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23rd Mar '17 10:49:21 PM Lanes17B
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* In ''Film/BendItLikeBeckham'' when Jesse's coach tries to talk to her dad about letting her join the football (soccer) team he refuses, citing his experience as an Indian man being denied the chance to play cricket in local clubs simply because he was Indian, and believed that his daughter would face the same discrimination he did. After she joins the team behind his back, the other girls don't care she's Indian because she's a good player.[[spoiler: At the end of the movie, after Jesse leaves for an American university on a sports' scholarship, her father is seen playing cricket with her best friend's father and his, white, club buddies.]]

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* In ''Film/BendItLikeBeckham'' when Jesse's coach tries to talk to her dad about letting her join the football (soccer) team he refuses, citing his experience as an Indian man being denied the chance to play cricket in local clubs around London simply because he was Indian, and believed that his daughter would face the same discrimination he did. After she joins the team behind his back, the other girls don't care she's Indian because she's a good player.[[spoiler: [[WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue At the end of the movie, movie,]] after Jesse leaves for an American university on a sports' scholarship, her father is seen playing cricket with her best friend's father and his, white, club buddies.]]
21st Mar '17 6:41:01 PM Lanes17B
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* In the family comedy film ''Film/LittleGiants'', it is Becky O'Shea's getting rejected from the local Pee-Wee football team (for nothing more than being a girl) that inspires her father Danny (played by Creator/RickMoranis) to create a team from everyone who got rejected from that team.

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* In the family comedy film ''Film/LittleGiants'', it is Becky O'Shea's getting rejected from the local Pee-Wee football team (for nothing more than being a girl) that inspires her father Danny (played by Creator/RickMoranis) to [[StartMyOwn create a team team]] from [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits everyone who got rejected from that team.]]


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* In ''Film/BendItLikeBeckham'' when Jesse's coach tries to talk to her dad about letting her join the football (soccer) team he refuses, citing his experience as an Indian man being denied the chance to play cricket in local clubs simply because he was Indian, and believed that his daughter would face the same discrimination he did. After she joins the team behind his back, the other girls don't care she's Indian because she's a good player.[[spoiler: At the end of the movie, after Jesse leaves for an American university on a sports' scholarship, her father is seen playing cricket with her best friend's father and his, white, club buddies.]]
9th Feb '17 11:58:16 PM sayaleviathan
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* In the world of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Westeros is very patriarchal when it comes to ruling and fighting that it's no surprise there would several female POV characters trying to break the barrier:
** Brienne of Tarth is a skilled and dutiful warrior who experienced a lot of criticism not only for her [[BrawnHilda looks]] but her attempts become a knight. To add more salt to the wound, she is also wrongfully accused killing Renly Baratheon and later, collaborating with the Lannisters because she happens to be holding a Valyrian sword which just happened to have a lion hilt. Lord Randyll Tarly even told her that wearing armor would likely get her raped. Only a few men such as Jaime Lannister acknowledged her fighting prowess.
** Daenarys Stormborn of House Targaryen is the last in her family to rightfully inherit the Iron Throne and spends most of her time gathering resources such as an army to take over King's Landing. If she does it well and succeeds, she will be the first woman to sit on the Iron Throne (though she's second because the first was her ancestor Rhaenyra Targaryen who is de-listed by historians due to her [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen reputation]]). However, many characters only want her because her looks and her dragons. [[spoiler:It gets more complicated when one of her backers, Varys, wanted her to wed her long-lost "nephew", Aegon VI, who may be an imposter and there's also Jon Snow, who is possibly Rhaegar Targayen and Lyanna Stark's son]].
15th Nov '16 4:33:56 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/MenOfHonor'' tells the story of the first Black Master Diver in the US Navy. First he had to overcome VAST amounts of prejudice and repeated attempts from his superiors to make him fail. Then, he lost a leg and had to fight the bureaucracy to be allowed to return to the Navy. Talk about BadAss...

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* ''Film/MenOfHonor'' tells the story of the first Black Master Diver in the US Navy. First he had to overcome VAST amounts of prejudice and repeated attempts from his superiors to make him fail. Then, he lost a leg and had to fight the bureaucracy to be allowed to return to the Navy. Talk about BadAss...badass...
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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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
** 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...
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