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16th Jun '18 7:16:20 AM AmuckCricetine
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*** Spike never hits her first, nor does he physically abuse Buffy, unless it's a clear fight. Buffy beats him a lot, once into a bloody pulp in "Dead Things", and uses him solely for sex despite the fact that he loves her. Spike, on the other hand, uses manipulation and psychological abuse. Both tropes apply.

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*** Spike never hits her first, nor does he physically abuse Buffy, unless it's a clear fight. Buffy beats him a lot, once into a bloody pulp in "Dead Things", "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS6E13DeadThings}} Dead Things]]", and uses him solely for sex despite the fact that he loves her. Spike, on the other hand, uses manipulation and psychological abuse. Both tropes apply.
10th Mar '18 3:35:20 PM NekoHybrid
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* In subsequent Takahashi rom-com ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', listing which of Ranma's love interests isn't a BastardGirlfriend is easy: none of them. Well, alright, maybe Kasumi Tendo, if you consider her viable due to the fact that the Saotome/Tendo [[ArrangedMarriage engagement]] never specifies ''which'' Tendo has to become Ranma's wife.
** Akane Tendo is a hypocrite with a blatantly sexist double-standard who beats the tar out of Ranma whenever he does something she doesn't like, has absolutely no faith in him, and refuses to ever trust him, no matter what he does.
** Shampoo's willingness to resort to violence depends on the medium (the anime version is a lot less physical), but she's always perfectly willing to abuse her cat form to terrorize Ranma either out of anger or, more rarely, to manipulate him into doing something for her. She also acts like a conventional BastardGirlfriend to Mousse, but that's actually playing with the trope: she is ''not'' Mousse's girlfriend, he's her StalkerWithACrush, and she's clearly acting that way deliberately to make him stop chasing her.
** Ukyo Kuonji is generally the least bastardy of Ranma's would-be girlfriends, though she gets increasingly worse in the manga, but even so she's still willing to both physically beat Ranma and emotionally manipulate him.
** Kodachi Kuno, on the other hand, is perhaps the worst of the lot, given she thinks that whipping Ranma, feeding him poisoned food, trying to feed him to her giant pet crocodile, blackmailing him and playing sadistic mind-games with him is a legitimate form of expressing affection.
** If one considers Kasumi viable, then that means that Nabiki is one of these. She never lays a hand on Ranma, but she takes erotic photos of his female form and distributes them for money without his permission or sharing the profit, loves to manipulate Ranma to show how smart she is, swindles him out of money, and generally makes his life a misery. And that's just as his sister-in-law-to-be; as shown in the storyline when the engagement is temporarily switched over to her, she gets even worse as his fiancee.
13th Feb '18 1:30:19 AM DeepRed
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Also compare to {{Dominatrix}}, who keeps the "abuse" strictly consensual and in the bedroom. Contrast DomesticAbuser and UnsexySadist. Strongly related to AllWomenAreDomsAllMenAreSubs. May involve a HenpeckedHusband, particularly in the AwfulWeddedLife DomCom subgenre.

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Also compare to {{Dominatrix}}, who keeps the "abuse" strictly consensual and in the bedroom. Contrast DomesticAbuser and UnsexySadist. Strongly related to AllWomenAreDomsAllMenAreSubs. May involve a HenpeckedHusband, particularly in the AwfulWeddedLife DomCom subgenre.
subgenre. Se also AlphaBitch.
18th Jan '18 12:11:00 PM thatboy
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* Manga/PrisonSchool, Meiko Shiraki punishes the boys a lot and provides pretty much most of the fanservice in the series.
21st Dec '17 7:41:42 PM HighCrate
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* A recurring problem with {{slapstick}} romantic comedy anime, manga and light novels is that if one doesn't see the humor in the tendency of these stories to play DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale for laughs, the female leads come off as this by default.
9th Oct '17 9:46:37 PM Fangusu
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There are, however, some differences in the way that the Bastard Girlfriend is portrayed from the Bastard Boyfriend. She is usually a temporary sexual encounter whereas he is usually a long-term significant other. His victims usually come across as [[TheWoobie sympathetic]], whereas her victims usually come across as [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale deserving of their abuse]], due to the naive attitude that [[AllAbusersAreMale abusers can never be female]].

Abusively sexy women often come in three character types that are distinct but [[Administrivia/TheSameButMoreSpecific too specific]] to have pages of their own:

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There are, however, some differences in the way that the Bastard Girlfriend is portrayed from the Bastard Boyfriend. She is usually a temporary sexual encounter whereas he is usually a long-term significant other. His victims usually come across as [[TheWoobie sympathetic]], whereas her victims usually come across as [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale deserving of their abuse]], due to the naive attitude that [[AllAbusersAreMale real life abusers can never be female]].

Abusively sexy women Bastard Girlfriends often come in three character types that are distinct but [[Administrivia/TheSameButMoreSpecific too specific]] to have pages of their own:



* An '''Abusively Sexy Girl''' is a teenager rather than a mature adult (or sometimes even younger, in RuleOfFunny-type works). Ironically, her hotness is excused and made more socially acceptable by her abusiveness, [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale since it underscores that she is most definitely "not getting exploited".]] It may also mean that, [[NaiveNewcomer since the girl's very young and thus likely to be immature/unexperienced]], either [[InnocentlyInsensitive she doesn't seem to truly understand]] the horrid psychological effects of her abuse, or she has been taught to believe that it's okay to treat men that way (Maybe [[StrawFeminist by other women]]).

