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22nd Jun '16 3:24:16 AM gewunomox
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* ''Fanfic/ThePrayerWarriors'' [[{{Anvilicious}} keeps emphasizing]] [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop that women are weak]] [[StayInTheKitchen and should be subservient to men]]. However, in ''[[Franchise/HarryPotter Battle with the Witches]]'', it's Ebony who does most of the work in gathering the keys to bring down Dumbledore; in ''Threat of Satanic Commonism'', it's Mary who kills "[[TheBeatles John Lennon]]"; and in ''[[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians Evil Gods Part Two]]'', it's Ebony (again) who is able to capture [[CriticalResearchFailure the Roman God]] {{Creator/Socrates}}. These examples, as well as several other cases of female Prayer Warriors fighting multiple enemies at once, makes one have to wonder just how weak and useless the women are.

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* ''Fanfic/ThePrayerWarriors'' [[{{Anvilicious}} keeps emphasizing]] [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop that women are weak]] [[StayInTheKitchen and should be subservient to men]]. However, in ''[[Franchise/HarryPotter Battle with the Witches]]'', it's Ebony who does most of the work in gathering the keys to bring down Dumbledore; in ''Threat of Satanic Commonism'', it's Mary who kills "[[TheBeatles "[[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon]]"; and in ''[[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians Evil Gods Part Two]]'', it's Ebony (again) who is able to capture [[CriticalResearchFailure the Roman God]] {{Creator/Socrates}}. These examples, as well as several other cases of female Prayer Warriors fighting multiple enemies at once, makes one have to wonder just how weak and useless the women are.
11th Jun '16 8:46:03 AM AllenbysEyes88
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* Music/TaylorSwift's "Mean" falls victim of this: First she states that she won't let the "mean" girl who insults and bullies her draw her into a CycleOfRevenge... and then she spends the rest of the song mocking her for how "pathetic" and "alone in life" she is and how she'll never been anything other than "mean." It doesn't help that the song was reportedly inspired by a music critic critiquing Swift's singing, which makes her seem like a thin-skinned hypocrite rather than a victim of bullying.

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* Music/TaylorSwift's "Mean" falls victim of this: First she states that she won't let the "mean" girl who insults and bullies her draw her into a CycleOfRevenge... and then she spends the rest of the song mocking her for how "pathetic" and "alone in life" she is and how she'll never been anything other than "mean." It doesn't help that the song was reportedly inspired by a music critic critiquing Swift's singing, which makes her seem singing; the lesson seems less like a thin-skinned hypocrite rather "Don't bully other people" than a victim of bullying."[[ItsAllAboutMe Don't bully Taylor Swift]]."
11th Jun '16 8:40:38 AM AllenbysEyes88
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* Music/TaylorSwift's "Mean" falls victim of this: First she states that she won't let the "mean" girl who insults and bullies her draw her into a CycleOfRevenge... and then she spends the rest of the song mocking her for how "pathetic" and "alone in life" she is and how she'll never been anything other than "mean."

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* Music/TaylorSwift's "Mean" falls victim of this: First she states that she won't let the "mean" girl who insults and bullies her draw her into a CycleOfRevenge... and then she spends the rest of the song mocking her for how "pathetic" and "alone in life" she is and how she'll never been anything other than "mean."" It doesn't help that the song was reportedly inspired by a music critic critiquing Swift's singing, which makes her seem like a thin-skinned hypocrite rather than a victim of bullying.
28th May '16 10:00:03 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/{{Nintendo}} isn't immune from this either - in 1995 and early 1996, during the early years of the PlayStation, Nintendo put out commercials about their "arcade-perfect" ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'' ports and closed each commercial with "So who needs a new system?" Later in 1996, when the {{Nintendo 64}} was released, it aired commercials asking consumers to "Change the System." [[GoneHorriblyRight A lot of said consumers did.]]

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* Creator/{{Nintendo}} isn't immune from this either - in 1995 and early 1996, during the early years of the PlayStation, UsefulNotes/PlayStation, Nintendo put out commercials about their "arcade-perfect" ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'' ports and closed each commercial with "So who needs a new system?" Later in 1996, when the {{Nintendo 64}} was released, it aired commercials asking consumers to "Change the System." [[GoneHorriblyRight A lot of said consumers did.]]
11th May '16 7:26:15 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* A PlayStation3 commercial for the Move tries to say that motion control gaming is not just for children. It then shows a montage of about 6-9 games set to what may or may not be Chariots of Fire, about two of which most parents wouldn't let their child play. Even worse is the fact that a 12-year-old girl is seen playing one of the less child-friendly games. There's also the fact that the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} made most of its money because motion control ''was'' successful for family gaming, which one who is a little more cynical could say is [[FollowTheLeader the entire reason]] Sony ''made'' the Move.

