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17th Feb '18 7:54:43 PM AriRockefeller
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** He also touted [[https://imgur.com/2ZfDEko calling out discriminatory behavior]] ''in TheFifties''.
16th Feb '18 9:13:09 AM TriumphantMagician
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* ''The Red Pill'' documentary by feminist filmmaker Cassie Jaye condemns societyís disregard for menís issues like marginalizing fathers in custody battles, circumcising baby boys, and ignoring menís high suicide rates.
13th Feb '18 2:53:34 PM Excelsior123
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** ''[[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped/StevenUniverse Steven Universe]]''
8th Feb '18 7:12:40 AM Cryoclaste
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* {{Cabaret}} drops a big anvil near the end about how politics can and will affect you. Also if you just blindly accept what one group does, you may as well be with them.

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* {{Cabaret}} ''Theatre/{{Cabaret}}'' drops a big anvil near the end about how politics can and will affect you. Also if you just blindly accept what one group does, you may as well be with them.
7th Feb '18 9:57:03 AM Buck
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* The story of [[http://www.herculesthebear.com/index.html Hercules]] the grizzly bear is a cautionary tale on the dangers of domestication. Hercules was the pet of scottish wrestler Andy Robin and his wife Maggie. He lived in the house, ate cooked food (he wouldn't touch raw meat) and was so tame that he'd let people (usually Andy) ride around on his back. There was also an incident in 1980 where he ran away during the filming of a Kleenex advert in the Outer Hebrides and wasn't found for almost a month, during which time he lost half his body weight because he wouldn't kill and eat any of the livestock or wildlife in the area. The story shows that sometimes animals shouldn't be tamed because they need the instinct to survive in the unforgiving wild. Animal Rescuers have to retrain animals so that they can properly reintegrate with their basic instincts of survival.
** In a way, the dangers of domestication can also apply to humans. If a parent coddles a child or tries to aggressively suppress their negative traits (i.e anger, lust, etc) then the child can have trouble with integrating with other people or establishing meaningful friendships/relationships as they grow older or they may have trouble properly looking after themselves. They can become meek, unambitious and overly cautious or they can develop deep-seated, unresolved rage that can result in them harming themselves or others.
29th Jan '18 2:50:34 PM ZeoRanger95
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHLREeMe4S0OmV_BYAfWNWi0qQzu2FWzK The First International Conference on Men's Issues]] provides tons of these as the speakers criticize various wrongdoings in society: [[FemalesAreMoreInnocent glorifying women]], [[MotherhoodIsSuperior disregarding fathers]] and [[MenAreTheExpendableGender sacrificing men for women's benefit]].
27th Jan '18 4:45:19 PM TrocyteV
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* One of the main themes of ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow'' is that '''discrimination is BAD'''. And it's very {{anvilicious}}ly drilled into the plot via: making Kaname die protecting people that are being treated badly, making Eduard and [[spoiler: Yuzuki]] the victims of lots of prejudices in their respective routes, giving [[spoiler:Tsubaki]] a FreudianExcuse based on how he and others have been judged unfairly by the Japanese, etc. But hey, it ''is'' a genuinely good message at its core and one that ''every'' society should follow, plus it's set in a specific one (the Japan of the last isolation years) that can be said to have ''badly'' needed it.


