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10th Jul '17 2:16:00 PM angie710
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Alternatively, either a specific man or the entire male gender (or both) need to be taught [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop a lesson]]. If the man is being raped by a woman, it is often used to make a statement for sexual equality, [[TheUnfairSex sometimes for strange values of "equality"]]. If the man is being raped by another man, it's usually punishment for being a rapist or not being sufficiently sympathetic to female rape victims.

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Alternatively, either a specific man or the entire male gender (or both) need to be taught [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop a lesson]]. If the man is being raped by a woman, it is often used to make a statement for sexual equality, [[TheUnfairSex sometimes for strange values of "equality"]]. If the man is being raped by another man, it's usually punishment for being a rapist or not being sufficiently sympathetic to female rape victims.
victims, or sometimes to punish him for being gay.
25th Jun '17 7:17:40 PM redfiona99
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* Played for laughs in ''Film/CarryOnCamping''. Married man Peter Potter spends the entire movie trying to get his wife to listen to him as they prepare to go on their holiday to the countryside, despite his hatred of the trip. [[spoiler:After getting drunk and sleeping with a young woman in the woods, he finally gets the courage to speak up more to his wife, and rapes her in their tent, which successfully turns her into a subordinate housewife.]]
19th Jun '17 1:49:00 PM GrotesquePorcine
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* The writers on ''Series/GameofThrones'' might get a lot of flak about their over-use of rape and violence against women as a dramatic device, but they are usually very careful to avert this trope and make it clear about how rape doesn't work this way ([[DoubleStandard at least in regard to female characters]]). The best example of this sexual-humiliation-does-not-make-you-a-better-human-being message would be Cersei. During the series she is shown or implied to get sexually humiliated or raped on three separate occasions (raped by Robert off-screen, by Jaime (on-screen and in front of their dead son's corpse), and stripped and made to walk naked while a crowd of commoners scream insults and throw things at her. In each occasion, she briefly comes across as more sympathetic and vulnerable, but will almost immediately do something terrifying (for example, [[spoiler: setting off fire-bombs in a church filled with mostly innocent people]], and the audience is reminded that [[TheSociopath Cersei is still a terrible, terrible human being]]. Played straight with (male character) Theon, whose redemption arc begins with him being sexually humiliated.

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* The writers on ''Series/GameofThrones'' might get a lot of flak about their over-use of rape and violence against women as a dramatic device, but they are usually very careful to avert this trope and make it clear about how rape doesn't work this way ([[DoubleStandard at least in regard to female characters]]). The best example of this sexual-humiliation-does-not-make-you-a-better-human-being message would be Cersei. During the series she is shown or implied to get sexually humiliated or raped on three separate occasions (raped by Robert off-screen, by Jaime (on-screen and in front of their dead son's corpse), and stripped and made to walk naked while a crowd of commoners scream insults and throw things at her. In each occasion, she briefly comes across as more sympathetic and vulnerable, but will almost immediately do something terrifying (for example, [[spoiler: setting off fire-bombs in a church filled with mostly innocent people]], and the audience is reminded that [[TheSociopath Cersei is still a terrible, terrible human being]]. Played straight with (male character) Theon, whose redemption arc begins with him being sexually humiliated. The same goes with Sansa Stark raped by Ramsay Snow/Bolton, she was weak she comes back stronger. She redempted.
13th Feb '17 7:38:11 PM MeepieV
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* The writers on ''Series/GameofThrones'' might get a lot of flak about their over-use of rape and violence against women as a dramatic device, but they are usually very careful to avert this trope and very clear about how rape doesn't work this way ([[DoubleStandard at least in regard to female characters]]). The best example of this sexual-humiliation-does-not-make-you-a-better-human-being message would be Cersei. During the series she is shown or implied to get sexually humiliated or raped on three separate occasions (raped by Robert off-screen, by Jaime [[Squick on-screen and in front of their dead son's corpse]] and stripped and made to walk naked while a crowd of commoners scream and throw things at her. In each occasion, she briefly comes across as more sympathetic and vulnerable, but will almost immediately do something terrifying (for example, [[spoiler: setting off fire-bombs in a church filled with mostly innocent people]], and the audience is reminded that [[TheSociopath Cersei is still a terrible, terrible human being]]. Played straight with (male character) Theon, whose redemption arc begins with him being sexually humiliated.

