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18th Oct '17 5:15:21 PM Zef
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** [[ArrangedMarriage Akane]], [[AccidentalMarriage Shampoo]], [[ChildhoodMarriagePromise Ukyo]], and even [[StalkerWithACrush Kodachi]] are ''incredibly quick'' to administer violent "justice" upon Ranma whenever ''they'' think he's interested in another girl. But past the manga's turning point, when Ranma sincerely believed that Akane loved the newcomer Shinnosuke, he took his grievances with ''the new guy'' and was incredibly polite and submissive towards Akane, only screaming his frustration when he was alone in the forest.
** There's even a lampshading of this very early in the series: Akane walks in on Ranma while he's getting out of the bath, and both are naked, although Akane at least has a towel. Akane gets pissed at him, and when he points out the blatant unfairness of this, she responds with "It's different for girls!" Also note in both similar scenes, he looks her in the eyes, she looks him up and down.

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** [[ArrangedMarriage Akane]], [[AccidentalMarriage Shampoo]], [[ChildhoodMarriagePromise Ukyo]], and even [[StalkerWithACrush Kodachi]] are ''incredibly quick'' to administer violent "justice" upon Ranma whenever ''they'' think he's interested in another girl. But past the manga's turning point, when Ranma sincerely believed that Akane loved the newcomer Shinnosuke, he took his grievances with ''the new guy'' and was incredibly polite and submissive towards Akane, only screaming his frustration when he was alone in the forest.
forest. Even in instances when Akane deliberately tries to make Ranma jealous or tries to get back at him by treating Ryoga to a date, he only ever snarks at her or merely sabotages the other guy's attempts.
** There's even a lampshading of this very early in the series: Akane walks in on Ranma while he's getting out of the bath, and both are naked, although Akane at least has a towel. Akane gets pissed at him, Her immediate reaction is valid: she thinks he might be a pervert in their bathtub and when is understandably mad. But after explanations are made, she insists he's a pervert because he saw her naked (something he didn't intend nor initiate, and he was immediately contrite about all the trouble). When he points out the blatant unfairness of this, this double-standard, since ''she'' walked in on him and had a much longer look at him (and very pointedly looked him up and down while he held her gaze), she responds with "It's different for girls!" Also note Later that evening, female Ranma accidentally walks in both similar scenes, he looks on her, and actually ''cowers'' away from her in the eyes, she looks him up and down.expectation of her reaction.
17th Oct '17 1:25:07 PM PF
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* And in ''[[RuleOfThree another]]'' Rumiko Takahashi work, she used it frequently in ''Manga/InuYasha'' as well. When the titular character showed any sort of interest in his old flame Kikyo, not only would he later be subjected to physical punishment by a jealous Kagome, he'd ''also'' get chastized by his companions for making Kagome feel bad. Yet, somehow when he shows jealously over Miroku, before he met Sango, and Koga flirting with Kagome, not only does he still get physically punished by Kagome, he ''still'' gets criticized by the others for acting ''stupid''.

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* And in ''[[RuleOfThree another]]'' Rumiko Takahashi work, she used it frequently in ''Manga/InuYasha'' as well. When Whenever the titular character showed any sort of interest in his old flame Kikyo, not only would he later be subjected to physical punishment by a jealous Kagome, he'd ''also'' get chastized chastised by his companions for making Kagome feel bad. Yet, somehow when he shows jealously over Miroku, before he met Sango, and Koga flirting with Kagome, not only does he still get physically punished by Kagome, he ''still'' gets criticized by the others for acting ''stupid''.
17th Oct '17 11:33:50 AM Zef
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* In a Rumiko Takahashi work, ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'', Kyoko's reluctance to choose between perpetual ronin Godai and suave, well-off tennis instructor Mitaka drives a large amount of the plot, and it becomes Godai and Mitaka's responsibility to win her over. However, this doesn't stop Kyoko from criticizing Godai over his own inability to tell the truth to his not-quite-girlfriend Kozue, and formalize a relationship with Kyoko herself. The manga agrees with her point of view. Becomes more apparent in episode 12 where Godai and Kozue go on their first date, when Kyoko learns of this as she runs into Godai and Kozue in the middle of their date she fumes in jealously at Godai for dating a cute girl that is younger than her. Keep in mind that is occurring while Kyoko was already having a date with Mitaka before she saw Godai with Kozue (and Kyoko's date with Mitaka is largely the reason why Godai was dating Kozue at the time). Now, it must be mentioned that while Kyoko is genuinely uncertain about which one of Godai and Mitaka she wants, Godai knows for sure that he prefers Kyoko over Kozue and still doesn't break up with Kozue.

