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31st Aug '16 3:39:29 PM LaptopGuy
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||'''Rape ''' ||chaste woman ||promiscuous woman, [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale man]] ||
||'''Unemployment''' ||Laid off, displaced ||[[{{NEET}} never hired]], fired regardless of circumstances ||

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||'''Rape ''' ||chaste woman woman, child ||promiscuous woman, [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale man]] ||
||'''Unemployment''' ||Laid off, displaced displaced, single mother ||[[{{NEET}} never hired]], fired regardless of circumstances ||



||'''Cancer ''' ||hazardous worker, accidental toxin exposure ||smoker

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||'''Cancer ''' ||hazardous worker, accidental toxin exposure exposure, child victims ||smoker



||'''Disaster ''' ||Absolutely unforeseen, at least by the general populace, new, not result of victim action ||Foreseen by everyone but willingly ignored, known hazard, victims caused or contributed

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||'''Disaster ''' ||Absolutely unforeseen, at least by the general populace, new, not result of victim action action, government negligence ||Foreseen by everyone but willingly ignored, known hazard, victims caused or contributedcontributed, third world country



||'''Murder''' ||[[ChildrenAreInnocent innocent child]], TokenWholesome ||AssholeVictim, DisposableSexWorker ||

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||'''Murder''' ||[[ChildrenAreInnocent innocent child]], woman murdered by husband/boyfriend, TokenWholesome ||AssholeVictim, DisposableSexWorker ||
13th Aug '16 2:14:19 PM Morgenthaler
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13th Aug '16 12:53:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* Tatum O'Neal's autobiography ''{{A Paper Life}}'' claims her father's reaction to finding out she was molested by her drug dealer was to accuse her of leading him on.
* ''AnitaBlake'' has most shapeshifters contract lycanthropy from attacks by a were-whatever, making them the survivors of a vicious attack. Only a very few chose the life voluntarily.
* ''WildCards'' has Aces and Jokers-they have the same virus, but their reception by the public varies based on which manifestation of it they got. And they're not written necessarily sympathetically if they're pretty aces, or hatefully if they're deformed jokers either.
* Debbie Morris writes in her book "{{Forgiving the Dead Man Walking}}" that she was considered a bad victim for her kidnapping and rape by many people in her town due to her having broken curfew.

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* Tatum O'Neal's autobiography ''{{A ''Literature/{{A Paper Life}}'' claims her father's reaction to finding out she was molested by her drug dealer was to accuse her of leading him on.
* ''AnitaBlake'' ''Literature/AnitaBlake'' has most shapeshifters contract lycanthropy from attacks by a were-whatever, making them the survivors of a vicious attack. Only a very few chose the life voluntarily.
* ''WildCards'' ''Literature/WildCards'' has Aces and Jokers-they have the same virus, but their reception by the public varies based on which manifestation of it they got. And they're not written necessarily sympathetically if they're pretty aces, or hatefully if they're deformed jokers either.
* Debbie Morris writes in her book "{{Forgiving "Literature/{{Forgiving the Dead Man Walking}}" that she was considered a bad victim for her kidnapping and rape by many people in her town due to her having broken curfew.



* Rain "daughter of [[Creator/RichardPryor Richard]]" Pryor wrote in ''{{Jokes My Father Never Taught Me}}'' that her father blamed her for her teenage sexual assault due to the way she dressed

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* Rain "daughter of [[Creator/RichardPryor Richard]]" Pryor wrote in ''{{Jokes ''Literature/{{Jokes My Father Never Taught Me}}'' that her father blamed her for her teenage sexual assault due to the way she dressed



* ''SweetValleyHigh'': Lila's lacquered appearance and dating history lead to her being blamed and disbelieved when seemingly nice guy John Pfeifer tries to rape her
* ''TheLostGirl'', a true crime biography by Caroline Roberts who was kidnapped by Fred and Rose West, describes how they got away with raping her due to her having had a couple of one-night stands.

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* ''SweetValleyHigh'': ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh'': Lila's lacquered appearance and dating history lead to her being blamed and disbelieved when seemingly nice guy John Pfeifer tries to rape her
* ''TheLostGirl'', ''Literature/TheLostGirl'', a true crime biography by Caroline Roberts who was kidnapped by Fred and Rose West, describes how they got away with raping her due to her having had a couple of one-night stands.



