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25th Jul '16 9:51:33 AM KingLyger
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'' does this with its main plot between [[LikeBrotherAndSister Senel and Shirley]]. Senel is clearly holding a torch for Shirley's older sister, Stella, despite the fact that Stella is long dead. When Shirley [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove tries to tell Senel that she loves him]], Senel rejects her, saying he has to "stay with Stella." This makes Shirley [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum finally accept her role as an]] ApocalypseMaiden called the Merines, who will flood the entire planet in seawater and kill every humanoid that isn't a Ferines, who can breathe underwater. The majority of the {{Playable Character}}s say that Senel is the one who screwed up, and treat Shirley sympathetically, even if they do tacitly acknowledge that she's overreacting. Sure, Senel is being rather stubborn himself in still latching onto someone who died a long time ago, but Shirley gets [[TheWoobie woobiefied]] with the party going out of their way to avoid having to kill her, while Senel is consistently berated for his rejection.
14th Jul '16 9:53:29 AM Wildstar93
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** She did previously when she learns Tai Jitsu and becomes drunk with power. She abuses and rapes him, upon which she blames him for belittling her and not giving her a say in the household (granted Peter ''is'' a jerkass but it's still DisproportionateRetribution). Later on, after slugging Peter hard and then ''outright gloating about it''. Peter finally snaps and slugs her back, upon which Lois immediately whines double standard. Peter, however, hands it back to her and ''both'' of them end beating each other into an equally bloody pulp. Peter negating Lois' attempt at a double standard also doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome as well.

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** She did previously when she learns Tai Jitsu and becomes drunk with power. She abuses and rapes him, upon which she blames him for belittling her and not giving her a say in the household (granted Peter ''is'' a jerkass but it's still DisproportionateRetribution). Later on, after slugging Peter hard and then ''outright gloating about it''. it'', Peter finally snaps and slugs her back, upon which Lois immediately whines double standard. Peter, however, hands it back to her and ''both'' of them end beating each other into an equally bloody pulp. Peter negating Lois' attempt at a double standard also doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome as well.



** IN "Heartbreak Dog", Brian and Bonnie relate to each other's feelings of being trapped in their current life (Bonnie's in particular is about depression over being married to a cripple) and kiss. When Joe learns about it, he becomes antagonistic ''only'' to Brian. However, when Brian stages an intervention to stop Joe's vindictiveness, Peter, Lois, Quagmire and Cleveland all agree that while Brian did wrong Jeff, Bonnie should be equally at fault.

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** IN "Heartbreak Dog", Brian and Bonnie relate to each other's feelings of being trapped in their current life (Bonnie's in particular is about depression over being married to a cripple) and kiss. When Joe learns about it, he becomes antagonistic ''only'' to Brian. However, when Brian stages an intervention to stop Joe's vindictiveness, Peter, Lois, Quagmire and Cleveland all agree that while Brian did wrong Jeff, Joe, Bonnie should be equally at fault.
9th Jul '16 5:48:20 AM DesertDragon
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* In an episode of ''Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow'', she brought on a relationship expert to discus infidelity. The expert received disbelieving jeers from the mostly-female (but usually well-behaved) audience when she stated that women cheat in relationships just as often as men. At that point, she simply asks them who they think all the cheating men are sleeping with; is there a handful of women they all share?
8th Jul '16 10:43:52 AM Chabal2
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* "La Belle Héléne" (a parody of [[TheTrojanWar Helen's abduction by Paris]]) has a ([[EarWorm very catchy]]) number in which it is [[http://www.musicme.com/Jose-Canales/titres/La-Belle-Helene,-Acte-Ii:-Ne-Criez-Pas-Notre-Cher-Hote-t970485.html patiently explained]] to Menelaus that a husband who comes home early and without warning his wife has only himself to blame if he catches her being unfaithful, and that a wise and caring man takes great care to turn a blind eye to such things to save his marriage [[note]]admittedly, Paris is shown to be favored by the gods, who might not be too happy if he's denied what they promised him[[/note]]. His own brother Agammemnon is among the people telling him this, [[MurderTheHypothenuse particularly ironic if you're aware of his fate]].
8th Jul '16 12:14:41 AM jormis29
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26th Jun '16 6:10:59 AM smalltime
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** In “The Art of War” after all the men Luann dated, cheated on, and got engaged to while she and Kurt were separated she had the gall to get mad at him when she finds out he dated one woman.

