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18th Feb '17 5:36:19 PM AlleyOop
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The extreme versions are the kind who write hate mail to authors for daring to give their male shipped characters a wife, and impose DieForOurShip on any female character who so much as has sexual tension with one of "their" guys, often in the most sadistic and humiliating ways. However more often than not, normal fans of Het is Ew are those who are just tired of the ubiquity of het romance plots in all variety of fiction and the tropes that go with them, particularly the stereotyping of everyone involved. [[note]] Ironically, said het romance plots frequently show up in slash genre as well, with [[{{Seme}} one character]] still playing a typically male role, while [[{{Uke}} the other]] [[{{Wimpification}} takes]] a typically female one, sometimes up to [[MisterSeahorse getting pregnant]]. [[/note]] Despite this, the intensity of the extremists has been known to [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings scare artists away or make them outright refuse]] to draw yaoi or yuri (or at least force them to write under a different name).

Counterintuitively, there may be a homophobic element to this trope in some cases; straight people who subscribe to the notion may feel that their own sexuality is threatened if they find a work that includes a member of their own sex arousing. This is one of the reasons for the [[GirlOnGirlIsHot prevalence of lesbian porn aimed at straight men]]; viewers don't need to [[StupidSexyFlanders worry about being turned on by another guy]]. There is also an air of misogyny
with people who indorse {{HETISEW}} since the women in het ships get the most hate and slash pairings often kill of female characters in order to enable ships with men.

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The extreme versions are the kind who write hate mail to authors for daring to give their male shipped characters a wife, and impose DieForOurShip on any female character who so much as has sexual tension with one of "their" guys, often in the most sadistic and humiliating ways. However more often than not, normal fans of Het is Ew are those who are just tired of the ubiquity of het romance plots in all variety of fiction and the tropes that go with them, particularly the stereotyping of everyone involved. [[note]] Ironically, said het heteronormative romance plots dynamics frequently show up in slash genre as well, with [[{{Seme}} one character]] still playing a typically stereotypical male role, while [[{{Uke}} the other]] [[{{Wimpification}} takes]] a typically stereotypically female one, sometimes up to [[MisterSeahorse getting pregnant]]. [[/note]] Despite this, the intensity of the extremists has been known to [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings scare artists away or make them outright refuse]] to draw yaoi or yuri (or at least force them to write under a different name).

Counterintuitively, there may be a homophobic element to this trope in some cases; straight people who subscribe to the notion may feel that their own sexuality is threatened if they find a work that includes a member of their own sex arousing. This is one of the reasons for the [[GirlOnGirlIsHot prevalence of lesbian porn aimed at straight men]]; viewers don't need to [[StupidSexyFlanders worry about being turned on by another guy]]. There is also an air of misogyny
misogyny with people who indorse {{HETISEW}} endorse HetIsEw since the women in het ships get the most hate and slash pairings often kill of off or demonize the female characters in order to enable ships with men.
men only. As well as elements of biphobia, where romantic relationships involving characters of the opposite sex are attacked or invalidated as heteronormative for being [[NoBisexuals mutually exclusive]] with the capacity for same-sex attraction, even when one or more of the characters involved is already canonically bisexual.
16th Feb '17 2:59:21 PM BrownEmolga
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with people who indorse HETISEW since works featuring women having sex get the most hate and with slash pairings often killing of female characters.

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with people who indorse HETISEW {{HETISEW}} since works featuring the women having sex in het ships get the most hate and with slash pairings often killing kill of female characters.
characters in order to enable ships with men.
16th Feb '17 2:54:51 PM BrownEmolga
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Counterintuitively, there may be a homophobic element to this trope in some cases; straight people who subscribe to the notion may feel that their own sexuality is threatened if they find a work that includes a member of their own sex arousing. This is one of the reasons for the [[GirlOnGirlIsHot prevalence of lesbian porn aimed at straight men]]; viewers don't need to [[StupidSexyFlanders worry about being turned on by another guy]].

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Counterintuitively, there may be a homophobic element to this trope in some cases; straight people who subscribe to the notion may feel that their own sexuality is threatened if they find a work that includes a member of their own sex arousing. This is one of the reasons for the [[GirlOnGirlIsHot prevalence of lesbian porn aimed at straight men]]; viewers don't need to [[StupidSexyFlanders worry about being turned on by another guy]].
guy]]. There is also an air of misogyny
with people who indorse HETISEW since works featuring women having sex get the most hate and with slash pairings often killing of female characters.
16th Feb '17 2:34:06 PM BrownEmolga
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This is a subculture-within-a-subculture; these people are often both a {{Yaoi Fan|girl}} and a YuriFan yet reject heterosexual pairings. This can range from people who merely prefer to pair off every character they like with another of the same sex to the more extreme people who appear to argue that writing slash is a politically liberating act. Queer fans, for example, may have an averse reaction to the heteronormativity of the media and respond by augmenting queer representation in a work. Occasionally it can be an unexpected by-product of backlash against the addition of MarySue {{Original Character}}s just to pair off canonical characters.

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This is a subculture-within-a-subculture; these people are often both a {{Yaoi Fan|girl}} and a YuriFan yet reject heterosexual pairings.subculture-within-a-subculture. This can range from people who merely prefer to pair off every character they like with another of the same sex to the more extreme people who appear to argue that writing slash is a politically liberating act. Queer fans, for example, may have an averse reaction to the heteronormativity of the media and respond by augmenting queer representation in a work. Occasionally it can be an unexpected by-product of backlash against the addition of MarySue {{Original Character}}s just to pair off canonical characters.