* ''FootballersWives'' had a groupie raped while unconscious at a party of footballers who is payed off when the club owners persuade her that her actions at the party will be used against her.

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* ''FootballersWives'' ''Series/FootballersWives'' had a groupie raped while unconscious at a party of footballers who is payed off when the club owners persuade her that her actions at the party will be used against her.



* Danni Sutherland in ''HomeAndAway'' is partially blamed for being raped for the way she dresses.

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* Danni Sutherland in ''HomeAndAway'' ''Series/HomeAndAway'' is partially blamed for being raped for the way she dresses.
29th Apr '16 4:31:53 PM nombretomado
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* Played with in the ''CaptainPlanet'' episode that dealt with HIV. While the teenager who contracted it got it through a blood transfusion, his doctor also mentions how shared needles and unprotected sex can also be how the disease is contracted. The episode still calls out people for spreading misinformation on HIV-positive people in general, indicating that all of them deserve the same understanding.

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* Played with in the ''CaptainPlanet'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|and the Planeteers}}'' episode that dealt with HIV. While the teenager who contracted it got it through a blood transfusion, his doctor also mentions how shared needles and unprotected sex can also be how the disease is contracted. The episode still calls out people for spreading misinformation on HIV-positive people in general, indicating that all of them deserve the same understanding.
23rd Feb '16 4:42:36 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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No RealLife examples, please, as they are just an invitation to an EditWar.

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No RealLife examples, please, as they are just an invitation to an EditWar.Administrivia/EditWar.
17th Jan '16 11:10:41 AM nombretomado
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* ''LawAndOrderSVU'' runs on this trope. Arguably one of the show's [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped greatest strengths]] is exploring just how arbitrary the idea of a "good victim" is, since even the "good" victims will almost invariably be portrayed by the rapists' defense attorney as asking for it in ''some'' way. Alternately, the protagonists will go out of their way to get justice for "bad" victims; in one episode, the ADA has to battle it out with the defense attorney over ''the way rape is defined by the law'', since the victim is a male stripper who was raped by three women, and the law's definition of rape as forcible penetration does not encompass what they did to him.

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* ''LawAndOrderSVU'' ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' runs on this trope. Arguably one of the show's [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped greatest strengths]] is exploring just how arbitrary the idea of a "good victim" is, since even the "good" victims will almost invariably be portrayed by the rapists' defense attorney as asking for it in ''some'' way. Alternately, the protagonists will go out of their way to get justice for "bad" victims; in one episode, the ADA has to battle it out with the defense attorney over ''the way rape is defined by the law'', since the victim is a male stripper who was raped by three women, and the law's definition of rape as forcible penetration does not encompass what they did to him.
13th Jan '16 3:35:57 PM DrOO7
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* Mentioned on ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'', while Rose waits for the results of her HIV test, snapping at Blanche, "You must have slept with hundreds of men!". When Blanche angrily demands to know if that means that ''she'' should be the one worrying, Rose further steps in it by claiming, "I'm a good person." Blanche tells her "AIDS is not a "bad person" disease, it is not God punishing people for their sins!"
13th Jan '16 2:40:47 PM DrOO7
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* Cited in ''Film/{{Malice}}''. When a woman sues her doctor for removing her ovaries due to his mistaken belief that they were necrotic and would have killed her via sepsis, his lawyer describes her, "A lovely young woman married to a handsome young man. He's an English teacher, she's a hospital volunteer. They buy a big old house and want to fix it up and fill it with children. That is a Norma Rockwell painting and you slashed it to bits with your scalpel." But when her husband discovers that she'd been cheating on him, he goes to the doctor and urges him to fight against the settlement, pointing out that the large amount was because "The jury thought they were dealing with Snow White. What if Snow White were sleeping with her lawyer?".
4th Dec '15 10:04:57 PM FF32
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* Rain "daughter of Richard" Pryor wrote in ''{{Jokes My Father Never Taught Me}}'' that her father blamed her for her teenage sexual assault due to the way she dressed

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* Rain "daughter of Richard" [[Creator/RichardPryor Richard]]" Pryor wrote in ''{{Jokes My Father Never Taught Me}}'' that her father blamed her for her teenage sexual assault due to the way she dressed
7th Nov '15 10:44:42 AM MagBas
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Where the UnfortunateImplications crop up is when someone dismisses another persons pain and/or disease (physical or mental) because of how they got the pain.
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