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* Even the Wiki/SCPFoundation can drop anvils if need be, no matter how much of a MindScrew it gets. Case in point, [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-3935 SCP-3935]], "This Thing a Quiet Madness Made," despite being a massive MindScrew complete with TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou, has one anvil underneath it all: small towns continuously hide their dark secrets while refusing to resolve them and letting the people who they affect suffer more and more, even kicking them while they're down, thanks to religious and moral stigma that is ultimately too overbearing on its people. The article makes it very clear that the student body and the faculty refused to address the anomalous phenomena in any meaningful way, which was spurred by [[spoiler: one of the cheerleaders becoming pregnant and drowning the child in the pool out of remorse, thus generating a HumanoidAbomination and a non-Euclidean space whose sole purpose appears to be a visual metaphor]], and it is thought that this time around, the recurring IdiotBall that frequently rolls around to the [=MTFs=] was justified in hammering in the overall metaphor. Also, the entire incident actually [[SterilityPlague sterilized Salvador's population]], which can easily be construed as a delayed FinalSolution in self-neutralizing the anomaly and thus ending this particular instance of the issue that this article's anvil concerns.
** As the entrance to the non-Euclidean structure underneath the school would like to say:
-->''The way below winds deeper, longer,''\\
''unspeakable its patterns laid.''\\
''The lost forever damned to wander''\\
''[[TitleDrop this thing a quiet madness made.]]''
27th Jan '18 4:40:33 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* One of the main themes of ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow'' is that '''discrimination is BAD'''. And it's very {{anvilicious}}ly drilled into the plot via: making Kaname die protecting people that are being treated badly, making Eduard and [[spoiler: Yuzuki]] the victims of lots of prejudices in their respective routes, giving [[spoiler:Tsubaki]] a FreudianExcuse based on how he and others have been judged unfairly by the Japanese, etc. But hey, it ''is'' a genuinely good message at its core and one that ''every'' society should follow, plus it's set in a specific one (the Japan of the last isolation years) that can be said to have ''badly'' needed it.
20th Jan '18 3:20:19 PM Premonition45
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** In his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b6apBXG7QM two]]-[[https://youtu.be/moTcZCGQoCU part]] review of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Homer Badman", he presents some important anvils about rape and sexual assault.
*** Rape and sexual assault are ''wrong'', regardless of who does it.
*** Both the accuser ''and'' the accused deserve fair treatment from the law, even if they're a {{Jerkass}}.
*** Just because somebody's a {{Jerkass}} doesn't mean that they will cross the MoralEventHorizon.
*** The media needs to watch its distance during allegations or it will take advantage of the situation and actively harm both parties.
*** Just because the accused is found "Not guilty" doesn't necessarily mean that the justice system is flawed, thus deserving to get scrapped. Due process is exactly that, a process.
*** People who deliberately lie about rape or sexual assault are no less harmful than real perpetrators, because they make real victims more worried about coming forward for help since they're already concerned [[CassandraTruth that nobody would believe them]]. He points out how even though the 2014 University of Virginia rape story from Magazine/RollingStone Magazine was revealed to be a hoax, people were ''still'' supporting the person who lied about the whole thing, comparing it with a PhonyVeteran still being honored as a war hero even though they're proven not to be one.



* In his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b6apBXG7QM two]]-[[https://youtu.be/moTcZCGQoCU part]] review of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Homer Badman", [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOCs7lAn_5fZWhnqMOOYfXQ The Mysterious Mr Enter]] presents some important anvils about rape and sexual assault.
** Rape and sexual assault are ''wrong'', regardless of who does it.
** Both the accuser ''and'' the accused deserve fair treatment from the law, even if they're a {{Jerkass}}.
** Just because somebody's a {{Jerkass}} doesn't mean that they will cross the MoralEventHorizon.
** The media needs to watch its distance during allegations or it will take advantage of the situation and actively harm both parties.
** Just because the accused is found "Not guilty" doesn't necessarily mean that the justice system is flawed, thus deserving to get scrapped. Due process is exactly that, a process.
** People who deliberately lie about rape or sexual assault are no less harmful than real perpetrators, because they make real victims more worried about coming forward for help since they're already concerned [[CassandraTruth that nobody would believe them]]. He points out how even though the 2014 University of Virginia rape story from Magazine/RollingStone Magazine was revealed to be a hoax, people were ''still'' supporting the person who lied about the whole thing, comparing it with a PhonyVeteran still being honored as a war hero even though they're proven not to be one.
18th Jan '18 2:53:04 PM TrocyteV
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* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11462596/1/PVZGW-I-ll-Fight-Till-The-End I'll Fight 'til the End]] and all subsequent major arcs in its universe (and possibly the stories that precede it, as this era is GrowingTheBeard) aren't subtle in delivering their moral messages:
** War is ''not'' a game. If someone dies, that's it. Any "respawn" system found in games involving war are ([[VideoGame/{{Destiny}} usually]]) dubiously canon at best and non-existent at worst (as ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'' demonstrated) for any number of reasons. Hell, this particular anvil could be applied to many other ''Garden Warfare'' fics, as a recurring theme in them is [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructing]] the series' main premise.
** Like the fic above this one states, it's OK to hold contempt towards the people that have wronged you, but fighting them is a terrible choice.
** Patriotism shouldn't consume your life.
** Shifting your typical attitude or personality to compensate for the situation is an alright choice, but the line is drawn at when this begins dragging others down.
** In general, refusing to change or accept the idea of change can hold serious consequences, some of which can turn deadly for yourself and others.
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