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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.
31st Jan '16 3:13:54 PM nombretomado
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* There is a yearly recurring 'scandal' about the Dutch use of several black servants to a white bishop in the Dutch tradition of {{Sinterklaas}}. The origin of Zwarte Piet ("Black Pete") is not completely clear, opinions vary between a defeated devil or a freed Moorish slave, but his depictions are clearly blackface. Nowadays, children are often told he is black because of soot from the chimney, but that doesn't explain the full red lips or black afro.

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* There is a yearly recurring 'scandal' about the Dutch use of several black servants to a white bishop in the Dutch tradition of {{Sinterklaas}}.UsefulNotes/{{Sinterklaas}}. The origin of Zwarte Piet ("Black Pete") is not completely clear, opinions vary between a defeated devil or a freed Moorish slave, but his depictions are clearly blackface. Nowadays, children are often told he is black because of soot from the chimney, but that doesn't explain the full red lips or black afro.
31st Jan '16 12:44:47 PM karstovich2
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The US has a strong Protestant tradition, from the Mayflower onwards, and for much of American history Catholics were a small minority which was viewed with great suspicion. It didn't help, either, that most American Catholics were either Irish (see above) or natives of non-English speaking European countries, tossing xenophobia into the mix. Anti-Catholic sentiment peaked in the 19th century, when it was widely believed in many Protestant circles, and claimed in many pamphlets and "true confession" novels, that the Catholic church was a secretive Satanic cabal which practiced human sacrifice and was plotting to destroy American democracy. These sentiments have waned enough over the years that UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, a Catholic, was able to narrowly win the 1960 presidential election, for John Kerry to come within a hair's breadth of doing the same in 2004, and for Joe Biden to be elected vice president in 2008, not to mention 6 of the current 9 Supreme Court justices, but even today there are a few holdouts convinced that the Church of Rome is evil. [[ComicBook/ChickTracts Jack Chick]] is probably the best known, but recent pedophilia-and-cover-up scandals have pushed the Catholic church back towards an AcceptableTarget in some eyes.

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The US has a strong Protestant tradition, from the Mayflower onwards, and for much of American history Catholics were a small minority which was viewed with great suspicion. It didn't help, either, that most American Catholics were either Irish (see above) or natives of non-English speaking European countries, tossing xenophobia into the mix. Anti-Catholic sentiment peaked in the 19th century, when it was widely believed in many Protestant circles, and claimed in many pamphlets and "true confession" novels, that the Catholic church was a secretive Satanic cabal which practiced human sacrifice and was plotting to destroy American democracy. These sentiments have waned enough over the years that UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, a Catholic, was able to narrowly win the 1960 presidential election, for John Kerry to come within a hair's breadth of doing the same in 2004, and for Joe Biden to be elected vice president in 2008, not to mention that from 2009 (when the Catholic Justice Sotomayor replaced the Episcopalian Justice Souter), 6 of the current 9 Justices of the [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCourts Supreme Court justices, Court]] have been Catholic,[[note]]As an aside, as of 2016 ''none'' of the Justices are Protestant: the three Justices who aren't Catholic are all Jewish.[[/note]] but even today there are a few holdouts convinced that the Church of Rome is evil. [[ComicBook/ChickTracts Jack Chick]] is probably the best known, but recent pedophilia-and-cover-up scandals have pushed the Catholic church back towards an AcceptableTarget in some eyes.
30th Jan '16 7:07:07 PM WickedIcon
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'''SNES owners'''

Back in the 1990's Sega had made a very successful advertising campaign in which the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis was seen as superior to the SNES. This led to a lot of people who had a SNES being mocked for playing with a "kiddie console which is inferior to the Genesis". Eventually, Sega was unable to make consoles, the great games for the SNES were rediscovered and the people who played on it are nowadays seen as awesome.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3xZUSr2JAM This]] ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' commercial might just show as how [[SarcasmMode "great"]] Nintendo fanboys were seen back then.

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* A Sony focus group found that teenage boys would not want to admit to owning a Super NES. Most teenagers preferred to say that they owned a Genesis.
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