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10th Nov '16 7:59:53 PM NubianSatyress
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* ‘’Literature/{{Disclosure}}’’ is about an evil woman in an executive position who [[SleepingTheirWayToTheTop gained her position by having sex with powerful men]] and then uses a FalseRapeAccusation against the protagonist. It’s noted that the villain was also assigned her position over a much more qualified (but less sexually-attractive) woman.
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* Remember that hilarious scene in ‘’Film/{{Airplane}}’’? The one where the woman loses control and there’s a long line waiting to [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan slap her]]? While slapping is a bit taboo these days, ridiculing these sorts of women or mocking them is still frequent.
* ‘’Film/JurassicWorld’’ has an entire segment about its main heroine having no desire for children, and being forced to take care of her nephews because of her lack of motherly instincts.
* ‘’Film/TheCabinInTheWoods’’, which is built around various horror tropes, specifically points out how prevalent [[DeathBySex “the Slut” character being killed]] is.
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* There’s an entire quest line in ‘’Videogame/{{Skyrim}}’’ which is about shaming a woman named Haelga for having a lot of sexual partners. While there are other ways to complete the quest, there is no way to tell off the woman who is SlutShaming her, and Haelga states that she has to do it in secret, because sex is the primary way of worshipping [[LoveGoddess her goddess]].
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* ‘’Literature/{{Disclosure}}’’ ''Literature/{{Disclosure}}'' is about an evil woman in an executive position who [[SleepingTheirWayToTheTop gained her position by having sex with powerful men]] and then uses a FalseRapeAccusation against the protagonist. It’s noted that the villain was also assigned her position over a much more qualified (but less sexually-attractive) woman.
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* Remember that hilarious scene in ‘’Film/{{Airplane}}’’? ''Film/{{Airplane}}''? The one where the woman loses control and there’s a long line waiting to [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan slap her]]? While slapping is a bit taboo these days, ridiculing these sorts of women or mocking them is still frequent.
* ‘’Film/JurassicWorld’’ ''Film/JurassicWorld'' has an entire segment about its main heroine having no desire for children, and being forced to take care of her nephews because of her lack of motherly instincts.
* ‘’Film/TheCabinInTheWoods’’, ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'', which is built around various horror tropes, specifically points out how prevalent [[DeathBySex “the Slut” character being killed]] is.
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* The longest-running subplot in ''Series/FamilyMatters'' involves the [[BlackAndNerdy nerdy Steve Urkel]] trying to [[DefrostingIceQueen gain the affections]] of his crush, Laura. One of his oft-repeated lines, whenever [[GiveGeeksAChance Laura shows him any interest]] is [[RejectionAffection "I'm wearing you down, baby..."]].

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* There’s an entire quest line in ‘’Videogame/{{Skyrim}}’’ ''Videogame/{{Skyrim}}'' which is about shaming a woman named Haelga for having a lot of sexual partners. While there are other ways to complete the quest, there is no way to tell off the woman who is SlutShaming her, and Haelga states that she has to do it in secret, because sex is the primary way of worshipping [[LoveGoddess her goddess]].
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10th Nov '16 7:52:11 PM NubianSatyress
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* ‘’Literature/{{Disclosure}}’’ is about an evil woman in an executive position who [[SleepingTheirWayToTheTop gained her position by having sex with powerful men]] and then uses a {{FalseRapeAllegation|s}} against the protagonist. It’s noted that the villain was also assigned her position over a much more qualified (but less sexually-attractive) woman.

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* ‘’Literature/{{Disclosure}}’’ is about an evil woman in an executive position who [[SleepingTheirWayToTheTop gained her position by having sex with powerful men]] and then uses a {{FalseRapeAllegation|s}} FalseRapeAccusation against the protagonist. It’s noted that the villain was also assigned her position over a much more qualified (but less sexually-attractive) woman.
10th Nov '16 7:50:55 PM NubianSatyress
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'''"Bad" Women'''

Yes, women can still get this treatment -- but more specifically, the [[MadonnaWhoreComplex “wrong kind”]] of women are the ones that get it. Women who [[SlutShaming have too much sex]] (or even ‘’accused’’ of doing so), who [[HystericalWoman can’t control their emotions]], or don’t care for womanly things like [[IceQueen wanting a man]], [[NotWantingKidsIsWeird having babies]] or [[MaternallyChallenged not knowing how to raise kids]] are portrayed as misguided at best.

