what's wrong.
25th Oct '16 7:05:30 AM ElvenQueen
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* Ten-year-old Brandon Stark accidentally stumbles across a man and a woman making love in Literature/AGameOfThrones, and because of the noises the woman is making he thinks the man is hurting her. Unfortunately, he [[WouldHurtAChild never gets much chance to correct his error]].

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* Ten-year-old Seven-year-old Brandon Stark accidentally stumbles across a man and a woman making love in Literature/AGameOfThrones, and because of the noises the woman is making he thinks the man is hurting her. Unfortunately, he [[WouldHurtAChild never gets much chance to correct his error]].
3rd Oct '16 4:47:22 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''{{Webcomic/Namesake}}'', both Emma and a concierge [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/growing-distress end up fearing]] she may have been date raped after she woke up in a hotel she didn't recognize with ripped clothing, a note thanking her for a fun night, and [[LaserGuidedAmnesia no clue what happened]].
4th Sep '16 1:28:19 PM nombretomado
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* In ''AnsemRetort'', Aeris gets a black eye from a moment of clumsiness, and her husband Axel tells her to make up a less embarrassing excuse.

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* In ''AnsemRetort'', ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort'', Aeris gets a black eye from a moment of clumsiness, and her husband Axel tells her to make up a less embarrassing excuse.
29th Aug '16 12:51:54 AM frogpatrol
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* Type A: Something not abusive is mistaken for abuse.
* Type B: Something actually abusive is mistaken for something that doesn't need worrying about.

In both cases, someone is likely to suffer because of the mistake.

When PlayedForLaughs, the mistake is almost always Type A, and quickly corrected. When PlayedForDrama, however, a real victim might be denied help (Type B), a innocent person might get his life ruined with unfair accusations of abuse by a WifeBasherBasher (Type A), or the designated "victim" (again Type A) gets stalked or outright oppressed by [[UnwantedRescue unwanted "rescuers"]]. These helpers might even go to great lengths [[ManufacturingVictims trying to force her to "realize" that she's a victim of abuse]]. And no, not the actual abuse that ''they'' are subjecting her to.

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* Type A: Something not abusive is mistaken for abuse.
''Type A'': It looks like abuse, but has an innocent cause.
* Type B: Something actually abusive is mistaken for something that doesn't need worrying about.

''Type B'': A sign of abuse only appears to have an innocent cause.

In both cases, someone is likely to suffer because of the mistake.

When
suffer.

If
PlayedForLaughs, the mistake is almost always Type A, and quickly corrected. When PlayedForDrama, however, a real victim might be denied help (Type B), a innocent person might get his life ruined with unfair accusations of abuse by a WifeBasherBasher (Type A), or the designated "victim" (again Type A) gets stalked or outright oppressed by [[UnwantedRescue unwanted "rescuers"]]. These helpers might even go to great lengths [[ManufacturingVictims trying to force her to "realize" that she's a victim of abuse]]. And no, not the actual abuse that ''they'' are subjecting her to.
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