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2nd Jul '16 4:03:55 PM KiraDoom
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\n** Anothers segmented focused on a chick that wanted a big butt to help her music career (ItMakesSenseInContext). Because she didn't have the money to afford professional surgery, she instead let some shady guy inject calking compound in her butt cheeks. Seeing the kind of show this is, the dude botches it and she dies later at a club.

27th Jun '16 8:37:18 PM Carraway
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* Several segments of ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'', including a man who used a [[OfCorsetHurts corset]] to correct his bulging stomach but winds up breaking a rib and bleeding to death.
** Another focused on a former model who tried to use corn oil as an alternative to botox, she winds up causing cell death when it winds up in her organs.
** Another segment focused on a hatter who goes insane from the mercury used in the hat making process and eventually dies from mercury poisoning.
**Another segment focused on a girl who buys an authentic 19th century green Irish dress only to die when the chemical in the dress cause madness, then poison her.
**Another segment was about a typical 50s girl who uses massive amounts of hairspray in her [[BeehiveHairdo huge beehive]] only for it to catch fire and burn her scalp and fry her brain when cigarette smoke ignites it.
** Another segment focused on a girl who wore a metal bra to fix her figure and then get zapped by lighting while trying to do a wet t-shirt contest in a rainstorm.

15th May '16 8:40:33 PM karstovich2
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* Roman men absolutely hated togas, which were extremely heavy pieces of cloth that not only weighed you down and wore you out, but you practically baked alive wearing one in a hot Italian summer. They were so heavy and draped down so far that doing anything physical in them was nearly impossible (hence the toga's longstanding association with peace - you literally couldn't fight wearing one). Togas were so disliked that the Senate actually had to ''legislate'' wearing them on the Senate floor, because so many senators and patricians had simply wore their tunics because of how inconvenient togas were.

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* Roman men absolutely hated togas, which were extremely heavy pieces of cloth (generally wool) that not only weighed you down and wore you out, but you practically baked you alive wearing one in a hot Italian summer.summer--rather like a modern wool suit, which makes sense given that the toga was basically the Roman equivalent of the suit and tie. They were so heavy and draped down so far that doing anything physical in them was nearly impossible (hence the toga's longstanding association with peace - you literally couldn't fight wearing one). Togas were so disliked that the Senate actually had to ''legislate'' wearing them on the Senate floor, because so many senators and patricians had simply wore their tunics because of how inconvenient togas were.
6th May '16 12:07:06 AM DarkMask
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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked constantly]] on the DragQueen realty competition show ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'', between the [[OfCorsetHurts corsets]], duct tape, genital tucking, and ridiculously high heeled shoes, [[=RuPaul=]] has claimed outright it takes a man with some ''really'' big balls to be tough enough to be a drag queen.

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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked constantly]] on the DragQueen realty competition show ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'', between the [[OfCorsetHurts corsets]], duct tape, genital tucking, and ridiculously high heeled shoes, [[=RuPaul=]] [=RuPaul=] has claimed outright it takes a man with some ''really'' big balls to be tough enough to be a drag queen.
6th May '16 12:06:54 AM DarkMask
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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked constantly]] on the DragQueen realty competition show ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'', between the [[OfCorsetHurts corsets]], duct tape, genital tucking, and ridiculously high heeled shoes, [[=RuPaul=]] has claimed outright it takes a man with some ''really'' big balls to be tough enough to be a drag queen.
25th Mar '16 4:34:28 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In the pilot episode of the ''WanderingSon'' anime, when Shuuichi dresses for middle school for the first time, she complains about the collar of her uniform being uncomfortably tight. In this case, the pain of having to wear the uniform extends [[{{Transsexual}} beyond physical pain]].

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* In the pilot episode of the ''WanderingSon'' ''Manga/WanderingSon'' anime, when Shuuichi dresses for middle school for the first time, she complains about the collar of her uniform being uncomfortably tight. In this case, the pain of having to wear the uniform extends [[{{Transsexual}} beyond physical pain]].
30th Dec '15 11:22:30 PM KidDynamite
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** It's not just women. In his autobiography, Malcolm X talked about getting a conk when he was a teenager, and regularly had one for many years - until he realized how foolish he was being burning his flesh just so he could "look white".
13th Dec '15 12:04:25 PM toongrrl1990
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** Later Sally Draper's friend talks to Betty about how her late mother would torture herself into a rubber girdle that would leave her stomach in pain, just so she'll look trim.
9th Dec '15 7:01:46 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''LittleWomen'', Jo and Meg were willing to put up with too-tight shoes and painful hairpins in order to be properly dressed for a New Year's Eve party.

