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16th Jan '18 5:01:49 AM xoriak
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* Dwarf planets avert this. Of the five most recognized, three (Ceres, Eris, and Haumea) are feminine. Similarly, moons are more often female than male, with many of Jupiter's moons being named for his lovers ([[ImmortalityBisexuality but there's still some guys in there]]).

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* ** Dwarf planets avert this. Of the five most recognized, three (Ceres, Eris, and Haumea) are feminine. Similarly, moons are more often female than male, with many of Jupiter's moons being named for his lovers ([[ImmortalityBisexuality but there's still some guys in there]]).there]]).
* The Taoist [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight_Immortals Eight Immortals]], which represent people from different walks of life, contain one female member in the form of He Xian Gu, though the gender of Lan Cai He is usually ambiguous.
* Of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Lucky_Gods Seven Lucky Gods]] in Japan, Benzaiten is the sole goddess. Some versions, however, up the number of female deities to three.
2nd Jan '18 8:37:11 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'''s main cast includes a young boy's toy collection, with predictably male-oriented rather than girls' toys. Bo Peep was the only female in the cast, a domestic woman and SatelliteLoveInterest with no part in the main action. It's hinted that the sequels would add more female characters at the end by having Mr. Potato Head wishing for a Mrs. Potato Head to be opened.

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** ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'''s main cast includes a young boy's toy collection, with predictably male-oriented rather than girls' toys. Bo Peep was the only female in the cast, a domestic woman and SatelliteLoveInterest with no part in the main action. It's hinted that the sequels would add more female characters at the end by having Mr. Potato Head wishing for a Mrs. Potato Head to be opened. Of course, the sequels, while still having mostly male characters, replace Bo with Jessie and Barbie.
22nd Dec '17 12:36:31 PM fjsdfalms
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* [[ActionGirl Rapunzel]], [[PrettyBoy Flynn]], [[LoyalAnimalCompanion Pascal]], and [[CoolHorse Maximus]] are the four protagonists from {{Tangled}}, with Rapunzel being the only girl. The fact that two of them are animals doesn't change a thing.
17th Dec '17 3:31:15 PM Luppercus
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* Wonder Woman in ''Film/JusticeLeague'' is the only female member of the superhero team.
14th Dec '17 2:59:13 PM pi4t
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* ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'' has a male cast, only qualifying for TheSmurfettePrinciple when they have a female guest. The role of the five cast members are to have one host, and two teams of two comedians each. When Sandi Toksvig first appeared in 1997, she remarked how thrilled she was to be 'in the long line of women who have appeared on the show' (she was the third, and the show had been running for twenty five years.) This provoked considerable laughter from the audience, and a sort of 'oooh' noise from Tim Brooke-Taylor. Barry Cryer proceeded to make the apologetic comment "Well, they were all [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosie_the_Riveter in the factories]] [[LongRunners when we started]]!" [[note]]In the forty-five years of ''I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue'', a total of ten women have appeared as panellists, and never more than one at a time. In rough chronological order, these are [[Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain Jo Kendall]], [[Radio/TheBurkissWay Denise Coffey]], [[Series/{{QI}} Sandi Toksvig]], Creator/LindaSmith, Creator/VictoriaWood, Creator/JoBrand, Creator/JudiDench, Creator/SusanCalman, Pippa Evans and Jan Ravens.[[/note]]

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* ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'' has a male cast, only qualifying for TheSmurfettePrinciple when they have a female guest. The role of the five cast members are to have one host, and two teams of two comedians each. When Sandi Toksvig first appeared in 1997, she remarked how thrilled she was to be 'in the long line of women who have appeared on the show' (she was the third, and the show had been running for twenty five years.) This provoked considerable laughter from the audience, and a sort of 'oooh' noise from Tim Brooke-Taylor. Barry Cryer proceeded to make the apologetic comment "Well, they were all [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosie_the_Riveter in the factories]] [[LongRunners when we started]]!" [[note]]In the forty-five years of ''I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue'', a total of ten women have appeared as panellists, and never more than one at a time. In rough chronological order, these are [[Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain Jo Kendall]], [[Radio/TheBurkissWay Denise Coffey]], [[Series/{{QI}} Sandi Toksvig]], Creator/LindaSmith, Creator/VictoriaWood, Creator/JoBrand, Creator/JudiDench, Creator/SusanCalman, Pippa Evans and Jan Ravens.[[/note]] There's also the scorer, [[TheGhost the ever-delightful Samantha]] who "appears" on almost every episode.[[note]]She's occasionally replaced by her male counterpart, the ever-rippling Sven.[[/note]]
29th Oct '17 5:56:19 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* In {{Wrestling/WWE}}, there are far more men than women on the roster with several different divisions devoted to the men while having a separate single women's division. For a while they Averted the Principle by having a women's {{tag team}} but did away with it in the 90s. To be fair, the entire women's division as a whole wasn't too far behind but when it was revived, it was with a single title. A second title was created when WWE split into two "brands" (one for ''Raw'', one for ''Smackdown'') but the titles were unified in 2010, leaving only one again until the second brand extension in 2016.

