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3rd Dec '16 8:31:52 PM MsChibi
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In male viewer-oriented stories, the schoolmarm tends to be young and pretty--sometimes [[MsFanservice suspiciously so]]. In stories from the schoolmarm's point of view, she may be a bit older and [[GenericCuteness somewhat plain-looking]], to make her eventual romantic involvement that much sweeter. If the story is from the children's point of view, the schoolmarm will often be a hatchet-faced spinster, who's not afraid of using a switch on misbehaving youths, for loose values of "misbehaving."

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In male viewer-oriented stories, the schoolmarm tends to be young and pretty--sometimes [[MsFanservice suspiciously so]]. In stories from the schoolmarm's point of view, she may be a bit older and [[GenericCuteness somewhat plain-looking]], to make her eventual romantic involvement that much sweeter. If the story is from the children's point of view, [[MaidenAunt the schoolmarm will often be a hatchet-faced spinster, spinster]], who's [[ApronMatron not afraid of using a switch on misbehaving youths, for loose values of "misbehaving."
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3rd Dec '16 8:30:45 PM MsChibi
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In fiction, a schoolmarm will tend to be portrayed as rather prim and proper, and will have the best diction in town. This tended to be true in RealLife as well, since most communities had [[ContractualPurity strict moral and behavioral requirements]] in the contracts for their teachers. In many school districts, teachers had to be single, and any "courtship" would raise fears that the town would lose its schoolmarm. Nevertheless, the Schoolmarm is a frequent choice for female love interest in a {{Western}} as she'll be the only single woman around who isn't [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold in the entertainment industry]]. As an instructor in the arts of civilization, she also made a good {{Foil}} to a wild and footloose hero.

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In fiction, a schoolmarm will tend to be portrayed as rather prim and proper, and will have the best diction in town. This tended to be true in RealLife as well, since most communities had [[ContractualPurity strict moral and behavioral requirements]] in the contracts for their teachers. In many school districts, teachers had to be single, and any "courtship" would raise fears that [[QuittingToGetMarried the town would lose its schoolmarm. schoolmarm]]. Nevertheless, the Schoolmarm is a frequent choice for female love interest in a {{Western}} as she'll be [[MadonnaWhoreComplex the only single woman around who isn't isn't]] [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold in the entertainment industry]]. As an instructor in the arts of civilization, she also made a good {{Foil}} to a wild and footloose hero.
17th Nov '16 1:05:51 PM nombretomado
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* To a degree, Mari Nikaido from ''{{Kinnikuman}}''.

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* To a degree, Mari Nikaido from ''{{Kinnikuman}}''.''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}''.
3rd Nov '16 11:51:17 PM KingLyger
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The female teacher at a one room schoolhouse.

In rural communities of the past, particularly on the frontier, there would often not be enough children of different ages in the area to justify a school separated by grades, and insufficiently fast transportation to bring children from a wide area together every schoolday. So there would be a one-room schoolhouse, with a grand total of one teacher (usually female) presiding over a class of children of all ages and scholastic ability.

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The female teacher at a one room schoolhouse.

In rural communities of the past, particularly on the frontier, there would often not be enough children of different ages in the area to justify a school separated by grades, and insufficiently fast transportation to bring children from a wide area together every schoolday. So there would be a one-room schoolhouse, with a grand total of one teacher (usually female) presiding over a class of children of all ages and scholastic ability.
ability. That's the Schoolmarm.



In fiction, a schoolmarm will tend to be portrayed as rather prim and proper, and will have the best diction in town. This tended to be true in RealLife as well, since most communities had [[ContractualPurity strict moral and behavioral requirements]] in the contracts for their teachers. In many school districts, teachers had to be single and any "courtship" would raise fears that the town would lose its schoolmarm. Nevertheless, the {{Schoolmarm}} is a frequent choice for female love interest in a {{Western}} as she'll be the only single woman around who isn't [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold in the entertainment industry]]. As an instructor in the arts of civilization, she also made a good {{Foil}} to a wild and footloose hero.

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In fiction, a schoolmarm will tend to be portrayed as rather prim and proper, and will have the best diction in town. This tended to be true in RealLife as well, since most communities had [[ContractualPurity strict moral and behavioral requirements]] in the contracts for their teachers. In many school districts, teachers had to be single single, and any "courtship" would raise fears that the town would lose its schoolmarm. Nevertheless, the {{Schoolmarm}} Schoolmarm is a frequent choice for female love interest in a {{Western}} as she'll be the only single woman around who isn't [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold in the entertainment industry]]. As an instructor in the arts of civilization, she also made a good {{Foil}} to a wild and footloose hero.



