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24th Aug '16 6:37:33 AM LondonKdS
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* "Good Girls" by Elle King ("What good girls don't, I do"), with a hint of BrokenBird as well.
12th Aug '16 6:53:00 AM Hjortron18
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* Jessie J's "Do It Like a Dude" seems to have been created for the purpose of being The Lad-ette's anthem.

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* Jessie J's Music/JessieJ's "Do It Like a Dude" seems to have been created for the purpose of being The Lad-ette's anthem.
19th Jul '16 6:53:20 AM Alia_of
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** Magdalena Swärd in "De skandalösa" isn't quite as tomboyish as Beatrice, but still, she has a feisty proto-feminist attitude (and she's happy to not have to wear a corset during a costume party), that could make her qualify as a 17th century version of this trope. And just like Beatrice, she is careful to not ruin her reputation by being promiscuous, but she still starts a highly sexual affair with her love interest (Gabriel) before they are married.

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** * Magdalena Swärd in "De skandalösa" isn't quite as tomboyish as Beatrice, but still, she has a feisty proto-feminist attitude (and she's happy to not have to wear a corset during a costume party), that could make her qualify as a 17th century version of this trope. And just like Beatrice, she is careful to not ruin her reputation by being promiscuous, but she still starts a highly sexual affair with her love interest (Gabriel) before they are married.
19th Jul '16 4:03:39 AM DeathsApprentice
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* Detective Rosa Diaz from ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' is very foul-tempered, sexually confident, and violent, and is definitely OneOfTheGuys. Her idea of a perfect first date? "Cheap dinner, watch basketball, bone down."

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* Detective Rosa Diaz from ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' is very foul-tempered, sexually confident, and violent, loves motorcycles, and is definitely OneOfTheGuys. Her idea of a perfect first date? "Cheap dinner, watch basketball, bone down."
19th Jul '16 3:35:12 AM DeathsApprentice
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* ''Literature/TalesOfAnMazingGirl'' is more of a nerd then a pure Ladette--but she will still get drunk and fool around--only she does it at Warhammer40k tournament, not a bar.

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* ''Literature/TalesOfAnMazingGirl'' Literature/AnitaBlake, and how. Particularly pronounced as the series went on and all women except the titular character became characterized as weak, jealous, or otherwise not in contention for Anita's enormous reverse harem. Anita Blake is more the distaff version of a nerd then a pure Ladette--but male fantasy -- where the titular character raises the dead, works for the police but also plays vigilante, and let's not forget the harem. Thirty or so men, with at least six regulars, and at least one new flavour per book. She's the biggest swinging dick in the series, and she [[TheImmodestOrgasm makes sure you know it]].
* Teres from ''[[Literature/{{Kane}} Bloodstone]]'' is the only child of lord Malchion, ruler of Breimen, and his heir. To gain respect of male nobles and increase her chances of becoming the future ruler, she tries to become one of them: she is a competent fighter, wears masculine garb hiding her figure, drinks, swears and brawls alongside men - and even gets into a knife-throwing contest with her own father over who
will still get drunk spend the first night with their new ''female'' slave.
--> She was a strange creature, Teres, who had devoted most of her 25 years to denying her femininity,
and fool around--only she does it at Warhammer40k tournament, with startling success. Her features were heavily drawn, though not masculine, and might have been called pretty, but for the thin scar crossing one cheek and a bar. nose twice broken and never perfectly set.



* In ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', the girls of the City Watch elect to go out on the town with Nobby's inexplicably-hot new girlfriend Tawneee. The rather conservative Sergeant Colon describes the ladette behaviour of the policewomen with the very apt pun ''minge-drinking''.

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* In ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', the girls ** Magdalena Swärd in "De skandalösa" isn't quite as tomboyish as Beatrice, but still, she has a feisty proto-feminist attitude (and she's happy to not have to wear a corset during a costume party), that could make her qualify as a 17th century version of the City Watch elect this trope. And just like Beatrice, she is careful to go out on the town not ruin her reputation by being promiscuous, but she still starts a highly sexual affair with Nobby's inexplicably-hot new girlfriend Tawneee. The rather conservative Sergeant Colon describes the ladette behaviour of the policewomen with the very apt pun ''minge-drinking''.her love interest (Gabriel) before they are married.



