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6th May '18 2:00:12 PM eroock
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-->--'''Creator/RogerEbert''' on ''A Thousand Acres'' (1997)

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-->--'''Creator/RogerEbert''' -->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert''' on ''A Thousand Acres'' (1997)
8th Jan '18 3:05:00 AM fearlessnikki
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* The novel ''A Thousand Acres'' is a SettingUpdate of ''Theatre/KingLear'' set on a farm. It imagines the Lear analogue as an abusive patriarch who has sexually abused his two eldest daughters. Let it be noted that Lear in the play was a senile old man who had been implied to be a respected and benevolent ruler in his youth, and the novel serves to 'justify' the two daughters' wicked deeds by giving them abusive backgrounds.
* Subverted in ''{{Literature/Divergent}}''. Four's father Marcus was abusive to him but when we meet his mother Evelyn - it turns out she faked her death and abandoned her son too. It's pointed out that she was no better than Marcus, and she spends the entire book trying to win back her son's love.
7th Jan '18 7:43:11 PM Adept
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* In ''Literature/DragonBones'' this is averted; there is a female character who tortures people for ''fun'', and is said to have raped a man (but due to the prevalence of this trope, no one believed him until it was too late. He's likely not her only victim). The man who survived to talk about her made use of this trope by pretending to be a masochist and have enjoyed the torture she inflicted on hiim, so that she doesn't feel the need to kill him. It says something about the power of prejudice that this actually ''works'' - she apparently believes she's relatively safer if people just know about the torture, believing it to be consensual, than if they find a corpse.

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* In ''Literature/DragonBones'' this is averted; there is a female character who tortures people for ''fun'', and is said to have raped a man (but due to the prevalence of this trope, no one believed him until it was too late. He's likely not her only victim). The man who survived to talk about her made use of this trope by pretending to be a masochist and have enjoyed the torture she inflicted on hiim, him, so that she doesn't feel the need to kill him. It says something about the power of prejudice that this actually ''works'' - she apparently believes she's relatively safer if people just know about the torture, believing it to be consensual, than if they find a corpse.
9th Dec '17 4:36:11 PM Killerikala
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* A major plot point in ''VideoGame/AmongTheSleep'' [[spoiler:is an aversion of this, as the kid's mother is an abusive alcoholic.]] However, to the [[OverdosedTrope displeasure of many players]], the DLC reveals that [[spoiler:it's also played straight, because the father is abusive towards her.]]
2nd Dec '17 12:25:48 AM MasterN
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The most common aversion of this trope is the WickedStepmother. Also note that most (if not all) of the subversions and aversions listed on this page are intended to be a PlotTwist in the story... meaning that even when the trope's not enforced, the writers still obviously expect the audience to believe in it.

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The most common aversion of this trope is the WickedStepmother. Also note that most (if not all) of the subversions and aversions listed on this page are intended to be a PlotTwist in the story... meaning that even when the trope's not enforced, the writers still obviously expect the audience to believe in it.
it.[[note]] Of course, many people do, so it could just be satire of sorts.[[/note]]
2nd Dec '17 12:22:30 AM MasterN
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The most common aversion of this trope is the WickedStepmother. Also note that most (if not all) of the subversions and aversions listed on this page are intended to be a ShockingSwerve in the story... meaning that even when the trope's not enforced, the writers still obviously expect the audience to believe in it.

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The most common aversion of this trope is the WickedStepmother. Also note that most (if not all) of the subversions and aversions listed on this page are intended to be a ShockingSwerve PlotTwist in the story... meaning that even when the trope's not enforced, the writers still obviously expect the audience to believe in it.
2nd Dec '17 12:12:18 AM MasterN
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While this is bviously NOT TruthInTelevision, it is sadly believed to be by many people. Which leads to tropes like AbuseIsOkayIfItsFemaleOnMale

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While this is bviously obviously NOT TruthInTelevision, it is sadly believed to be by many people. Which leads to tropes like AbuseIsOkayIfItsFemaleOnMale
some DoubleStandard tropes.
30th Nov '17 7:51:30 AM Rebu
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** Also shown in "The Murder of the Meninist". Initially slightly averted, as rotating intern Fuentes makes a remark about the masculinity of a man who allows himself to be abused by a woman, which Saroyan has a go at him about. But then played disturbingly straight as the founder of a men's rights organization is shown to be controlling, manipulative and oppressive to his wife. Brennan, paragon of logic and evidence, immediately jumps to the assumption that he's guilty and spends the majority of the episode trying to prove it. It turns out [[spoiler:that he didn't, which Brennan appears genuinely disappointed at, but not before she punches him in the face. The guilty party was the victim's ex-wife, who immediately claims it was her (clearly, easily-manipulated) boyfriend. Both are arrested.]]
*** The fact that meninism is a [[http://imgur.com/a/CITHD gender-flipped parody of feminism]] is lost on the writers as well, presenting it as a real political organization.

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** Also shown in "The Murder of the Meninist". Initially slightly averted, as rotating intern Fuentes makes a remark about the masculinity of a man who allows himself to be abused by a woman, which Saroyan has a go at him about. But then played disturbingly straight as the founder of a men's rights organization is shown to be controlling, manipulative and oppressive to his wife. Brennan, normally a paragon of logic and evidence, immediately jumps to the assumption that he's guilty and spends the majority of the episode trying to prove it. It turns out [[spoiler:that he didn't, which Brennan appears genuinely disappointed at, but not before she punches him in the face. The guilty party was the victim's ex-wife, who immediately claims it was her (clearly, easily-manipulated) boyfriend. Both are arrested.]]
*** The fact that meninism is a [[http://imgur.com/a/CITHD gender-flipped parody of feminism]] is lost on the writers as well, presenting it as a real political organization. ''Actual'' Men's Rights Activists would, if anything, say society ''expects'' men to take abuse from women (see the ''What Would You Do'' example, in this section).
29th Nov '17 4:32:31 PM CrypticMirror
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* Actually averted in one episode of ''Series/{{Quincy}}''. Though the parent abusing the son ''does'' turn out to be the father in the end, Quincy's team initially thinks it's the mom.

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* Actually averted in one episode of ''Series/{{Quincy}}''.''Series/QuincyME''. Though the parent abusing the son ''does'' turn out to be the father in the end, Quincy's team initially thinks it's the mom.
15th Nov '17 8:23:53 AM Giantleviathan
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Obviously NOT TruthInTelevision.

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Obviously While this is bviously NOT TruthInTelevision.
TruthInTelevision, it is sadly believed to be by many people. Which leads to tropes like AbuseIsOkayIfItsFemaleOnMale
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