History Main / OnceAcceptableTargets

8th Aug '16 6:32:01 PM MsChibi
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Some of these targets are no longer popular. In some cases, [[DecadeDissonance times have changed]], and what was funny in 1935 simply is not funny now. More importantly perhaps, changed economic and political circumstances have transformed some previously-despised target groups into valuable demographics that it is unwise to antagonise. Some feel, particularly those who would prefer to go on picking on these Once Acceptable Targets, that these changes can be "blamed" on PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad. BlackComedy will laugh at Once Acceptable Targets as much as possible with the express purpose of causing a hostile reaction.

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Some of these targets are no longer popular. In some cases, [[DecadeDissonance times have changed]], and what was funny in 1935 simply is not funny now.now, or at least might not be funny for the same reason it was in 1935. More importantly perhaps, changed economic and political circumstances have transformed some previously-despised target groups into valuable demographics that it is unwise to antagonise. Some feel, particularly those who would prefer to go on picking on these Once Acceptable Targets, that these changes can be "blamed" on PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad. BlackComedy will laugh at Once Acceptable Targets as much as possible with the express purpose of causing a hostile reaction.
7th Aug '16 5:16:46 PM Berrenta
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To be more precise, common soldiers were often the butt of jokes in the UK and other parts of Europe during the 17-19th century period, compared to dogs, had jokes made about "selling themselves for a shilling" being uneducated, etc. The trend was in decline for a long time but was killed off fairly conclusively by the world wars, when [[AcceptableInevitableTargets practically everyone was either in the military or was close to someone who was]].

In addition, post-VietnamWar veterans in the United States were derided by war protesters for fighting in the war (although nowhere near as much as many of the pro-war people would have you believe), and were shunned by the older generation for "losing" the war. Nowadays, even with the unpopularity of the Iraq War, which opponents endeavor to emphasize the blame on the politicians who gave the original orders to the military in the first place, the American public at large has been consistent with its support and gratitude of combat troops, and most Vietnam veterans are getting the recognition they deserve. The transition to an all-volunteer and high-tech military, with which many people enlist to further their educations, also did away with old presumptions that soldiers weren't all that smart.

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To be more precise, common soldiers were often the butt of jokes in the UK and other parts of Europe during the 17-19th century period, compared to dogs, had jokes made about "selling themselves for a shilling" being uneducated, etc. The trend was in decline for a long time but was killed off fairly conclusively by the world wars, when [[AcceptableInevitableTargets practically everyone was either in the military or was close to someone who was]].

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In addition, post-VietnamWar post-UsefulNotes/VietnamWar veterans in the United States were derided by war protesters for fighting in the war (although nowhere near as much as many of the pro-war people would have you believe), and were shunned by the older generation for "losing" the war. Nowadays, even with the unpopularity of the Iraq War, which opponents endeavor to emphasize the blame on the politicians who gave the original orders to the military in the first place, the American public at large has been consistent with its support and gratitude of combat troops, and most Vietnam veterans are getting the recognition they deserve. The transition to an all-volunteer and high-tech military, with which many people enlist to further their educations, also did away with old presumptions that soldiers weren't all that smart.
18th Jul '16 7:22:33 PM eroock
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19th May '16 8:16:08 PM nombretomado
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* Didi from ''MyNameIsEarl''. Subverted in that she really ''does'' have a legitimate reason to be upset with Earl; not only did he ditch her the morning after he slept with her when he found her prosthetic leg after she went to go make them some breakfast, but he [[spoiler: stole money from her purse, and her car, as well as the aforementioned prosthesis.]] Double-subverted for the way she went about dealing with the whole situation.

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* Didi from ''MyNameIsEarl''.''Series/MyNameIsEarl''. Subverted in that she really ''does'' have a legitimate reason to be upset with Earl; not only did he ditch her the morning after he slept with her when he found her prosthetic leg after she went to go make them some breakfast, but he [[spoiler: stole money from her purse, and her car, as well as the aforementioned prosthesis.]] Double-subverted for the way she went about dealing with the whole situation.
6th May '16 7:03:45 AM HonestTom
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** Earlier editions of the English translations also gave the black pirate a stereotypical accent, e.g. “We gon’ bo’d dem, sah!” Later editions removed this, and now the distinguishing feature of his speech is a weakness for puns.
20th Mar '16 6:33:23 PM LaptopGuy
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20th Mar '16 6:08:56 PM LaptopGuy
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A form of [[{{Hypocrite}} misogynistic]] / [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming victim-blaming]] wherein a victim of sexual assault was accused of "asking for it" by the way they dressed or behaved. Women in the 1920s and 1930s were regarded as [[DefiledForever pariahs]] for having been raped, and this is still the case in many countries. Still appears in the West in some forms, such as the comments which sparked the "Slut Walk" phenomena. However most "prior chastity" laws (which stated that rape of an unmarried woman ''was not rape if she was not a virgin'') have been taken off the books. Some jurisdictions have gone further, forbidding the defense from bringing the victim's sexual history into play (with certain exceptions).[[note]]This has occasionally led to miscarriages of justice - someone was jailed for rape after a consensual BDSM scenario when relations soured between him and the woman in question and she decided to tell people he'd raped her. One thing led to another and the police got involved and he was eventually found guilty in court. The kicker is the man had copious email correspondence with the woman available both from before (when they were negotiating the scene) and AFTERWARDS when she said she'd really enjoyed herself and hoped to repeat the experience at some point in the future. The man was prohibited from introducing these emails in court as they fell under the "sexual history" clause and were inadmissible. The conviction was eventually quashed on appeal but not before the man spent some time in prison.[[/note]]