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* The writers on ''Series/GameofThrones'' might get a lot of flak about their over-use of rape and violence against women as a dramatic device, but they are usually very careful to avert this trope and very make it clear about how rape doesn't work this way ([[DoubleStandard at least in regard to female characters]]). The best example of this sexual-humiliation-does-not-make-you-a-better-human-being message would be Cersei. During the series she is shown or implied to get sexually humiliated or raped on three separate occasions (raped by Robert off-screen, by Jaime [[Squick on-screen (on-screen and in front of their dead son's corpse]] corpse), and stripped and made to walk naked while a crowd of commoners scream insults and throw things at her. In each occasion, she briefly comes across as more sympathetic and vulnerable, but will almost immediately do something terrifying (for example, [[spoiler: setting off fire-bombs in a church filled with mostly innocent people]], and the audience is reminded that [[TheSociopath Cersei is still a terrible, terrible human being]]. Played straight with (male character) Theon, whose redemption arc begins with him being sexually humiliated.
13th Feb '17 7:34:10 PM MeepieV
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* The writers on ''Series/GameofThrones'' might get a lot of flak about their over-use of rape and violence against women as a dramatic device, but they are usually very careful to avert this trope and very clear about how rape doesn't work this way ([[DoubleStandard at least in regards to female characters]]). The best example of this sexual-humiliation-does-not-make-you-a-better-human-being message would be Cersei. During the series she is shown or implied to get sexually humiliated or raped on three separate occasions (raped by Robert off-screen, by Jaime [[Squick on-screen and in front of their dead son's corpse]] and stripped and made to walk naked while a crowd of commoners scream and throw things at her. In each occasion, she briefly comes across as more sympathetic and vulnerable, but will almost immediately do something terrifying (for example, [[spoiler: setting off fire-bombs in a church filled with people]], and the audience is reminded that [[TheSociopath she really hasn't changed at all. Played straight with (male character) Theon, whose redemption arc begins with him being sexually humiliated.

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* The writers on ''Series/GameofThrones'' might get a lot of flak about their over-use of rape and violence against women as a dramatic device, but they are usually very careful to avert this trope and very clear about how rape doesn't work this way ([[DoubleStandard at least in regards regard to female characters]]). The best example of this sexual-humiliation-does-not-make-you-a-better-human-being message would be Cersei. During the series she is shown or implied to get sexually humiliated or raped on three separate occasions (raped by Robert off-screen, by Jaime [[Squick on-screen and in front of their dead son's corpse]] and stripped and made to walk naked while a crowd of commoners scream and throw things at her. In each occasion, she briefly comes across as more sympathetic and vulnerable, but will almost immediately do something terrifying (for example, [[spoiler: setting off fire-bombs in a church filled with mostly innocent people]], and the audience is reminded that [[TheSociopath she really hasn't changed at all.Cersei is still a terrible, terrible human being]]. Played straight with (male character) Theon, whose redemption arc begins with him being sexually humiliated.
13th Feb '17 7:30:43 PM MeepieV
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*The writers on ''Series/GameofThrones'' might get a lot of flak about their over-use of rape and violence against women as a dramatic device, but they are usually very careful to avert this trope and very clear about how rape doesn't work this way ([[DoubleStandard at least in regards to female characters]]). The best example of this sexual-humiliation-does-not-make-you-a-better-human-being message would be Cersei. During the series she is shown or implied to get sexually humiliated or raped on three separate occasions (raped by Robert off-screen, by Jaime [[Squick on-screen and in front of their dead son's corpse]] and stripped and made to walk naked while a crowd of commoners scream and throw things at her. In each occasion, she briefly comes across as more sympathetic and vulnerable, but will almost immediately do something terrifying (for example, [[spoiler: setting off fire-bombs in a church filled with people]], and the audience is reminded that [[TheSociopath she really hasn't changed at all. Played straight with (male character) Theon, whose redemption arc begins with him being sexually humiliated.
7th Aug '16 6:43:47 PM CaptEquinox
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* Toward the end of ''OscarAndLucinda'', Oscar is raped by a woman who's supposed to be looking after him. She dies in childbirth after Oscar's death, and her son is raised by Lucinda.
7th Aug '16 6:35:15 PM CaptEquinox
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* Way too much ''StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' K/S SlashFic depicts Spock raping Jim Kirk, or vice versa, to teach him that he was gay all along. [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/Sondra_Marshak Sondra Marshak]], author of several professionally published ''Star Trek'' novels, began [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/Open_Letter_to_K/S_Fandom_by_David_Gerrold pushing the idea that Kirk secretly wanted to be raped by Spock]] ''to the Star Trek creators'' and people involved with ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', to the point that she and her partner Myrna Culbreath were banished from the Paramount offices and lot.
30th Jul '16 3:41:35 PM nombretomado
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* A few fanfics giving this treatment to ''{{Daria}}'''s bitchy sister, Quinn, were famously a source of much controversy within the fandom.

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* A few fanfics giving this treatment to ''{{Daria}}'''s ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'''s bitchy sister, Quinn, were famously a source of much controversy within the fandom.
11th Jul '16 11:10:35 AM WriterGirl2015
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* Pennsatucky in ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' becomes a much more sympathetic character after she's raped by a guard.
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