This is still TruthInTelevision today in many regions of the world, where single-room schools still exist. For example, this is a TruthInTelevision in Japan today. A combination of urbanization ''and'' declining birth rate means children are rare sight in rural areas. Since there are few children, schools are merged or just plain shut down, and those that remain are often run by a handful of teachers-- in rare cases, by one or two {{schoolmarm}}s. In Russia, situation is exactly the same, except the rural areas are much larger and much more sparsely settled; one-room schools, called ''selskaya malokomplektnaya shkola'' (rural small-class school) never actually went out of style during the Soviet period, and are only in more demand today.

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This is still TruthInTelevision today in many regions of the world, where single-room schools still exist. For example, this is a TruthInTelevision isn't unheard of in Japan today. A today; a combination of urbanization ''and'' declining birth rate means children are rare sight in rural areas. Since there are few children, schools are merged or just plain shut down, and those that remain are often run by a handful of teachers-- in rare cases, by one or two {{schoolmarm}}s. In Russia, the situation is exactly the same, similar, except the rural areas are much larger and much more sparsely settled; one-room schools, called ''selskaya malokomplektnaya shkola'' (rural small-class school) never actually went out of style during the Soviet period, and are only in more demand today.
13th Sep '16 4:15:42 PM Anddrix
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* ''Film/PetesDragon'' has a schoolmarm who is exceptionally quick to dish out harsh words and discipline. Unfortunately for protagonist Pete, an outsider boy fleeing from slavery, he is [[CassandraTruth (understandably) disregarded]] when his protest that the disasters happening around him are not his own fault but due to his invisible dragon friend. When she escalates her punishment to beating him with a yardstick, the dragon roars viciously and [[CharacterShapedHole crashes through the school wall]] causing much panic and bringing even more unwanted attention to Pete (although stopping the schoolmarm bullying attitude as she is rendered practically speechless).

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* ''Film/PetesDragon'' ''Film/PetesDragon1977'' has a schoolmarm who is exceptionally quick to dish out harsh words and discipline. Unfortunately for protagonist Pete, an outsider boy fleeing from slavery, he is [[CassandraTruth (understandably) disregarded]] when his protest that the disasters happening around him are not his own fault but due to his invisible dragon friend. When she escalates her punishment to beating him with a yardstick, the dragon roars viciously and [[CharacterShapedHole crashes through the school wall]] causing much panic and bringing even more unwanted attention to Pete (although stopping the schoolmarm bullying attitude as she is rendered practically speechless).
3rd Dec '15 7:59:12 AM eroock
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* Michael Haneke's ''Film/TheWhiteRibbon'' has a RareMaleExample as one of the few sympathetic characters.

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* Michael Haneke's Creator/MichaelHaneke's ''Film/TheWhiteRibbon'' has a RareMaleExample as one of the few sympathetic characters.
8th Oct '15 9:01:11 PM nombretomado
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* The teacher in the [[MonicasGang Chuck Billy]] stories.

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* The teacher in the [[MonicasGang [[ComicBook/MonicasGang Chuck Billy]] stories.
9th Jul '15 7:59:38 AM thatother1dude
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* Wirt and Greg meet Miss Langtree in ''OverTheGardenWall'', who is heartbroken over Jimmy Brown leaving her.

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* Wirt and Greg meet Miss Langtree in ''OverTheGardenWall'', ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall'', who is heartbroken over Jimmy Brown leaving her.
5th Jul '15 9:44:32 PM nombretomado
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* Ms.Crabtree from ''TheLittleRascals'' shorts.

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* Ms. Crabtree from ''TheLittleRascals'' ''Film/TheLittleRascals'' shorts.
5th Apr '15 3:57:28 PM ThePocket
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* Marzipan is shown as a teacher at a "montessodium school"; given that her only students are Homestar, Strong Mad, and Homsar and that the main cast are generally implied to be the entire population of Free Country USA, it's likely that she's not just the only teacher but the founder as well.

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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'''s Marzipan is shown as a teacher at a "montessodium school"; school" in one cartoon; given that her only students are Homestar, Strong Mad, and Homsar and that the main cast are generally implied to be the entire population of Free Country USA, it's likely that she's not just the only teacher but the founder as well.
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