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13th Sep '16 2:31:45 PM PrincessGwen
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* In Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', Gaston makes it quite clear that his dream marriage with Belle includes her having "six or seven" sons with him, massaging his feet, and no reading. This is taken one step further in his song in the musical ("Me"), in which he sings that woman "occasionally" serve a purpose in marriage, specifically "extending the family tree". He's clearly portrayed as a villain because of this.

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* In Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', Gaston makes it quite clear that his dream marriage with Belle includes her having "six or seven" sons with him, massaging his feet, and no reading. This is taken one step further in his song in the musical ("Me"), in which he sings that woman women "occasionally" serve a purpose in marriage, specifically "extending the family tree". He's clearly portrayed as a villain because of this.



** The bizarre case of Tonks. Once she becomes a mother, Lupin and others are mostly concerned with keeping her safe. She's a fully-trained Auror, and probably the second best fighter left in the order. Once she shows up, though, she heads to the front lines immediately. Harry even notes this in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'', when Lupin offers to join the group on their quest and adds that Tonks is staying with her mother. Harry thinks this is odd and that Tonks would be more likely to want to join in on the action as well. This is right before she finds out Tonks is pregnant. When Tonks shows up to fight later in the book, it's after her son has already been born.

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** The bizarre case of Tonks. Once she becomes a mother, Lupin and others are mostly concerned with keeping her safe. She's a fully-trained Auror, and probably the second best fighter left in the order. Once she shows up, though, she heads to the front lines immediately. Harry even notes this in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'', when Lupin offers to join the group on their quest and adds that Tonks is staying with her mother. Harry thinks this is odd and that Tonks would be more likely to want to join in on the action as well. This is right before she he finds out Tonks is pregnant. When Tonks shows up to fight later in the book, it's after her son has already been born.



* ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey'' has this be Christian's idea of the 'place for a woman'. He practically mentions the trope itself, by saying that he would much prefer Anastasia to be nothing more than 'barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen'. He seems to have no problem with his second-in-command, Ross, being a working women, but that might have to do with the fact that she is stated to be a [[LipstickLesbian lesbian]].

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* ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey'' has this be Christian's idea of the 'place for a woman'. He practically mentions the trope itself, by saying that he would much prefer Anastasia to be nothing more than 'barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen'. He seems to have no problem with his second-in-command, Ross, being a working women, woman, but that might have to do with the fact that she is stated to be a [[LipstickLesbian lesbian]].



** In ''Breaking Dawn'', Edward constantly is upset with Bella taking fighting lessons from Emmett, at one point outright forbidding her from having any one night. It's supposed to be because he can't stand the thought of her being hurt, but as a vampire there's very little that ''can'' harm her. Plus, she's a newborn and thus has more strength than a normal vampire, ''and'' the Volturi are coming for a fight, so having her be untrained for combat comes across as just silly.
*** It is implied to be because he has to see Emmet's thoughts about ways to hurt her that it bothers him, and he says outright that it is because ''he'' can't bear to think that way about her that he can't train her himself.

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** In ''Breaking Dawn'', Edward is constantly is upset with Bella taking fighting lessons from Emmett, at one point outright forbidding her from having any one night. It's supposed to be because he can't stand the thought of her being hurt, but as a vampire there's very little that ''can'' harm her. Plus, she's a newborn and thus has more strength than a normal vampire, ''and'' the Volturi are coming for a fight, so having her be untrained for combat comes across as just silly.
*** It is implied to be because he has to see Emmet's Emmett's thoughts about ways to hurt her that it bothers him, and he says outright that it is because ''he'' can't bear to think that way about her that he can't train her himself.
10th Sep '16 11:29:56 PM DustSnitch
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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in ''Literature/{{Everworld}}''--[[HeroicWannabe David]] and the other guys often try to convince [[TheSmurfettePrinciple April]] to stay out of the fighting (even against [[NightmareFuel Hel]], whose powers mainly affect men). She always refuses and acts offended, but in her narration is ashamed to admit that she really, ''really'' wants to take those offers.

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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in ''Literature/{{Everworld}}''--[[HeroicWannabe David]] and the other guys often try to convince [[TheSmurfettePrinciple April]] to stay out of the fighting (even against [[NightmareFuel Hel]], Hel, whose powers mainly affect men). She always refuses and acts offended, but in her narration is ashamed to admit that she really, ''really'' wants to take those offers.
26th Aug '16 10:33:01 AM AnoneMouseJr
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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Blonde}}'', Dagwood at first objected furiously to Blonde starting her own catering business, as he was opposed to her working; he changed his mind quickly once she told him her predicted profit margin and realized he could [[BigEater help inspect what she made]] for her inventory.

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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Blonde}}'', ''ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}'', Dagwood at first objected furiously to Blonde Blondie starting her own catering business, as he was opposed to her working; he changed his mind quickly once she told him her predicted profit margin and realized he could [[BigEater help inspect what she made]] for her inventory.
10th Aug '16 12:15:16 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Averted with the female marines and [[SuperSoldier SPARTANs]] in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' franchise. The series takes place in the 26th century; societal views will have likely changed a great deal from today. Plus the whole business with the species-threatening war against technologically-superior genocidal aliens strong enough to physically rip a man apart, necessitating every able body available to buy time and stem the tide of invasion.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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Averted with the female marines and [[SuperSoldier SPARTANs]] in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' franchise. UNSC, where females can serve as Marines and Spartans alike. The series takes place in the 26th century; century, and societal views will have likely clearly changed a great deal from today. Plus the whole business with the species-threatening war against technologically-superior genocidal aliens strong enough to physically rip a man apart, necessitating every able body available to buy time and stem the tide of invasion.invasion.
** Played straight with the Elites and Brutes; the women of both species do not serve in the military. That said, Elite females ''are'' trained to fight, as they're expected to be able to defend their homes from invading armies, and media like ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' have shown that more progressive Elite factions like the Swords of Sanghelios are starting to allow women to serve in the military.
7th Aug '16 4:59:06 PM CaptEquinox
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** This, by the way, is against the Holy Quran. There's a little something called the Law of Necessity (Quran 2:173) which provides for life-or-death situations, for example you may eat pork if the other choice is starving to death; by Allah's command, those girls should have been rescued even if they were naked in the shower.
7th Aug '16 4:50:09 PM CaptEquinox
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* After WWII, US women were BOMBARDED with propaganda telling them it was now their "patriotic duty" to stop working in factories and return to the kitchen, since the men were coming home. Never mind the fact that women proved not only [[http://s.hswstatic.com/gif/rosie-riveter-1.jpg capable of the job]], but that they sometimes did it even better than the men via more attention to detail, causing one foreman to quip, "Nothing gets by them unless it's right." This will apparently lead to a second generation of [[UsefulNotes/{{Feminism}}]] feminists in America that focuses on ending gender discrimination, pushing for more economic opportunities for women, and more sexual freedom.