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* In {{Wrestling/WWE}}, there are far more men than women on the roster with several different divisions devoted to the men while having a separate single women's division. For a while they Averted the Principle by having a women's {{tag team}} belts(the very ones they took from the NWA) but did away with it them in the 90s. To be fair, the entire women's division as a whole wasn't too far behind but when it was revived, it was with a single title. A second title was created when WWE split into two "brands" (one for ''Raw'', one for ''Smackdown'') but the titles were unified in 2010, leaving only one again until the second brand extension in 2016.
* In the WWE Hall of Fame, each year typically has one female inductee against about seven males.



* Happened again in ROH with the move to Sinclair Broadcast Group leaving Mia Yim the lone woman on roster that usually had twenty eight wrestlers for a television taping, though more women came back around the end of the year.
* Ashley America argued that business practices of Valkyrie Woman's Pro, the first all women's promotion in New York City New York since Betty Niccoli got the ban on woman wrestlers lifted, unconscionable, accusing them of depriving starving male wrestlers of work and demanding they only run a single women's match([[ItsAllAboutMe featuring herself, obviously]]).
* In the WWE Hall of Fame, each year typically has one female inductee against about seven males.

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* Happened again in ROH with the move to Sinclair Broadcast Group leaving Mia Yim the lone woman on a roster that usually had twenty eight wrestlers for a television taping, though more women came back around the end of the year.
* Ashley America argued that the business practices of Valkyrie Woman's Pro, the first all women's promotion in New York City New York since Betty Niccoli got the ban on woman wrestlers lifted, unconscionable, accusing them of depriving starving male wrestlers of work and demanding they only run a single women's match([[ItsAllAboutMe featuring herself, obviously]]).
* In the WWE Hall of Fame, each year typically has one female inductee against about seven males.
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11th Oct '17 6:09:37 AM jormis29
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* In ''Film/TheNakedSpur'', Lina Patch (Janet Leigh) is the only female in the five-person MinimalistCast. Her obvious sexual desirability is used by the bad guy, a fugitive who's been caught by a bounty hunter, to sow tension between the bounty hunter and the two partners the bounty hunter got stuck with.

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* In ''Film/TheNakedSpur'', Lina Patch (Janet Leigh) (Creator/JanetLeigh) is the only female in the five-person MinimalistCast. Her obvious sexual desirability is used by the bad guy, a fugitive who's been caught by a bounty hunter, to sow tension between the bounty hunter and the two partners the bounty hunter got stuck with.
14th Sep '17 7:25:49 PM TargetOnMyBack
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* ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'' has a male cast, only qualifying for TheSmurfettePrinciple when they have a female guest. The role of the five cast members are to have one host, and two teams of two comedians each. When Sandi Toksvig first appeared in the 1990s, she remarked how proud she was to be 'in the long line of women who have appeared on the show' (she was the third, and the show had been running for about twenty years at that point.) This provoked considerable laughter from the audience, and a sort of 'oooh' noise from Tim Brooke-Taylor. Barry Cryer proceeded to make the apologetic comment "Well, they were all [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosie_the_Riveter in the factories]] [[LongRunners when we started]]!" [[note]]In the forty-five years of ''I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue'', a total of ten women have appeared as panellists, and never more than one at a time. In rough chronological order, these are [[Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain Jo Kendall]], [[Radio/TheBurkissWay Denise Coffey]], [[Series/{{QI}} Sandi Toksvig]], Creator/LindaSmith, Creator/VictoriaWood, Creator/JoBrand, Creator/JudiDench, Creator/SusanCalman, Pippa Evans and Jan Ravens.[[/note]]

