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5th Feb '16 6:00:11 AM search
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Some tropes end up in both the male and female categories; this is due to the reinforcing nature of misandry and misogyny. Where there's one there is usually the other as well. Also, when adding an example to this page, keep in mind how it reflects and illustrates the dynamics listed -- don't just add it because it's annoying, stupid, or sinister. (That's what the UnfortunateImplications and DoubleStandard pages are for.) Please avoid implicating a gender or group as '''responsible''' for these dynamics as well; they're dynamics, '''everyone''' is responsible for maintaining them, from primary caregivers of children to media moguls to politicians to -- in some cases -- social activists promoting them while attempting to correct them.
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Some tropes end up in both the male and female categories; this is due to the reinforcing nature of misandry and misogyny. Where there's one there is usually the other as well. Also, when adding an example to this page, keep in mind how it reflects and illustrates the dynamics listed -- don't just add it because it's annoying, stupid, or sinister. (That's what the UnfortunateImplications and DoubleStandard pages are for.) Please avoid implicating a gender or group as '''responsible''' for these dynamics as well; they're dynamics, '''everyone''' is responsible for maintaining them, from primary caregivers of children to media moguls to politicians to -- in some cases -- social activists promoting them while attempting to correct them.
22nd Jan '16 8:43:09 PM Oberoniss
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While these were probably changes made with good intentions, they were kinda unneccessary.
Another way to look at it is this: female characters are defined by the passive value that others give them, male characters are defined by their actions, usually to protect or win that which they find valuable. Female characters have passive value but they don't create it while male characters don't have passive value so they must create active value. Female characters can be exploited for their passive value and male characters are expendable if they fail to create their own value by advancing the plot through their actions. These tropes can lead to a Broken Aesop if, for example, a female character is condemning location's or organization's emphasis on machismo or other masculine traits, but then she rises up through the ranks of the organization by being even more bold and aggressive than the rest.
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Another way to look at it is this: female characters are defined by the passive value that others give them, male characters are defined by their actions, usually to protect or win that which they find valuable. Female characters have passive value but they don't create it while male characters don't have passive value so they must create active value. Female characters can be exploited for their passive value and male characters are expendable if they fail to create their own value by advancing the plot through their actions. These tropes can lead to a Broken Aesop if, for example, a female character is condemning location's or organization's emphasis on machismo or other masculine traits, but then she rises up through the ranks of the organization by being even more bold and aggressive than the rest. actions.

Some tropes end up in both the male and female categories; this is due to the reinforcing nature of misandry and misogyny. Where there's one there is usually the other as well. Also, when adding an example to this page, keep in mind how it reflects and illustrates the dynamics listed -- don't just add it because it's annoying, stupid, or sinister. (That's what the UnfortunateImplications and DoubleStandard pages are for.) Please avoid implicating a gender or group as '''responsible''' for these dynamics as well; they're dynamics, '''everyone''' is responsible for maintaining them, from primary care givers of children to media moguls to politicians to social activists promoting them while attempting to correct them.
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Some tropes end up in both the male and female categories; this is due to the reinforcing nature of misandry and misogyny. Where there's one there is usually the other as well. Also, when adding an example to this page, keep in mind how it reflects and illustrates the dynamics listed -- don't just add it because it's annoying, stupid, or sinister. (That's what the UnfortunateImplications and DoubleStandard pages are for.) Please avoid implicating a gender or group as '''responsible''' for these dynamics as well; they're dynamics, '''everyone''' is responsible for maintaining them, from primary care givers caregivers of children to media moguls to politicians to -- in some cases -- social activists promoting them while attempting to correct them.
22nd Jan '16 5:15:51 PM search
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Another way to look at it is this: female characters are defined by the passive value that others give them, male characters are defined by their actions, usually to protect or win that which they find valuable. Female characters have passive value but they don't create it while male characters don't have passive value so they must create active value. Female characters can be exploited for their passive value and male characters are expendable if they fail to create their own value by advancing the plot through their actions.
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Another way to look at it is this: female characters are defined by the passive value that others give them, male characters are defined by their actions, usually to protect or win that which they find valuable. Female characters have passive value but they don't create it while male characters don't have passive value so they must create active value. Female characters can be exploited for their passive value and male characters are expendable if they fail to create their own value by advancing the plot through their actions. actions. These tropes can lead to a Broken Aesop if, for example, a female character is condemning location's or organization's emphasis on machismo or other masculine traits, but then she rises up through the ranks of the organization by being even more bold and aggressive than the rest.
22nd Jan '16 5:11:22 PM search
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Some tropes end up in both the male and female categories; this is due to the reinforcing nature of misandry and misogyny. Where there's one there is usually the other as well. Also, when adding an example to this page, keep in mind how it reflects and illustrates the dynamics listed -- don't just add it because it's annoying, stupid, or sinister. (That's what the UnfortunateImplications and DoubleStandard pages are for.) Please avoid implicating a gender or group as '''responsible''' for these dynamics as well; they're dynamics, '''everyone''' is responsible for maintaining them, from primary care givers of children to media moguls to politicians to -- in some cases -- social activists promoting them while attempting to correct them.
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Some tropes end up in both the male and female categories; this is due to the reinforcing nature of misandry and misogyny. Where there's one there is usually the other as well. Also, when adding an example to this page, keep in mind how it reflects and illustrates the dynamics listed -- don't just add it because it's annoying, stupid, or sinister. (That's what the UnfortunateImplications and DoubleStandard pages are for.) Please avoid implicating a gender or group as '''responsible''' for these dynamics as well; they're dynamics, '''everyone''' is responsible for maintaining them, from primary care givers of children to media moguls to politicians to -- in some cases -- social activists promoting them while attempting to correct them.
17th Dec '15 6:44:33 PM Discar
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Mac Guffin Girl is no longer a trope.
* MacGuffinGirl