* The famous "Cool Girl" passage in ''Literature/GoneGirl'' deconstructs this by pointing out the male-fantasy elements -- see the Quotes page for the whole thing.
* The Literature/InDeath series has Eve, who can't understand the appeal of anything feminine or frilly. In fact, she was down right panicked the time she had to host a bridal shower.
* Toras Redone, from the ''Literature/KharkanasTrilogy'', is a battlefield-experienced commander in the Hust Legion, is never seen in anything other than sweat-stained leathers and prefers to spend time with her legion rather than at court. She also drinks profusely.



* In ''Literature/{{Overenskommelser}}'' by Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt, Beatrice Löwenström is pretty much a 19th century version of this trope. She's a tomboyish (but also bookish) proto-feminist, who competes with men in ice-skating and horse-riding. But despite that, and even though she's described as not that good-looking, she can also attract men if she wants to. And even though she never has ''casual'' sex, because that would have been unacceptable for a girl from her social class in that era, she has an affair with Seth before getting married to him, and that's enough for [[EvilUncle her own uncle]] to call her a slut.



* ''Literature/TalesOfAnMazingGirl'' is more of a nerd then a pure Ladette--but she will still get drunk and fool around--only she does it at Warhammer40k tournament, not a bar.



* The Literature/InDeath series has Eve, who can't understand the appeal of anything feminine or frilly. In fact, she was down right panicked the time she had to host a bridal shower.

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* In ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', the girls of the City Watch elect to go out on the town with Nobby's inexplicably-hot new girlfriend Tawneee. The Literature/InDeath series has Eve, who can't understand rather conservative Sergeant Colon describes the appeal ladette behaviour of anything feminine or frilly. In fact, she was down right panicked the time she had to host a bridal shower.policewomen with the very apt pun ''minge-drinking''.



* Literature/AnitaBlake, and how. Particularly pronounced as the series went on and all women except the titular character became characterized as weak, jealous, or otherwise not in contention for Anita's enormous reverse harem. Anita Blake is the distaff version of a male fantasy -- where the titular character raises the dead, works for the police but also plays vigilante, and let's not forget the harem. Thirty or so men, with at least six regulars, and at least one new flavour per book. She's the biggest swinging dick in the series, and she [[TheImmodestOrgasm makes sure you know it]].



* In ''Literature/{{Overenskommelser}}'' by Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt, Beatrice Löwenström is pretty much a 19th century version of this trope. She's a tomboyish (but also bookish) proto-feminist, who competes with men in ice-skating and horse-riding. But despite that, and even though she's described as not that good-looking, she can also attract men if she wants to. And even though she never has ''casual'' sex, because that would have been unacceptable for a girl from her social class in that era, she has an affair with Seth before getting married to him, and that's enough for [[EvilUncle her own uncle]] to call her a slut.
** Magdalena Swärd in "De skandalösa" isn't quite as tomboyish as Beatrice, but still, she has a feisty proto-feminist attitude (and she's happy to not have to wear a corset during a costume party), that could make her qualify as a 17th century version of this trope. And just like Beatrice, she is careful to not ruin her reputation by being promiscuous, but she still starts a highly sexual affair with her love interest (Gabriel) before they are married.
* The famous "Cool Girl" passage in ''Literature/GoneGirl'' deconstructs this by pointing out the male-fantasy elements -- see the Quotes page for the whole thing.
* Toras Redone, from the ''Literature/KharkanasTrilogy'', is a battlefield-experienced commander in the Hust Legion, is never seen in anything other than sweat-stained leathers and prefers to spend time with her legion rather than at court. She also drinks profusely.
* Teres from ''[[Literature/{{Kane}} Bloodstone]]'' is the only child of lord Malchion, ruler of Breimen, and his heir. To gain respect of male nobles and increase her chances of becoming the future ruler, she tries to become one of them: she is a competent fighter, wears masculine garb hiding her figure, drinks, swears and brawls alongside men - and even gets into a knife-throwing contest with her own father over who will spend the first night with their new ''female'' slave.
--> She was a strange creature, Teres, who had devoted most of her 25 years to denying her femininity, and with startling success. Her features were heavily drawn, though not masculine, and might have been called pretty, but for the thin scar crossing one cheek and a nose twice broken and never perfectly set.