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* After WWII, US women were BOMBARDED with propaganda telling them it was now their "patriotic duty" to stop working in factories and return to the kitchen, since the men were coming home. Never mind the fact that women proved not only [[http://s.hswstatic.com/gif/rosie-riveter-1.jpg capable of the job]], but that they sometimes did it even better than the men via more attention to detail, causing one foreman to quip, "Nothing gets by them unless it's right." This will apparently lead to a second generation of [[UsefulNotes/{{Feminism}}]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Feminism}} feminists in America America]] that focuses on ending gender discrimination, pushing for more economic opportunities for women, and more sexual freedom.
7th Aug '16 4:49:38 PM CaptEquinox
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* After WWII, US women were BOMBARDED with propaganda telling them it was now their "patriotic duty" to stop working in factories and return to the kitchen, since the men were coming home. Never mind the fact that women proved not only capable of the job, but that they sometimes did it even better than the men via more attention to detail, causing one foreman to quip, "Nothing gets by them unless it's right." This will apparently lead to a second generation of feminists in America that focuses on ending gender discrimination, pushing for more economic opportunities for women, and more sexual freedom.

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* After WWII, US women were BOMBARDED with propaganda telling them it was now their "patriotic duty" to stop working in factories and return to the kitchen, since the men were coming home. Never mind the fact that women proved not only [[http://s.hswstatic.com/gif/rosie-riveter-1.jpg capable of the job, job]], but that they sometimes did it even better than the men via more attention to detail, causing one foreman to quip, "Nothing gets by them unless it's right." This will apparently lead to a second generation of [[UsefulNotes/{{Feminism}}]] feminists in America that focuses on ending gender discrimination, pushing for more economic opportunities for women, and more sexual freedom.



* The majority of detractors of the WNBA are either talking about sleeping with them, insulting their gender outright, [[http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2015/6/27/8857175/elena-delle-donne-reads-mean-tweets-people-make-same-dumb-kitchen or quoting this trope.]]

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* The majority of detractors of the WNBA are either talking about sleeping with them, insulting their gender (and ''race'') outright, [[http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2015/6/27/8857175/elena-delle-donne-reads-mean-tweets-people-make-same-dumb-kitchen or quoting this trope.]]



* Curiously, where actual cooking is involved, only domestic cooking is considered feminine. In professional cooking, women are ''still'' expected to stay in the kitchen --or rather, stay in the ''other'' kitchen. ''This'' kitchen is a ''man's'' world, since allegedly "Only a man can be a chef. A cooking woman is merely a cook." On ''IronChef America'', only two of the ten chefs thus far were women (Cat Cora and Alex Guarnaschelli) and ''none'' in the original series.

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* Curiously, where actual cooking is involved, only domestic cooking is considered feminine. In professional cooking, women are ''still'' expected to stay in the kitchen --or rather, stay in the ''other'' kitchen. ''This'' kitchen is a ''man's'' world, since allegedly "Only a man can be a chef. A cooking woman is merely a cook." (Creator/JuliaChild blew this aphorism to hell.) On ''IronChef America'', only two of the ten chefs thus far were women (Cat Cora and Alex Guarnaschelli) and ''none'' in the original series.
28th Jul '16 10:40:01 PM merotoker
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** In what could be considered a hilarious inversion of this trope, male lead Akito really, ''really'' wants to StayInTheKitchen himself. And for his love interests to [[LethalChef stay out of it]].

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** In what could be considered a hilarious inversion of this trope, male lead Akito really, ''really'' wants to StayInTheKitchen stay in the kitchen himself. And for his love interests to [[LethalChef stay out of it]].



* Simplar, in the ''Anime/SCryed'' manga Akira Mijyou leader of LaResistance gets something the same with her lover Hannish Lightning, despite the fact we have seen her take down dozens of HOLY solders and save the main character. Lightning then gets his ass kicked by a woman, and has to be saved by Mijyou.

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* Simplar, in the ''Anime/SCryed'' ''Anime/{{Scryed}}'' manga Akira Mijyou leader of LaResistance gets something the same with her lover Hannish Lightning, despite the fact we have seen her take down dozens of HOLY solders and save the main character. Lightning then gets his ass kicked by a woman, and has to be saved by Mijyou.



** [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Yazan]] and his comments of not liking to see women on the battlefield for some unknown reason. This gets [[{{Flanderization}} REALLY exaggerated]] in EU non-canon non-bandai games like Gundam Musou or SRW. All his in-battle quotes vs female pilots involve referring to them as schoolmarms, nurses, homemakers, or other such female-centric professions. Even against the heavy hitters like Haman, Puru Two, Roux, and Lunamaria, once beaten he derisively dismisses them and will occasionally quote the trope title at them. No FreudianExcuse though, he's just a hilariously over-the-top chauvanistic bully. Ah, if only Yazan could be in the same SRW as [[LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Gauron and Gates.]]

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** [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Yazan]] and his comments of not liking to see women on the battlefield for some unknown reason. This gets [[{{Flanderization}} REALLY exaggerated]] in EU non-canon non-bandai games like Gundam Musou or SRW. All his in-battle quotes vs female pilots involve referring to them as schoolmarms, nurses, homemakers, or other such female-centric professions. Even against the heavy hitters like Haman, Puru Two, Roux, and Lunamaria, once beaten he derisively dismisses them and will occasionally quote the trope title at them. No FreudianExcuse though, he's just a hilariously over-the-top chauvanistic chauvinistic bully. Ah, if only Yazan could be in the same SRW as [[LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Gauron and Gates.]]



* Crops up quite a lot in ''Manga/PrincessKnight'' (which makes sense, as the series was made in TheFifties and thus suffers from ValuesDissonance). One notable example would be [[spoiler:when someone must travel to the realm of Venus to get a potion to bring Sapphire back to life. Sapphires mother instantly volunteers only for Prince Franze to say, not unkindly, that she should stay in the castle and he ought to go, because men were more naturally suited for adventuring.]] There are two inversions. No one seems to mind that lady knight Fiebe is participating in tournaments and fighting the king's soldiers (granted her sole reason for doing this is [[AllAmazonsWantHercules to get a strong husband]] to settle down with). Also, throughout the series, all the heroes decry the law stating that women couldn't rule as being misogynistic and outdated. [[spoiler:Eventually even the immature Plastic grows a pair and gets the parliament to unanimously agree to abolish that law, before giving Sapphire the crown and telling her she deserves to rule no matter what her gender.]]

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* Crops up quite a lot in ''Manga/PrincessKnight'' (which makes sense, as the series was made in TheFifties and thus suffers from ValuesDissonance). One notable example would be [[spoiler:when someone must travel to the realm of Venus to get a potion to bring Sapphire back to life. Sapphires mother instantly volunteers only for Prince Franze to say, not unkindly, that she should stay in the castle and he ought to go, because men were more naturally suited for adventuring.]] adventuring]]. There are two inversions. No one seems to mind that lady knight Fiebe is participating in tournaments and fighting the king's soldiers (granted her sole reason for doing this is [[AllAmazonsWantHercules to get a strong husband]] to settle down with). Also, throughout the series, all the heroes decry the law stating that women couldn't rule as being misogynistic and outdated. [[spoiler:Eventually even the immature Plastic grows a pair and gets the parliament to unanimously agree to abolish that law, before giving Sapphire the crown and telling her she deserves to rule no matter what her gender.]]



* ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'';

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* A ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comic called "Mrs. Superman" features ComicBook/LoisLane going into a coma and dreaming that she is married to Superman. The real Superman, in the hospital room watching her sleep, makes a suggestion that she left her job to marry him and [[spoiler:was replaced by Lulu Lyons, whom Clark invented to make her jealous and wake up from the dream.]]

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* A ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comic called "Mrs. Superman" features ComicBook/LoisLane going into a coma and dreaming that she is married to Superman. The real Superman, in the hospital room watching her sleep, makes a suggestion that she left her job to marry him and [[spoiler:was replaced by Lulu Lyons, whom Clark invented to make her jealous and wake up from the dream.]]dream]].



* ''Fanfic/ThePrayerWarriors'' make it clear on many occasions that a woman's place is in the kitchen or in other feminine duties, rather than on the front lines of battle. Interestingly enough, this also ends up being a BrokenAesop, as the women are actually fairly capable when they're allowed to fight (In [[HarryPotter Battle With the Witches]], Ebony gets three out of four of the keys- killing Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, and converting Hermione- while by contrast, Michael gets his off Ebony's corpse after she's killed by Hogwarts, thwarting his attempt use her to get close to Dumbledore]]).

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* ''Fanfic/ThePrayerWarriors'' make it clear on many occasions that a woman's place is in the kitchen or in other feminine duties, rather than on the front lines of battle. Interestingly enough, this also ends up being a BrokenAesop, as the women are actually fairly capable when they're allowed to fight (In [[HarryPotter [[Literature/HarryPotter Battle With the Witches]], Ebony gets three out of four of the keys- killing Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, and converting Hermione- while by contrast, Michael gets his off Ebony's corpse after she's killed by Hogwarts, thwarting his attempt use her to get close to Dumbledore]]).



* {{Subverted|Trope}} with Mina Harker from ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' film. Even while everyone on the team knew that she is an immortal vampire, she is not allowed to hunt Mr. Hyde because Allan Quartermain tells her that she is a woman (or the film-makers wanted to show how {{badass}} Creator/SeanConnery was). Fortunately, everyone forget this trope from Venice and on. Well, everyone except for Literature/TomSawyer, but he is overconfident in himself. Mina is also clearly disgusted at being left behind during the fight with Mr. Hyde, mockingly repeating Quatermain's words "It's far too dangerous for a woman, even one such as yourself!" Justified, given that Venice was the point in the film when everyone realized that they all had to pitch in if they wanted to survive.

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* {{Subverted|Trope}} with Mina Harker from ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' film.''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. Even while everyone on the team knew that she is an immortal vampire, she is not allowed to hunt Mr. Hyde because Allan Quartermain tells her that she is a woman (or the film-makers wanted to show how {{badass}} Creator/SeanConnery was). Fortunately, everyone forget this trope from Venice and on. Well, everyone except for Literature/TomSawyer, but he is overconfident in himself. Mina is also clearly disgusted at being left behind during the fight with Mr. Hyde, mockingly repeating Quatermain's words "It's far too dangerous for a woman, even one such as yourself!" Justified, given that Venice was the point in the film when everyone realized that they all had to pitch in if they wanted to survive.



* In the Literature/TortallUniverse, noble women were mostly trained to be polite, beautiful and good at managing estates. [[Literature/SongOfTheLioness Alanna]] decided she would be having none of that, so disguised herself as a boy and trained to be a knight. After revealing her gender, saving the land several times and the King marrying another competant fighter from another land, this ''begins'' to dissolve. The follow-up series, ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'', shows that the attitude is alive and kicking as sexists continually try to block Keladry from becoming a knight.

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* In the Literature/TortallUniverse, noble women were mostly trained to be polite, beautiful and good at managing estates. [[Literature/SongOfTheLioness Alanna]] decided she would be having none of that, so disguised herself as a boy and trained to be a knight. After revealing her gender, saving the land several times and the King marrying another competant competent fighter from another land, this ''begins'' to dissolve. The follow-up series, ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'', shows that the attitude is alive and kicking as sexists continually try to block Keladry from becoming a knight.



* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', everybody tries to keep Éowyn away from the battlefield, and King Théoden wants her to stay in Meduseld and rule Rohan in his absence, thereby giving her another "man's job" instead. Éowyn disguises herself and goes to battle anyway (though it's never made clear whom ''she'' deputized to stay and rule Rohan). And while she's at it, she brings [[GenderBlenderName Merry]] with her, when he has also been excluded from the troops on account of being too short. She and Merry [[spoiler:kill the Witch King of Angmar, a.k.a the guy who killed King Théoden]]. Who, we should point out, is [[spoiler:thousands of years old and mighty enough to give Gandalf serious pause, and there's a prophecy claiming that [[NoManOfWomanBorn no man]] can kill him]]. Isn't irony great? Possible subversion: In this case "the kitchen" is being [[TheGoodChancellor regent of Rohan]]. Someone from a less [[ProudWarriorRace militaristic]] people than the Rohirrim might have considered it a compliment.

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* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', everybody tries to keep Éowyn away from the battlefield, and King Théoden wants her to stay in Meduseld and rule Rohan in his absence, thereby giving her another "man's job" instead. Éowyn disguises herself and goes to battle anyway (though it's never made clear whom ''she'' deputized to stay and rule Rohan). And while she's at it, she brings [[GenderBlenderName Merry]] with her, when he has also been excluded from the troops on account of being too short. She and Merry [[spoiler:kill the Witch King of Angmar, a.k.a the guy who killed King Théoden]]. Who, we should point out, is [[spoiler:thousands of years old and mighty enough to give Gandalf serious pause, and there's a prophecy claiming that [[NoManOfWomanBorn no man]] can kill him]]. Isn't irony great? Possible subversion: In this case "the kitchen" is being [[TheGoodChancellor regent of Rohan]]. Someone from a less [[ProudWarriorRace [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy militaristic]] people than the Rohirrim might have considered it a compliment.



* In ''[[Literature/InheritanceCycle Eragon]]'', the eponymous character desperately wants Arya to be evacuated with the children when Urgals attack, although not out of chauvinism but because he doesn't want her to get hurt. [[SubvertedTrope She doesn't listen]], and she continuously shows over the series that she is a formidable (and superhuman) fighter and eventual LoveInterest of the title character.
* This is the twist ending to ''TheStepfordWives''. [[spoiler: It is revealed that the men of Stepford are quite happy to murder their wives, just to replace them with gorgeous robots that have no outside hobbies or interests and live only to cook and clean and care for their husbands. The result is that after roughly six months, the women seem to turn perpetually happy and talk about how they're giving up photography or whatever because they just weren't very good at it anyway and now they're too busy]].
* Wulfgar in R. A. Salvatore's ''ForgottenRealms'' novels (you know, the ones with [[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt Do'Urden]]) starts getting entirely irrational ideas like this when he's to be getting married to Catti-Brie, even though he knows she's an ActionGirl already. If he'd only admitted it made no sense and seen it was just his dumb culture keeping hold of his subconscious, but no...