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* An '''Abusively Sexy Girl''' is a teenager rather than a mature adult (or sometimes even younger, in RuleOfFunny-type works).adult. Ironically, her hotness is excused and made more socially acceptable by her abusiveness, [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale since it underscores that she is most definitely "not getting exploited".]] It may also mean that, [[NaiveNewcomer since the girl's very young and thus likely to be immature/unexperienced]], either [[InnocentlyInsensitive she doesn't seem to truly understand]] the horrid psychological effects of her abuse, or she has been taught to believe that it's okay to treat men that way (Maybe [[StrawFeminist by other women]]).
6th Oct '17 1:13:21 AM tristan
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* In subsequent Takahashi rom-com ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', listing which of Ranma's love interests isn't a BastardGirlfriend is easy: none of them. Well, alright, maybe Kasumi Tendo, if you consider her viable due to the fact that the Saotome/Tendo [[ArrangedMarriage engagement]] never specifies ''which'' Tendo has to become Ranma's wife.
** Akane Tendo is a hypocrite with a blatantly sexist double-standard who beats the tar out of Ranma whenever he does something she doesn't like, has absolutely no faith in him, and refuses to ever trust him, no matter what he does.
** Shampoo's willingness to resort to violence depends on the medium (the anime version is a lot less physical), but she's always perfectly willing to abuse her cat form to terrorize Ranma either out of anger or, more rarely, to manipulate him into doing something for her. She also acts like a conventional BastardGirlfriend to Mousse, but that's actually playing with the trope: she is ''not'' Mousse's girlfriend, he's her StalkerWithACrush, and she's clearly acting that way deliberately to make him stop chasing her.
** Ukyo Kuonji is generally the least bastardy of Ranma's would-be girlfriends, though she gets increasingly worse in the manga, but even so she's still willing to both physically beat Ranma and emotionally manipulate him.
** Kodachi Kuno, on the other hand, is perhaps the worst of the lot, given she thinks that whipping Ranma, feeding him poisoned food, trying to feed him to her giant pet crocodile, blackmailing him and playing sadistic mind-games with him is a legitimate form of expressing affection.
** If one considers Kasumi viable, then that means that Nabiki is one of these. She never lays a hand on Ranma, but she takes erotic photos of his female form and distributes them for money without his permission or sharing the profit, loves to manipulate Ranma to show how smart she is, swindles him out of money, and generally makes his life a misery. And that's just as his sister-in-law-to-be; as shown in the storyline when the engagement is temporarily switched over to her, she gets even worse as his fiancee.
17th Sep '17 9:00:05 PM PaulA
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* Played for laughs in Music/TomLehrer's songs ''The Masochism Tango'' and ''She's My Girl''.

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* Played for laughs in Music/TomLehrer's songs ''The "The Masochism Tango'' Tango" and ''She's "She's My Girl''.Girl" on his album ''Music/AnEveningWastedWithTomLehrer''. "The Masochism Tango" is about an Abusively Sexy Lady, while "She's My Girl" is a gender-flipped parody of the more traditional kind of BastardBoyfriend love song.
15th Sep '17 12:01:10 PM Fangusu
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This woman is a [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale rapist]], {{torture|Technician}}r, or {{Domestic Abuse}}r. Her abusiveness [[RomanticizedAbuse makes her sexy]], just like her [[BastardBoyfriend male counterpart]]. Like him, she is based on the RuleOfSexy.

She is more likely than her male counterpart to be a temporary sexual encounter rather than a long-term girlfriend. And while the victim of a BastardBoyfriend tends to come across as a lovable [[TheWoobie Woobie]] or sexy LoveMartyr, some stories with a Bastard Girlfriend make her victims come across as [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale deserving whatever they get]], or that [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale sexual acts done by females don't really count]]. There's also sometimes a naive attitude that such a thing [[AllAbusersAreMale can never happen for real anyway]].

Abusively sexy women often come off as one of three character types that are distinct but [[Administrivia/TheSameButMoreSpecific too specific]] to have pages of their own:

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This woman is a [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale rapist]], {{torture|Technician}}r, or {{Domestic Abuse}}r. Her abusiveness [[RomanticizedAbuse makes her sexy]], just sexy]]; like her [[BastardBoyfriend male counterpart]]. Like him, counterpart]], she is based on the RuleOfSexy.

There are, however, some differences in the way that the Bastard Girlfriend is portrayed from the Bastard Boyfriend. She is more likely than her male counterpart to be usually a temporary sexual encounter rather than whereas he is usually a long-term girlfriend. And while the victim of a BastardBoyfriend tends to significant other. His victims usually come across as a lovable [[TheWoobie Woobie]] or sexy LoveMartyr, some stories with a Bastard Girlfriend make sympathetic]], whereas her victims usually come across as [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale deserving whatever they get]], or that [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale sexual acts done by females don't really count]]. There's also sometimes a of their abuse]], due to the naive attitude that such a thing [[AllAbusersAreMale abusers can never happen for real anyway]].

be female]].

Abusively sexy women often come off as one of in three character types that are distinct but [[Administrivia/TheSameButMoreSpecific too specific]] to have pages of their own:



Contrast TricksterGirlfriend, who may sometimes seem (or even deliberately pretend) to be this trope, but actually has a heart of gold and genuinely cares for her loved one.
14th Sep '17 12:14:37 PM Malady
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%% Cleaned up per NoLewdness rules and the Special Efforts thread covering RapeTropes

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