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* In ''LittleWomen'', ''Literature/LittleWomen'', Jo and Meg were willing to put up with too-tight shoes and painful hairpins in order to be properly dressed for a New Year's Eve party.



* Averted in "Mrs Potato Head" by Melanie Martinez. The protagonist laments over the concept of plastic surgery and comes to the conclusion it's best to be comfortable in yourself as you naturally are.

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* Averted in "Mrs Potato Head" by Melanie Martinez.Music/MelanieMartinez. The protagonist laments over the concept of plastic surgery and comes to the conclusion it's best to be comfortable in yourself as you naturally are.
31st Oct '15 2:09:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* During Jean Grey and {{Storm}}'s first social outing in ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, Jean is horrified to see that Ororo is naked after she whisks away her superhero costume, since her [[NationalGeographicNudity Kenyan tribe]] had no [[InnocentFanserviceGirl nudity taboo]]. Jean hurriedly finds something for Ororo to wear, who mentions that the outfit is uncomfortable. Jean replies, "Just don't breathe or sit down and you'll be fine." After getting used to Western fashion, however, Ororo generally averts this trope, preferring loose-fitting garments (her Punk phase notwithstanding) and sensible shoes.

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* During Jean Grey and {{Storm}}'s Storm's first social outing in ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, ''ComicBook/XMen'', Jean is horrified to see that Ororo is naked after she whisks away her superhero costume, since her [[NationalGeographicNudity Kenyan tribe]] had no [[InnocentFanserviceGirl nudity taboo]]. Jean hurriedly finds something for Ororo to wear, who mentions that the outfit is uncomfortable. Jean replies, "Just don't breathe or sit down and you'll be fine." After getting used to Western fashion, however, Ororo generally averts this trope, preferring loose-fitting garments (her Punk phase notwithstanding) and sensible shoes.



* Truvy in ''SteelMagnolias'' has this to say about shoes "In a good shoe, I wear a size six, but a seven feels so good, I buy a size eight." meaning she's a size eight but will squeeze down to a six for the right shoe.

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* Truvy in ''SteelMagnolias'' ''Film/SteelMagnolias'' has this to say about shoes "In a good shoe, I wear a size six, but a seven feels so good, I buy a size eight." meaning she's a size eight but will squeeze down to a six for the right shoe.



* In ''[[RamonaQuimby Ramona Forever]]'', Ramona and Beezus are forced to wear too-small shoes to a wedding. They eventually rebel by tying them to the newly-married couple's getaway car. Their mother then admits she'd forgotten how long the girls had had the shoes (and thus didn't realise the girls had outgrown said footwear), and doesn't pursue the issue.

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* In ''[[RamonaQuimby ''[[Literature/RamonaQuimby Ramona Forever]]'', Ramona and Beezus are forced to wear too-small shoes to a wedding. They eventually rebel by tying them to the newly-married couple's getaway car. Their mother then admits she'd forgotten how long the girls had had the shoes (and thus didn't realise the girls had outgrown said footwear), and doesn't pursue the issue.



* Invoked several times in ''GoneWithTheWind''.
* One chapter of ''WaysideSchool is Falling Down'' is about PictureDay. Stephen, one of the students, is wearing a three-piece suit and tie. He explains (very matter-of-factly) to the class that "You have to wear uncomfortable shoes if you want to look important," and that "The more the tie chokes me, the better I look." Naturally, the class encourages him to pull the tie tighter and tighter until it's literally strangling him -- which also makes him ''tremendously'' handsome.
* ''MemoirsOfAGeisha'' references this idea several times. The best quote being "beauty is synonymous with pain."
* In Molly's last AmericanGirl book, she's obsessed with curling her hair so she'll be more likely to get picked for the lead role in a patriotic dance for her tap class. After trying various increasingly uncomfortable methods, she resorts to one that involves sleeping with soaking-wet hair, which causes her to catch a cold and not be able to perform at all. The upside is that she's the only one home when her father comes back from the war.