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* In ''[[Literature/InheritanceCycle Eragon]]'', the eponymous character desperately wants Arya to be evacuated with the children when Urgals attack, although not out of chauvinism but because he doesn't want her to get hurt. [[SubvertedTrope She doesn't listen]], and she continuously shows over the series that she is a formidable (and superhuman) fighter and eventual LoveInterest {{Love Interest|s}} of the title character.
* This is the twist ending to ''TheStepfordWives''.''Literature/TheStepfordWives''. [[spoiler: It is revealed that the men of Stepford are quite happy to murder their wives, just to replace them with gorgeous robots that have no outside hobbies or interests and live only to cook and clean and care for their husbands. The result is that after roughly six months, the women seem to turn perpetually happy and talk about how they're giving up photography or whatever because they just weren't very good at it anyway and now they're too busy]].
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* Wulfgar in R. A. Salvatore's ''ForgottenRealms'' ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' novels (you know, the ones with [[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt Do'Urden]]) starts getting entirely irrational ideas like this when he's to be getting married to Catti-Brie, even though he knows she's an ActionGirl already. If he'd only admitted it made no sense and seen it was just his dumb culture keeping hold of his subconscious, but no...



* PlayedWith in ''Literature/{{Everworld}}''--[[HeroicWannabe David]] and the other guys often try to convince [[TheSmurfettePrinciple April]] to stay out of the fighting (even against [[NightmareFuel Hel]], whose powers mainly affect men). She always refuses and acts offended, but in her narration is ashamed to admit that she really, ''really'' wants to take those offers.
* A twist in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' - the [[ProudWarriorRace Alethi]] have ''very'' strict gender roles (particularly in the aristocracy) that define "masculine arts" (politics, combat, commerce, etc) and "feminine arts" (art, science, history, etc). For either gender, stepping outside these roles is seen as scandalous - a woman who wanted to fight would be "told her place", but the same would go for a man who wanted to write a book. There are a few exceptions, though. The priesthood is open to both genders, and priests have at least some leeway in terms of gender roles. And since all the gender roles are based on an ancient book defining them, jobs that didn't exist back then (such as horse groom) are gender-neutral.

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* PlayedWith [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in ''Literature/{{Everworld}}''--[[HeroicWannabe David]] and the other guys often try to convince [[TheSmurfettePrinciple April]] to stay out of the fighting (even against [[NightmareFuel Hel]], whose powers mainly affect men). She always refuses and acts offended, but in her narration is ashamed to admit that she really, ''really'' wants to take those offers.
* A twist in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' - the [[ProudWarriorRace [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Alethi]] have ''very'' strict gender roles (particularly in the aristocracy) that define "masculine arts" (politics, combat, commerce, etc) and "feminine arts" (art, science, history, etc). For either gender, stepping outside these roles is seen as scandalous - a woman who wanted to fight would be "told her place", but the same would go for a man who wanted to write a book. There are a few exceptions, though. The priesthood is open to both genders, and priests have at least some leeway in terms of gender roles. And since all the gender roles are based on an ancient book defining them, jobs that didn't exist back then (such as horse groom) are gender-neutral.



* In JohnCWright's ''Literature/TheHermeticMillennia'', Lady Ivinia tells the male Chimera warriors that Chimera women, of course, obey their men, and as a meek and gentle woman, she has no place in the councils of war, she will only tell them, in the name of the motherhood, that they must overcome the foe they face, and they should commit suicide if they fail. Then she withdraws, and one warrior observes that he's glad that their women are gentle, because if they were bold, who could imagine what they would be like?
* [[InvertedTrope Gender-flipped]] in Literature/ABrothersPrice where it's the men who are expected to do this type of thing. The main male character ''does'' follow his gender role but he's also [[ActionGirl an Action Guy]] which ''deeply'' impresses his wives-to-be even as it's driving them out of their skin with worry.

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''Literature/TheHermeticMillennia'', Lady Ivinia tells the male Chimera warriors that Chimera women, of course, obey their men, and as a meek and gentle woman, she has no place in the councils of war, she will only tell them, in the name of the motherhood, that they must overcome the foe they face, and they should commit suicide if they fail. Then she withdraws, and one warrior observes that he's glad that their women are gentle, because if they were bold, who could imagine what they would be like?
* [[InvertedTrope Gender-flipped]] in Literature/ABrothersPrice ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' where it's the men who are expected to do this type of thing. The main male character ''does'' follow his gender role but he's also [[ActionGirl an Action Guy]] which ''deeply'' impresses his wives-to-be even as it's driving them out of their skin with worry.



* In ''Literature/DyingOfTheLight'', this may well be [[StayInTheKitchen Stay In The Rape Closet]], at least for native women. A {{Gendercide}} plague had forced communities to either do that or be selected out. A few generations later, it became the societal norm.

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* In ''Literature/DyingOfTheLight'', this may well be [[StayInTheKitchen Stay In The Rape Closet]], Closet, at least for native women. A {{Gendercide}} plague had forced communities to either do that or be selected out. A few generations later, it became the societal norm.



* This is oddly [[InvokedTrope invoked]] in [[Creator/AgathaChristie Agatha Christie's]] ''4.50 from Paddington,'' or ''What Mrs. [=McGillicuddy=] Saw!''--oddly because it's the woman herself who invokes it. Main character Lucy Eyelesbarrow is an intelligent young woman in her early thirties who attended Oxford University and excelled in mathematics, which might have led to a promising career in science. However, she realizes that academic jobs don't pay well; as she freely admits to liking money, she decides to go into the field of domestic service instead. The trope is then downplayed, as Lucy is able to make a fortune off of her work as a housekeeper/nursemaid/odd-job holder: British nobles pay highly for her services, she refuses to settle in a single home (despite being offered small fortunes to do so) because she likes making her own schedules, and she even takes luxurious vacations whenever she pleases.

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* This is oddly [[InvokedTrope invoked]] {{invoked|Trope}} in [[Creator/AgathaChristie Agatha Christie's]] ''4.50 from Paddington,'' or ''What Mrs. [=McGillicuddy=] Saw!''--oddly because it's the woman herself who invokes it. Main character Lucy Eyelesbarrow is an intelligent young woman in her early thirties who attended Oxford University and excelled in mathematics, which might have led to a promising career in science. However, she realizes that academic jobs don't pay well; as she freely admits to liking money, she decides to go into the field of domestic service instead. The trope is then downplayed, as Lucy is able to make a fortune off of her work as a housekeeper/nursemaid/odd-job holder: British nobles pay highly for her services, she refuses to settle in a single home (despite being offered small fortunes to do so) because she likes making her own schedules, and she even takes luxurious vacations whenever she pleases.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'', due to being a LongRunner from the 1960s, has its share of this across the decades.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'', due to being a LongRunner {{Long Runner|s}} from the 1960s, has its share of this across the decades.



** ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'' toyed with this in the role of the Red Ranger. [[spoiler:For most of the series, Takeru is Shinken Red, thus maintaining the AlwaysMale role. However, near the series conclusion, it is revelaed that Kaoru, a girl, is the true 18th head of the Shiba house and the real Shinken Red. She finally takes the position for herself, becoming the franchise's first Red Ranger...for a grand total of five episodes at the end of the series. She relinquishes her position back to Takeru by adopting him as her son and successor, thus making him the 19th head of the Shiba house. It's explicitly stated this is more because the team was loyal to Takeru first and worked better with him than with Kaoru. In the epilogue she's told to marry - which she flatly refuses to do. She also takes up the Shinken Red banner again in some of the subsequent crossovers afterwards.]] It's up in the air how ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' will handle this arc, though as a woman has been cast to play a similar character, it's expected this trope will appear again.