This is likely a result of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_are_wonderful Women Are Wonderful]] effect. What is good for women is seen as good for everyone; conversely, what is bad for women is seen as bad for everyone. This may sound favourable (and in certain [[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} circumstances]], it [[MenAreTheExpendableGender definitely is]]); however, it limits women's [[StayInTheKitchen drive to achieve]] and makes their [[MenActWomenAre passive]] [[MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial attributes]] more important then their [[FauxActionGirl personal successes]] -- what's valuable about women is something they have [[MacGuffinGirl no control over]] and don't [[MaleGaze build for themselves]].
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This is likely a result of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_are_wonderful Women Are Wonderful]] effect. What is good for women is seen as good for everyone; conversely, what is bad for women is seen as bad for everyone. This may sound favourable (and in certain [[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} circumstances]], it [[MenAreTheExpendableGender definitely is]]); however, it limits women's [[StayInTheKitchen drive to achieve]] and makes their [[MenActWomenAre passive]] [[MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial attributes]] more important then their [[FauxActionGirl personal successes]] -- what's valuable about women is something they have [[MacGuffinGirl no control over]] over and don't [[MaleGaze build for themselves]].
14th Dec '15 2:24:31 PM Discar
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The Presidents Daughter is no longer a trope.
* ThePresidentsDaughter
29th Nov '15 12:35:10 PM MsChibi
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Male and female characters are subject to different forms of characterization and they are exploited as plot devices in different ways. One overarching way is the active-male/passive-female dichotomy. Women are judged more by their passive attributes and men by their actions. Within that dynamic is a sub-dynamic in which women's interior world of emotional reactions is expected to exert more of an influence on the actions of others than men's interior world.
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Male and female characters are subject to different forms of characterization and they are exploited as plot devices in different ways. One overarching way is the active-male/passive-female dichotomy. [[MenActWomenAre Women are judged more by their passive attributes and men by their actions.actions]]. Within that dynamic is a sub-dynamic in which women's interior world of emotional reactions is expected to exert more of an influence on the actions of others than men's interior world.
17th Oct '15 3:26:05 PM morenohijazo
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Added DiffLines:
* MotherhoodIsSuperior
15th Oct '15 2:42:55 PM MercuryInRetrograde
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These attitudes very much exist
* DepravedHomosexual: Gay men are perceived as the "natural predators" of straight men, double points if they are of the ManlyGay type.
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* DepravedHomosexual: Gay men are perceived as the "natural predators" of straight men, double points if they are of the ManlyGay type. ManlyGay type. * DepravedBisexual: Only bisexual men are really considered depraved, not women. * HeteronormativeCrusader: Usually much more disgusted with gay men than lesbians.
13th Oct '15 2:30:38 AM ClarisWorks
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* WhiteDwarfStarlet and HollywoodOld: Old women (ie past 50) are sexually undesirable thus have lost all intrinsic passive value they could have had. They can sometimes play to the relational part of the dynamics but almost always as a DisposableWoman, proving one more time that old age is a female character's doom.
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* WhiteDwarfStarlet and WhiteDwarfStarlet, along with * HollywoodOld: Old women (ie past 50) are sexually undesirable thus have lost all intrinsic passive value they could have had. They can sometimes play to the relational part of the dynamics but almost always as a DisposableWoman, proving one more time that old age is a female character's doom.

* MadonnaWhoreComplex and SlutShaming: A woman is judged solely on her hymen. If she still has it, she's pure and perfect. If she doesn't, she's a whore who should be ashamed of existing and must be treated as she deserves i.e. getting a CruelAndUnusualDeath.
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* MadonnaWhoreComplex and and * SlutShaming: A woman is judged solely on her hymen. If she still has it, she's pure and perfect. If she doesn't, she's a whore who should be ashamed of existing and must be treated as she deserves i.e. getting a CruelAndUnusualDeath.

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

* ProperLady
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* ProperLadyProperLady and

* YamatoNadeshiko:
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* YamatoNadeshiko: The Japanese variant of the above.
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