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16th Aug '16 11:42:20 PM PaulA
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* Droushnakovi in the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' is very tall and strong and gifted at martial arts and unarmed combat, but lives on a planet where anything like that is largely a male preserve. She has three older brothers who smuggle her into boys' judo classes, and finds a niche as an adult as bodyguard to the Princess. Cordelia (herself a soldier) thinks to herself that on any civilized planet Droushnakovi would be a decorated trooper by now, but instead is stuck babysitting high-class women all day.
** Miles himself might also count, as a "mutie" (visibly deformed) man struggling to make it in the highly mutaphobic Barryaran military service. Despite the social protection of his father's rank he faces bigotry and abuse from his peers for this, including one nasty prank by fellow soldiers on his first military posting that almost gets him killed.
*** More than one character in the series explicitly takes Miles' struggle as their inspiration, repeating the mantra "if he can do it, I can do it." Specifically Harra, an impoverished hill woman from the short story ''Mountains of Morning,'' figures that if Miles could get through the Barryaran Military Academy, then she can manage college despite her background.

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** In ''Literature/{{Barrayar}}'',
Droushnakovi in the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' is very tall and strong and gifted at martial arts and unarmed combat, but lives on a planet where anything like that is largely a male preserve. She has three older brothers who smuggle her into boys' judo classes, and finds a niche as an adult as bodyguard to the Princess. Cordelia (herself a soldier) thinks to herself that on any civilized planet Droushnakovi would be a decorated trooper by now, but instead is stuck babysitting high-class women all day.
** Miles himself might also count, as a "mutie" (visibly deformed) man struggling to make it in the highly mutaphobic Barryaran military service. Despite the social protection of his father's rank he faces bigotry and abuse from his peers for this, including (in ''Literature/TheVorGame'') one nasty prank by fellow soldiers on his first military posting that almost gets him killed.
*** ** More than one character in the series explicitly takes Miles' struggle as their inspiration, repeating the mantra "if he can do it, I can do it." Specifically Harra, an impoverished hill woman from the short story ''Mountains of Morning,'' ''Literature/TheMountainsOfMourning'', figures that if Miles could get through the Barryaran Military Academy, then she can manage college despite her background.
3rd Jul '16 1:44:32 AM JackG
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* Parodied in ''Backfire!'' (1995), in which [[LadyLand all firefighters are women]], and the brother of one tries to become the first male firefighter.
2nd Jul '16 1:19:54 PM Kartoonkid95
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->'''Homer:''' Then that makes me the Jackie Robinson of the sport, and you are the racist Philadelphia manager!
->'''Marge:''' Quit comparing me to Ben Chapman!
->'''Homer:''' I will when you open your mind to change!
-->--''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Luca$"
17th Jun '16 1:35:59 PM Willbyr
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* The {{anime}} series ''Anime/PrincessNine'' is about a whole ''team'' of girls trying to win the Japanese national HighSchool baseball championship.

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* The {{anime}} series ''Anime/PrincessNine'' is about a whole ''team'' of girls trying to win the Japanese national HighSchool baseball championship.



* In the manga version of ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'', Panther tries to become a player for the Nasa Aliens, but he is repeatedly rejected by Coach Apollo for being black.

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* In the manga version of ''{{Eyeshield ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', Panther tries to become a player for the Nasa Aliens, but he is repeatedly rejected by Coach Apollo for being black.
10th Jun '16 10:22:04 PM DoctorCooper
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Named after JackieRobinson, who broke the color barrier in major league American baseball.

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Named after JackieRobinson, UsefulNotes/JackieRobinson, who broke the color barrier in major league American baseball.



* In the same vein, ''LightNovel/TaishoBaseballGirls'', only even more so a JackieRobinsonStory because as the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin name implies]], the story takes place in the Taishō period (early 1920s), where StayInTheKitchen was still a very common belief.

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* In the same vein, ''LightNovel/TaishoBaseballGirls'', only even more so a JackieRobinsonStory Jackie Robinson Story because as the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin name implies]], the story takes place in the Taishō period (early 1920s), where StayInTheKitchen was still a very common belief.
27th Feb '16 4:58:18 PM Koopacooper
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** Lisa was also the first girl to join either of Springfield's peewee hockey teams, where she takes the position of goalie (against Bart who's the opposing team's point-scorer). Needless to say, the game ends on a penalty shot, allowing the Simpson kids to go one-on-one...
24th Oct '15 7:34:03 PM nombretomado
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* The {{anime}} series ''PrincessNine'' is about a whole ''team'' of girls trying to win the Japanese national HighSchool baseball championship.

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* The {{anime}} series ''PrincessNine'' ''Anime/PrincessNine'' is about a whole ''team'' of girls trying to win the Japanese national HighSchool baseball championship.
28th Jun '15 11:57:24 AM StFan
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* In the same vein, ''TaishouYakyuuMusume'', only even more so a JackieRobinsonStory because as the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin name implies]], the story takes place in the Taishou period (early 1920s), where StayInTheKitchen was still a very common belief.

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* In the same vein, ''TaishouYakyuuMusume'', ''LightNovel/TaishoBaseballGirls'', only even more so a JackieRobinsonStory because as the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin name implies]], the story takes place in the Taishou Taishō period (early 1920s), where StayInTheKitchen was still a very common belief.
25th Apr '15 9:47:51 PM DynamiteXI
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* In ''Literature/TheManWhoBroughtTheDodgersBackToBrooklyn'', the 1988 Brooklyn Dodgers sign pitcher Ruth Smelkinson, making her the first woman to play in Major League Baseball, and it's framed as a deliberate parallel to the real life Robinson story. It's actually downplayed a bit, as all Ruth really has to do is impress team owner Bobby Hanes with her pitching prowess (without any mention of him seeking league approval when he signs her), and public support is largely on her side.
6th Apr '15 10:18:49 AM nombretomado
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* [[DragonridersOfPern Menolly]] in ''Dragonsinger'' and ''Dragonsong'' by Anne [=McCaffrey=] is the first woman to apprentice herself to the guild of Harpers in generations. There were in fact female Harpers before Menolly, but by the time Menolly comes along the population in general (particularly, her own family) is unaware of the precedent. Despite having the sponsorship of the Masterharper himself, several of the Harpers refuse to teach Menolly or take her seriously.

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* [[DragonridersOfPern [[Literature/DragonridersOfPern Menolly]] in ''Dragonsinger'' and ''Dragonsong'' by Anne [=McCaffrey=] is the first woman to apprentice herself to the guild of Harpers in generations. There were in fact female Harpers before Menolly, but by the time Menolly comes along the population in general (particularly, her own family) is unaware of the precedent. Despite having the sponsorship of the Masterharper himself, several of the Harpers refuse to teach Menolly or take her seriously.
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