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** ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'' toyed with this in the role of the Red Ranger. [[spoiler:For most of the series, Takeru is Shinken Red, thus maintaining the AlwaysMale role. However, near the series conclusion, it is revelaed revealed that Kaoru, a girl, is the true 18th head of the Shiba house and the real Shinken Red. She finally takes the position for herself, becoming the franchise's first Red Ranger...for a grand total of five episodes at the end of the series. She relinquishes her position back to Takeru by adopting him as her son and successor, thus making him the 19th head of the Shiba house. It's explicitly stated this is more because the team was loyal to Takeru first and worked better with him than with Kaoru. In the epilogue she's told to marry - which she flatly refuses to do. She also takes up the Shinken Red banner again in some of the subsequent crossovers afterwards.]] It's up in the air how ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' will handle this arc, though as a woman has been cast to play a similar character, it's expected this trope will appear again.



** If you want it character-to-character, you want ''Series/KamenRiderKiva.'' In the 80s time period, Yuri was constantly being told that Fangire-hunting was no pursuit for a woman. Like the ''Series/DoctorWho'' DoubleSubversion, you wanna say "yeah, you go girl!" when she refuses... but then you see [[DistressedDamsel what]] ''[[FauxActionGirl happens]]'' when she tries to be useful. She exists to get beaten up so whoever is currently holding the [[TransformationTrinket IXA Knuckle]] can show up to save the day - and the "getting beaten up" is part is extended and brutal and OnceAnEpisode. Her daughter continues the role in the present day.

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** If you want it character-to-character, you want ''Series/KamenRiderKiva.'' In the 80s time period, Yuri was constantly being told that Fangire-hunting was no pursuit for a woman. Like the ''Series/DoctorWho'' DoubleSubversion, you wanna say "yeah, you go girl!" when she refuses... but then you see [[DistressedDamsel [[DamselInDistress what]] ''[[FauxActionGirl happens]]'' when she tries to be useful. She exists to get beaten up so whoever is currently holding the [[TransformationTrinket IXA Knuckle]] can show up to save the day - and the "getting beaten up" is part is extended and brutal and OnceAnEpisode.OncePerEpisode. Her daughter continues the role in the present day.



* On ''Series/TheCosbyShow'', Sondra's boyfriend Elvin acts rather sexist towards Claire. [[Awesome/TheCosbyShow She quickly puts him in his place.]]

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* On ''Series/TheCosbyShow'', ''Series/TheCosbyShow''
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Sondra's boyfriend Elvin acts rather sexist towards Claire. [[Awesome/TheCosbyShow She quickly puts him in his place.]]



* In ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'', this is a source of conflict between Rodney and [[UptownGirl Cassandra]]; early in their marriage Rodney is annoyed to find that Cassandra wants to devote time to her career, rather than staying at home as he'd planned. They eventually resolve their differences.

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* In ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'', ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'', this is a source of conflict between Rodney and [[UptownGirl Cassandra]]; early in their marriage Rodney is annoyed to find that Cassandra wants to devote time to her career, rather than staying at home as he'd planned. They eventually resolve their differences.



* ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'' seems to have this with Russ, who'd rather Jo be a stay at home mom than have her career, that's why they divorced.

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* ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'' ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' seems to have this with Russ, who'd rather Jo be a stay at home mom than have her career, that's why they divorced.



* In an episode of ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'', Pete and Myka MentalTimeTravel to 1961 to find a killer who uses Cinderella's Glass knife to turn several women into glass, leaving to LiterallyShatteredLives. Their prime suspect is the victims' boss, a magazine editor who appears to be a typical 60s chauvinist, chastising women from socializing at work, claiming that it's a "place of business, not a knitting circle" before going to chat with some other men at work. They find out that he has another place where he, apparently, keeps his mistress (one of the magazine employees). Subverted when it turns out that he's been working with these women to try to take over the magazine and introduce new ideas with their help (such as suggesting a swimsuit issue for ''Sports Illustrated'' 3 years before the first one came out). That's right, he recognized that the women he worked with were smart and capable and could do much more than StayInTheKitchen or work a typewriter. His "second home" was where they met to plan their takeover. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:he didn't think to tell his wife, who assumed he was having an affair and used the Knife to kill the women]].

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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'', Pete and Myka MentalTimeTravel to 1961 to find a killer who uses Cinderella's Glass knife to turn several women into glass, leaving to LiterallyShatteredLives. Their prime suspect is the victims' boss, a magazine editor who appears to be a typical 60s chauvinist, chastising women from socializing at work, claiming that it's a "place of business, not a knitting circle" before going to chat with some other men at work. They find out that he has another place where he, apparently, keeps his mistress (one of the magazine employees). Subverted when it turns out that he's been working with these women to try to take over the magazine and introduce new ideas with their help (such as suggesting a swimsuit issue for ''Sports Illustrated'' 3 years before the first one came out). That's right, he recognized that the women he worked with were smart and capable and could do much more than StayInTheKitchen this or work a typewriter. His "second home" was where they met to plan their takeover. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:he didn't think to tell his wife, who assumed he was having an affair and used the Knife to kill the women]].



* Wonderfully averted with Zoe in LiveActionTelevision/{{Firefly}}, who regularly goes into dangerous situations with Capt. Reynolds and Jane far more than her husband and ship pilot Wash. The episode "Our Mrs. Reynolds" [[spoiler:appears to]] play it straight, with Saffron more than willing to be Mal's doting housewife, much to Zoe's [[RealWomenDontWearDresses extreme disgust]].

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* Wonderfully averted with Zoe in LiveActionTelevision/{{Firefly}}, ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', who regularly goes into dangerous situations with Capt. Reynolds and Jane far more than her husband and ship pilot Wash. The episode "Our Mrs. Reynolds" [[spoiler:appears to]] play it straight, with Saffron more than willing to be Mal's doting housewife, much to Zoe's [[RealWomenDontWearDresses extreme disgust]].



* ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' shows how different the Thompson's brothers are on their on their view on women in the 1920's. Eli believes a woman's only role is to be a housewife(even telling his daughter she doesn't need to go college and the only things she needs to learn are cooking and cleaning) and it's ok for husbands to beat their wives. Nucky on the other hand is a women suffrage supporter, likes strong, independent women and detests domestic abuse. Ironically, Nucky is a womanizer who sleeps with many women and despite his faults, Eli truly loves his wife [[spoiler:and feels very guilty when he had a drunken affair.]]

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* ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' shows how different the Thompson's brothers are on their on their view on women in the 1920's. Eli believes a woman's only role is to be a housewife(even telling his daughter she doesn't need to go college and the only things she needs to learn are cooking and cleaning) and it's ok for husbands to beat their wives. Nucky on the other hand is a women suffrage supporter, likes strong, independent women and detests domestic abuse. Ironically, Nucky is a womanizer who sleeps with many women and despite his faults, Eli truly loves his wife [[spoiler:and feels very guilty when he had a drunken affair.]]affair]].



