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15th Jan '17 11:16:58 PM DustSnitch
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* RapeAndRevenge: Rape is often seen as an acceptable in-universe motivation for a female character to become a {{Badass}}--thus embracing greater agency--and avenge herself. In a way, this supports the idea that agency and action are innately male; only women who are deeply wronged by men become active and only then to punish men for their actions against them--being forced into an active role becomes part of the negative emotional fallout of rape for the woman. This is a somewhat old-fashioned trope.

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* RapeAndRevenge: Rape is often seen as an acceptable in-universe motivation for a female character to become a {{Badass}}--thus badass--thus embracing greater agency--and avenge herself. In a way, this supports the idea that agency and action are innately male; only women who are deeply wronged by men become active and only then to punish men for their actions against them--being forced into an active role becomes part of the negative emotional fallout of rape for the woman. This is a somewhat old-fashioned trope.



* WhatMeasureIsANonBadass: The worst offence a man could make is not to live up to the audience's expectations of {{Badass}}ery.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonBadass: The worst offence a man could make is not to live up to the audience's expectations of {{Badass}}ery.badassery.



* PanickyExpectantFather: Men are useless when it comes to childbirth and break down in hilarious hysterics as soon as labor starts. Even more amusing if the man was established as a {{Badass}} and he faints during the delivery.

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* PanickyExpectantFather: Men are useless when it comes to childbirth and break down in hilarious hysterics as soon as labor starts. Even more amusing if the man was established as a {{Badass}} badass and he faints during the delivery.



* IJustWantToBeBadass: {{Badass}}ery being the quintessence of manhood in fictionland, this goes without saying.

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* IJustWantToBeBadass: {{Badass}}ery Badassery being the quintessence of manhood in fictionland, this goes without saying.
11th Nov '16 1:07:50 PM HighCrate
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More recently, creators have attempted to correct the objectification of women as passive objects fought over by male characters by making them even more competent than male characters. However this is [[RuleAbidingRebel exactly the same dynamic]]. The implication is that a woman's femaleness, not her chosen actions, have made her better than men. Girl Power and GirlsNeedRoleModels are additional examples. Telling girls that they have the power to make the world better because they are girls and not because of their personal choices, once again reduces girls' value down to their passive attributes!

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More recently, creators have attempted to correct the objectification of women as passive objects fought over by male characters by making them even more competent than male characters. However this is [[RuleAbidingRebel exactly the same dynamic]]. The implication is that a woman's femaleness, not her chosen actions, have made her better than men. Girl Power and GirlsNeedRoleModels are additional examples. Telling girls that they have the power to make the world better because they are girls and not because of their personal choices, once again reduces girls' value down to their passive attributes!



* GirlsNeedRoleModels: Many of these "role models" are still 2D characters characterised by been female, badass, whether they are the male protagonists LoveInterest and are still inferior to the other, better characterised, male characters. They may also be used as a DamselInDistress when the plot requires the men to save someone or be MsFanservice.
4th Nov '16 7:01:56 PM Willbyr
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* VirginTension: Virginity is highly desirable in a woman for it heightens the "purity" of women's body. [[AManIsNotAVirgin And it's always a woman]].

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* VirginTension: Virginity is highly desirable in a woman for it heightens the "purity" of women's body. [[AManIsNotAVirgin And it's always a woman]].\n



The emphasis on male character's actions over their attributes may be a contributing factor to the idea that virginity in men is undesirable. Virginity is valuable as a marker of [[VirginPower innocence and newness]] but real men should be taking their value from their actions, not their ''lack'' of action. That and also the fact that male sexuality is considered simple and unworthy of study (why going to a proctologist is still considered shameful even as people get more accepting of women going to gynecologists). In fact, it is rarely ever addressed in as much detail as female sexuality, implying that men have no complexity or nuance in their sexuality, other than [[AllMenArePerverts being sex maniacs]]. Strangely this also holds true for [[AllGaysArePromiscuous gay men]] despite them being depicted as being more cultured then straight men in other areas. When they're not depicted as completely [[ButNotTooGay asexual,]] that is.

