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10th Apr '18 9:37:24 PM Orbiting
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* Prevalent in Elven culture in the ''Literature/TalesOfMU'' universe, due to [[OurElvesAreBetter increased sexual potency]]. Among the more disciplined underground variety, it seems more common among the "[[{{Transsexual}} halfkind]]" as they are not expected to show responsibility or constraint.

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* Prevalent in Elven culture in the ''Literature/TalesOfMU'' universe, due to [[OurElvesAreBetter increased sexual potency]]. Among the more disciplined underground variety, it seems more common among the "[[{{Transsexual}} "[[{{Transgender}} halfkind]]" as they are not expected to show responsibility or constraint.
3rd Apr '18 6:53:59 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. Bella is throwing herself at Edward, but he's afraid of hurting her (because he's a vampire and all) so he refuses.
* Rhett Butler in ''GoneWithTheWind'' visits brothels while married but is never considered a bad husband because his wife doesn't have sex with him so it's her fault. However when there is the slightest hint his wife might have had a moment with another man she is treated as a terrible person.

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* Averted in ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''.''Film/{{Twilight}}''. Bella is throwing herself at Edward, but he's afraid of hurting her (because he's a vampire and all) so he refuses.
* Rhett Butler in ''GoneWithTheWind'' ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' visits brothels while married but is never considered a bad husband because his wife doesn't have sex with him so it's her fault. However when there is the slightest hint his wife might have had a moment with another man she is treated as a terrible person.
10th Mar '18 12:24:55 PM Malady
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* In ''TheWomen'' one of the main characters mother tells her that her father had a mistress but she stayed with him anyway and seems to blame the other woman more referring to her as a whore

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* In ''TheWomen'' ''Film/TheWomen'' one of the main characters mother tells her that her father had a mistress but she stayed with him anyway and seems to blame the other woman more referring to her as a whore
8th Feb '18 7:09:47 PM NaruHinaFan
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11102148/6/Potion-Bottles Potion Bottles]]'':

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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11102148/6/Potion-Bottles Potion Bottles]]'':Bottles:
14th Jan '18 1:58:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''LeastICouldDo'': Rayne says what unmanly losers his friends are for being able to help it. The story itself may or may not agree with him.

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* ''LeastICouldDo'': ''Webcomic/LeastICouldDo'': Rayne says what unmanly losers his friends are for being able to help it. The story itself may or may not agree with him.
28th Aug '17 4:01:10 PM AutumnLeaves
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* In the Soviet adaptation of ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'', [[spoiler:Lombard]] invokes the trope to excuse his rape of [[spoiler:Vera]], saying that coming to a man's room at night and then screaming for help was downright silly. (Actually, the woman was frightened out of her wits by hallucinations of [[spoiler:the child she killed]] and wanted some real-life person to protect her).
29th Jul '17 7:23:37 PM DanielCase
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* In ''Film/{{Elle}}'', the rapist leaves message invoking this trope on Michèle's laptop (along with semen all over her bed) a week or so after the rape.
9th Jul '17 11:31:45 AM DrOO7
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* ''Series/GeneralHospital'''s Jason Quartermaine warns his brother AJ that he's noticed the way he's always eyeballing his girlfriend Keesha. AJ dismisses his concern, "She's a beautiful woman. Of course I'm going to look at her."
7th Jun '17 7:41:21 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': Waterford offers a variant of this as an explanation as to why Jezebel's exists.
3rd Apr '17 6:29:56 AM Nohbody
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* Brothel madam Xaviera Hollander writes in her memoir ''The Happy Hooker'' that the wives of her married clients are often the ones to blame and that a wife who doesn't like sex anymore should allow her husband to see a prostitute.



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* Cited in a ''Cosmopolitan'' article written by one of their male columnists, who outright begged women not to be angry at their boyfriends/husbands for eyeballing attractive women, as it was "impossible to ''not'' look."
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* Invoked but consistently averted in VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}. While Tomoya is often called out on his apparently obvious lecherous thoughts, given the opportunity he always acts in a gentlemanly manner. He's given rather clear opportunities several times in Tomoyo's route, one with Ryou in Kyou's route and either Kyou or Tomoyo when locked in the storage locker. He doesn't even sleep with Nagisa for several months after getting ''married'' despite his apparently perverted nature.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' This comes up in the quest, "The Siren's Deception". The player has to track down a gang of female thieves who use this trope and lure men out to remote locations, promising them sex, and then rob them. Additionally, part of the quest requires you to get information from Gogan, their latest victim, who's married. He uses this as his excuse. However, [[spoiler: it turns out he's an undercover cop, so may not have been a victim at all]]

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* Invoked but consistently averted in VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}.''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}''. While Tomoya is often called out on his apparently obvious lecherous thoughts, given the opportunity he always acts in a gentlemanly manner. He's given rather clear opportunities several times in Tomoyo's route, one with Ryou in Kyou's route and either Kyou or Tomoyo when locked in the storage locker. He doesn't even sleep with Nagisa for several months after getting ''married'' despite his apparently perverted nature.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'': This comes up in the quest, "The Siren's Deception". The player has to track down a gang of female thieves who use this trope and lure men out to remote locations, promising them sex, and then rob them. Additionally, part of the quest requires you to get information from Gogan, their latest victim, who's married. He uses this as his excuse. However, [[spoiler: it turns out he's an undercover cop, so may not have been a victim at all]]



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* Some wives of rock stars eg. Donna D'Errico have gotten little sympathy from fans when the husbands cheats because rock stars get so many opportunities that you should expect they will cheat (like most women don't get plenty of opportunities to cheat).
* Brothel madam Xaviera Hollander writes in her memoir ''The Happy Hooker'' that the wives of her married clients are often the ones to blame and that a wife who doesn't like sex anymore should allow her husband to see a prostitute.
* The Daily Record columnist Just Joan says that women who have gone off sex have only themselves to blame if their men stray.
* [[http://www.villagevoice.com/2010-06-01/news/is-this-woman-too-hot-to-work-in-a-bank/ Debrahlee Lorenzana]] was supposedly fired from Citibank for dressing sexily. Problem is, she's in more-or-less normal business attire, and she even tried not wearing makeup or straightening her hair-she's just ''that hot''. [[http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/archives/2010/06/the_sexy_banker.php A related article]] jokingly included ''Series/DoctorWho'''s Eleventh Doctor.
* Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali and his infamous [[http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/muslim-leader-blames-women-for-sex-attacks/story-e6frg6nf-1111112419114 "cat and uncovered meat"]] parable wherein he blamed cases of sexual assault solely on women themselves because of their immodest dressing habits and alluring behavior. Intentionally or not, he basically implied that men shouldn't be expected to exercise any kind of restraint whatsoever.
* Pat Robertson [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnGkfZrXLsw tried to defend General Petraeus]] with this argument, as well as Creator/DonaldTrump.
* Cited in a ''Cosmopolitan'' article written by one of their male columnists, who outright begged women not to be angry at their boyfriends/husbands for eyeballing attractive women, as it was "impossible to ''not'' look."

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