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14th Apr '17 10:00:20 AM DoctorCooper
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Due to the polarizing nature of straw tropes such as this, RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment should be considering to avoid possibility of FlameWar. Even though some feminists act in this manner--all political factions have their bad seeds that shine a negative light on the others--[[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease this trope is about fictional examples only]].

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Due to the polarizing nature of straw tropes such as this, RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment should be considering to avoid possibility of FlameWar. Even though some feminists act in this manner--all political factions have their bad seeds that shine a negative light on the others--[[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease this trope is about fictional examples in media only]].
13th Apr '17 11:00:42 AM DaibhidC
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* The ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' episode "Hades Has No Fury" is set at a sort of unofficial women's shelter. While it's established that the place has good reason to exist, the three members we see most of are Athena, who wants to shut herself and her fellows away from any contact with men whatsoever; Artemis, who wants to declare war on all men; and Demeter, who hopes that in vitro fertilisation and chromosome mapping will eventually eradicate men altogether.
4th Apr '17 4:51:12 AM akaun6899
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* In ''Film/LegallyBlonde'' you have the character of Enid Weller, a lesbian who is probably the most annoying character in the film. One scene shows her going around with a clipboard to get people to sign a petition to change the word "semester" to "ovester" because she has come to the conclusion that semester comes from "semen" and is thus another form of male dominance. Elle puts her in her place later.

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* In ''Film/LegallyBlonde'' you have the character of Enid Weller, Wexler, a lesbian who is probably the most annoying character in the film. One scene shows her going around with a clipboard to get people to sign a petition to change the word "semester" to "ovester" because she has come to the conclusion that semester comes from "semen" and is thus another form of male dominance. Elle puts her in her place later.
4th Apr '17 4:50:52 AM akaun6899
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* In ''Film/LegallyBlonde'' you have the character of Enid Wexlin, a lesbian who is probably the most annoying character in the film. One scene shows her going around with a clipboard to get people to sign a petition to change the word "semester" to "ovester" because she has come to the conclusion that semester comes from "semen" and is thus another form of male dominance. Elle puts her in her place later.

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* In ''Film/LegallyBlonde'' you have the character of Enid Wexlin, Weller, a lesbian who is probably the most annoying character in the film. One scene shows her going around with a clipboard to get people to sign a petition to change the word "semester" to "ovester" because she has come to the conclusion that semester comes from "semen" and is thus another form of male dominance. Elle puts her in her place later.
20th Mar '17 4:39:31 AM Blazer
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* In the various Website/GoAnimate "[[YouAreGrounded Grounded]]" videos involving ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'', the title character's little sister, Rosie, is infrequently portrayed as this, spouting the stereotypical phrases used in their portrayals and attempting to do harm to Caillou or their father, Boris.
16th Mar '17 1:11:15 PM EDP
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* Parodied in ''Lupo Alberto'' with Alice, who, back when the comic was still a strip, was known to torment [[NiceGuy Alcide]] by shaking him and calling him a pig because [[FunnyAnimal he's the only actual pig around and so he can't retort]] (at least she apologized after the fact).
15th Mar '17 8:38:20 PM Fireblood
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* J. Neil Schulman's ''The Rainbow Cadenza'' has a good case of Straw Feminists repeatedly ''shooting themselves in the foot.'' After the development of an over-the-counter drug which suppresses the production of X-chromosome sperm, Earth has a "[[WorldWarIII war to end all wars]]" and 20 men to every woman. To deal with this, the new world government changes the draft, conscripting all women from 18-21 for state-sponsored prostitution. As compensation, at age 22 a woman's vote is worth 20 of a man's. As a result, Earth is a LadyLand... as long as they keep supporting the system of institutionalized rape. As you'd imagine, a lot of female political figures in this setting cannot really be considered ''[[ShellShockedVeteran sane]].'' And men who partake of the system can't really be considered ethical, either.
* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' has Azania, once California, whose capital is Berkley, which begins with "Fair Discrimination" barring men from many areas of work and government service, and rapidly descends into slavery of men, mandatory abortions of male fetuses, and reproduction via cloning. The war between them and Victoria begins confusingly, with women in Victoria lobbying for intervention against the perversion of femininity, then Azania starts bombing, then their forces [[FauxActionGirl melt like snow]] in the face of male opposition, and we learn that they, as many feminists, are mostly upset because they couldn't get a man. This is in keeping with the plot, where a variety of StrawLiberal states are set up, and [[TakeThat knocked down]] by the [[AuthorTract story]].

