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8th Jul '17 8:16:39 PM zarpaulus
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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings''. At one point, Commander hosts a camp with a few other characters(all of which are canonically not straight, like [[VideoGame/MassEffect Commander Shepard]], [[Comicbook/{{Deadpool}} Deadpool]], [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Iron Bull]] and Comicbook/WonderWoman), when one of them revelas himself to be straight, everyone is either disgusted or thinks he haven't met the right guy yet.

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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings''. At one point, Commander hosts a camp barbecue with a few other characters(all of which are canonically not straight, like [[VideoGame/MassEffect Commander Shepard]], [[Comicbook/{{Deadpool}} Deadpool]], [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Iron Bull]] and Comicbook/WonderWoman), when one Film/MadMax makes a homophobic comment the others act like a lack of them revelas himself to be straight, everyone same-sex attraction is either disgusted or thinks "unnatural" and say things like "maybe he haven't met just hasn't found the right guy yet."
8th Jul '17 7:29:27 PM Arcana4th
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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings''. At one point, Commander hosts a camp with a few other characters(all of which are canonically not straight, like [[VideoGame/MassEffect Commander Shepard]], [[Comicbook/{{Deadpool}} Deadpool]], [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Iron Bull]] and Comicbook/WonderWoman), when one of them revelas himself to be straight, everyone is either disgusted or thinks he haven't met the right guy yet.
24th Jun '17 4:28:04 PM zarpaulus
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* ''Literature/TalesOfTheJokka'': Heterosexual relationships are taboo in jokka society because [[BizarreAlienSexes anadi]] are highly susceptible to the [[DeathOfPersonality Mind Death]] during childbirth. Reproductive sex is considered an unpleasant but necessary duty to one's House and jokka are expected to find companionship among their own sex.
18th Jun '17 7:30:09 AM AnotherGuy
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See also {{Het}}. Not at all related to disparaging [[BilingualBonus the Russian word for 'No' or finding the Dutch ungendered equivalent of "the" ugly]].

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See also {{Het}}. Not at all related to disparaging [[BilingualBonus the Russian word for 'No' or finding the Dutch ungendered equivalent of "the" ugly]].
ugly]]. Pre-pubescent boys may feel GirlsHaveCooties, but that usually changes when they're older.
10th Apr '17 5:07:40 PM Fireblood
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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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* 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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10th Apr '17 5:06:19 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'': The sketch "Judge Not" goes from using an accusation of lesbianism against someone to saying that all attraction toward women is bad.
30th Mar '17 1:27:36 PM Allronix
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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]]. There is also an air of misogyny with people who endorse HetIsEw since not only are female-female pairings ''much'' rarer than male-male ones [[note]](even in franchises like ''Franchise/Alien'', with prominent female leads)[[/note]], the women in het ships get the most hate and slash pairings often kill off or demonize the female characters in order to enable ships with men only. There's also a case for 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. Finally misandry is also an arguable factor, as there is the assumption [[AllGaysArePromiscuous that a male]] [[AllMenArePerverts cannot have emotional closeness]] [[ImAManICantHelpIt to anyone]] - ''[[IncestYayShipping even family members]]'' - [[AManIsAlwaysEager without sex]] [[AManIsNotAVirgin being a factor]].

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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]]. There is also an air of misogyny with people who endorse HetIsEw since not only are female-female pairings ''much'' rarer than male-male ones [[note]](even in franchises like ''Franchise/Alien'', with prominent female leads)[[/note]], leads like ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' or Series/OnceUponATime)[[/note]], the women in het ships get the most hate and slash pairings often kill off or demonize the female characters in order to enable ships with men only. There's also a case for 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. Finally misandry is also an arguable factor, as there is the assumption [[AllGaysArePromiscuous that a male]] [[AllMenArePerverts cannot have emotional closeness]] [[ImAManICantHelpIt to anyone]] - ''[[IncestYayShipping even family members]]'' - [[AManIsAlwaysEager without sex]] [[AManIsNotAVirgin being a factor]].
30th Mar '17 1:26:43 PM Allronix
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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]]. There is also an air of misogyny with people who endorse HetIsEw since not only are female-female pairings ''much'' rarer than male-male ones (even in franchises like Film/{{Aliens}}, with prominent female leads), the women in het ships get the most hate and slash pairings often kill off or demonize the female characters in order to enable ships with men only. There's also a case for 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. Finally misandry is also an arguable factor, as there is the assumption [[AllGaysArePromiscuous that a male]] [[AllMenArePerverts cannot have emotional closeness]] [[ImAManICantHelpIt to anyone]] - ''[[IncestYayShipping even family members]]'' - [[AManIsAlwaysEager without sex]] [[AManIsNotAVirgin being a factor]].