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** In “The Art War of War” Art” after all the men Luann dated, cheated on, and got engaged to while she and Kurt were separated she had the gall to get mad at him when she finds out he dated one woman.
21st Jun '16 6:24:43 PM PF
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** Maxwell’s and Mercedes relationship is ludicrous at best. In fact the only explanation for why Max puts up with her antics is that it was love at first sight for him. The first time they broke up was when Mercedes found out that Max was lying to her about being rich and left him for thinking she would be so shallow. Conveniently forgetting that she only agreed to go out with him after he got her ridiculously expensive and hard to get items. Later after they got married Mercedes left again after their very first argument which was entirely her fault for constantly spending money that they didn’t have. When she came and they went to counseling it was all about how Max needed to treat her better.

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** Maxwell’s and Mercedes relationship is ludicrous at best. In fact fact, the only explanation for why Max puts up with her antics is that it was love at first sight for him. The first time they broke up was when Mercedes found out that Max was lying to her about being rich and left him for thinking she would be so shallow. Conveniently forgetting that she only agreed to go out with him after he got her ridiculously expensive and hard to get items. Later after they got married Mercedes left again after their very first argument which was entirely her fault for constantly spending money that they didn’t have. When she came and they went to counseling it was all about how Max needed to treat her better.


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* This is averted in ''Deadly Women'', a documentary series on Investigation Discovery. There have been several cases where the women featured got mad at their partners for seeing another person or leaving the relationship even when it is revealed that they were cheating on and/or using their partners. In the majority of the cases, the female killers aren't treated with sympathy and if a FreudianExcuse ''is'' brought up, the show will make it clear that it's not enough to excuse murder. In addition, while other shows often portray female killers who were in cahoots with male killers (such as Myra Hindley) as victims, ''Deadly Women'' asserts that these women should be held responsible for their actions. The only exceptions to this attitude are women who were being abused or were mentally ill. Even though the show treats them more sympathetically than the other killers, the murders they committed aren't ever justified or excused.
21st Jun '16 6:10:04 PM PF
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A special kind of [[DoubleStandard double standard]] that completely screws around with a show's internal logic. A male character is portrayed performing an act that seems evil and unfair in a relationship, like say, looking at another woman. Meanwhile, a female character can perpetrate the exact same actions but not receive any sort of penalty or negative dividends for it. As such, the end result of this is usually both that male sexuality (and the expressions thereof) are presented as inherently "wrong", "dirty" and "ugly", and that any problems that arise in a heterosexual relationship are automatically the man's fault.

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A special kind of [[DoubleStandard double standard]] DoubleStandard that completely screws around with a show's internal logic. A male character is portrayed performing an act that seems evil and unfair in a relationship, like say, looking at another woman. Meanwhile, a female character can perpetrate the exact same actions but not receive any sort of penalty or negative dividends for it. As such, the end result of this is usually both that male sexuality (and the expressions thereof) are presented as inherently "wrong", "dirty" and "ugly", and that any problems that arise in a heterosexual relationship are automatically the man's fault.
19th Jun '16 11:34:24 AM Clanger00
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* An Investigation Discovery documentary titled ''Women Murderers'' focused on women who were either child murderers, black widows, angels of death, or simply went on violent rampages with their boyfriends where they participated in the bloodshed. However, the show was sympathetic toward all their subjects, consistently going to great lengths to portray them as victims driven to their crimes by past child abuse or stress in life. The one dissenting voice, who was also the only female interviewed, was a female profiler who put it all into perspective: Many people, men and women, suffered horrible abuse as children, yet they didn't go out and commit murder.
* This is the basic premise of ''Snapped''. Apparently, all female killers are somehow driven to their horrific acts by men.
* This is averted in ''Deadly Women'', another Investigation Discovery documentary series. In the majority of the cases, the female killers aren't treated with sympathy and if a FreudianExcuse ''is'' brought up, the show will make it clear that it's not enough to excuse murder. In addition, while other shows often portray female killers who were in cahoots with male killers (such as Myra Hindley) as victims, ''Deadly Women'' asserts that these women should be held responsible for their actions. The only exceptions to this attitude are women who were being abused or were mentally ill. Even though the show treats them more sympathetically than the other killers, the murders they committed aren't ever justified or excused.
19th Jun '16 11:32:25 AM Clanger00
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* In the MedicalDrama ''Series/{{Mercy}}'', the {{Jerkass}} lead Veronica claims it's alright that she cheated on her husband with an attractive male doctor in Iraq because 'it was Iraq and she could've died' and because 'he cheated first'. She gets called out on both of them, though.



** When the flakey babysitter of Jamie dates Craig and Abe at the same time, no one finds fault with her. All it basically does is make her more of a [[TheScrappy Scrappy.]]
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