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* J. Neil Schulman's ''The Rainbow Cadenza'' has a good case of Straw Feminists repeatedly ''shooting themselves in the foot.'' After the development of an over-the-counter drug which suppresses the production of X-chromosome sperm, Earth has a "[[WorldWarIII war to end all wars]]" and 20 men to every woman. To deal with this, the new world government changes the draft, conscripting all women from 18-21 for state-sponsored prostitution. As compensation, at age 22 a woman's vote is worth 20 of a man's. As a result, Earth is a LadyLand... as long as they keep supporting the system of institutionalized rape. As you'd imagine, a lot of female political figures in this setting cannot really be considered ''[[ShellShockedVeteran sane]].'' sane]]''. And men who partake of the system can't really be considered ethical, either.
* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' has Azania, once California, whose capital is Berkley, Berkeley, which begins with "Fair Discrimination" barring men from many areas of work and government service, and rapidly descends into slavery of men, mandatory abortions of male fetuses, and reproduction via cloning. The war between them and Victoria begins confusingly, with women in Victoria lobbying for intervention against the perversion of femininity, then Azania starts bombing, then their forces [[FauxActionGirl melt like snow]] in the face of male opposition, and we learn that they, as many feminists, are mostly upset because they couldn't get a man. This is in keeping with the plot, where a variety of StrawLiberal states are set up, up and then [[TakeThat knocked down]] by the [[AuthorTract story]].story]].
* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'': Many of the female characters come off this way in the novels. The Red Ajah of the Aes Sedai is the most explicit, where it's considered mandatory to hate men on principle (they focus on [[{{DePower}} gentling]] male channelers, who all go mad and pose a threat otherwise). Even those who don't actively hate men frequently refer to them all as essentially dumb children who need to be led. In a Q&A, when someone asked Robert Jordan why these characters are so obnoxious, he denied they were and said ''all'' women really act this way in private (based on observations of [[CreatorProvincialism his family]] as a boy).
3rd Mar '17 5:59:58 PM DoctorNemesis
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' had a rogue Amazon taking her people's views of "Man's World" to its logical extreme by developing a plague that will wipe out every creature with a Y chromosome. It's eventually learned that she's not really an Amazon (just a regular human girl granted haven and raised by the Amazons), and her deep hatred of men stemmed from the military coup that drove her from her homeland and washed her up on Themyscera (she balked after learning a man sacrificed his life to save hers, claiming the good deeds of one man couldn't salvage the crimes of males altogether). The incident, ironically, taught her fellow Amazons (who, including Wonder Woman, had displayed tendencies towards Straw Feminism themselves up to this point) to not too soundly preach the inferiorities of men and their own superiority. This trope is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when Wonder Woman wonders if men are ''that'' necessary and Hawkgirl tells her [[Radar/JusticeLeague "don't knock it 'till you've tried it, Princess!".]] She also pointed out that the rogue amazon was just taking their feminism to its logical extreme.

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* An One episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' had revolves around a rogue Amazon taking her people's views of "Man's World" to its logical extreme by developing a plague that will wipe out every creature on Earth with a Y chromosome. It's eventually learned revealed that she's not really an Amazon (just actually a regular human girl granted haven and raised by the Amazons), and her deep hatred of men stemmed from the military coup that drove her Amazons after being driven from her homeland and washed by a military coup, which sparked her up on Themyscera (she balked after learning intense hatred of men. Ironically, much to her shock it was actually a man sacrificed his life who rescued her and brought her to save hers, claiming the good deeds Themyscria, which was concealed from her by her fellow Amazons (who "didn't consider it important"), although her hatred of one man couldn't salvage the crimes of males altogether). men ultimately proves too ingrained for her to change her ways. The incident, ironically, incident ultimately taught her fellow Amazons (who, including Wonder Woman, had displayed tendencies towards Straw Feminism themselves up to this point) to not too soundly preach the inferiorities of men and their own superiority.superiority since, as Hawkgirl notes at one point, the villain was just taking their pre-existing isolationist and supremacist tendencies to their logical extreme. This trope is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when Wonder Woman wonders if men are ''that'' necessary and Hawkgirl tells her [[Radar/JusticeLeague "don't knock it 'till you've tried it, Princess!".]] She also pointed out that the rogue amazon was just taking their feminism to its logical extreme.]]
25th Feb '17 9:28:36 AM CaptainTedium
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* The third season of ''WebAnimation/GothamGirls'' had Caroline Greenway, who didn't appear to be concerned about the male population of Gotham City disappearing and made a lot of remarks that had strongly misandrist implications.
16th Feb '17 8:39:47 PM infernape612
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* HogwartsSchoolofPrayerAndMiracles has a lot of strawpeople, as everyone who doesn't agree with the very conservative author gets this treatment. Aunt Petunia has short hair and "never wears any makeup". The author goes on to describe her in negative terms, and it is pretty clear she is meant to be viewed as ugly, mannish feminist.

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* HogwartsSchoolofPrayerAndMiracles ''FanFic/HogwartsSchoolOfPrayerAndMiracles'' has a lot of strawpeople, as everyone who doesn't agree with the very conservative author gets this treatment. Aunt Petunia has short hair and "never wears any makeup". The author goes on to describe her in negative terms, and it is pretty clear she is meant to be viewed as ugly, mannish feminist.
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