History Main / MenAreBetterThanWomen

22nd Nov '16 12:53:40 PM N1KF
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Unlike WomenAreWiser, MenAreBetterThanWomen is not necessarily about male characters in the work being morally superior. Instead, it may be about men having an intellectual genius or fortitude that female characters are not shown in the work to have. It may even be combined with WomenAreWiser, creating a world where [[MenActWomenAre women are viewed as frail angels and men as competent movers and shakers]].

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Unlike WomenAreWiser, MenAreBetterThanWomen Men Are Better Than Women is not necessarily about male characters in the work being morally superior. Instead, it may be about men having an intellectual genius or fortitude that female characters are not shown in the work to have. It may even be combined with WomenAreWiser, creating a world where [[MenActWomenAre women are viewed as frail angels and men as competent movers and shakers]].



A society that thinks this is a NoWomansLand. SpearCounterpart to WomenAreWiser. Contrast TheUnfairSex, MenAreTheExpendableGender. Compare ''and'' contrast MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial, DoubleStandard, and SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality. Compare AcceptableFeminineGoalsAndTraits, NeverASelfMadeWoman and StayInTheKitchen. Someone who believes MenAreBetterThanWomen may also believe MyGirlIsNotASlut, or NoGuyWantsAnAmazon.

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A society that thinks this is a NoWomansLand. SpearCounterpart to WomenAreWiser. Contrast TheUnfairSex, MenAreTheExpendableGender. Compare ''and'' contrast MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial, DoubleStandard, and SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality. Compare AcceptableFeminineGoalsAndTraits, NeverASelfMadeWoman and StayInTheKitchen. Someone who believes MenAreBetterThanWomen Men Are Better Than Women may also believe MyGirlIsNotASlut, or NoGuyWantsAnAmazon.



** In its critique of Website/TheArtOfManliness, rival men's website [[http://www.returnofkings.com/25876/art-of-manliness-is-poisoning-the-concept-of-masculinity-with-disney-lifestyle-advice Return Of Kings]] asserts that MenAreBetterThanWomen is true, and claims that TheArtOfManliness ignoring this "fact" is what makes it inadequate as a men's website.

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** In its critique of Website/TheArtOfManliness, The Art of Manliness, rival men's website [[http://www.returnofkings.com/25876/art-of-manliness-is-poisoning-the-concept-of-masculinity-with-disney-lifestyle-advice Return Of Kings]] asserts that MenAreBetterThanWomen Men Are Better Than Women is true, and claims that TheArtOfManliness The Art of Manliness ignoring this "fact" is what makes it inadequate as a men's website.
12th Aug '16 3:32:08 AM TriumphantMagician
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Although not as frequent as in older works this trope is still sometimes played straight. When it is played straight the show will generally feature a male lead or male characters who are physical and/or mentally (fairly often even emotionally and morally) superior to female characters in the same setting even if said female characters are fairly competent in their own rights. This applies whether the number of male characters outnumber or are outnumbered by the number of female characters, in latter case the few or lone male character (usually the lead) still has the tendency to be superior to the surrounding female characters in most ways that are significant to the plot. A form of DoubleStandard, in that it depicts women as naturally inferior to men. [[WomenAreWiser Like its counterpart]], the trope is inherently sexist, or at the very least grounded in AuthorAppeal.

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Although not as frequent as in older works this trope is still sometimes played straight. When it is played straight the show will generally feature a male lead or male characters who are physical and/or mentally (fairly often even emotionally and morally) superior to female characters in the same setting even if said female characters are fairly competent in their own rights. This applies whether the number of male characters outnumber or are outnumbered by the number of female characters, in latter case the few or lone male character (usually the lead) still has the tendency to be superior to the surrounding female characters in most ways that are significant to the plot. A form of DoubleStandard, in that it holds men to an impossible ideal and depicts women as naturally inferior to men.inferior. [[WomenAreWiser Like its counterpart]], the trope is inherently sexist, or at the very least grounded in AuthorAppeal.
17th Jun '16 12:27:47 AM PaulA
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* Creator/OscarWilde's ''An Ideal Husband'' states that, essentially, men are meant to go out into the world and do great things, while the most a woman can ask for is to help and support a great man.

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* Creator/OscarWilde's ''An Ideal Husband'' ''Theatre/AnIdealHusband'' states that, essentially, men are meant to go out into the world and do great things, while the most a woman can ask for is to help and support a great man.
13th Feb '16 8:59:07 PM Everdream
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3rd Feb '16 1:20:54 PM search
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Although not as frequent as in older works this trope is still sometimes played straight. When it is played straight the show will generally feature a male lead or male characters who are physical and/or mentally (fairly often even emotionally and morally) superior to female characters in the same setting even if said female characters are fairly competent in their own rights. This applies whether the number of male characters outnumber or are outnumbered by the number of female characters, in latter case the few or lone male character (usually the lead) still has the tendency to be superior to the surrounding female characters in most ways that are significant to the plot.