* Wrestling/TammyLynnSytch had not been shy about her belief that women shouldn't be wrestlers, despite having participated in several matches during her brief stay in Wrestling/SmokeyMountainWrestling and proving she even had the potential to be decent in her few Wrestling/{{WCW}} matches. In 2007, she had a change of heart and began [[TheAtoner training more seriously in order to prevent]] Alicia and Becky Bayless from making a mockery of Wrestling/{{WSU}} during it's transition to being an all women company and began using her Wrestling/RingOfHonor appearances to promote Wrestling/DaizeeHaze, Wrestling/SaraDelRey and The Lovely Lacey, who she deemed worthy representatives of the sport ([[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame which]] really irked [[AccuserOfTheBrethren Lacey]]).
* Several female wrestlers throughout the history of the Wrestling/{{WWE}}, such as Wrestling/{{Chyna}} or Wrestling/BethPhoenix, have attempted to fight this attitude, which is pervasive in both the company and the fanbase. Chyna had a lot of success with this, winning several matches against male competitors and even having a run with the Intercontinental Championship, as well as defeating Wrestling/JeffJarrett, who at the time was playing up a sexist gimmick, in a LoserLeavesTown match that ended up actually being Jarrett's swansong with the WWF. Beth was less successful at breaching the gender barrier, but she did have a couple of memorable runs in the company's annual Wrestling/RoyalRumble match.

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* Wrestling/TammyLynnSytch had not been shy about her belief that women shouldn't be wrestlers, despite having participated in several matches during her brief stay in Wrestling/SmokeyMountainWrestling Wrestling/{{SMW}} and proving she even had the potential to be decent in her few Wrestling/{{WCW}} matches. In 2007, she had a change of heart and began [[TheAtoner training more seriously in order to prevent]] Alicia and Becky Bayless from making a mockery of Wrestling/{{WSU}} during it's transition to being an all women company and began using her Wrestling/RingOfHonor appearances to promote Wrestling/DaizeeHaze, Wrestling/SaraDelRey and The Lovely Lacey, who she deemed worthy representatives of the sport ([[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame which]] really irked [[AccuserOfTheBrethren Lacey]]).
* Several female wrestlers throughout the history of the Wrestling/{{WWE}}, such as Wrestling/{{Chyna}} or Wrestling/BethPhoenix, have attempted to fight this attitude, which is pervasive in both the company and the fanbase. Chyna had a lot of success with this, winning several matches against male competitors and even having a run with the Intercontinental Championship, as well as defeating Wrestling/JeffJarrett, who at the time was playing up a sexist gimmick, in a LoserLeavesTown match that ended up actually being Jarrett's swansong with the WWF. Beth was less successful at breaching the gender barrier, but she did have a couple of memorable runs in the company's annual Wrestling/RoyalRumble match.



* T.D. Mischke [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] this once with [[http://www.mischkemadness.com/audiofiles/a_little_bit_of_1950s_humor.mp3 this throwaway joke]].

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* T.D. Mischke [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d this once with [[http://www.mischkemadness.com/audiofiles/a_little_bit_of_1950s_humor.mp3 this throwaway joke]].



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* TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} averts this trope. Generally speaking, men and women are equal - if anything, the most powerful people tend to be female; Queen Merela, Brigid, Salina, Lillith, Raksi, the Scarlet Empress, Mnemon, Tepet Ejava... Three of the four most prominent Solars in the first age were women who literally shaped history; the fourth is a man most known for using mind magic to abuse his - physically far more dangerous - wife.

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* TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' averts this trope. Generally speaking, men and women are equal - if anything, the most powerful people tend to be female; Queen Merela, Brigid, Salina, Lillith, Raksi, the Scarlet Empress, Mnemon, Tepet Ejava... Three of the four most prominent Solars in the first age were women who literally shaped history; the fourth is a man most known for using mind magic to abuse his - physically far more dangerous - wife.



* Justified in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV'', your wife forces herself on your travel while she's carrying your unborn babies up until you reach the castle of Gotha, where she ends up collasping and has to stay there. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, [[DistressedDamsel you won't get her to fight with you again anytime soon.]]]] Then again, you can invoke it by putting her in the castle along with Madchan for the rest of the time she rejoins.

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* Justified in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV'', your wife forces herself on your travel while she's carrying your unborn babies up until you reach the castle of Gotha, where she ends up collasping collapsing and has to stay there. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, [[DistressedDamsel [[DamselInDistress you won't get her to fight with you again anytime soon.]]]] Then again, you can invoke it by putting her in the castle along with Madchan for the rest of the time she rejoins.



* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' pulls a RuleAbidingRebel version of this trope. Alicia gives up her ActionGirl schtick by way of marriage and motherhood; she does get to run a bakery like she always wanted, but despite being [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming so sweet it might shut down your pancreas]]the impact that has on the ending is purely cosmetic, [[spoiler: since it still has Welkin coming home from work to find his wife cooking and looking after their little girl.]]

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* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' pulls a RuleAbidingRebel version of this trope. Alicia gives up her ActionGirl schtick by way of marriage and motherhood; she does get to run a bakery like she always wanted, but despite being [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming so sweet it might shut down your pancreas]]the pancreas]] the impact that has on the ending is purely cosmetic, [[spoiler: since it still has Welkin coming home from work to find his wife cooking and looking after their little girl.]]girl]].



** Second, Sarah and Susan are discussing the implications of a Zelda-expy's DistressedDamsel tendencies in relation to her possible GenderBender. Susan thinks the idea that a princess has to turn into a boy to be useful is insulting.

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** Second, Sarah and Susan are discussing the implications of a Zelda-expy's DistressedDamsel DamselInDistress tendencies in relation to her possible GenderBender. Susan thinks the idea that a princess has to turn into a boy to be useful is insulting.



* Notable in that it is not only [[AvertedTrope averted]] but is never [[DefiedTrope even]] [[InvokedTrope brought up]] in ''Literature/{{Worm}}''. Then again while it's a close count heroines are probably the majority if anything, with a [[MrExposition background lecture]] mentioning that there are more female parahumans then male. Possibly the lack of any notable sexism is due to the cultural effect of this.

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* Notable in that it is not only [[AvertedTrope averted]] {{averted|Trope}} but is never [[DefiedTrope even]] [[InvokedTrope brought up]] in ''Literature/{{Worm}}''. Then again while it's a close count heroines are probably the majority if anything, with a [[MrExposition background lecture]] mentioning that there are more female parahumans then male. Possibly the lack of any notable sexism is due to the cultural effect of this.



* {{Lampshaded}} by Donatello in an episode of the first series of ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'': "No, April. It's too dangerous. You wouldn't last 5 minutes in a ninja pizza parlor!" [turns towards FourthWall] "I ''love'' saying lines like that!"

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* {{Lampshaded}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Donatello in an episode of the first series of ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'': "No, April. It's too dangerous. You wouldn't last 5 minutes in a ninja pizza parlor!" [turns towards FourthWall] "I ''love'' saying lines like that!"