* Detective Rosa Diaz from ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' is very foul-tempered, sexually confident, and violent, and is definitely OneOfTheGuys. Her idea of a perfect first date? "Cheap dinner, watch basketball, bone down."



* Carla from ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' is abrasive and crass, likes watching sports games and playing poker with the guys, loves to listen in on tales of the guys' sex lives, and ReallyGetsAround. On multiple occasions, male characters imply or outright say that Carla "doesn't count" as a woman.
* In ''Series/CougarTown'', Bobby hangs out with a tomboy named Riggs, whom Travis points out is basically [[DistaffCounterpart a female Bobby]].



* Dee Reynolds in ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' can be sometimes as gross and sleazy as the male trio, yet still believe that her living style is on par with the ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' crowd.



* ''Series/LasVegas'' has Sam Marquez. Though she doesn't look the part she certainly acts it.
* In ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', Marci's [[UncannyFamilyResemblance Identical Cousin]] is this trope in all but sexual preference; [[spoiler: Al even falls for her.]]



* Sarah from ''Series/OrphanBlack'' is a tomboyish HellBentForLeather {{Hustler}}, with some substance abuse issues and little to no qualms when it comes to emotionless casual sex.
* Foul-mouthed, untidy, promiscuous Dana Klein from the Israeli series ''Series/PrisonersOfWar''.



* On ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' Creator/WillFerrell's portrayal of former Attorney General Janet Reno is hyper aggressive and masculine but still with a bit of a sensitive side. Just the casting of a man as big as Ferrell to play this role makes it this trope.



* In an episode of ''Series/SeventhHeaven'', Ruthie wanted to be like Simon and "the guys" which included nothing but being rude and crude.



* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Lois Lane is a tough fighter and a heavy drinker. (The latter being the reason she was expelled from Metropolis University). After meeting her Clark describes her as talkative and rude. She describes herself as independent and self-sufficient.



* In the BritishSeries ''Series/WishMeLuck'', British Agent Mattie Firman is, [[TheForties unusually for the time]], a forthright, athletic woman who doesn't mince words, swears a lot--her CatchPhrase is "oh, SOD!"--is always willing to have a drink at the pub with the male cadets (and whup their asses in combat practice), and has one night stands, none of which are behaviors people approved of in women at the time. Even her {{Love Interest|s}} Colin/Cyrano is a bit thrown when, [[FakeOutMakeOut after they]] [[CoitusEnsues sleep together]], she says matter of factly "We don't have to make anything of it" and mentions picking up a guy at the movies for a fling the day before she shipped out.



* ''Series/LasVegas'' has Sam Marquez. Though she doesn't look the part she certainly acts it.
* In an episode of ''Series/SeventhHeaven'', Ruthie wanted to be like Simon and "the guys" which included nothing but being rude and crude.
* In ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', Marci's [[UncannyFamilyResemblance Identical Cousin]] is this trope in all but sexual preference; [[spoiler: Al even falls for her.]]
* Dee Reynolds in ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' can be sometimes as gross and sleazy as the male trio, yet still believe that her living style is on par with the ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' crowd.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Lois Lane is a tough fighter and a heavy drinker. (The latter being the reason she was expelled from Metropolis University). After meeting her Clark describes her as talkative and rude. She describes herself as independent and self-sufficient.
* In the BritishSeries ''Series/WishMeLuck'', British Agent Mattie Firman is, [[TheForties unusually for the time]], a forthright, athletic woman who doesn't mince words, swears a lot--her CatchPhrase is "oh, SOD!"--is always willing to have a drink at the pub with the male cadets (and whup their asses in combat practice), and has one night stands, none of which are behaviors people approved of in women at the time. Even her {{Love Interest|s}} Colin/Cyrano is a bit thrown when, [[FakeOutMakeOut after they]] [[CoitusEnsues sleep together]], she says matter of factly "We don't have to make anything of it" and mentions picking up a guy at the movies for a fling the day before she shipped out.
* In ''Series/CougarTown'', Bobby hangs out with a tomboy named Riggs, whom Travis points out is basically [[DistaffCounterpart a female Bobby]].
* Foul-mouthed, untidy, promiscuous Dana Klein from the Israeli series ''Series/PrisonersOfWar''.
* Carla from ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' is abrasive and crass, likes watching sports games and playing poker with the guys, loves to listen in on tales of the guys' sex lives, and ReallyGetsAround. On multiple occasions, male characters imply or outright say that Carla "doesn't count" as a woman.
* On ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' Creator/WillFerrell's portrayal of former Attorney General Janet Reno is hyper aggressive and masculine but still with a bit of a sensitive side. Just the casting of a man as big as Ferrell to play this role makes it this trope.
* Sarah from ''Series/OrphanBlack'' is a tomboyish HellBentForLeather {{Hustler}}, with some substance abuse issues and little to no qualms when it comes to emotionless casual sex.
* Detective Rosa Diaz from ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' is very foul-tempered, sexually confident, and prone to violence, and is definitely OneOfTheGuys. Her idea of a perfect date? "Cheap dinner, watch basketball, bone down."
10th Jul '16 7:53:07 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Though {{TNA}} loudly flaunts that the TNA Knockouts (read: women wrestlers) are not the typical "[[Wrestling/{{WWE}} divas]]," they went ahead and gave us the exact opposite of a diva anyway, in the form of "ODB," who fit this trope like a glove. [[AmazonianBeauty Built like a brick shithouse]], given to smoking, drinking, and violence, and unlikely to win a beauty contest, [[CaptainObvious her name stands for "One Dirty Bitch"]]. It was unsurprising when TNA then turned her and Jacqueline into a {{tag team}}.

