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18th Sep '17 11:17:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight'': Mother Venus, the new leader of the pirate ghouls, is a man-hating bigot who hails from a future world where males have been exterminated after artificial insemination had been discovered. She also constantly talks in over-the-top PC language, such as substituting "non-paid sex worker" for "girlfriend". Her NonHumanSidekick does ask her why she [[{{Stripperiffic}} "dresses like a prostitute"]] at the same time, to which she replies that she's trying to "punish men by showing them what they can't have".

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* ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight'': Mother Venus, the new leader of the pirate ghouls, is a man-hating bigot who hails from a future world where males have been exterminated after artificial insemination cloning had been discovered. She also constantly talks in over-the-top PC language, such as substituting "non-paid sex worker" for "girlfriend". Her NonHumanSidekick does ask her why she [[{{Stripperiffic}} "dresses like a prostitute"]] at the same time, to which she replies that she's trying to "punish men by showing them what they can't have".
18th Sep '17 10:54:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight'': Mother Venus, the new leader of the pirate ghouls, is a man-hating bigot who hails from a future world where males have been exterminated after artificial insemination had been discovered. She also constantly talks in over-the-top PC language, such as substituting "non-paid sex worker" for "girlfriend". Her NonHumanSidekick does ask her why she [[{{Stripperiffic}} "dresses like a prostitute"]] at the same time, to which she replies that she's trying to "punish men by showing them what they can't have".
12th Sep '17 10:38:56 AM rjd1922
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''
** The episode "Equal Fights" had a villain named Femme Fatale, a man-hating criminal who only stole Susan B. Anthony coins and [[StrawHypocrite liked to use the fact that she's a woman as an excuse to avoid punishment]]. She tried to convince the girls to stop helping men but her flawed logic is countered at the end by the more mainstream equality-based feminism of Sara Bellum and Miss Keane who teach the girls the difference between feminism and misandry. Not helping Femme Fatale's case were the fact that women were also hurt by her actions and that she ''didn't even know who Susan B. Anthony was'', or that said woman fought for the equality of '''both''' women and men alike (leading to a very good ShutUpHannibal moment by the girls). Writer Creator/LaurenFaust, herself a staunch feminist, later decided that the subject of feminism was too heavy for such a lighthearted family show and regretted writing it.

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In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', the episode "Equal Fights" had a villain named Femme Fatale, a man-hating criminal who only stole Susan B. Anthony coins and [[StrawHypocrite liked to use the fact that she's a woman as an excuse to avoid punishment]]. She tried to convince the girls to stop helping men but her flawed logic is countered at the end by the more mainstream equality-based feminism of Sara Bellum and Miss Keane who teach the girls the difference between feminism and misandry. Not helping Femme Fatale's case were the fact that women were also hurt by her actions and that she ''didn't even know who Susan B. Anthony was'', or that said woman fought for the equality of '''both''' women and men alike (leading to a very good ShutUpHannibal moment by the girls). Writer Creator/LaurenFaust, herself a staunch feminist, later decided that the subject of feminism was too heavy for such a lighthearted family show and [[CreatorBacklash regretted writing it.it]].
4th Sep '17 7:57:11 AM AdamC
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** One of the few (if only) male examples with PC Principal, with "PC People" being a rather odd euphemism for radical feminists. This may because it's surprisingly rare for Trey and Matt to use female characters for comedy (as long as they're not trans or on the virgin side of the MadonnaWhoreComplex.)

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** One of the few (if only) male examples with PC Principal, with "PC People" being a rather odd euphemism for radical feminists. This may The reason for him being male is because it's surprisingly rare PC Principal is also a StereotypeFlip; he's a character constantly shouting StrawFeminist rhetoric and ideals, but is every stereotype for Trey and Matt to use female characters for comedy (as long as they're not trans or on a fraternity dudebro. Besides humor, the virgin side bizarre mix of the MadonnaWhoreComplex.) character types is clearly meant to show how arrogant bullies can possess any viewpoint.
27th Aug '17 10:04:40 AM TheKaizerreich
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* A popular one-liner:
-->'''Dude''': I said "hi" to a feminist yesterday. Court hearing's next week.
9th Aug '17 11:56:48 PM Baeraad555
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* Manda from the ''Literature/JessicaDarling'' series considers herself [[GoodBadGirl a strong woman in charge of her sexuality,]] and will justify that position with any number of references to prominent feminist thinkers. The narrator (who is, admittedly, of the [[UnreliableNarrator slightly unreliable variety]]) considers her a pretentious AlphaBitch who uses feminist rhetoric to justify doing things like sleeping with the boyfriend of one of her supposed best friends.


