History Main / MenAreTough

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.
5th Aug '16 8:04:52 AM KingZeal
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* RagingStiffie: If a man is over-excited, over-eager, or high on hormones/adrenaline, his penis will be erect at all times to indicate that he's ready for sex.


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* TheLoinsSleepTonight: Erectile dysfunction, impotency, or other inabilities to sexually perform is a mark of shame for a man.


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* SpeedSex: A man who climaxes too fast during sex is lacking what it takes to be a satisfactory sex partner, possibly opening the door for her to cheat or leave him.
18th Jul '16 9:05:16 AM KingZeal
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* DynamicAkimbo: A manly pose, done by placing hands on hips and puffing out the chest.
7th Jul '16 7:27:20 AM KingZeal
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* MenGetOldWomenGetReplaced: A man has the ability to stick around when a stressful job takes a long time to be solved, whereas a woman quits after a while, only for another one to take over.

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* MenGetOldWomenGetReplaced: A man has Female characters either stay forever young and/or beautiful, or they're removed from an active role in the ability to stick around when a stressful job takes a long time to be solved, whereas a woman quits story. Male characters stay involved even after a while, only for another one to take over.they've grown old.
7th Jul '16 7:26:18 AM KingZeal
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* MenCantKeepHouse: Guys don't know the first thing about keeping a domicile.
* MenDontCry: Only in the harshest of situations is crying acceptable.


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* MenCantKeepHouse: Guys don't know the first thing about keeping a domicile.
* MenDontCry: Only in the harshest of situations is crying acceptable.
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