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* Though {{TNA}} Wrestling/{{TNA}} loudly flaunts that the TNA Knockouts (read: women wrestlers) are not the typical "[[Wrestling/{{WWE}} divas]]," they went ahead and gave us the exact opposite of a diva anyway, just to prove the point, in the form of "ODB," who fit this trope like a glove. [[AmazonianBeauty Built like a brick shithouse]], given to smoking, drinking, and violence, and unlikely to win a beauty contest, [[CaptainObvious her name stands for "One Dirty Bitch"]]. It was unsurprising when TNA then turned her and Jacqueline into a {{tag team}}.
2nd Jul '16 11:41:59 AM nombretomado
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* Kiina from ''{{Bionicle}}'', at least [[CharacterDevelopment initially]], if you read the [[AllThereInTheManual novel and her backstory]]. Being a [[GladiatorGames Glatorian]], stuck on a planet that she hated, she didn't have any reasons to act girly. If you only watch TheMovie where she became something of a GenkiGirl, or read the story in which she is PromotedToLoveInterest, this trope may not seem so obvious.

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* Kiina from ''{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', at least [[CharacterDevelopment initially]], if you read the [[AllThereInTheManual novel and her backstory]]. Being a [[GladiatorGames Glatorian]], stuck on a planet that she hated, she didn't have any reasons to act girly. If you only watch TheMovie where she became something of a GenkiGirl, or read the story in which she is PromotedToLoveInterest, this trope may not seem so obvious.
1st Jul '16 4:44:22 PM N8han11
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** In a setting where the water is literally un-drinkable and you have to enter VATS and fire twelve mini-nukes to flush a toilet, it's not so much that the characters violate standards of feminine behavior as that violence and drug abuse aren't valid distinguishing characteristics at all. Most developed female characters are still quite distinctly femme, they just also need their twelve bazookas and SAW if they want to put the toilet seat down and their collection of exploding ninja stars to avoid dropping stitches in their crochet.
8th Jun '16 12:06:42 PM sageoftruth
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* ''Series/GameofThrones'' Theon Greyjoy's sister, Yara Greyjoy hands down. Any woman seeking to rule over the Ironborn pretty much has to be one to stand a chance.
6th Jun '16 12:35:35 AM FarseerLolotea
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* The female character in [[http://www.funnyplace.org/stream/foster-s-beer-keeper-15988/ this]] Foster's Beer ad seems to be a downplayed example: While she doesn't act particularly loud or rowdy overall, she ''does'' casually [[spoiler:scrunch a beer can on her forehead]].

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* The female character in [[http://www.funnyplace.org/stream/foster-s-beer-keeper-15988/ this]] Foster's Beer ad seems to be a downplayed example: While she doesn't act particularly loud or rowdy overall, she ''does'' casually [[spoiler:scrunch [[spoiler:[[CanCrushingCranium scrunch a beer can on her forehead]].forehead]]]].
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