[[folder:Literature]]
* ‘’Literature/{{Disclosure}}’’ is about an evil woman in an executive position who [[SleepingTheirWayToTheTop gained her position by having sex with powerful men]] and then uses a {{FalseRapeAllegation|s}} against the protagonist. It’s noted that the villain was also assigned her position over a much more qualified (but less sexually-attractive) woman.
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[[folder:Live-Action Film]]
* Remember that hilarious scene in ‘’Film/{{Airplane}}’’? The one where the woman loses control and there’s a long line waiting to [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan slap her]]? While slapping is a bit taboo these days, ridiculing these sorts of women or mocking them is still frequent.
* ‘’Film/JurassicWorld’’ has an entire segment about its main heroine having no desire for children, and being forced to take care of her nephews because of her lack of motherly instincts.
* ‘’Film/TheCabinInTheWoods’’, which is built around various horror tropes, specifically points out how prevalent [[DeathBySex “the Slut” character being killed]] is.
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[[folder:Videogames]]
* There’s an entire quest line in ‘’Videogame/{{Skyrim}}’’ which is about shaming a woman named Haelga for having a lot of sexual partners. While there are other ways to complete the quest, there is no way to tell off the woman who is SlutShaming her, and Haelga states that she has to do it in secret, because sex is the primary way of worshipping [[LoveGoddess her goddess]].
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10th Nov '16 11:07:41 AM HighCrate
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If a work runs on GirlsNeedRoleModels, male characters are typically portrayed as [[UselessBoyfriend useless]], [[WomenAreWiser incompetent]], [[MenAreTheExpendableGender expendable]], [[HighHeelFaceTurn evil]], or [[ButtMonkey made to suffer]]. But even if it doesn't, male characters that are mocked, victimized or seriously flawed are often more readily accepted than female ones, and are more likely to be PlayedForLaughs.

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If a work runs on GirlsNeedRoleModels, male Male characters are typically often portrayed as [[UselessBoyfriend useless]], [[WomenAreWiser incompetent]], [[MenAreTheExpendableGender expendable]], [[HighHeelFaceTurn evil]], or [[ButtMonkey made to suffer]]. But even if it doesn't, when it's not quite that explicit, male characters that are mocked, victimized or seriously flawed are often more readily accepted than female ones, and are more likely to be PlayedForLaughs.



* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' takes this to the extreme with the two leads: a girl who "[[GirlsNeedRoleModels can do anything]]" and a boy who [[ButtMonkey is treated as an all-around loser for whom things never go right]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', with its mostly female main cast, intentionally shows that there are [[GirlsNeedRoleModels so many different ways to be a girl]], while TheOneGuy serves as the series' ButtMonkey and is often not even treated like a proper member of the group.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' takes this to the extreme with the two leads: a girl who "[[GirlsNeedRoleModels can "can do anything]]" anything" and a boy who [[ButtMonkey is treated as an all-around loser for whom things never go right]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', with its mostly female main cast, intentionally shows that there are [[GirlsNeedRoleModels so many different ways to be a girl]], girl, while TheOneGuy serves as the series' ButtMonkey and is often not even treated like a proper member of the group.
1st Nov '16 1:43:34 PM DracoKanji
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' had ''Carbombya'', an obvious jab at Libya.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' had ''Carbombya'', an obvious jab at Libya. Lebanese voice actor Casey Kasem left the show at that point, finding it in unimaginably poor taste. That's why Cliffjumper has no lines afterward.
12th Oct '16 8:17:32 PM erforce
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* Played straight in the second ''Film/AustinPowers'' film with Mini-Me, though Mini-Me is a mutated clone and mute, not a normal dwarf; he's also stated to have certain "compensating" advantages.