* One ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' episode has the Sultan tell Jasmine it is too dangerous and she should stay behind. Never mind that she'd already [[TookALevelInBadass taken a level in badass]] between the movie and the series, and that there is a semiphenomenal, nearly cosmic genie around. She responds to this by disguising herself as one of the guards and saving Aladdin.
** A later episode had Sultan upset because Aladdin was telling him to stay behind from rescuing Jasmine because he was too old. DoubleStandard much, Sultan?
* Parodied in a ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode in which the team ended up stuck in a reality based on a comic book from the fifties. It therefore wasn't considered at all awkward for the only female member of the 50's-esque team to suggest to ''[[ActionGirl Hawkgirl]]'' that they go get cookies while the "men" talked out the whole dangerous supervillain issue. Flash is amused. Hawkgirl... isn't.
-->'''Hawkgirl:''' ''One word'' and you'll be [[TheFlash the Fastest Man Alive]] with a ''limp''.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Women in the northern water tribe are expected to use their bending [[TheMedic for healing purposes]] only, and leave the combat to men. In fact, a big plot point in the Northern Tribe episodes is to have Katara making them realize that this attitude is harmful - especially in regards to Master Pakku, possibly the most powerful Waterbender alive at the time, who gets some karmic retribution, as he realizes that [[spoiler:his chauvinism cost him the love of his life: Kanna, Katara and Sokka's grandmother and his RunawayBride, who fled to the Southern Water Tribe (the opposite pole of the world) to escape the strict gender rules. Since Pakku ''did'' genuinely love Kanna, and one of the reasons he was so bitter against women was her rejection of him, this counts ''doubly'' and is vital to his CharacterDevelopment and acceptance of Katara]]. And by the GrandFinale, [[spoiler:Pakku gets Kanna's forgiveness and they tie the knot.]]
** The Southern Water Tribe is more progressive in its attitudes towards women, since female waterbenders are seen fighting in flashbacks, but Sokka plays it straight at first, then gets character development after meeting Suki. The next time he meets her, he now has a overly-protective attitude, since his last girlfriend [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence turned into the moon]]. As it turns out, the only reason she came along in the first place was because she had the same attitude towards ''him''.

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* One ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' episode has the Sultan tell Jasmine it is too dangerous and she should stay behind. Never mind that she'd already [[TookALevelInBadass taken a level in badass]] between the movie and the series, and that there is a semiphenomenal, nearly cosmic genie around. She responds to this by disguising herself as one of the guards and saving Aladdin.
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Aladdin. A later episode had Sultan upset because Aladdin was telling him to stay behind from rescuing Jasmine because he was too old. DoubleStandard much, Sultan?
* Parodied in a ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode in which the team ended up stuck in a reality based on a comic book from the fifties. It therefore wasn't considered at all awkward for the only female member of the 50's-esque team to suggest to ''[[ActionGirl Hawkgirl]]'' that they go get cookies while the "men" talked out the whole dangerous supervillain issue. Flash Franchise/TheFlash is amused. Hawkgirl... isn't.
-->'''Hawkgirl:''' ''One word'' and you'll be [[TheFlash the Fastest Man Alive]] Alive with a ''limp''.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Women in the northern water tribe are expected to use their bending [[TheMedic for healing purposes]] only, and leave the combat to men. In fact, a big plot point in the Northern Tribe episodes is to have Katara making them realize that this attitude is harmful - especially in regards to Master Pakku, possibly the most powerful Waterbender alive at the time, who gets some karmic retribution, as he realizes that [[spoiler:his chauvinism cost him the love of his life: Kanna, Katara and Sokka's grandmother and his RunawayBride, who fled to the Southern Water Tribe (the opposite pole of the world) to escape the strict gender rules. Since Pakku ''did'' genuinely love Kanna, and one of the reasons he was so bitter against women was her rejection of him, this counts ''doubly'' and is vital to his CharacterDevelopment and acceptance of Katara]]. And by the GrandFinale, [[spoiler:Pakku gets Kanna's forgiveness and they tie the knot.]]
knot]].
** The Southern Water Tribe is more progressive in its attitudes towards women, since female waterbenders are seen fighting in flashbacks, but Sokka plays it straight at first, then gets character development after meeting Suki. The next time he meets her, he now has a overly-protective attitude, since his last girlfriend [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence turned into the moon]]. As it turns out, the only reason she came along in the first place was because she had the same attitude towards ''him''.



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' had exactly 2 episodes in its entire six season run about sexism. One was a TakeThat at StrawFeminism, 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.
* Played for one-off jokes in ''TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan''. Anne the tomboy has to put up with "just a girl" comments from her brothers now and then, but it's clear they're just busting her chops and at the end of the day think of her as their equal.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' had exactly 2 episodes in its entire six season run about sexism. One was a TakeThat at StrawFeminism, {{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.
* Played for one-off jokes in ''TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan''.''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan''. Anne the tomboy has to put up with "just a girl" comments from her brothers now and then, but it's clear they're just busting her chops and at the end of the day think of her as their equal.



** Also shows up in the episode where Leela meets a surviving man of her species, who seems nice at first but acts increasingly sexist towards her. It turns out he wants women to stay at home because [[spoiler:if they wandered too far from their mansions, they might discover the ''other'' mansions containing the other women he's seduced.]]

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** Also shows up in the episode where Leela meets a surviving man of her species, who seems nice at first but acts increasingly sexist towards her. It turns out he wants women to stay at home because [[spoiler:if they wandered too far from their mansions, they might discover the ''other'' mansions containing the other women he's seduced.]]seduced]].



* WesternAnimation/AmericanDad: "Stan of Arabia: Part 1" has Stan sing a musical number about how he wants Francine to adhere more to this trope.

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* WesternAnimation/AmericanDad: ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': "Stan of Arabia: Part 1" has Stan sing a musical number about how he wants Francine to adhere more to this trope.



* [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Marceline's]] ex-boyfriend (who stole her memory of her breaking up with him so he could keep her as his girlfriend) tells her she needs to get back in the kitchen and make him dinner. She responds by [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome kicking him]] [[GroinAttack right between the legs]]. This is followed by Finn jumping on him and a super-sized Jake ''crushing him beneath his foot''.
* Inverted in [[{{Disney/Hercules}} Hercules: The Animated Series]] episode "Hercules and the Girdle of Hippolyte". Herc and resident Amazon classmate Tempest get into an argument during a Home Economics class. Taking Phil's lead, Hercules insists that Tempest do all the work, on the grounds that she's a girl, so ''of course'' she has to do the housework. Tempest, being [[LadyLand an Amazon]], was raised to believe that men are the ones who should do all the housework. Later Herc actually meets Tempest's parents. When her father intervenes in her mother's overly militaristic handling of Tempest's mistakes her mother actually tells him to "Get back in the kitchen." He refuses and then delivers the episode's {{aesop}}
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', combining this trope with ObnoxiousInLaws: after Jake's heart attack, the family is visited by his mother, \Ruth, whose more traditional views on homemaking clash with her {{Workaholic}} daughter-in-law, Helen. Later, Daria hears her and Jake talking about their bad memories of Jake's father, and Ruth admits that she'd do a lot of things differently if she had the chance. The next time Daria hears her berating Helen she brings this up, and Ruth seems to realize that her attitude isn't really helping things.

