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22nd Nov '16 10:44:50 AM ASplashingKoi
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* The Disney Renaissance films are a bit bad about this, although some are improvements:
** ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' has only Jasmine. Aladdin's mother was originally in the film, but got cut. The protagonist (Aladdin), main villain (Jafar), best friend/mentor (Genie), and sidekicks (Abu and Carpet) are all male. The Sultan rounds out the cast of male characters. Female characters do populate the world so this is arguably faithfully reflecting the kind of world where power games are played out between men and Jasmine's story would revolve around the necessity of her finding a man to marry. It still doesn't solve the diversity/representation issue but it's somewhat logical.
** ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': During most of the film, Mulan is with the Chinese Army, which wouldn't accept females at the time. (Which is why she has to [[SweetPollyOliver disguise herself as a man]].)

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* The Disney Renaissance films are a bit bad about this, although some are improvements:
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''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' has only Jasmine. Aladdin's mother was originally in the film, but got cut. The protagonist (Aladdin), main villain (Jafar), best friend/mentor (Genie), and sidekicks (Abu and Carpet) are all male. The Sultan rounds out the cast of male characters. Female characters do populate the world so this is arguably faithfully reflecting the kind of world where power games are played out between men and Jasmine's story would revolve around the necessity of her finding a man to marry. It still doesn't solve the diversity/representation issue but it's somewhat logical.
** * ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': During most of the film, Mulan is with the Chinese Army, which wouldn't accept females at the time. (Which is why she has to [[SweetPollyOliver disguise herself as a man]].)
15th Nov '16 10:15:36 AM AgProv
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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/IllReadThatAgain JoKendall]], [[Radio/TheBurkissWay DeniseCoffey]], [[series/{{QI}} SandiToksvig]], 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 women have appeared as panellists, and never more than one at a time. In rough chronological order, these are [[Radio/IllReadThatAgain JoKendall]], [[Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain Jo Kendall]], [[Radio/TheBurkissWay DeniseCoffey]], [[series/{{QI}} SandiToksvig]], Denise Coffey]], [[Series/{{QI}} Sandi Toksvig]], Creator/LindaSmith, Creator/VictoriaWood, Creator/JoBrand, Creator/JudiDench, Creator/SusanCalman and in November 2016, Pippa Evans.[[/note]]
15th Nov '16 10:14:22 AM AgProv
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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-odd years of ''I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue'', only eight women have ever appeared as panellists, and never more than one at a time. In rough chronological order, these are Creator/JoKendall, Creator/DeniseCoffey, Creator/SandiToksvig, Creator/LindaSmith, Creator/VictoriaWood, Creator/JoBrand, Creator/JudiDench and Creator/SusanCalman.[[/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-odd forty-five years of ''I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue'', only eight a total of nine women have ever have appeared as panellists, and never more than one at a time. In rough chronological order, these are Creator/JoKendall, Creator/DeniseCoffey, Creator/SandiToksvig, [[Radio/IllReadThatAgain JoKendall]], [[Radio/TheBurkissWay DeniseCoffey]], [[series/{{QI}} SandiToksvig]], Creator/LindaSmith, Creator/VictoriaWood, Creator/JoBrand, Creator/JudiDench Creator/JudiDench, Creator/SusanCalman and Creator/SusanCalman.in November 2016, Pippa Evans.[[/note]]
31st Oct '16 9:01:55 PM MarkLungo
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* The Bride of Frankenstein is the only female monster of the [[Franchise/{{UniversalHorror}} Universal Monsters]].

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* The Bride of Frankenstein is the only female monster of the [[Franchise/{{UniversalHorror}} [[Franchise/UniversalHorror Universal Monsters]].



* The planets in our solar system are traditionally named after deities in the Roman pantheon, and it zigzags between this trope and TwoGirlsToATeam (at least depending on whether you want to count our planet, as Earth is classified as female in many world religions, including the Roman Terra, which is occasionally used as the "proper" name of Earth): Originally, the six planets were Sun/Sol (male), Moon/Luna (female), {{UsefulNotes/Mercury}}, {{UsefulNotes/Venus}}, {{UsefulNotes/Mars}}, {{UsefulNotes/Jupiter}}, and {{UsefulNotes/Saturn}}. The moon and sun of course aren't planets, so that changed to the nine planets at some point (adding in UsefulNotes/{{Uranus}}, UsefulNotes/{{Neptune}} and Pluto, which was later demoted from planet status), with Venus being the only one left named after a goddess. The next planet discovered was named Ceres, also female, upping the count to two... but Ceres was later demoted into an asteroid, returning to this Principle.

