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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.
26th Apr '16 2:06:48 PM MsChibi
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One particularly disturbing version is where a HeteronormativeCrusader rapes a lesbian, justifying his crime with claims that the sex act will [[CureYourGays "cure" her of her homosexuality]]. Modern works will usually cast the rapist as a villain, but in earlier works the rapist may very well be the ''hero'', and (due to contemporary misunderstanding of what lesbianism was) the cure may very well work.

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One particularly disturbing version is where a HeteronormativeCrusader rapes a lesbian, justifying his crime with claims that the sex act will [[CureYourGays "cure" her of her homosexuality]]. Modern works will usually cast the rapist as a villain, but in earlier works the rapist may very well be the ''hero'', and (due to contemporary misunderstanding of what lesbianism was) [[RapeAndSwitch the cure may very well work.
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17th Mar '16 11:10:10 PM oolongdao
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** Actually rape is never stated but the story follows the same beats as a rape as redemption story would.
10th Feb '16 7:03:08 AM GlitteringFlowers
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!!Mixed Examples
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* In works by Creator/KunihikoIkuhara, several female characters [[http://whiningaboutyuri.tumblr.com/post/92532712333/making-people-hate-me-for-dissing-ikuhara-pt-3 have been punished with sexual abuse to one degree or another]] for their mistakes or bad behaviors, ''and'' said punishments have been dealed by people of either genders. In example:
** In ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', [[spoiler: RichBitch Nanami is assaulted by her brother Touga as a part of her BreakTheHaughty process]] and [[spoiler: Juri's "friend" Shiori is manipulated by her and Juri's old flame Ruka into a sexual relationship, then dumped in a very humiliating manner]]
** In ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'', [[spoiler: StalkerWithACrush Ringo is nearly raped. ''Twice''. First by a man whom she drugged to have sex with, later by a woman who sees her as a ReplacementGoldfish for her dead sister.]]
** In ''Anime/YuriKumaArashi'', after a bout of inconsistent back-and-forthing over whether or not she wants to eat Kureha or not, Ginko only actually and finally manages to get over it after she gets raped and seduced into killing and eating by [[spoiler: Mitsuko]], which comes right after TheReveal that [[spoiler: Ginko had a hand in Sumika's death]].
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16th Jan '16 1:07:38 PM Kitchen90
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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.]]



* ''Literature/InterpreterOfMaladies'' has the story "The Treatment of Bibi Haldar". Bibi suffers from frequent seizures and illnesses, and while the townspeople try to provide for her and even throw out her relatives who abuse her, they don't enable her to provide for herself. It is only after she is [[spoiler: raped and impregnated that they give her the resources she needs to care for her children, and Bibi is able to overcome her illness to become successful. This, of course, is at the cost of her dignity]].

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* ''Literature/InterpreterOfMaladies'' has the story "The Treatment of Bibi Haldar". Bibi suffers from frequent seizures and illnesses, and while the townspeople try to provide for her and even throw out her relatives who abuse her, they don't enable her to provide for herself. It is only after she is [[spoiler: raped [[spoiler:raped and impregnated that they give her the resources she needs to care for her children, and Bibi is able to overcome her illness to become successful. This, of course, is at the cost of her dignity]].
25th Dec '15 9:20:14 AM MsChibi
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The female version is also very popular in FanFic, especially with the AlphaBitch of any show as the victim.

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The female version is also very popular in FanFic, especially with the AlphaBitch of any show as the victim.
victim. Compare and contrast KarmicRape.
8th Nov '15 11:26:05 PM Fireblood
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** The character of Beecher in season 1 of HBO's ''Series/{{Oz}}'' probably sums it up, as well as others that followed. The most direct approach occurred in later seasons with the character of Beecher's acquaintance Adam Guenzel and his friend, as their own crime was gang raping a stranger woman.



* ''Film/WeddingCrashers'' is about two friends who crash weddings and have sex with women they find at said weddings; theory being that watching a marriage makes women much easier targets than, say, in a bar (open bars help too). One of Vince Vaughn's conquests turns out to be a nutcase who won't let him go and does increasingly insane things to him. Keeping in line with the trope, he goes from being an unrepentant womanizer to [[spoiler:falling madly in love with her and marrying her by the film's end]].
* ''The Most Fertile Man In Ireland'': When the most fertile man in Ireland refuses to use his new-found ability, a woman whose husband is sterile and whose religious beliefs deny her artificial insemination, sneaks up to his room in the middle of the night and starts graphically raping him in his sleep. The incident is served only to make him realize he can't deny his potential. He decides to at least grant his consent from then on by charging money from the other willing local women.

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* ''Film/WeddingCrashers'' is about two friends who crash weddings and have sex with women they find at said weddings; weddings, the theory being that watching a marriage makes women much easier targets than, say, in a bar (open bars help too). One of Vince Vaughn's conquests turns out to be a nutcase who won't let him go and does increasingly insane things to him.him, including rape. Keeping in line with the trope, he goes from being an unrepentant womanizer to [[spoiler:falling madly in love with her and marrying her by the film's end]].
* ''The Most Fertile Man In Ireland'': When the most fertile man in Ireland refuses to use his new-found ability, a woman whose husband is sterile and whose religious beliefs deny her artificial insemination, insemination sneaks up to his room in the middle of the night and starts graphically raping him in his sleep. The incident is served only to make him realize he can't deny his potential. He decides to at least grant his consent from then on by charging money from the other willing local women.
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