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20th Mar '17 1:55:21 PM ZombieAstronaut
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* In ''Film/Down Periscope'' there are one female officer in the sub crew. It is the source of some cheesy jokes in the first half of movie.

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* In ''Film/Down Periscope'' ''Film/DownPeriscope'' there are one female officer in the sub crew. It is the source of some cheesy jokes in the first half of movie.
20th Mar '17 1:54:33 PM ZombieAstronaut
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* In ''Film /Down Periscope'' there are one female officer in the sub crew. It is the source of some cheesy jokes in the first half of movie.

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* In ''Film /Down ''Film/Down Periscope'' there are one female officer in the sub crew. It is the source of some cheesy jokes in the first half of movie.
20th Mar '17 1:53:54 PM ZombieAstronaut
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* In ''Film /Down Periscope'' there are one female officer in the sub crew. It is the source of some cheesy jokes in the first half of movie.



* In ''Film / Down Periscope'' there are one female officer in the sub crew. It is the source of some cheesy jokes in the first half of movie.
20th Mar '17 1:52:50 PM ZombieAstronaut
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* In ''Film/Down periscope'' there are one female officer in the sub crew. It is the source of some cheesy jokes in the first half of movie.

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* In ''Film/Down periscope'' ''Film / Down Periscope'' there are one female officer in the sub crew. It is the source of some cheesy jokes in the first half of movie.
20th Mar '17 1:50:53 PM ZombieAstronaut
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* In ''Film/Down periscope'' there are one female officer in the sub crew. It is the source of some cheesy jokes in the first half of movie.
20th Mar '17 9:14:30 AM LordGro
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'''The Smurfette Principle''' is in action when the cast is made up of a group of males and ''exactly one'' female. This can occur even in works with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, so long as each sub-{{Ensemble|s}} (of five or more) contains ''only one'' female character. Adding a second female to the ensemble [[TwoGirlsToATeam creates a related trope.]] With the [[GirlShowGhetto relatively few female-aimed works,]] contrasting the sheer enormity of works that are aimed at males, it stands out that the demographics of fiction shows a ratio of female to male characters much lower than UsefulNotes/RealLife.[[note]]which, according to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sex_ratio_total_population.PNG statistics]], is roughly equal, with even slightly more females in developed countries[[/note]]

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'''The The Smurfette Principle''' Principle is in action when the cast is made up of a group of males and ''exactly one'' female. This can occur even in works with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, so long as each sub-{{Ensemble|s}} (of five or more) contains ''only one'' female character. Adding a second female to the ensemble [[TwoGirlsToATeam creates a related trope.]] With the [[GirlShowGhetto relatively few female-aimed works,]] contrasting the sheer enormity of works that are aimed at males, it stands out that the demographics of fiction shows a ratio of female to male characters much lower than UsefulNotes/RealLife.[[note]]which, according to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sex_ratio_total_population.PNG statistics]], is roughly equal, with even slightly more females in developed countries[[/note]]
19th Mar '17 1:18:17 PM frogpatrol
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The Smurfette Principle is in action when the cast is made up of a group of males and ''exactly one'' female. This can occur even in works with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, so long as each sub-{{Ensemble|s}} (of five or more) contains ''only one'' female character. Adding a second female to the ensemble [[TwoGirlsToATeam creates a related trope.]] With the [[GirlShowGhetto relatively few female-aimed works,]] contrasting the sheer enormity of works that are aimed at males, it stands out that the demographics of fiction shows a ratio of female to male characters much lower than UsefulNotes/RealLife.[[note]]which, according to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sex_ratio_total_population.PNG statistics]], is roughly equal, with even slightly more females in developed countries[[/note]]

