History Main / MenAreTough

17th Sep '17 12:59:15 PM nombretomado
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Also, please keep in mind that the word chosen to represent this trope was "tough". In addition to physical force or power, "tough" also means resilient, stubborn, slow to change, dense, and inflexible, which are also ways men are stereotyped. We intentionally chose a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polysemy polysemic]] word for this trope because TropesAreFlexible, and like all stereotypes, this one has changed (and will change) a LOT as people attempt to use it or [[DownplayedTrope downplay it]].

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Also, please keep in mind that the word chosen to represent this trope was "tough". In addition to physical force or power, "tough" also means resilient, stubborn, slow to change, dense, and inflexible, which are also ways men are stereotyped. We intentionally chose a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polysemy polysemic]] word for this trope because TropesAreFlexible, Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible, and like all stereotypes, this one has changed (and will change) a LOT as people attempt to use it or [[DownplayedTrope downplay it]].
25th Aug '17 2:07:24 PM hiddenelastic
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4th May '17 12:15:59 PM Kitchen90
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* MyBelovedSmother: A son who is nagged, abused, or derided by his mother. It's implies that the man is weak-willed, and/or that his mother is irrational or bitter.

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* MyBelovedSmother: A son who is nagged, abused, or derided by his mother. It's implies implied that the man is weak-willed, and/or that his mother is irrational or bitter.



* TinySchoolboy: A preteen or teenage boy who's shorter than all the other kids his age and is embarrassed about it.

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* TinySchoolboy: A preteen or teenage boy who's shorter than all the other kids his age and is embarrassed about it. Since TallDarkAndHandsome is universally seen as attractive and manly, this character sticks out more and is an easy target of being teased and not being taken seriously by potential female partners.
9th Jan '17 10:58:39 AM NubianSatyress
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* EliteManCourtesanRomance: A wealthy or powerful man romances a sex-worker, typically because he can afford her or she desires a better life which he can provide.
4th Dec '16 11:06:47 AM Morgenthaler
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An {{Omnipresent|Trope}} SuperTrope and SisterTrope to WomenAreDelicate. It can be assumed to exist in every form of media unless otherwise stated. For a number of reasons, fiction tends to treat men as the stronger, hardier, more reliable, and more resilient of the two genders. In most forms of human society, the assumption is that women are the more delicate of the sexes or are more suited for nurturing than the more aggressive roles undertaken by males of the species. This creates the assumption that ''every'' man is a natural {{Badass}}, or '''should''' be. This may be because MostWritersAreMale, or the implication that MenActWomenAre.

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An {{Omnipresent|Trope}} SuperTrope and SisterTrope to WomenAreDelicate. It can be assumed to exist in every form of media unless otherwise stated. For a number of reasons, fiction tends to treat men as the stronger, hardier, more reliable, and more resilient of the two genders. In most forms of human society, the assumption is that women are the more delicate of the sexes or are more suited for nurturing than the more aggressive roles undertaken by males of the species. This creates the assumption that ''every'' man is a natural {{Badass}}, badass, or '''should''' be. This may be because MostWritersAreMale, or the implication that MenActWomenAre.



Further, men are often portrayed as [[MenUseViolenceWomenUseCommunication not being capable of anything BUT physical force to make their points]]. Often despite the target audience being themselves male, [[ParentingTheHusband guys are portrayed as dumb, childlike, blunt instruments]] who [[MenCantKeepHouse can't do anything right if it involves becoming "domesticated"]]. When that happens, a former {{Badass}} will turn into a JadedWashout, and possibly a FatSlob. His only means of domestic problem-solving will involve PercussiveMaintenance or TimTaylorTechnology with marginal degrees of success. When it comes to their own children, domesticated men will often be [[BumblingDad bumbling wrecks]], [[OverprotectiveDad over-compensating in aggression]], or [[WhenYouComingHomeDad completely disinterested altogether]]. In short, these domesticated men are portrayed as having something "wrong" with them, due to being removed from fields of violence, power, or non-domestic achievement. In the event that a man is not acting like the in-charge, tough guy he should be, the only things that can cure him are ToughLove or PercussiveTherapy (especially [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan if the percussion is on HIM]]).

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Further, men are often portrayed as [[MenUseViolenceWomenUseCommunication not being capable of anything BUT physical force to make their points]]. Often despite the target audience being themselves male, [[ParentingTheHusband guys are portrayed as dumb, childlike, blunt instruments]] who [[MenCantKeepHouse can't do anything right if it involves becoming "domesticated"]]. When that happens, a former {{Badass}} badass will turn into a JadedWashout, and possibly a FatSlob. His only means of domestic problem-solving will involve PercussiveMaintenance or TimTaylorTechnology with marginal degrees of success. When it comes to their own children, domesticated men will often be [[BumblingDad bumbling wrecks]], [[OverprotectiveDad over-compensating in aggression]], or [[WhenYouComingHomeDad completely disinterested altogether]]. In short, these domesticated men are portrayed as having something "wrong" with them, due to being removed from fields of violence, power, or non-domestic achievement. In the event that a man is not acting like the in-charge, tough guy he should be, the only things that can cure him are ToughLove or PercussiveTherapy (especially [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan if the percussion is on HIM]]).



* ActionDad: A {{Badass}} who isn't slowed down by fatherhood.

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* ActionDad: A {{Badass}} badass who isn't slowed down by fatherhood.



* MasculinityTropes: A list of tropes in which masculinity is associated with being a {{Badass}}.

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* MasculinityTropes: A list of tropes in which masculinity is associated with being a {{Badass}}.badass.



* BadassGay: With the assumption that homosexuality is weak and unmanly, a homosexual character that is unquestionably a {{Badass}} is a significant aversion.

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* BadassGay: With the assumption that homosexuality is weak and unmanly, a homosexual character that is unquestionably a {{Badass}} badass is a significant aversion.
4th Nov '16 7:04:00 PM Willbyr
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Every man is expected to have sex. No exceptions.
16th Sep '16 8:56:09 AM KingZeal
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* LightswitchSurprise: A husband sneaks home after doing some sort of activity his wife approves disapproves of and thinks he's gotten away with it until he hits the light switch and she's standing in wait. Simultaneously reinforces that husbands are untrustworthy/immature liars and cheats, and that wives are nagging shrews.
22nd Aug '16 12:08:21 PM KingZeal
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* MaritalRapeLicense: A trope of outdated morality, where a husband has a legal right and/or expectation to have sex with an unwilling wife, even if it means violently forcing her to. Sometimes gender-inverted, but that version is not as common.
8th Aug '16 4:13:29 PM siberia82
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* {{Bromance}}: When men avert RealMenHateAffection, and show an emotional side toward their fellow man, [[HoYay but not in THAT way.]]



* HeterosexualLifePartners: When men avert RealMenHateAffection, and show an emotional side toward their fellow man, [[HoYay but not in THAT way.]]



* ShirtlessCaptive: A male character is taken hostage and stripped from the waist up. An AlwaysMale trope because [[NippleAndDimed topless women don't have the same impact]].

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* ShirtlessCaptive: ShirtlessCaptives: A male character is taken hostage and stripped from the waist up. An AlwaysMale trope because [[NippleAndDimed topless women don't have the same impact]].
8th Aug '16 2:53:11 PM siberia82
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* {{Bishounen}}: When a man is just as beautiful as most women.

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* {{Bishounen}}: {{Bishonen}}: When a man is just as beautiful as most women.women in East Asian media.


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* PrettyBoy: When a man is just as beautiful as most women in Western media.
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