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The emphasis on male character's actions over their attributes may be a contributing factor to the idea that virginity in men is undesirable. Virginity is valuable as a marker of [[VirginPower innocence and newness]] but real men should be taking their value from their actions, not their ''lack'' of action. That and also the fact that male sexuality is considered simple and unworthy of study (why going to a proctologist is still considered shameful even as people get more accepting of women going to gynecologists). In fact, it is rarely ever addressed in as much detail as female sexuality, implying that men have no complexity or nuance in their sexuality, other than [[AllMenArePerverts being sex maniacs]]. Strangely this also holds true for [[AllGaysArePromiscuous gay men]] despite them being depicted as being more cultured then straight men in other areas. When they're not depicted as completely [[ButNotTooGay asexual,]] asexual]], that is.



* EunuchsAreEvil: The "logical" extreme of the idea that male virginity is a bad thing.
* ImAManICantHelpIt: Probably the sole element of male sexuality to ever be acknowledged to exist.



* AllMenArePerverts: Virility is more about revelling in perversion than just enjoying sexuality.

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* AllMenArePerverts: Virility is more about revelling reveling in perversion than just enjoying sexuality.



* AManIsNotAVirgin: True men must have sex as soon and as often as possible to be considered men.
** EunuchsAreEvil: The "logical" extreme of AManIsNotAVirgin.
** MustNotDieAVirgin: Disproportionately applied to virgin men.
** NatureAbhorsAVirgin: Almost always a man.
* ImAManICantHelpIt: Probably the sole element of male sexuality to ever be acknowledged to exist.

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* AManIsNotAVirgin: True men must have sex as soon and as often as possible to be considered men.
** EunuchsAreEvil: The "logical" extreme of AManIsNotAVirgin.
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MustNotDieAVirgin: Disproportionately applied to virgin men.
** * NatureAbhorsAVirgin: Almost always a man.
* ImAManICantHelpIt: Probably the sole element UnexpectedVirgin: Seen as a negative occurrence when it comes to men.
* VirginShaming: Expect virgin men to be made fun
of male sexuality to ever be acknowledged to exist.and considered weak.



* AManIsNotAVirgin versus MyGirlIsNotASlut: Perhaps the most illogical of all gender dichotomies since it demands men to be promiscuous and women to be virgins. How men are supposed to have sex if women are required not to is never explained.
7th Jul '16 12:43:56 PM NubianSatyress
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* MenGetOldWomenGetReplaced: Male are important enough to stay around for as long as they need; women are forgettable enough to be disappear unexplained, so that the next woman can take over.

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* MenGetOldWomenGetReplaced: Male are important enough to stay around for as long as they need; women female characters are forgettable enough to be disappear unexplained, so that the next woman can take over.replaced as soon as they get old and unattractive.
7th Jul '16 5:26:47 AM Kitchen90
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* MenGetOldWomenGetReplaced: Male are important enough to stay around for as long as they need; women are forgettable enough to be disappear unexplained, so that the next woman can take over.
3rd Jul '16 1:47:08 PM Morgenthaler
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7th Jun '16 6:59:22 PM Doug86
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* DraftDodging: Historically men who were not willing to die or kill for their country were put to death. In UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne non-enlisted men were shamed with a white feather campaign.

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* DraftDodging: Historically men who were not willing to die or kill for their country were put to death. In UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI non-enlisted men were shamed with a white feather campaign.
17th May '16 2:07:34 PM Berrenta
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* WhatTheHellDad
7th May '16 6:42:35 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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One possible consequence of actification is the fact that gay men are viewed as more gay or perverted than lesbians. The focus is on the men's actions, not their emotional responses, which may tend to make people view gay men as [[AllGaysArePromiscuous insatiable sexual deviants]] but gay women as merely looking for love in an [[SelectiveSquick ultimately harmless]] but [[HideYourLesbians inappropriate way]].

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One possible consequence of actification is the fact that gay men are viewed as more gay or perverted than lesbians. The focus is on the men's actions, not their emotional responses, which may tend to make people view gay men as [[AllGaysArePromiscuous insatiable sexual deviants]] but gay women as merely looking for love in an [[SelectiveSquick ultimately harmless]] harmless but [[HideYourLesbians inappropriate way]].
2nd May '16 5:14:05 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ScreamingWoman: The motivation for many a WhiteKnight to take action.

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* ScreamingWoman: The motivation for many a WhiteKnight KnightInShiningArmor to take action.
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