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* [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Marceline's]] ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': Marceline's ex-boyfriend (who stole her memory of her breaking up with him so he could keep her as his girlfriend) tells her she needs to get back in the kitchen and make him dinner. She responds by [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome kicking him]] [[GroinAttack right between the legs]]. This is followed by Finn jumping on him and a super-sized Jake ''crushing him beneath his foot''.
* Inverted in [[{{Disney/Hercules}} Hercules: The Animated Series]] the ''WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}}'' episode "Hercules and the Girdle of Hippolyte". Herc and resident Amazon classmate Tempest get into an argument during a Home Economics class. Taking Phil's lead, Hercules insists that Tempest do all the work, on the grounds that she's a girl, so ''of course'' she has to do the housework. Tempest, being [[LadyLand an Amazon]], was raised to believe that men are the ones who should do all the housework. Later Herc actually meets Tempest's parents. When her father intervenes in her mother's overly militaristic handling of Tempest's mistakes her mother actually tells him to "Get back in the kitchen." He refuses and then delivers the episode's {{aesop}}
[[AnAesop aesop]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', combining this trope with ObnoxiousInLaws: after Jake's heart attack, the family is visited by his mother, \Ruth, Ruth, whose more traditional views on homemaking clash with her {{Workaholic}} daughter-in-law, Helen. Later, Daria hears her and Jake talking about their bad memories of Jake's father, and Ruth admits that she'd do a lot of things differently if she had the chance. The next time Daria hears her berating Helen she brings this up, and Ruth seems to realize that her attitude isn't really helping things.



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheCareBears'' depicts Braveheart of the captain of a ship who believes that boys can handle fights better than girls. During an attack on their ship by pirates, Braveheart puts the Duchess he was transporting in the captain's quarters for safety. Unfortunately, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he did this right when the Duchess was overpowering the leader of the pirates]].

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* One ''Franchise/CareBears'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheCareBears'' depicts Braveheart of the captain of a ship who believes that boys can handle fights better than girls. During an attack on their ship by pirates, Braveheart puts the Duchess he was transporting in the captain's quarters for safety. Unfortunately, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he did this right when the Duchess was overpowering the leader of the pirates]].



* Curiously, where actual cooking is involved, only domestic cooking is considered feminine. In professional cooking, women are ''still'' expected to StayInTheKitchen --or rather, stay in the ''other'' kitchen. ''This'' kitchen is a ''man's'' world, since allegedly "Only a man can be a chef. A cooking woman is merely a cook." On ''IronChef America'', only two of the ten chefs thus far were women (Cat Cora and Alex Guarnaschelli) and ''none'' in the original series.

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* Curiously, where actual cooking is involved, only domestic cooking is considered feminine. In professional cooking, women are ''still'' expected to StayInTheKitchen stay in the kitchen --or rather, stay in the ''other'' kitchen. ''This'' kitchen is a ''man's'' world, since allegedly "Only a man can be a chef. A cooking woman is merely a cook." On ''IronChef America'', only two of the ten chefs thus far were women (Cat Cora and Alex Guarnaschelli) and ''none'' in the original series.



* EastGermany was a thoroughly repressive, Orwellian police state run by Communist overlords. Yet it also had ample opportunities for career-minded women and a robust platform of social services to help them, utterly trouncing the conservative WestGermany of the 1950s. It's almost like the Communists were deliberately trying to spite [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany the former, ultraconservative regime]]. Post-unificaton, many people pointed out the new, "liberal" attitudes were a step backwards for the east, particularly obvious when the pre-war 'Kinder, Kirche, Küche'[[note]]meaning Children, Church, Kitchen', the "appropriate domains" for women[[/note]] slogan reappeared to discourage women from continuing to work.

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* EastGermany UsefulNotes/EastGermany was a thoroughly repressive, Orwellian police state run by Communist overlords. Yet it also had ample opportunities for career-minded women and a robust platform of social services to help them, utterly trouncing the conservative WestGermany UsefulNotes/WestGermany of the 1950s. It's almost like the Communists were deliberately trying to spite [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany the former, ultraconservative regime]]. Post-unificaton, many people pointed out the new, "liberal" attitudes were a step backwards for the east, particularly obvious when the pre-war 'Kinder, Kirche, Küche'[[note]]meaning Children, Church, Kitchen', the "appropriate domains" for women[[/note]] slogan reappeared to discourage women from continuing to work.
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** Orihime falls into this on occasion. Despite having immense RealityWarper powers, everybody except for Rukia and Chad is convinced that she should stay out of fights because she's not suited for battle. Which is true on one hand as she has a naturally gentle disposition and hates hurting even her enemies, but on the other hand she's very good at defense when properly motivated (the strength of her powers depend on her willpower and state of mind). However, the one time she decided to interfere a fight and saved Ichigo's life, Ichigo told her "Thank you, but never do this again." but it was to have a 1-on-1 fight with Ulquiorra. Future attempts at [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]] don't really amount to much, as she's immediately sidelined before being able to do anything beyond healing. However, she's taken more steps as being Ichigo's shield from Uryu's arrows and protect him at times, even marching up with him to get to Yhwach. In fact, Ichigo when about to finally fight Yhwach tells Orihime he's counting on her to protect him.
** When confronted by Arrancar Di Roy Rinker, Ichigo told Rukia to stand back and leave it to him despite the risk of him losing control of his Inner Hollow. Rukia called him out on assuming she was weak and proceeded to CurbStompBattle Di Roy.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
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''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Orihime falls into this on occasion. Despite having immense RealityWarper powers, everybody except for Rukia and Chad is convinced that she should stay out of fights because she's not suited for battle. Which is true on one hand as she has a naturally gentle disposition and hates hurting even her enemies, but on the other hand she's very good at defense when properly motivated (the strength of her powers depend on her willpower and state of mind). However, the one time she decided to interfere a fight and saved Ichigo's life, Ichigo told her "Thank you, but never do this again." but it was to have a 1-on-1 fight with Ulquiorra. Future attempts at [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]] don't really amount to much, as she's immediately sidelined before being able to do anything beyond healing. However, she's taken more steps as being Ichigo's shield from Uryu's arrows and protect him at times, even marching up with him to get to Yhwach. In fact, Ichigo when about to finally fight Yhwach tells Orihime he's counting on her to protect him.
** When confronted by Arrancar Di Roy Rinker, Ichigo told Rukia to stand back and leave it to him despite the risk of him losing control of his Inner Hollow. Rukia called him out on assuming she was weak and proceeded to CurbStompBattle Di Roy.
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* Junpei in ''VideoGame/Persona3Portable'''s female path is offended and irritated that in a group of three girls he's not the one in charge, though Mitsuru shuts him down hard before he can keep complaining about it. Eventually, he grows out of the attitude and his social link puts a more positive spin on the idea.

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* Junpei in ''VideoGame/Persona3Portable'''s ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Portable'''s female path is offended and irritated that in a group of three girls he's not the one in charge, though Mitsuru shuts him down hard before he can keep complaining about it. Eventually, His attitude is mostly a product of Junpei being a particularly immature teenage boy who has self-image problems and desperately [[IJustWantToBeSpecial wants to be special]]; he grows out of it over the attitude course of his Social Link and his social link puts a more positive spin on has matured noticeably by the idea.end of the game.
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