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* ''Series/UnbreakableKimmySchmidt'', also a Tina Fey production, likewise pokes fun of feminists without being too brutal about it. The season three episode "Kimmy is a Feminist!" has Kimmy hanging out with a group of female college students who peppar their conversation with feminist buzzwords and rate their male peer on how "woke" they are, but who still mysteriously end up behaving exactly like any other teenage girls (e.g., them wearing uncomfortable sexy outfits are supposedly [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial purely for their own benefit and absolutely not a bid for male attention]]). They are also InnocentlyInsensitive to unsexy issues like race and poverty, while being [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad hyper-aware]] of all trendy gender-related ones. All that said, they are portrayed as well-meaning and just lacking in real world experience.
7th Jul '17 9:20:02 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/MurderOne'': {{Subverted}} in episode ten. A woman who works at a women's health clinic is a potential juror called in the Avedon trial, who's counseled rape victims in the past. The defense is afraid she might be biased given their client is charged with the rape and murder of a woman he was sleeping with, thinking she's a feminist who will thus have some hostile views of him. Their jury consultant points out things she might feel which are in their favor though, showing they shouldn't assume this just on the basis of her (inferred) feminism.
1st Jul '17 7:28:18 PM merotoker
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* Parodied in a campaign of M&M featuring "Mrs. Brown" (a brown M&M) as one of these. In contrast to the sexy, go-go boot wearing green M&M, Mrs. Brown is a dour bookworm in [[NerdGlasses hipster glasses]] who condescendingly berates people for [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything only liking her because she's made of chocolate, and not for her intellect,]] [[{{Hypocrite}} while dating a man based solely on his appearance.]]

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* Parodied in a the Advertising/MAndMs campaign of M&M featuring "Mrs. Brown" (a brown M&M) as one of these. In contrast to the sexy, go-go boot wearing green M&M, Mrs. Brown is a dour bookworm in [[NerdGlasses hipster glasses]] who condescendingly berates people for [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything only liking her because she's made of chocolate, and not for her intellect,]] [[{{Hypocrite}} while dating a man based solely on his appearance.]]



** An intentional, in-universe example is found in ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker'' where ComicBook/TheJoker manages to gain the powers of Mr. Mxyzptlk and creates a WorldGoneMad. Most of the superheroes of the Justice League are turned into parodies of themselves, with Wonder Woman becoming a man-hating criminal with internal misogyny and a [[RollingPinOfDoom rolling pin]] as her primary weapon.

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** An intentional, in-universe example is found in ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker'' where ComicBook/TheJoker manages to gain the powers of Mr. Mxyzptlk and creates a WorldGoneMad. Most of the superheroes of the Justice League are turned into parodies of themselves, with Wonder Woman becoming [[https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/2/28/Wonder_Woman_Emperor_Joker_001.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120415095543 becoming]] a man-hating criminal with internal misogyny and a [[RollingPinOfDoom rolling pin]] {{rolling pin|OfDoom}} as her primary weapon.



* ''ComicBook/DeKiekeboes'' has an album called ''Het boerka complot'' where there is a main villain that has become ''Van Der Kasseien's'' secretary wife that has a plot to spread a virus among men through a worm to make men go extinct because she found out that women could copulate through alternative means, using all the abuse that women suffer in other countries as a reason for her plans. She is actually supported by plenty of women (including ''Van Der Kasseien's'' own wife in-law) in-universe in the album, though she was eventually caught. Her views are so sexist (she thinks male either only obey other male or are making an olympic discipline out of the attraction of women) that it's unbelievable that ''Marcel Kiekeboe'' and ''Van der Kasseien'' fit her description to a T.