While victims of rape on either gender is tragic, in practice, this mostly applies when the rape victim is female, and the rapist is male. For reactions towards its male victim counterpart, see '''Male Sexual Harassment Victims''' under Main/AcceptableHardLuckTargets. See also {{Double Standard Rape Female|OnMale}} [[DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale (or male) on Male]] as well as PrisonRape. For reactions and portrayals when the rapist in question is female, see DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale or Female]].

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A form of [[{{Hypocrite}} misogynistic]] / [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming victim-blaming]] wherein a victim of sexual assault was accused of "asking for it" by the way they dressed or behaved. Women in the 1920s and 1930s were regarded as [[DefiledForever pariahs]] for having been raped, and this is still the case in many countries. Still Throughout the rest of the 20th century and into the 21st, the continued rise of feminism has led to an increasingly accepting attitude towards women by men, and western society now near-universally sides with the victims, and thanks to social media, many cases involving a person or organization's sympathy with rapists and/or antagonization of victims spark national attention and an online crucifixion of the party in question.

Despite male-on-female rape becoming taboo in modern society, it still
appears in the West in some forms, such as the comments which sparked the "Slut Walk" phenomena. However most "prior chastity" laws (which stated that rape of an unmarried woman ''was not rape if she was not a virgin'') have been taken off the books. Some jurisdictions have gone further, forbidding the defense from bringing the victim's sexual history into play (with certain exceptions).[[note]]This has occasionally led to miscarriages of justice - someone was jailed for rape after a consensual BDSM scenario when relations soured between him and the woman in question and she decided to tell people he'd raped her. One thing led to another and the police got involved and he was eventually found guilty in court. The kicker is the man had copious email correspondence with the woman available both from before (when they were negotiating the scene) and AFTERWARDS when she said she'd really enjoyed herself and hoped to repeat the experience at some point in the future. The man was prohibited from introducing these emails in court as they fell under the "sexual history" clause and were inadmissible. The conviction was eventually quashed on appeal but not before the man spent some time in prison.[[/note]]

While victims of rape on either gender is tragic, in practice, this mostly applies when the rape victim is female, and the rapist is male. For reactions towards its male victim counterpart, counterpart (regardless of the rapist's gender), see '''Male Sexual Harassment Victims''' under Main/AcceptableHardLuckTargets. See also {{Double Standard Rape Female|OnMale}} [[DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale (or male) on Male]] as well as PrisonRape. For reactions and portrayals when the rapist in question is female, female (regardless of the victim's gender), see DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale or Female]].
20th Mar '16 2:10:41 PM AtticusOmundson
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->'''Geoff:''' Romani.

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->'''Geoff:''' Romani.Romany.
24th Feb '16 10:15:41 AM FF32
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* Not really the defining trait of FATAL (that would be stupidity) but the factor that best exemplifies everything wrong with the game. By the rules of the society in which the game functions, rape is barely a crime, and rapists may well be commended for their despicable act while the victim is inevitably shunned by society for the rest of her life.

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* Not really the defining trait of FATAL TableTopGame/{{FATAL}} (that would be stupidity) but the factor that best exemplifies everything wrong with the game. By the rules of the society in which the game functions, rape is barely a crime, and rapists may well be commended for their despicable act while the victim is inevitably shunned by society for the rest of her life.
24th Feb '16 10:14:59 AM FF32
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* Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's story "Never Bet the Devil Your Head" and [[http://www.merrycoz.org/museum/LEFT.HTM this charming little story]] from a 19th-century children's magazine about a careless and stubborn left-handed boy.

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* Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's story "Never Bet the Devil Your Head" and [[http://www.merrycoz.org/museum/LEFT.HTM xhtml this charming little story]] from a 19th-century children's magazine about a careless and stubborn left-handed boy.
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