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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]]. There is also an air of misogyny with people who endorse HetIsEw since not only are female-female pairings ''much'' rarer than male-male ones (even [[note]](even in franchises like Film/{{Aliens}}, ''Franchise/Alien'', with prominent female leads), leads)[[/note]], the women in het ships get the most hate and slash pairings often kill off or demonize the female characters in order to enable ships with men only. There's also a case for 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. Finally misandry is also an arguable factor, as there is the assumption [[AllGaysArePromiscuous that a male]] [[AllMenArePerverts cannot have emotional closeness]] [[ImAManICantHelpIt to anyone]] - ''[[IncestYayShipping even family members]]'' - [[AManIsAlwaysEager without sex]] [[AManIsNotAVirgin being a factor]].
30th Mar '17 1:25:26 PM Allronix
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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]]. There is also an air of misogyny with people who endorse HetIsEw since the women in het ships get the most hate and slash pairings often kill off or demonize the female characters in order to enable ships with 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. Add misandry on top of it, as there is the assumption [[AllGaysArePromiscuous that a male]] [[AllMenArePerverts cannot have emotional closeness]] [[ImAManICantHelpIt to anyone]] - ''[[IncestYayShipping even family members]]'' - [[AManIsAlwaysEager without sex]] [[AManIsNotAVirgin being a factor]].

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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]]. There is also an air of misogyny with people who endorse HetIsEw since not only are female-female pairings ''much'' rarer than male-male ones (even in franchises like Film/{{Aliens}}, with prominent female leads), the women in het ships get the most hate and slash pairings often kill off or demonize the female characters in order to enable ships with men only. As well as There's also a case for 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. Add Finally misandry on top of it, is also an arguable factor, as there is the assumption [[AllGaysArePromiscuous that a male]] [[AllMenArePerverts cannot have emotional closeness]] [[ImAManICantHelpIt to anyone]] - ''[[IncestYayShipping even family members]]'' - [[AManIsAlwaysEager without sex]] [[AManIsNotAVirgin being a factor]].
30th Mar '17 1:20:04 PM Allronix
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This is a 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. [[note]] The counterargument is that saying slash is about as realistic about male-male relationships as your average SpaceOpera is about physics. And while it is true that there's a lack of queer representation in mainstream media, it's also true that ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' [[IReadItForTheArticles has high-quality articles]] [[/note]] Occasionally it can be an unexpected by-product of backlash against the addition of MarySue {{Original Character}}s or "reducing" a female canonical character to (or dismissing her wholesale as) a mere LoveInterest by pairing up the male characters, who are perceived to be more interesting than the female ones. [[note]] Ironically, this means the fanfic writers are even ''worse'' about female character inclusion than the mainstream media producers [[/note]] This led to a widespread perception among FanFic writers that SlashFic with the canonical male characters is automatically of "higher" quality than a male/female pairing, which was [[{{Hypocrite}} assumed to be the (female) author's]] WishFulfillment.

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This is a 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. [[note]] The counterargument is that saying [[SturgeonsLaw most]] slash is about as realistic about male-male same-sex relationships as your average SpaceOpera is about physics. And while it is true that there's a lack of queer representation in mainstream media, it's also true that ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' [[IReadItForTheArticles has high-quality articles]] [[/note]] Occasionally it can be an unexpected by-product of backlash against the addition of MarySue {{Original Character}}s or "reducing" a female canonical character to (or dismissing her wholesale as) a mere LoveInterest by pairing up the male characters, who are perceived to be more interesting than the female ones. [[note]] Ironically, this means the fanfic writers are even ''worse'' about female character inclusion than the mainstream media producers [[/note]] This led to a widespread perception among FanFic writers that SlashFic with the canonical male characters is automatically of "higher" quality than a male/female pairing, which was [[{{Hypocrite}} assumed to be the (female) author's]] WishFulfillment.
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