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* ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'' has a male cast, only qualifying for TheSmurfettePrinciple when they have a female guest. The role of the five cast members are to have one host, and two teams of two comedians each. When Sandi Toksvig first appeared in the 1990s, 1997, she remarked how proud thrilled she was to be 'in the long line of women who have appeared on the show' (she was the third, and the show had been running for about twenty years at that point.five years.) This provoked considerable laughter from the audience, and a sort of 'oooh' noise from Tim Brooke-Taylor. Barry Cryer proceeded to make the apologetic comment "Well, they were all [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosie_the_Riveter in the factories]] [[LongRunners when we started]]!" [[note]]In the forty-five years of ''I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue'', a total of ten women have appeared as panellists, and never more than one at a time. In rough chronological order, these are [[Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain Jo Kendall]], [[Radio/TheBurkissWay Denise Coffey]], [[Series/{{QI}} Sandi Toksvig]], Creator/LindaSmith, Creator/VictoriaWood, Creator/JoBrand, Creator/JudiDench, Creator/SusanCalman, Pippa Evans and Jan Ravens.[[/note]]
26th Jul '17 2:40:39 AM TargetOnMyBack
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* ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'' has a male cast, only qualifying for TheSmurfettePrinciple when they have a female guest. The role of the five cast members are to have one host, and two teams of two comedians each. When Sandi Toksvig first appeared in the 1990s, she remarked how proud she was to be 'in the long line of women who have appeared on the show' (she was the third, and the show had been running for about twenty years at that point.) This provoked considerable laughter from the audience, and a sort of 'oooh' noise from Tim Brooke-Taylor. Barry Cryer proceeded to make the apologetic comment "Well, they were all [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosie_the_Riveter in the factories]] [[LongRunners when we started]]!" [[note]]In the forty-five years of ''I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue'', a total of nine women have appeared as panellists, and never more than one at a time. In rough chronological order, these are [[Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain Jo Kendall]], [[Radio/TheBurkissWay Denise Coffey]], [[Series/{{QI}} Sandi Toksvig]], Creator/LindaSmith, Creator/VictoriaWood, Creator/JoBrand, Creator/JudiDench, Creator/SusanCalman and in November 2016, Pippa Evans.[[/note]]

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* ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'' has a male cast, only qualifying for TheSmurfettePrinciple when they have a female guest. The role of the five cast members are to have one host, and two teams of two comedians each. When Sandi Toksvig first appeared in the 1990s, she remarked how proud she was to be 'in the long line of women who have appeared on the show' (she was the third, and the show had been running for about twenty years at that point.) This provoked considerable laughter from the audience, and a sort of 'oooh' noise from Tim Brooke-Taylor. Barry Cryer proceeded to make the apologetic comment "Well, they were all [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosie_the_Riveter in the factories]] [[LongRunners when we started]]!" [[note]]In the forty-five years of ''I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue'', a total of nine ten women have appeared as panellists, and never more than one at a time. In rough chronological order, these are [[Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain Jo Kendall]], [[Radio/TheBurkissWay Denise Coffey]], [[Series/{{QI}} Sandi Toksvig]], Creator/LindaSmith, Creator/VictoriaWood, Creator/JoBrand, Creator/JudiDench, Creator/SusanCalman and in November 2016, Creator/SusanCalman, Pippa Evans.Evans and Jan Ravens.[[/note]]
22nd Jul '17 9:04:45 PM PaulA
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* Creator/BobHope[=/=]Music/BingCrosby made the "Film/RoadTo" movies (''Road to Morocco'', etc), which included one woman in the cast: Dorothy Lamour. A trope related to the Smurfette Principle was named after her; Creator/RogerEbert referred to "Dorothy Lamour Syndrome" in his ''Little Movie Glossary''; when two men and one woman have a dialogue in a movie, the woman is usually reduced to looking back and forth between the two men as they talk. Lamour had an excuse, as Hope and Crosby were frequently off-script and adlibbing.

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* Creator/BobHope[=/=]Music/BingCrosby made the "Film/RoadTo" movies (''Road to Morocco'', (''Film/RoadToMorocco'', etc), which included one woman in the cast: Dorothy Lamour. A trope related to the Smurfette Principle was named after her; Creator/RogerEbert referred to "Dorothy Lamour Syndrome" in his ''Little Movie Glossary''; when two men and one woman have a dialogue in a movie, the woman is usually reduced to looking back and forth between the two men as they talk. Lamour had an excuse, as Hope and Crosby were frequently off-script and adlibbing.
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