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* Played straight in the second ''Film/AustinPowers'' film ''Film/AustinPowersTheSpyWhoShaggedMe'' with Mini-Me, though Mini-Me is a mutated clone and mute, not a normal dwarf; he's also stated to have certain "compensating" advantages.
2nd Oct '16 8:56:41 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/{{MASH}}'' beat them by a few decades, and used it in a bit of satire; a 'Korean' (played by Pat Morita), on asked about someone, reported that 'all you [white] folks look alike to us'.

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* ''Series/{{MASH}}'' beat them by a few decades, and used it in a bit of satire; a 'Korean' (played by Japanese American Pat Morita), on being asked about someone, reported that 'all you [white] folks look alike to us'.



* The Harlem Globetrotters, famous trick basketball players have an opponent team called a variety of names (most famously the "Washington Generals") who are "Jobbers", a bunch of players who are required to go out and be the goofy white dudes who are flummoxed and utterly shown up by the Jesters of Basketball, generally simply standing around looking stupid while the Globetrotters perform. But both the aforementioned teams were '''owned by white men.''' In the early days the focus was less on basketball and more on comedy set-pieces and clowning acts, but since the late 70's, the exhibition games have become competitive with the addition of collegiate all-stars to the Generals roster.

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* The Harlem Globetrotters, famous trick basketball players players, have an opponent team called a variety of names (most famously the "Washington Generals") who are "Jobbers", a bunch of players who are required to go out and be the goofy white dudes who are flummoxed and utterly shown up by the Jesters of Basketball, generally simply standing around looking stupid while the Globetrotters perform. But both the aforementioned teams were '''owned by white men.''' In the early days the focus was less on basketball and more on comedy set-pieces and clowning acts, but since the late 70's, the exhibition games have become competitive with the addition of collegiate all-stars to the Generals roster.
2nd Oct '16 8:47:07 PM Fireblood
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* In ''Literature/TheGunsOfTheSouth'' time-traveling Afrikaner extremists go back to assist the Confederacy in winning the American Civil War by giving them AK-47s, so apartheid South Africa can have a strong ally in the future. All of them are portrayed as violent racist militants who like the fact that the Confederacy allows black slavery, buying slaves for themselves while there. To be fair, however, the real-life group they came from was extreme even by apartheid standards (it was actually banned by the government in those days).



* The ''Series/SpittingImage'' song "I've Never Met A Nice South African".

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* The ''Series/SpittingImage'' song "I've Never Met A Nice South African".
African". Subverted however by mentioning there ''are'' nice South Africans... who opposed apartheid.
2nd Oct '16 8:30:48 PM Fireblood
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* Even more ironically lumped in with Arabs, because they really look down on Arabs. Many Iranians strongly identify themselves as Caucasian (the whole "Aryan=Iranian" thing); and some Iranians stereotype Arabs as "lazy, violent hicks" in much the same way that New York Italians view Southerners (or British Protestant attitudes toward Irish Catholics). The stereotype of "civilized Persians" versus "desert-dwelling Arabs" is in fact a ForgottenTrope.
* In Finland, the stereotype is that they own a pizza or kebab place with broken Finnish in speech and menus. To be honest, many pizzerias and such are run by immigrants.

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* Even more ironically lumped in with Arabs, because they really look down on Arabs. Many Iranians strongly identify themselves as Caucasian (the whole "Aryan=Iranian" thing); and some Iranians stereotype Arabs as "lazy, violent hicks" in much the same way that New York Italians view Southerners (or British Protestant attitudes toward Irish Catholics). The stereotype of "civilized Persians" versus "desert-dwelling Arabs" is in fact a ForgottenTrope.
ForgottenTrope. To complicate this further, Arabs make up one of Iran's minorities.
* In Finland, the stereotype is that they own a pizza or kebab place with broken Finnish in their speech and menus. To be honest, many pizzerias and such are run by immigrants.



