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3rd Aug '17 6:06:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/ThreeHundred'' makes the Persians into a race of these. By contrast, Leonidas treats his wife with respect, allows her to voice her opinion on diplomatic matters, and even seeks her approval before [[ShootTheMessenger killing the messenger]]. While Spartan women did enjoy more rights than in other Greek city-states, the Persians were more egalitarian. Seems to be subverted in the sequel, where a woman is both in charge of the Persian fleet and shown to be TheWomanBehindTheMan to the emperor.

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* ''Film/ThreeHundred'' makes the Persians into a race of these.these, with a Persian diplomat making a sexist comment to immediately mark them as villains. By contrast, Leonidas treats his wife with respect, allows her to voice her opinion on diplomatic matters, and even seeks her approval before [[ShootTheMessenger killing the messenger]]. While Spartan women did enjoy more rights than in other Greek city-states, the Persians were more egalitarian. Seems to be subverted in the sequel, where a woman is both in charge of the Persian fleet and shown to be TheWomanBehindTheMan to the emperor.
3rd Aug '17 6:04:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/ThreeHundred'' makes the Persians into a race of these. By contrast, Leonidas treats his wife with respect, allows her to voice her opinion on diplomatic matters, and even seeks her approval before [[ShootTheMessenger killing the messenger]]. While Spartan women did enjoy more rights than in other Greek city-states, the Persians were more egalitarian.

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* ''Film/ThreeHundred'' makes the Persians into a race of these. By contrast, Leonidas treats his wife with respect, allows her to voice her opinion on diplomatic matters, and even seeks her approval before [[ShootTheMessenger killing the messenger]]. While Spartan women did enjoy more rights than in other Greek city-states, the Persians were more egalitarian. Seems to be subverted in the sequel, where a woman is both in charge of the Persian fleet and shown to be TheWomanBehindTheMan to the emperor.
1st Aug '17 6:48:35 AM HighCrate
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** [[TheCinemaSnob "Walt Right"]] plays this trope completely straight.

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31st Jul '17 10:33:40 PM skzip887
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** [[TheCinemaSnob "Walt Right"]] plays this trope completely straight.
13th Jul '17 5:33:21 PM LittleBuster
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* Similar characters are used several times in ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'', depicted as repulsive ManChild, who very much need to prove their masculinity and who perceive any image of a strong woman as "the intrigues of feminists" when the Critic wants to ridicule the gender debate over a film. We must give credit, in most cases he parodies both sides.
18th May '17 8:41:04 PM Prometheus117
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Master Pakku is introduced as one, refusing to train Katara in combative waterbending due to her being a girl in the name of it being tradition. However, by the end of his introductory episode he's shown to realize the folly of his ways and how it has personally hurt him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Master Pakku is introduced as one, refusing to train Katara in combative waterbending due to her being a girl in the name of it being tradition. However, by the end of his introductory episode he's shown to realize the folly of his ways and how it has personally hurt him. [[spoiler:Namely, he was [[ArrangedMarriage supposed to marry]] Katara and Sokka's ''grandmother'' and genuinely loved her, but she chafed under the StayInTheKitchen roles that the Northern Water Tribe enforced and left without a word, which soured his opinions toward women greatly until he met Katara and realized their connection, as well as how things could have been different if he hadn't acted as he had in his youth]].
9th May '17 6:57:34 AM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': This is Gilead's [[PlanetOfHats hat]]. The regime's misogyny reaches [[StupidEvil cartoonishly self-destructive]] levels, with women banned from ''reading'' on pain of mutilation, going far beyond what even real-life Salafists such as the Taliban actually advocate.

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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': This is Gilead's [[PlanetOfHats hat]]. The regime's misogyny reaches [[StupidEvil cartoonishly self-destructive]] levels, with women banned from ''reading'' on pain of mutilation, going far beyond what even real-life Salafists such as or the Taliban have actually advocate.advocated.
8th May '17 6:29:08 AM Fireblood
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* An minor villain in a Creator/MercedesLackey novel is usually an example of this trope, as are many of the major villains. The evil sorcerer from ''Literature/TheBlackSwan'' (which is not to be confused with the movie of the same name) is probably the most glaring example.

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* An Any minor villain in a Creator/MercedesLackey novel is usually an example of this trope, as are many of the major villains. The evil sorcerer from ''Literature/TheBlackSwan'' (which is not to be confused with the movie of the same name) is probably the most glaring example.