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* ''ComicBook/DeKiekeboes'' has an album called ''Het boerka complot'' where there is a main villain that has become ''Van Der Kasseien's'' secretary wife that has a plot to spread a virus among men through a worm to make men go extinct because she found out that women could copulate through alternative means, using all the abuse that women suffer in other countries as a reason for her plans. She is actually supported by plenty of women (including ''Van Der Kasseien's'' own wife in-law) in-universe in the album, though she was eventually caught. Her views are so sexist (she thinks male either only obey other male or are making an olympic Olympic discipline out of the attraction of women) that it's unbelievable that ''Marcel Kiekeboe'' and ''Van der Kasseien'' fit her description to a T.



* {{Subverted}} in J. Courtney Sullivan's ''Commencement'' with a ''sympathetic'' portrayal of a radical feminist: April, one of the main characters, is a self-described [=MacKinnonite=] who sees organizations like NOW as "not doing enough." However, she's shown to be more of a WellIntentionedExtremist, a good person who perhaps is a bit too idealistic [[spoiler:which she's abandoned by the end of the novel after she learns the hard way that some people like to take advantage of wide-eyed young guns]]. Even the de rigeur anti-male attitude gets a FreudianExcuse in April's case: her father [[DisappearedDad abandoned April and her mom]], and when April was 13 [[spoiler:a middle-aged family friend [[BreakTheCutie raped]] and [[CrossesTheLineTwice impregnated]] her]]). The other three main characters, April's friends, each represent more moderate variations on feminism (one even works for NOW). April's boss, Ronnie Munro, could be seen as a straight-playing of the trope, if the novel didn't go out of its way to acknowledge that her brand of "feminism" is far from the most prevalent or consistent one.

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* {{Subverted}} {{Subverted|Trope}} in J. Courtney Sullivan's ''Commencement'' with a ''sympathetic'' portrayal of a radical feminist: April, one of the main characters, is a self-described [=MacKinnonite=] who sees organizations like NOW as "not doing enough." However, she's shown to be more of a WellIntentionedExtremist, a good person who perhaps is a bit too idealistic [[spoiler:which she's abandoned by the end of the novel after she learns the hard way that some people like to take advantage of wide-eyed young guns]]. Even the de rigeur anti-male attitude gets a FreudianExcuse in April's case: her father [[DisappearedDad abandoned April and her mom]], and when April was 13 [[spoiler:a middle-aged family friend [[BreakTheCutie raped]] and [[CrossesTheLineTwice impregnated]] her]]). The other three main characters, April's friends, each represent more moderate variations on feminism (one even works for NOW). April's boss, Ronnie Munro, could be seen as a straight-playing of the trope, if the novel didn't go out of its way to acknowledge that her brand of "feminism" is far from the most prevalent or consistent one.



* Two episodes of ''Series/RoboCopTheSeries'' feature a CorruptCorporateExecutive named Rochelle Carney, who outright said in her debut episode, "Inside Crime" that she considered everything a gender issue, even blaming her getting fired when she returns in "Sisters in Crime" on her being a woman and her boss, Aubrey Fox, being a louse who hit on her--and while Fox did indeed try to hook up with her, [[NeverMyFault she refused to acknowledge real reason she got fired]] was because she was in league with the series' {{archenemy}} "Pudface" Morgan (who, among other things, tried to kill Robo repeatedly, took a retirement home's citizen hostage, led a siege on OCP heaquarters, and helped push a deinhibitor as a diet pill) as part of a ratings stunt.

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* Two episodes of ''Series/RoboCopTheSeries'' feature a CorruptCorporateExecutive named Rochelle Carney, who outright said in her debut episode, "Inside Crime" that she considered everything a gender issue, even blaming her getting fired when she returns in "Sisters in Crime" on her being a woman and her boss, Aubrey Fox, being a louse who hit on her--and while Fox did indeed try to hook up with her, [[NeverMyFault she refused to acknowledge real reason she got fired]] was because she was in league with the series' {{archenemy}} "Pudface" Morgan (who, among other things, tried to kill Robo repeatedly, took a retirement home's citizen hostage, led a siege on OCP heaquarters, headquarters, and helped push a deinhibitor as a diet pill) as part of a ratings stunt.