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* Invoked several times in ''GoneWithTheWind''.
''Literature/GoneWithTheWind''.
* One chapter of ''WaysideSchool ''Literature/WaysideSchool is Falling Down'' is about PictureDay. Stephen, one of the students, is wearing a three-piece suit and tie. He explains (very matter-of-factly) to the class that "You have to wear uncomfortable shoes if you want to look important," and that "The more the tie chokes me, the better I look." Naturally, the class encourages him to pull the tie tighter and tighter until it's literally strangling him -- which also makes him ''tremendously'' handsome.
* ''MemoirsOfAGeisha'' ''Literature/MemoirsOfAGeisha'' references this idea several times. The best quote being "beauty is synonymous with pain."
* In Molly's last AmericanGirl Literature/AmericanGirl book, she's obsessed with curling her hair so she'll be more likely to get picked for the lead role in a patriotic dance for her tap class. After trying various increasingly uncomfortable methods, she resorts to one that involves sleeping with soaking-wet hair, which causes her to catch a cold and not be able to perform at all. The upside is that she's the only one home when her father comes back from the war.



* In the first season of ''TheKidsInTheHall'', Dave Foley once played a fashion designer who created women's clothes meant to horribly injure the wearer. Designs included a pair of shoes made from boxes filled with broken glass and a railroad spike meant to go through a woman's head.
* In an episode of ''{{Everwood}}'', Delia's grandmother refuses to let her take off her sweltering hot stockings, because "New York women are willing to suffer for fashion".

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* In the first season of ''TheKidsInTheHall'', ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'', Dave Foley once played a fashion designer who created women's clothes meant to horribly injure the wearer. Designs included a pair of shoes made from boxes filled with broken glass and a railroad spike meant to go through a woman's head.
* In an episode of ''{{Everwood}}'', ''Series/{{Everwood}}'', Delia's grandmother refuses to let her take off her sweltering hot stockings, because "New York women are willing to suffer for fashion".



* The "dress" Amanda receives in the ''UglyBetty'' episode "Icing on the Cake". Watch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXpu2Hpy6CQ this compilation]] starting at 5:40. "Fashion is a pain," indeed.
* On ''{{Friends}}'' Monica insisted on buying a pair of expensive (and uncomfortable) boots over Chandler's objections. She quickly realized she couldn't wear them without wincing. Of course it didn't help when a party came up and he wanted her to wear them, using her own claim that they "go with everything" against her.
* On ''HotInCleveland'', Victoria designs some very stylish shoes, the only drawback being how painful they are when one wears them.
* Done subtly at the end of an episode of ''MadMen'' in which Joan, on top of personal problems, hits the glass ceiling at work: getting undressed, she sits on her bed and rubs the spot on her shoulder where her bra strap has dug into it, symbolizing the burdens of being a woman.

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* The "dress" Amanda receives in the ''UglyBetty'' ''Series/UglyBetty'' episode "Icing on the Cake". Watch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXpu2Hpy6CQ this compilation]] starting at 5:40. "Fashion is a pain," indeed.
* On ''{{Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'' Monica insisted on buying a pair of expensive (and uncomfortable) boots over Chandler's objections. She quickly realized she couldn't wear them without wincing. Of course it didn't help when a party came up and he wanted her to wear them, using her own claim that they "go with everything" against her.
* On ''HotInCleveland'', ''Series/HotInCleveland'', Victoria designs some very stylish shoes, the only drawback being how painful they are when one wears them.
* Done subtly at the end of an episode of ''MadMen'' ''Series/MadMen'' in which Joan, on top of personal problems, hits the glass ceiling at work: getting undressed, she sits on her bed and rubs the spot on her shoulder where her bra strap has dug into it, symbolizing the burdens of being a woman.



* Parodied in SteveMartin's ''[[http://www.aj.cz/celeb/sm3/sm3.htm Cruel Shoes]]. That page has links to audio versions of the joke.

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* Parodied in SteveMartin's Creator/SteveMartin's ''[[http://www.aj.cz/celeb/sm3/sm3.htm Cruel Shoes]]. That page has links to audio versions of the joke.



* In an episode of ''{{Daria}}'', Quinn bought a cute pair of high heeled sandals and wore them everywhere despite them pinching her toes and swelling her feet to the point where she could barely walk.

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* In an episode of ''{{Daria}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', Quinn bought a cute pair of high heeled sandals and wore them everywhere despite them pinching her toes and swelling her feet to the point where she could barely walk.
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