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10th Feb '17 12:38:45 PM BattleMaster
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* Averted in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' as the gender barrier is almost non existent, anyone can be a soldier, commander, or ruler in the Inner Sphere. Its even averted hard in Clans, as the only rule they have is you have to be a badass, with many females, filling roles of warriors and even Khans.

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* Averted in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' as the gender barrier is almost non existent, anyone can be a soldier, commander, or ruler in the Inner Sphere. Its even averted hard in Clans, as the only rule they have is you have to be a badass, with many females, females filling roles of warriors and even Khans.Khans. Also, even implying this trope in [[LadyLand the Magistracy of Canopus]] is [[BerserkButton a good way to get shot]].



** In ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition'', Cassandra can question Iron Bull on the Qunari's stance of women fighters in party banter. He explains that a Qunari who desires a role normally associated with the opposite sex, such as a woman who wants to fight, ''and'' displays a level of proficiency for that role that is normally expected of the opposite sex, is functionally treated as transsexual and become a member of the desired role (note that his own second in command is a female to male transsexual warrior). Such people are known as Aqun-Athok. After all, your role in society is more important to the Qun than your gender. He's also implied to be doing some mental gymnastics to justify the female warriors on the team; when they're armed and armored, they're male, when they're not they're female. Cassandra in particular is bewildered by this attitude. This also sheds light on Sten's claim that a female warden is not female. All three player characters, if female, display a proficiency for fighting that would have them declared Aqun-Athok.

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** In ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition'', Cassandra can question Iron Bull on the Qunari's stance of women fighters in party banter. He explains that a Qunari who desires a role normally associated with the opposite sex, such as a woman who wants to fight, ''and'' displays a level of proficiency for that role that is normally expected of the opposite sex, is functionally treated as transsexual transgender and become a member of the desired role (note that his own second in command is a female to male transsexual transgender warrior). Such people are known as Aqun-Athok. After all, your role in society is more important to the Qun than your gender. He's also implied to be doing some mental gymnastics to justify the female warriors on the team; when they're armed and armored, they're male, when they're not they're female. Cassandra in particular is bewildered by this attitude. This also sheds light on Sten's claim that a female warden is not female. All three player characters, if female, display a proficiency for fighting that would have them declared Aqun-Athok.
6th Feb '17 3:16:51 PM cordychase
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* Inverted in Catherine Asaro's ''Literature/SkolianSaga''. The upper classes of the Skolian Empire are like this--some of them even forbid their male family members from seeing anyone who's not a relative except under strict supervision, although they're considered to be ultra-conservative and somewhat out-of-touch for it. The kidnapped princeling in ''Undercity'' desperately wants to go to university and become a marine biologist, but his mother won't allow it. [[spoiler: After Major Bhaajan figures out that the kidnappers were able to get him because he was so unhappy he ran away, she relents, and by the end of the book he's enrolled.]]
28th Jan '17 1:09:21 PM LordInsane
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* In ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'' has the Brotherhood of the Five Suns, a paladin order serving the ducal congress of the Vailian Republics, which -- implied to be somewhat archaic for the setting -- true to its name prohibits women from joining. Despite this the only member shown ''is'' a woman, Pallegina, but this is because in addition to being archaic about letting women serve they are also archaic about the ''definition'' of a woman: the Brotherhood's definition requires being able to conceive children, so female godlike like Pallegina are not, from their perspective, women, all godlike being sterile.
23rd Jan '17 6:04:27 PM Freezer
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* Subverted in ''Webcomic/{{Scurry}}'': Master Orim keeps his daughter, Pict, out of a long scouting/scavenging mission. She thinks it's because he's being overprotective. He tells her that he needs someone he trusts to stay behind, as he suspects [[EvilChancellor Resher]] is up to something. [[spoiler: He's right.]]
20th Jan '17 5:27:19 PM TudorRose
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* Numbuh 19th Century from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' believes that girls are inferior to boys, as he holds antiquated views from his original time period, the early 1800s. When he is thawed out after having been [[HumanPopsicle frozen in time]], he is appalled to see that there are female KND operatives in the present day. Numbuh 86 arrives with the intent of decommissioning him (as he is technically "like, forty-eight kamillion years old!"), and the very first thing he does is to tell her to make herself useful by cooking and doing his laundry. He is subsequently clobbered by her.
8th Jan '17 8:20:31 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' had exactly 2 episodes in its entire six season run about sexism. One was a TakeThat at {{Straw Feminis|t}}m, but the other involved the girls meeting this trope when they tried to join a Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}} {{expy}}. A lot of [[FreudWasRight Freudian innuendo]] ensued.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' had exactly 2 episodes in its entire six season run about sexism. One was a TakeThat at {{Straw Feminis|t}}m, but the other involved the girls meeting this trope when they tried to join a Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}} {{expy}}. A lot of [[FreudWasRight Freudian innuendo]] ensued.
8th Jan '17 5:37:09 AM Gaby007
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* Bel is quite disgruntled by Terasu Sawada learning to fight in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11329423/5/Death-s-Gambit Death's Gambit]]'', as he was raised with the patriarcal ideology that a man is the protector of his family, and if the women were forced to fight it meant the first line of defense had failed. To his credit, he doesn't forbid Terasu to train her fighting abilities, he just think she shouldn't have to fight and so decides to help [[BigBrotherInstinct Tsuna]] to improve his own fighting abilities.
7th Jan '17 10:32:11 AM TheBigBopper
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It should be noted that "Stay In The Kitchen" is a NonIndicativeName; the trope deals not with demands that women cook, but with incidents where men attempt to belittle women (or, although quite rare, protect them)from danger by insisting that they stay uninvolved or only involve themselves on the periphery (and in doing so, act on the tacit assumption that women ''cannot'' protect themselves or fight competently).


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It should be noted Remember that "Stay In The Kitchen" is a NonIndicativeName; the trope deals not with demands that women cook, but with incidents where men attempt to belittle women (or, although quite rare, protect them)from danger by insisting that they stay uninvolved or only involve themselves on the periphery (and in doing so, act on the tacit assumption that women ''cannot'' protect themselves or fight competently).

7th Jan '17 10:31:47 AM TheBigBopper
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Even with the plethora of {{anime}} and {{manga}} series with [[ActionGirl physically strong female leads]], this trope is still seen in Japan, [[ValuesDissonance as old gender roles still linger]]. In the West, the prevalence of more conservative, [[MoralGuardians old-fashioned]] social mores keep the amount of strong females low, although that is changing. The prevalence of the GirlShowGhetto also has its influences.

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Even with the plethora of {{anime}} and {{manga}} series with [[ActionGirl physically strong female leads]], this trope is still seen in Japan, [[ValuesDissonance as old gender roles still linger]]. In the West, the prevalence of more conservative, [[MoralGuardians old-fashioned]] social mores keep the amount number of strong females low, although that is changing. The prevalence of the GirlShowGhetto also has its influences.
7th Jan '17 10:30:04 AM TheBigBopper
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* During the Vietnam War, male nurses in the U.S. Armed Forces were allowed to carry guns for self-protection, but female nurses were not. In theory this was because women were not supposed to serve in combat. However, since there were practically no front lines in Vietnam and female nurses were exposed to the same dangers as everyone else in-country, they were exposed to the same danger as men without the same right to protect themselves.
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