A form of DoubleStandard, in that it both holds men to an unrealistic ideal and depicts women as naturally inferior. [[WomenAreWiser Like its counterpart]], the trope is inherently sexist, or at the very least grounded in AuthorAppeal. Which reason is more disturbing is left to the reader.

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Although not as frequent as in older works this trope is still sometimes played straight. When it is played straight the show will generally feature a male lead or male characters who are physical and/or mentally (fairly often even emotionally and morally) superior to female characters in the same setting even if said female characters are fairly competent in their own rights. This applies whether the number of male characters outnumber or are outnumbered by the number of female characters, in latter case the few or lone male character (usually the lead) still has the tendency to be superior to the surrounding female characters in most ways that are significant to the plot.

plot. A form of DoubleStandard, in that it both holds men to an unrealistic ideal and depicts women as naturally inferior. inferior to men. [[WomenAreWiser Like its counterpart]], the trope is inherently sexist, or at the very least grounded in AuthorAppeal. Which reason is more disturbing is left to the reader.
AuthorAppeal.
28th Sep '15 3:44:52 AM captainpat
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is often accused of being this by the fandom. [[BrokenBase Whether it's true or not depends on the fan.]]
7th Aug '15 8:00:04 PM TriumphantMagician
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A form of DoubleStandard, in that it both holds men to an unrealistic ideal and holds women to a lower standard. [[WomenAreWiser Like its counterpart]], the trope is inherently sexist, or at the very least grounded in AuthorAppeal. Which reason is more disturbing is left to the reader.

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A form of DoubleStandard, in that it both holds men to an unrealistic ideal and holds depicts women to a lower standard.as naturally inferior. [[WomenAreWiser Like its counterpart]], the trope is inherently sexist, or at the very least grounded in AuthorAppeal. Which reason is more disturbing is left to the reader.
8th Jun '15 3:44:33 AM tropelion
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29th May '15 9:14:58 AM Nohbody
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[[noreallife]]



** Other women on the show tend to be nothing more than ciphers, being there to [[NeverASelfMadeWoman assist whatever male character is the focal point at that particular point in the narrative]].

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** Other women on the show tend to be nothing more than ciphers, being there to [[NeverASelfMadeWoman assist whatever male character is the focal point at that particular point in the narrative]].narrative]].
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22nd Oct '14 7:33:34 AM TrustBen
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* Aristotle zig-zags/downplays this trope. He believes that male and female virtues exist, and that men ought to exemplify the male ones, and women the female ones, and that in the ideal relationship, the man and woman bring out the proper virtues in each other. However, he still believes that female virtues are lower than male ones, and that the male body and mind are more ideal forms.

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* Aristotle Creator/{{Aristotle}} zig-zags/downplays this trope. He believes that male and female virtues exist, and that men ought to exemplify the male ones, and women the female ones, and that in the ideal relationship, the man and woman bring out the proper virtues in each other. However, he still believes that female virtues are lower than male ones, and that the male body and mind are more ideal forms.



* Oscar Wilde's ''An Ideal Husband'' states that, essentially, men are meant to go out into the world and do great things, while the most a woman can ask for is to help and support a great man.

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* Oscar Wilde's Creator/OscarWilde's ''An Ideal Husband'' states that, essentially, men are meant to go out into the world and do great things, while the most a woman can ask for is to help and support a great man.



** In its critique of TheArtOfManliness, rival men's website [[http://www.returnofkings.com/25876/art-of-manliness-is-poisoning-the-concept-of-masculinity-with-disney-lifestyle-advice Return Of Kings]] asserts that MenAreBetterThanWomen is true, and claims that TheArtOfManliness ignoring this "fact" is what makes it inadequate as a men's website.
* ''Naruto'' is often accused of being this by the fandom. [[BrokenBase Whether it's true or not depends on the fan.]]

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** In its critique of TheArtOfManliness, Website/TheArtOfManliness, rival men's website [[http://www.returnofkings.com/25876/art-of-manliness-is-poisoning-the-concept-of-masculinity-with-disney-lifestyle-advice Return Of Kings]] asserts that MenAreBetterThanWomen is true, and claims that TheArtOfManliness ignoring this "fact" is what makes it inadequate as a men's website.
* ''Naruto'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is often accused of being this by the fandom. [[BrokenBase Whether it's true or not depends on the fan.]]
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