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* The planets in our solar system are traditionally named after deities in the Roman pantheon, and it zigzags between this trope and TwoGirlsToATeam (at least depending on whether you want to count our planet, as Earth UsefulNotes/{{Earth}} is classified as female in many world religions, including the Roman Terra, which is occasionally used as the "proper" name of Earth): Originally, the six planets were Sun/Sol (male), Moon/Luna (female), {{UsefulNotes/Mercury}}, {{UsefulNotes/Venus}}, {{UsefulNotes/Mars}}, {{UsefulNotes/Jupiter}}, UsefulNotes/{{Mercury}}, UsefulNotes/{{Venus}}, UsefulNotes/{{Mars}}, UsefulNotes/{{Jupiter}}, and {{UsefulNotes/Saturn}}. UsefulNotes/{{Saturn}}. The moon and sun of course aren't planets, so that changed to the nine planets at some point (adding in UsefulNotes/{{Uranus}}, UsefulNotes/{{Neptune}} and Pluto, UsefulNotes/{{Pluto}}, which was later demoted from planet status), with Venus being the only one left named after a goddess. The next planet discovered was named Ceres, also female, upping the count to two... but Ceres was later demoted into an asteroid, returning to this Principle.



* Of all the patrons in ''{{Pinball/Diner}},'' Babs (a caricature of MargaretThatcher) is the only woman.
* In {{Creator/Bally}}'s ''Pinball/DungeonsAndDragons,'' the only female adventurer is the Valkyrie.

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* Of all the patrons in ''{{Pinball/Diner}},'' ''Pinball/{{Diner}},'' Babs (a caricature of MargaretThatcher) is the only woman.
* In {{Creator/Bally}}'s Creator/{{Bally}}'s ''Pinball/DungeonsAndDragons,'' the only female adventurer is the Valkyrie.
31st Oct '16 2:34:09 PM Kid
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* The planets in our solar system are traditionally named after deities in the Roman pantheon, and it zigzags between this trope and TwoGirlsToATeam (at least depending on whether you want to count our planet, Earth is classified as female in many world religions, including the Roman Terra, which is occasionally used as the "proper" name of Earth): Originally, the six planets were Sun/Sol (male), Moon/Luna (female), {{UsefulNotes/Mercury}}, {{UsefulNotes/Venus}}, {{UsefulNotes/Mars}}, {{UsefulNotes/Jupiter}}, and {{UsefulNotes/Saturn}}. The moon and sun of course aren't planets, so that changed to the nine planets at some point (adding in UsefulNotes/{{Uranus}}, UsefulNotes/{{Neptune}} and Pluto, which was later demoted from planet status), with Venus being the only one left named after a goddess. The next planet discovered was named Ceres, also female, upping the count to two... but Ceres was later demoted into an asteroid, returning to this Principle.

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* The planets in our solar system are traditionally named after deities in the Roman pantheon, and it zigzags between this trope and TwoGirlsToATeam (at least depending on whether you want to count our planet, as Earth is classified as female in many world religions, including the Roman Terra, which is occasionally used as the "proper" name of Earth): Originally, the six planets were Sun/Sol (male), Moon/Luna (female), {{UsefulNotes/Mercury}}, {{UsefulNotes/Venus}}, {{UsefulNotes/Mars}}, {{UsefulNotes/Jupiter}}, and {{UsefulNotes/Saturn}}. The moon and sun of course aren't planets, so that changed to the nine planets at some point (adding in UsefulNotes/{{Uranus}}, UsefulNotes/{{Neptune}} and Pluto, which was later demoted from planet status), with Venus being the only one left named after a goddess. The next planet discovered was named Ceres, also female, upping the count to two... but Ceres was later demoted into an asteroid, returning to this Principle.
31st Oct '16 2:16:08 PM Kid
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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 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.
31st Oct '16 2:14:35 PM Kid
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** ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': During most of the film, Mulan is with the Chinese Army, which wouldn't accept females at the time. (Which is why she has to [[SweetPollyOliver disguise herself as a man]])

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** ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': During most of the film, Mulan is with the Chinese Army, which wouldn't accept females at the time. (Which is why she has to [[SweetPollyOliver disguise herself as a man]])man]].)
30th Oct '16 4:40:27 PM nombretomado
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** ''Franchise/HeroFactory'' has a core group with a single female character, Natalie Breez. The backstory attempts to even out the ratio, but none of those female characters were added to the toyline.

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** ''Franchise/HeroFactory'' ''Toys/HeroFactory'' has a core group with a single female character, Natalie Breez. The backstory attempts to even out the ratio, but none of those female characters were added to the toyline.
28th Oct '16 8:21:44 PM MrNickelodeon
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* In the Howl-O-Scream event at Ride/BuschGardens, this is inverted with the evil "House of Vayne" models, as they consist of three women (Ms. Vayne, Anya and Elsa) and one man (Erik).

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* In the Howl-O-Scream Theatre/HowlOScream event at Ride/BuschGardens, this is inverted with the evil "House of Vayne" models, as they consist of three women (Ms. Vayne, Anya and Elsa) and one man (Erik).
28th Oct '16 5:24:11 PM MrNickelodeon
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** For Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights, the BigBadDuumvirate in the event's "Sweet 16" year consisted of Jack the Clown, The Caretaker, The Director, and The Storyteller, they last of which was the only female.

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** For Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights, the BigBadDuumvirate in the event's "Sweet 16" year consisted of Jack the Clown, The Caretaker, The Director, and The Storyteller, they the last of which was the only female.
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