* ''Series/RobinHood'': {{Subverted}} by the Sheriff of Nottingham. Throughout the series, Vaizey makes several disparaging remarks toward women, and often refers to them as "lepers". However, there was an interesting subtext that suggested that it was all a show for the benefit of his [[TheDragon Dragon]], who he didn't want getting too close to any female who could threaten the influence Vaizey held over Guy. The only character Vaizey [[PetTheDog shows any love for is his sister]], and he never underestimates Marian, even when Guy and Robin do. When an Abbess comes to the castle and a guard argues against letting her into a room where the tax money is kept, the Sheriff's response is notably ''not'' "she's just a woman", but "she's just a nun." Admittedly since the abbess turned out to be [[spoiler:a thief who successfully stole all the money and escaped from a locked room]] in that case he did underestimate her, even though he clearly never trusted her

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* ''Series/RobinHood'': {{Subverted}} by the Sheriff of Nottingham. Throughout the series, Vaizey makes several disparaging remarks toward women, and often refers to them as "lepers". However, there was an interesting subtext that suggested that it was all a show for the benefit of his [[TheDragon Dragon]], who he didn't want getting too close to any female who could threaten the influence Vaizey held over Guy. The only character Vaizey [[PetTheDog shows any love for is his sister]], and he never underestimates Marian, even when Guy and Robin do. When an Abbess comes to the castle and a guard argues against letting her into a room where the tax money is kept, the Sheriff's response is notably ''not'' "she's just a woman", but "she's just a nun." Admittedly since the abbess turned out to be [[spoiler:a thief who successfully stole all the money and escaped from a locked room]] in that case he did underestimate her, even though he clearly never trusted herher.



* ''Series/AgentCarter'' has Peggy's coworkers in the SSR, who initially appear to only exist to make Carter look put upon and oppressed. They're subsequently portrayed as being one step, or more, behind her the entire time (though not so far behind her that they can't complicate her investigation). They eventually start learning better that Peggy and women in general can be far more competent than they give them credit for... ''at the worst possible time'', right as they find out that she's been running around behind their backs, making them think she's a deadly enemy agent. When they interrogate her, she tears into them with a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech calling them on their sexism and pointing out how they made it ''easy'' for her to undermine them (even Sousa, who had until now generally seemed to be free of misogyny; he took the betrayal personally and Peggy accuses him of having a MadonnaWhoreComplex). All of them take the speech to heart and have grown out of this trope by the season's end (not that their sexism has been completely eliminated, but what's left is no longer the "straw
* Series/UnbreakableKimmySchmidt plays it for laughs, typically making a character of either sex look ignorant or provencial by having them say something degrading about women. There's even a misogynistic GPS system.

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* ''Series/AgentCarter'' has Peggy's coworkers in the SSR, who initially appear to only exist to make Carter look put upon and oppressed. They're subsequently portrayed as being one step, or more, behind her the entire time (though not so far behind her that they can't complicate her investigation). They eventually start learning better that Peggy and women in general can be far more competent than they give them credit for... ''at the worst possible time'', right as they find out that she's been running around behind their backs, making them think she's a deadly enemy agent. When they interrogate her, she tears into them with a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech calling them on their sexism and pointing out how they made it ''easy'' for her to undermine them (even Sousa, who had until now generally seemed to be free of misogyny; he took the betrayal personally and Peggy accuses him of having a MadonnaWhoreComplex). All of them take the speech to heart and have grown out of this trope by the season's end (not that their sexism has been completely eliminated, but what's left is no longer the "straw
"straw" version).
* Series/UnbreakableKimmySchmidt plays it for laughs, typically making a character of either sex look ignorant or provencial provincial by having them say something degrading about women. There's even a misogynistic GPS system.


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* ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'': The Margrave of Rothenberg, who allows women almost no rights within his realm, allowing Kahlan to {{anvilicious}}ly lecture his wrongly imprisoned wife on fighting for herself in "Princess".
8th May '17 6:17:34 AM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': This is Gilead's [[PlanetOfHats hat]]. The regime's misogyny reaches [[StupidEvil cartoonishly self-destructive]] levels, with women banned from ''reading'' on pain of mutilation, going far beyond what even real-life Salafists such as the Taliban actually advocate.
1st May '17 6:53:01 AM MagBas
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* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' features General Rumford as the main enemy of the independent-minded, LGBT-friendly Amazons of [[LadyLand Azania]], who launches a war on them specifically because he considers a country ruled by women an abomination that cannot be allowed to exist. Rumford is a hyper-conservative Christian dominionist who constantly throws insults at the Azanians, alternating between raging at the vile unnaturalness of female soldiers and simply dismissing them as silly women, and laughs at the idea that human rights should apply to them (or anyone, really, but ''especially'' women enemies). He ''literally'' has rebellious women burned at the stake, and sells defiant Azanians who will not submit to his conservative ideas into slavery, considering this a good deed that will teach them their proper place in the world. While the author appears to have honestly intended him to be a ''sympathetic'' character, and he does have certain KnightTemplar-ish virtues otherwise, his misogyny really is incredibly over the top.
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