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The '''The Smurfette Principle Principle''' is in action when the cast is made up of a group of males and ''exactly one'' female. This can occur even in works with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, so long as each sub-{{Ensemble|s}} (of five or more) contains ''only one'' female character. Adding a second female to the ensemble [[TwoGirlsToATeam creates a related trope.]] With the [[GirlShowGhetto relatively few female-aimed works,]] contrasting the sheer enormity of works that are aimed at males, it stands out that the demographics of fiction shows a ratio of female to male characters much lower than UsefulNotes/RealLife.[[note]]which, according to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sex_ratio_total_population.PNG statistics]], is roughly equal, with even slightly more females in developed countries[[/note]]
17th Mar '17 9:27:23 PM Ibrahim77X
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** Initially, Marzipan was its only female character. The fact that it uses such a MinimalistCast makes her ''the only female character in the universe''. She {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this fact in the page quote, found [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/whosaidwhat.html here]]. This was spoofed in a special feature on the "Everything Else vol. 2" DVD, ''Why Come Only One Girl?''. The commentary to ''Why Come Only One Girl?'' points out that Teen Girl Squad eventually became their "new female outlet".

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** Initially, Marzipan was its only female character. The fact that it uses such a MinimalistCast makes her ''the only female character in the universe''. She {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this fact in the page quote, fact, found [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/whosaidwhat.html here]]. This was spoofed in a special feature on the "Everything Else vol. 2" DVD, ''Why Come Only One Girl?''. The commentary to ''Why Come Only One Girl?'' points out that Teen Girl Squad eventually became their "new female outlet".


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* The ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'' usually play this straight, as lampshaded by Beth in the page quote, but avert this trope when [[SixthRanger Plum]] tags along on missions.
17th Mar '17 9:22:27 PM Ibrahim77X
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->''"I'm the only girl."''
-->-- '''Marzipan''', ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', "Who Said What Now?"

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->''"I'm ->'''Chris:''' I get it! So ''[points to Danny]'' you're the only girl."''
cool one, ''[points to Wallow]'' you're the funny one, ''[points to Beth]'' and you're the...\\
'''Beth:''' Girl.
-->-- '''Marzipan''', ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', "Who Said What Now?"
''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'', "Memory Donk"



The name of this trope was first coined by [[http://www.nytimes.com/1991/04/07/magazine/hers-the-smurfette-principle.html an article by Katha Pollitt in the New York Times printed April 7, 1991, called "The Smurfette Principle"]]. The article focused on the trope as it applies to young children, and discussed the negative message: males are individuals who have adventures, while [[MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial females are a type of deviation]] who exist [[NeverASelfMadeWoman only in relation to males]]. See also Margaret [=McGowan=]'s ''[[http://reelgirl.com Reel Girl]]'' column [[http://reelgirl.com/2012/03/females-51-of-population-but-minority-in-imaginary-characters-and-real-life-power-poitions/ Females 51% of population but minority of imaginary characters and real life power positions]].

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The name of this trope was first coined by [[http://www.nytimes.com/1991/04/07/magazine/hers-the-smurfette-principle.html an article by Katha Pollitt in the New York Times printed April 7, 1991, called "The Smurfette Principle"]]. The article focused on the trope t''Berope as it applies to young children, and discussed the negative message: males are individuals who have adventures, while [[MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial females are a type of deviation]] who exist [[NeverASelfMadeWoman only in relation to males]]. See also Margaret [=McGowan=]'s ''[[http://reelgirl.com Reel Girl]]'' column [[http://reelgirl.com/2012/03/females-51-of-population-but-minority-in-imaginary-characters-and-real-life-power-poitions/ Females 51% of population but minority of imaginary characters and real life power positions]].
3rd Mar '17 12:34:41 PM jharrison3051
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* This is the premise of ''Film/Alien3'', where Ripley is stranded on a penal colony planet populated solely by men. The only other female character in the film is Newt, who only appears in suspended animation [[spoiler:and later as a corpse]].

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* This is the premise of ''Film/Alien3'', where Ripley is stranded on a penal colony planet populated solely by men. The only other female character in the film is Newt, who only briefly appears in suspended animation [[spoiler:and later as a corpse]].
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