Counterintuitively, there may be a homophobic element to this trope in some cases; straight people who subscribe to the notion may feel that their own sexuality is threatened if they find a work that includes a member of their own sex arousing. This is one of the reasons for the [[GirlOnGirlIsHot prevalence of lesbian porn aimed at straight men]]; viewers don't need to [[StupidSexyFlanders worry about being turned on by another guy]]. Ironically, most female fans who subscribe to Het is Ew actually enjoy both {{Yaoi}} ''and'' {{Yuri}}, and will celebrate the explicit coupling of two girls as well as two guys (although they do usually prefer one subculture over the other to some extent), and male straight Yuri fans have been known to also enjoy Yaoi. The fact that the Yaoi and Yuri subcultures work together quite cooperatively may have something to do with this.

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Counterintuitively, there may be a homophobic element to this trope in some cases; straight people who subscribe to the notion may feel that their own sexuality is threatened if they find a work that includes a member of their own sex arousing. This is one of the reasons for the [[GirlOnGirlIsHot prevalence of lesbian porn aimed at straight men]]; viewers don't need to [[StupidSexyFlanders worry about being turned on by another guy]]. Ironically, most female fans who subscribe to Het is Ew actually enjoy both {{Yaoi}} ''and'' {{Yuri}}, and will celebrate the explicit coupling of two girls as well as two guys (although they do usually prefer one subculture over the other to some extent), and male straight Yuri fans have been known to also enjoy Yaoi. The fact that the Yaoi and Yuri subcultures work together quite cooperatively may have something to do with this.
guy]].
23rd Jan '17 8:36:29 PM lifelover91
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** PlayedWith in "South Park is Gay," when the metrosexual craze hits South Park and all the boys, save for Kyle, begin dressing and acting in a stereotypically gay manner, without being actually gay. Kyle is mercilessly teased by all his friends for acting straight.

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** PlayedWith in "South Park is Gay," when the metrosexual craze hits South Park and all the boys, save for Kyle, begin dressing and acting in a stereotypically gay manner, without being actually gay. Kyle is mercilessly teased by all his friends for not acting straight.metrosexual.
30th Jul '16 5:42:31 PM nombretomado
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* One DaveBarry column has California ban straight marriage in its effort to be the most liberal of states.

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* One DaveBarry Creator/DaveBarry column has California ban straight marriage in its effort to be the most liberal of states.
7th Jun '16 9:07:19 AM Ulysses21
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-->'''Sam:''' Look, I'm not saying that all heterosexual sex is rape, I'm saying all heterosexual sex is gross and that deep down, every woman knows this.
28th Apr '16 2:04:40 PM ProfessorThascales
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28th Apr '16 1:52:58 PM ProfessorThascales
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* Tom Tomorrow's strip ''This Modern World'' had one strip set centuries in the future, where straight people were referred to as "breeders." A parade of straight activists is chanting "We're straight--we mate--get used to it!" One man, watching this, mutters "Perverts," shuddering.


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* Some of the SF works of Eleanor Arnason feature an alien race called the hwarlath, who only reproduce by artificial insemination. They consider heterosexuality to be a disgusting perversion, and whenever it happens it's treated as a scandal that has to be managed and hushed up. Also, whenever human works of literature are performed or published, they are heavily rewritten to get rid of the heterosexuality, as well as to make it conform to other aspects of hwarlath cultural values.
15th Apr '16 3:53:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* The surviving veterans of Joe Haldeman's ''TheForeverWar'' find themselves in a society where everyone is both gay and [[InTheFutureHumansWillBeOneRace a uniform shade of light brown]]. This began as a government policy of encouraging homosexuality as a method of limiting population growth, and became the standard once humanity began reproducing exclusively via {{Uterine Replicator}}s. One female character at this point even mentions thinking about men's genitals in contact with her makes her mildly disgusted. They offer to switch the main character's orientation through a minor surgery, but he declines, knowing that [[IncompatibleOrientation his orientation is incompatible with everyone]] which forces him to live in abstinence. The soldiers under his command take to nicknaming him "the old queer."

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* The surviving veterans of Joe Haldeman's ''TheForeverWar'' ''Literature/TheForeverWar'' find themselves in a society where everyone is both gay and [[InTheFutureHumansWillBeOneRace a uniform shade of light brown]]. This began as a government policy of encouraging homosexuality as a method of limiting population growth, and became the standard once humanity began reproducing exclusively via {{Uterine Replicator}}s. One female character at this point even mentions thinking about men's genitals in contact with her makes her mildly disgusted. They offer to switch the main character's orientation through a minor surgery, but he declines, knowing that [[IncompatibleOrientation his orientation is incompatible with everyone]] which forces him to live in abstinence. The soldiers under his command take to nicknaming him "the old queer."



* Brian Kinney seems to have this attitude in the US version of ''QueerAsFolk''.

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* Brian Kinney seems to have this attitude in the US version of ''QueerAsFolk''.''Series/QueerAsFolk''.



* On ''OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', Nicky (a lesbian) impersonates a male plumber trying to seduce a female client. When Alex (also a lesbian) grimaces, Nicky replies, "What? Too hetero?"

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* On ''OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', Nicky (a lesbian) impersonates a male plumber trying to seduce a female client. When Alex (also a lesbian) grimaces, Nicky replies, "What? Too hetero?"
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