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1st Feb '17 8:27:50 PM RAraya
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* For decades, any kind of scandal would be the kiss of death for a celebrity. In the 1990s, the rise of celebrity culture and the decreasing power of MoralGuardians led celebs to [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity actively seek scandal to gain popularity]].
12th Jan '17 8:42:20 PM RAraya
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* Immigrants were seen up until the mid-20th century as shiftless lowlifes on their way to ruin any given national culture. Nowadays, many consider that migrants do not only enrich culture, but also they are an economic asset rather than a liability.



* Portrayal of scientists in Film:
** In ScienceIsBad movies, they were at best MrExposition. More often, they were the villain, a la the EvilutionaryBiologist.
** This slowly changed, from an unheroic mentor into an [[TheSmartGuy active part of The Hero's posse]].

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* Portrayal of scientists in Film:
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** In ScienceIsBad movies, they Before 1940, [[ScienceIsBad science was generally portrayed in a negative light]]. Scientists were at best MrExposition. More often, they were the villain, a la ''á la'' the EvilutionaryBiologist.
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EvilutionaryBiologist. This slowly changed, from an unheroic mentor into changed beginning with WWII, when they became an [[TheSmartGuy active part of The Hero's posse]].



* It used to be that [[CatsAreMean cats were portrayed as evil]] in literature and society in Europe and later North America. For the most part they are portrayed more [[CatsAreMagic positively]] or neutrally now.

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* It used to be that [[CatsAreMean cats were portrayed as evil]] in literature and society in Europe and later North America. For the most part they are portrayed more [[CatsAreMagic [[CatsAreSuperior positively]] or neutrally [[CatsAreMagic neutrally]] now.



* Until TheNineties, a few small tattoos were enough to make a TattooedCrook. As small and medium-size tattoos went into mainstream fashion, the bad guys have started taking their tattoos UpToEleven, with KnuckleTattoos, facial tattoos and so on. Japan is an exception, as tattoos are still mainly worn by the {{Yakuza}}.

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* Until TheNineties, a few small tattoos were enough to make a TattooedCrook. As small and medium-size tattoos went into mainstream fashion, fashion in the mid-90s, the bad guys have started taking their tattoos UpToEleven, with KnuckleTattoos, facial tattoos and so on. Japan is an exception, as tattoos are still mainly worn by the {{Yakuza}}.{{Yakuza}}.
** Similarly, a man wearing a piercing before 1990 would be outed as either a criminal or gay (or a punk in the 80s).
12th Jan '17 12:52:04 AM ZombieAladdin
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*** The MadScientist continues to live slightly beyond whatever is the then-current understanding of science. As science has not come close to being fully understood yet, if it ever will, this sort of crazy genius has shifted forward at the same rate as scientific progress over the many decades.
6th Dec '16 7:23:30 PM Kid
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** This is not so likely in any recent portrait of Polish people in Western Europe shows. Since the European internal borders were opened, West European countries have seen a massive influx of Polish people seeking simple labour for relatively high wages. Since often they speak reasonable but [[StrangeSyntaxSpeaker not that well mastered]] English, lack higher education (since West needs more blue-collar jobs), they're again being mocked.

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** This is not so likely in any recent portrait of Polish people in Western Europe shows. Since the European internal borders were opened, West European countries have seen a massive influx of Polish people seeking simple labour for relatively high wages. Since often they speak reasonable but [[StrangeSyntaxSpeaker not that well mastered]] English, English and often lack higher education (since West needs more blue-collar jobs), they're again being mocked.
6th Dec '16 7:19:16 PM Kid
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** At first [[AllGermansAreNazis every German, from civilians to Gestapo, used to be]] [[AlwaysChaoticEvil monochromatically evil]] (This applied to UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, as well), with the concept of the [[TokenEnemyMinority "Good German"]] appearing as the conflict went on. Imperial-era Germans in fiction didn't even need anti-Semitism, racism or just plain world domination as a justification to be evil; they did terrible deeds [[ForTheEvulz just for the hell of it]].

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** At first [[AllGermansAreNazis every German, from civilians to Gestapo, used to be]] [[AlwaysChaoticEvil monochromatically evil]] (This (this applied to UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, as well), with the concept of the [[TokenEnemyMinority "Good German"]] appearing as the conflict went on. Imperial-era Germans in fiction didn't even need anti-Semitism, racism or just plain world domination as a justification to be evil; they did terrible deeds [[ForTheEvulz just for the hell of it]].
13th Aug '16 8:25:14 AM NubianSatyress
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** IWasBeatenByAGirl has also changed to the point where many men don't feel disappointment to losing to a girl anymore, whereas women ([[MisaimedFandom especially in fiction]]) are now often shamed upon for losing or proving inferior to a man. Not entirely, but still.
13th Aug '16 6:48:15 AM vh1660924
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** IWasBeatenByAGirl has also changed to the point where many men don't feel disappointment to losing to a girl anymore, whereas women ([[MisaimedFandom especially in fiction]]) are now often shamed upon for losing or proving inferior to a man.

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** IWasBeatenByAGirl has also changed to the point where many men don't feel disappointment to losing to a girl anymore, whereas women ([[MisaimedFandom especially in fiction]]) are now often shamed upon for losing or proving inferior to a man. Not entirely, but still.
13th Aug '16 6:47:55 AM vh1660924
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** IWasBeatenByAGirl has also changed to the point where many men don't feel disappointment to losing to a girl anymore, whereas women ([[MisaimedFandom especially in fiction]]) are now often shamed upon for losing or proving inferior to a man.
7th Jul '16 1:10:45 PM NubianSatyress
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* MenAreTough and WomenAreDelicate often swap or reverse the stereotypes associated. For instance, it was once believed that MenAreBetterThanWomen in every way, as well as the bastions of higher education and culture. Nowadays, [[WomenAreWiser women are stereotyped as being the wiser sex]], [[HigherEducationIsForWomen that college is for girls]], and [[MenAreUncultured men would rather do anything than be "cultured".]] Despite the reversal, however, the big idea is still that women are physically weak, shallow or over-sensitive while guys are tougher, pragmatic and level-headed.

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* MenAreTough and WomenAreDelicate often swap or reverse the stereotypes associated. For instance, it was once believed that MenAreBetterThanWomen in every way, as well as the bastions of [[CollegeWidow higher education education]] and culture. [[AManOfWealthAndTaste culture.]] Nowadays, [[WomenAreWiser women are stereotyped as being the wiser sex]], [[HigherEducationIsForWomen that college is for girls]], and [[MenAreUncultured men would rather do anything than be "cultured".]] Despite the reversal, however, the big idea is still that women are physically weak, shallow or over-sensitive while guys are tougher, pragmatic and level-headed.
7th Jul '16 1:09:52 PM NubianSatyress
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* MenAreTough and WomenAreDelicate often swap or reverse the stereotypes associated. For instance, it was once believed that MenAreBetterThanWomen in every way, as well as the bastions of higher education and culture. Nowadays, [[WomenAreWiser women are stereotyped as being the wiser sex]], [[HigherEducationIsForWomen that college is for girls]], and [[MenAreUncultured men would rather do anything than be "cultured".]] Despite the reversal, however, the big idea is still that women are physically weak, shallow or over-sensitive while guys are tougher, pragmatic and level-headed.
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