Tend to be mocked because of "not really being Asian" due to the fact that Filipino Culture has far more Western influences (due to three ''centuries'' of Spanish control and a few highly-influential decades of American rule and influence) than Eastern Asian ones. This thought was essentially summarized in the line of a ''Series/MADtv'' sketch: ''"He's not Asian, he's Filipino!"'' or in an episode of ''Series/WillAndGrace,'' when Karen mentioned her boss was away on business in the Philippines: "I like Filipinos; they're Asian, but they're not cocky about it." Then there are all the jokes about Filipino foreign workers caricatured as being practically everywhere. Not to mention all the mail-order brides and prostitutes jokes that always seem to pop up. Plus the fact that young Filipino boys are now seen as a kind of catch-all for what gay men are supposed to be into.

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Tend to be mocked because of "not really being Asian" due to the fact that Filipino Culture culture has far more Western influences (due to three ''centuries'' of Spanish control and a few highly-influential decades of American rule and influence) than Eastern Asian ones. This thought was essentially summarized in the line of a ''Series/MADtv'' sketch: ''"He's not Asian, he's Filipino!"'' or in an episode of ''Series/WillAndGrace,'' when Karen mentioned her boss was away on business in the Philippines: "I like Filipinos; they're Asian, but they're not cocky about it." Then there are all the jokes about Filipino foreign workers caricatured as being practically everywhere. Not to mention all the mail-order brides and prostitutes jokes that always seem to pop up. Plus the fact that young Filipino boys are now seen as a kind of catch-all for what gay men are supposed to be into.
2nd Oct '16 6:49:58 PM Fireblood
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* Believe it or not, Wrestling/{{TNA}} Wrestling actually manages to avert it, ''and'' subvert it. The aversion comes with [[Wrestling/CheerleaderMelissa Raisha Saeed]], burqa-clad wrestler/manager who was one of the most powerful women in TNA's "Knockout" division (thanks largely to her association with the unstoppable [[Wrestling/KiaStevens Awesome Kong]]); though she's an example of a [[ForeignWrestlingHeel long running tradition]] of mysterious Arab {{Heel}}s (though Syrians are largely non Arab), it's more flattering than a terrorist angle. The subversion comes with "Sheik Abdul Bashir", who would seem to be the epitome of that standard "terrorist" stereotype, what with the angry rhetoric and the comments about holding the X-Division title "hostage"… but only if you ignore his introductory vignettes, which established him as a former Iranian-American businessman who lost everything after 9/11 due to runaway hatred of Middle Easterners, and then decided that [[ThenLetMeBeEvil he would make himself into the very personification of American fears as the ultimate revenge]]. Said vignettes even established that Abdul Bashir isn't even his real name; that would be Shawn Daivari.

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* Believe it or not, Wrestling/{{TNA}} Wrestling actually manages to avert it, ''and'' subvert it. The aversion comes with [[Wrestling/CheerleaderMelissa Raisha Saeed]], burqa-clad wrestler/manager who was one of the most powerful women in TNA's "Knockout" division (thanks largely to her association with the unstoppable [[Wrestling/KiaStevens Awesome Kong]]); though she's an example of a [[ForeignWrestlingHeel long running tradition]] of mysterious Arab {{Heel}}s (though Syrians are largely non Arab), {{Heel}}s, it's more flattering than a terrorist angle. The subversion comes with "Sheik Abdul Bashir", who would seem to be the epitome of that standard "terrorist" stereotype, what with the angry rhetoric and the comments about holding the X-Division title "hostage"… but only if you ignore his introductory vignettes, which established him as a former Iranian-American businessman who lost everything after 9/11 due to runaway hatred of Middle Easterners, and then decided that [[ThenLetMeBeEvil he would make himself into the very personification of American fears as the ultimate revenge]]. Said vignettes even established that Abdul Bashir isn't even his real name; that would be Shawn Daivari.
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