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* A PlayStation3 UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 commercial for the Move tries to say that motion control gaming is not just for children. It then shows a montage of about 6-9 games set to what may or may not be Chariots of Fire, about two of which most parents wouldn't let their child play. Even worse is the fact that a 12-year-old girl is seen playing one of the less child-friendly games. There's also the fact that the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} made most of its money because motion control ''was'' successful for family gaming, which one who is a little more cynical could say is [[FollowTheLeader the entire reason]] Sony ''made'' the Move.
8th May '16 4:34:08 AM PurpleAlert
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* The animated music video for Teddyloid's [[=ME!ME!ME!=]] is pretty intense and is subject to a few varying interpretations, but the message is laid out fairly clearly no matter which one you go with: mass-produced, consumer-driven sexuality is damaging and unsatisfying compared to real relationships. For all the otherwise well-done and disturbingly powerful imagery, it contrasts the mass-produced {{Moe}} sex kittens with the "real" girl by... having the real girl look more or less exactly like them, except she [[MadonnaWhoreComplex dresses modestly and]] [[DamselInDistress is crying helplessly and in danger]]. It's really not helping the message to design your bad-girl villains according to the emotionally-manipulative design tropes of the {{Moe}} type, and then use those exact same emotionally-manipulative design tropes to make your good-girl damsel more sympathetic to the audience.

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* * The animated music video for Teddyloid's Teddyloid's [[=ME!ME!ME!=]] is pretty intense and is subject to a few few varying interpretations, but the message is laid out fairly clearly no matter which one you go with: mass-produced, consumer-driven sexuality is damaging and unsatisfying compared to real relationships. relationships. For all the otherwise well-done and disturbingly powerful imagery, it contrasts the mass-produced {{Moe}} sex kittens with the "real" girl by... having the real girl look more or less exactly like them, except she [[MadonnaWhoreComplex dresses modestly and]] [[DamselInDistress is crying helplessly and in danger]]. It's really not helping the message to design your bad-girl villains according to the emotionally-manipulative design tropes of the {{Moe}} type, and then use those exact same emotionally-manipulative design tropes to make your good-girl damsel more sympathetic to the audience.
8th May '16 4:34:07 AM PurpleAlert
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* The animated music video for Teddyloid's [[=ME!ME!ME!=]] is pretty intense and is subject to a few varying interpretations, but the message is laid out fairly clearly no matter which one you go with: mass-produced, consumer-driven sexuality is damaging and unsatisfying compared to real relationships. For all the otherwise well-done and disturbingly powerful imagery, it contrasts the mass-produced {{Moe}} sex kittens with the "real" girl by... having the real girl look more or less exactly like them, except she [[MadonnaWhoreComplex dresses modestly and]] [[DamselInDistress is crying helplessly and in danger]]. It's really not helping the message to design your bad-girl villains according to the emotionally-manipulative design tropes of the {{Moe}} type, and then use those exact same emotionally-manipulative design tropes to make your good-girl damsel more sympathetic to the audience.
25th Apr '16 1:10:52 PM MsChibi
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* A CompressedVice, a ResetButton, or a SnapBack: There's a lesson, but because the sequel/next episode/next installment forgets it happened or pretends it didn't happen, there are no consequences.

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* A CompressedVice, a ResetButton, or a SnapBack: There's a lesson, but because [[StatusQuoIsGod the sequel/next episode/next installment forgets it happened happened]] or [[CanonDiscontinuity pretends it didn't happen, happen]], there are no consequences.
24th Apr '16 11:43:01 AM DeisTheAlcano
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-->-- '''[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]''', ''[[Comicbook/SupermanAtEarthsEnd Bearded Idiot: At Earth's End]]''

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-->-- '''[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]''', ''[[Comicbook/SupermanAtEarthsEnd Bearded Idiot: At Earth's End]]''
Linkara]]''' reviewing ''Comicbook/SupermanAtEarthsEnd''
21st Apr '16 2:23:59 AM PurpleAlert
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** One of afterlife options is Purgatory, an idealized Earth that lacks the oneness with the divine that Heaven boasts, also doesn't house the kind of sanctimonious goody-two-shoes types that go to Heaven or the assholes that go to Hell. People who go there are offered a chance at reincarnation, a chance to "try again" at life in the hopes that they'll earn entry into Heaven next time. Like all things in Heaven and Hell, it has to be a matter of personal choice to be meaningful, and so to give the choice meaning, returning to Earth after Purgatory means God will intentionally force a second life to be harder than the first and ban all further entry into Purgatory. This all but guarantees that a reincarnated soul who's been to Purgatory is going to Hell, but the choice is there. And then that moral gets shattered into pieces because God is happy to send angels to Purgatory on a mission to "remind" them what kind of [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex awesome sex]] they're missing out on, ''by offering sex and not taking no for an answer''. The comic loves to remind the reader of how important personal choice is, but [[ButThouMust only if the personal choice is the correct one.]]
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