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* Creator/GilbertAndSullivan's ''Theatre/PrincessIda'' (adapted from a poem by Tennyson), the Girl Graduates of the women's college at Castle Adamant learn that "Man is Nature's sole mistake." That's right, folks, women's education PlayedForLaughs. When the younger students actually encounter a Man, they find him quite attractive, and Ida is resigned to her ArrangedMarriage when she realizes that if women never marry, there won't be any children.
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* A lot of people think that Theatre/TheVaginaMonologues are this trope. Actually invoked at one point, where a character admitted that she felt like she was "betraying" women by needing a man's attention to find herself beautiful.

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* Creator/GilbertAndSullivan's ''Theatre/PrincessIda'' (adapted from a poem by Tennyson), the Girl Graduates of the women's college at Castle Adamant learn that "Man is Nature's sole mistake." That's right, folks, women's education PlayedForLaughs. When the younger students actually encounter a Man, they find him quite attractive, and Ida is resigned to her ArrangedMarriage when she realizes that if women never marry, there won't be any children.
* A lot of people think that Theatre/TheVaginaMonologues ''Theatre/TheVaginaMonologues'' are this trope. Actually invoked at one point, where a character admitted that she felt like she was "betraying" women by needing a man's attention to find herself beautiful.



* ''Webcomic/TheWotch'' has [[http://thewotch.com/index.php?epDate=2006-07-03 D.O.L.L.Y.]] a militant feminist terrorist organization led by [[spoiler:Ms. Natasha Dahlet]] who want to [[LadyLand eradicate men from the world]]. Not by [[{{Gendercide}} killing them]], but by turning them female via MagiTek. They try to recruit Anne who is well known for using her magic for [[GenderBender gender bending]]. [[spoiler:While [[LiteralSplitPersonality a physical personification of Anne's anger]] does join them, Anne herself turns the tables on them by [[KarmicTransformation turning many of the members of D.O.L.L.Y. male]].]] Notably, most the members of the group [[spoiler:are actually brainwashed, only really Natasha and her [[TheDragon Dragon]] (of sorts) Cory are really committed to the "cause"]]. The author actually precedes the arc with a strip where she appears and explains that there really isn't suppose to be any political message or anything.

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* ''Webcomic/TheWotch'' has [[http://thewotch.com/index.php?epDate=2006-07-03 D.O.L.L.Y.]] a militant feminist terrorist organization led by [[spoiler:Ms. Natasha Dahlet]] who want to [[LadyLand eradicate men from the world]]. Not by [[{{Gendercide}} killing them]], but by turning them female via MagiTek. They try to recruit Anne who is well known for using her magic for [[GenderBender gender bending]]. [[spoiler:While [[LiteralSplitPersonality a physical personification of Anne's anger]] does join them, Anne herself turns the tables on them by [[KarmicTransformation turning many of the members of D.O.L.L.Y. male]].]] Notably, most the members of the group [[spoiler:are actually brainwashed, only really Natasha and her [[TheDragon Dragon]] (of sorts) Cory are really committed to the "cause"]]. The author actually precedes the arc with a strip where she appears and explains that there really isn't suppose supposed to be any political message or anything.



** {{Played with}} there with the feminist (played by real-life feminist singer Ani [=DiFranco=]) encouraging Peggy to just play her heart out, she just wanted Peggy to find her voice.

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** {{Played with}} [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] there with the feminist (played by real-life feminist singer Ani [=DiFranco=]) encouraging Peggy to just play her heart out, she just wanted Peggy to find her voice.
28th Jun '17 10:05:00 AM CynicalBastardo
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' had an even more extremist offshoot from the Total War terrorist group called Gender War, who were advocating a {{Gendercide}} of all men. One of their members seduced a handsome male actor and used him to assist them in their plot before Dredd arrests them.


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* Parodied in ''Feminazi: The Triggering'', an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZqG1vP94UU indie game]] where the player plays a [[SoapboxSadie Social Justice Warrior]]. The object of the game is apparently to spread tolerance amongst African Americans and accuse white men of rape. One of the mini games even involves [[{{Gendercide}} wiping out baby boys]].
17th Jun '17 4:41:34 AM Morgenthaler
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** An intentional, in-universe example is found in ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker'' where ComicBook/TheJoker manages to gain the powers of Mr. Mxyzptlk and creates a WorldGoneMad. Most of the superheroes of the Justice League are turned into parodies of themselves, with Wonder Woman becoming a man-hating criminal with internal misogyny and a [[RollingPinOfDoom rolling pin]] as her primary weapon.
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