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23rd Apr '17 4:12:46 PM MagBas
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There seems to be nothing more dramatic to crime stories than a dead, naked woman. Whether fully or partially nude, dead women are far more likely to be sexualized than males. Often this is justified by the murdered women being the victims of sexual crimes, while other times the purpose seems purely to titillate the audience. Feminist literature is stocked to bursting with analysis of the UnfortunateImplications of this trend.

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There seems to be nothing more dramatic to crime stories than a dead, naked woman. Whether fully or partially nude, dead women are far more likely to be sexualized than males. Often this is justified by the murdered women being the victims of sexual crimes, while other times the purpose seems purely to titillate the audience. Feminist literature is stocked to bursting with analysis of the UnfortunateImplications of this trend.\n
12th Jan '17 3:02:15 PM gb00393
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* A ''Series/GameOfThrones'' episode ends on the dead body of [[spoiler:Ros the prostitute who has been shot to death with a crossbow. The camera pans across her body, and somewhere between her tousled red hair and the soft lighting, she ends up looking like a martyr in a Renaissance painting. She was also scantily clad, a former sex-worker, and killed whilst sitting tied to the end of a bed.]]

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* A ''Series/GameOfThrones'' ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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episode ends on the dead body of [[spoiler:Ros the prostitute who has been shot to death with a crossbow. The camera pans across her body, and somewhere between her tousled red hair and the soft lighting, she ends up looking like a martyr in a Renaissance painting. She was also scantily clad, a former sex-worker, and killed whilst sitting tied to the end of a bed.]]]]
** Ygritte makes a similarly beautiful corpse on her pyre in "The Children".
29th Nov '16 1:36:31 PM TotemicHero
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* [[ImageBoards Perfection Girl]] is a series of photographs that circulated around the internet of an attractive blonde woman lying in a bed. A block of text linked with the photos claimed that the girl was actually dead, "tricking" people who see the photos into lustful thoughts about a corpse. It's highly dubious that the girl is actually dead, making it sort of an inverse prank.


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* [[ImageBoards Perfection Girl]] is a series of photographs that circulated around the internet of an attractive blonde woman lying in a bed. A block of text linked with the photos claimed that the girl was actually dead, "tricking" people who see the photos into lustful thoughts about a corpse. It's highly dubious that the girl is actually dead, making it sort of an inverse prank.
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16th Nov '16 9:05:37 AM cordychase
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* Likewise, many paintings of Dido's suicide show her with at least one breast bared, often both.
10th Sep '16 2:37:26 PM jamespolk
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* EdgarAllanPoe famously said, "There is nothing more poetic than the death of a beautiful woman."

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* EdgarAllanPoe Creator/EdgarAllanPoe famously said, "There is nothing more poetic than the death of a beautiful woman."


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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Cartoon short ''WesternAnimation/SpecialDelivery'' is a doubly rare example in that it's both animated and male. When a mailman falls on an icy porch and dies, the man who lives there realizes that he has to get rid of the body, but not before completing the mailman's route. He strips the mailman's corpse; many full-frontal shots follow.
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19th Aug '16 12:53:04 PM jadmire
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* The Japanese photographer Izima Kaoru's book, "Landscapes with a Corpse", consisting of photographs of beautiful models posing as corpses killed by various means (deliberate or accidental), dressed in ''haute couture''.
19th Aug '16 12:52:10 PM jadmire
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* The Japanese photographer Izima Kaoru's book, "Landscapes with a Corpse", consisting of photographs of beautiful models posing as corpses killed by various means (deliberate or accidental), dressed in ''haute couture''.
26th Dec '15 5:53:23 PM FF32
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* Anna from ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition'', to the point that she is often remarked to be a "goddess of the forest" by the more off-kilter characters.
18th Dec '15 7:13:21 AM Dravencour
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* An ad series for ''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney'' featured assassinated victims of the main character. The two female victims in the series are both sexualized, with one dressed in lingerie and the other naked in her bathtub.

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* An ad series for ''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney'' featured assassinated victims of the main character. The two female victims in the series are both sexualized, with one dressed in lingerie and the other naked in her bathtub. As you can imagine, this drew quite the bit of controversy.
4th Nov '15 2:06:07 PM Willbyr
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* ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'' episode 11, where Orphans (mistakenly called "vampires" by some of the students) randomly searched [[MonsterMisogyny young females]] for the mark of the [=HiME=]. The one girl at the beginning of the episode who was attacked lived through her injuries. [[spoiler:Later in the episode, the same thing happens to Aoi, and everyone thinks Sister Yukariko was the one behind it, because she's spotted at the scene with her bow in her hand, and Aoi has a few arrows sticking out of her.]]
* You can't throw an amputated ear without hitting one of these in ''KurosagiCorpseDeliveryService''.

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* ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'' ''Anime/MaiHime'' episode 11, where Orphans (mistakenly called "vampires" by some of the students) randomly searched [[MonsterMisogyny young females]] for the mark of the [=HiME=]. The one girl at the beginning of the episode who was attacked lived through her injuries. [[spoiler:Later in the episode, the same thing happens to Aoi, and everyone thinks Sister Yukariko was the one behind it, because she's spotted at the scene with her bow in her hand, and Aoi has a few arrows sticking out of her.]]
* You can't throw an amputated ear without hitting one of these in ''KurosagiCorpseDeliveryService''.''Manga/TheKurosagiCorpseDeliveryService''.
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