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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''
** [[ArrangedMarriage Akane]], [[AccidentalMarriage Shampoo]], [[ChildhoodMarriagePromise Ukyo]], and even [[StalkerWithACrush Kodachi]] are ''incredibly quick'' to administer violent "justice" upon Ranma whenever ''they'' think he's interested in another girl. But past the manga's turning point, when Ranma sincerely believed that Akane loved the newcomer Shinnosuke, he took his grievances with ''the new guy'' and was incredibly polite and submissive towards Akane, only screaming his frustration when he was alone in the forest.
** There's even a lampshading of this very early in the series: Akane walks in on Ranma while he's getting out of the bath, and both are naked, although Akane at least has a towel. Akane gets pissed at him, and when he points out the blatant unfairness of this, she responds with "It's different for girls!" Also note in both similar scenes, he looks her in the eyes, she looks him up and down.
* In a another Rumiko Takahashi work, ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'', Kyoko's reluctance to choose between perpetual ronin Godai and suave, well-off tennis instructor Mitaka drives a large amount of the plot, and it becomes Godai and Mitaka's responsibility to win her over. However, this doesn't stop Kyoko from criticizing Godai over his own inability to tell the truth to his not-quite-girlfriend Kozue, and formalize a relationship with Kyoko herself. The manga agrees with her point of view. Becomes more apparent in episode 12 where Godai and Kozue go on their first date, when Kyoko learns of this as she runs into Godai and Kozue in the middle of their date she fumes in jealously at Godai for dating a cute girl that is younger than her. Keep in mind that is occurring while Kyoko was already having a date with Mitaka before she saw Godai with Kozue (and Kyoko's date with Mitaka is largely the reason why Godai was dating Kozue at the time). Now, it must be mentioned that while Kyoko is genuinely uncertain about which one of Godai and Mitaka she wants, Godai knows for sure that he prefers Kyoko over Kozue and still doesn't break up with Kozue.
12th Oct '17 12:43:09 PM tetsuzan
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** It runs in the family; Lana repeatedly falls in love while she’s dating someone else. Yet the fact that Lex likes to sleep around makes him a horrible person who treats woman like crap. This is especially jarring when you remember that in every committed relationship Lex has had before that episode the woman betrayed him. So it is very understandable why he would prefer meaningless flings.

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** It runs This trope is is even more prominent in the family; Lana repeatedly falls episode "Bound" where Lex having a series of one night stands is considered MoralEventHorizon both in love while she’s dating someone else. Yet an out of universe. The episode tries to paint him as TheCasanova despite the fact that Lex likes the only two women shown to sleep around makes him have a horrible person who treats woman like crap. This problem with the arrangement is especially jarring when you remember that in every committed relationship Lex has had before that episode StalkerWithACrush and the woman who killed her and tried to [[Frameup frame Lex for it]]. Keep in mind that by this point in the series every woman who Lex has gotten close to has betrayed him. So it is very him ([[BlackWidow Helen Bryce]], [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Claire Foster]], even his own mother) so its perfectly understandable why he would prefer opt for meaningless flings.flings yet the charecters are still more willing to trust Lionel over him because of this (a man who tried to kill Clark's family not two weeks before). Finally murderer WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds who wanted revenge on Lex for ruining her engagement, even though her fiancée left her because she slept with some random guy she met in a bar.
21st Sep '17 4:32:57 PM Clanger00
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* In an episode of ''Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow'', she brought on a psychologist to discus infidelity. The doctor 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. She simply asked them who they think the men are sleeping with; is there one single woman that all the cheating men share?

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* In an episode of ''Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow'', she brought on a psychologist to discus infidelity. The doctor 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. She simply asked them who they think the men are sleeping with; is there one single woman that all the cheating men share?
21st Sep '17 4:21:43 PM Clanger00
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* In the ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'', Detective Jane Rizzoli is a plain woman who tends to have an irrational dislike of those who are attractive. As such, she also has a great deal of contempt for men who fall in love with beautiful women. In one scene, regarding her partner falling in love with a pretty doctor, she's sneeringly denounces him as, "Falling for the same thing every guy falls for. Tits and ass." However, she herself has spent the entire book lusting after ''him'' (meaning her nastiness is nothing but jealousy), and in a later book, she falls in LoveAtFirstSight with a handsome FBI agent. So when a woman falls in love with someone good-looking, it's perfectly fine. When a man does it, he's a shallow jerk.
21st Sep '17 4:14:38 PM Clanger00
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* A careful study of commercials promoting toys, games, candy, and cereal to kids reveals that in any commercial in which a boy and a girl are competing, the boy inevitably loses. In his book ''Good Will Toward Men'', Dr. Jack Kammer, a professor of sociology, specifically points out that the last time a girl was beaten by a boy in a commercial was sometime around 1973.
17th Sep '17 10:46:57 PM tristan
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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''
** [[ArrangedMarriage Akane]], [[AccidentalMarriage Shampoo]], [[ChildhoodMarriagePromise Ukyo]], and even [[StalkerWithACrush Kodachi]] are ''incredibly quick'' to administer violent "justice" upon Ranma whenever ''they'' think he's interested in another girl. But past the manga's turning point, when Ranma sincerely believed that Akane loved the newcomer Shinnosuke, he took his grievances with ''the new guy'' and was incredibly polite and submissive towards Akane, only screaming his frustration when he was alone in the forest.
** There's even a lampshading of this very early in the series: Akane walks in on Ranma while he's getting out of the bath, and both are naked, although Akane at least has a towel. Akane gets pissed at him, and when he points out the blatant unfairness of this, she responds with "It's different for girls!" Also note in both similar scenes, he looks her in the eyes, she looks him up and down.
--->'''Akane:''' You should have told me.
--->'''Ranma:''' [[LampshadeHanging And just how often is it that you listen to me before clobbering me?]]
* In another Rumiko Takahashi work, ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'', Kyoko's reluctance to choose between perpetual ronin Godai and suave, well-off tennis instructor Mitaka drives a large amount of the plot, and it becomes Godai and Mitaka's responsibility to win her over. However, this doesn't stop Kyoko from criticizing Godai over his own inability to tell the truth to his not-quite-girlfriend Kozue, and formalize a relationship with Kyoko herself. The manga agrees with her point of view. Becomes more apparent in episode 12 where Godai and Kozue go on their first date, when Kyoko learns of this as she runs into Godai and Kozue in the middle of their date she fumes in jealously at Godai for dating a cute girl that is younger than her. Keep in mind that is occurring while Kyoko was already having a date with Mitaka before she saw Godai with Kozue (and Kyoko's date with Mitaka is largely the reason why Godai was dating Kozue at the time). Now, it must be mentioned that while Kyoko is genuinely uncertain about which one of Godai and Mitaka she wants, Godai knows for sure that he prefers Kyoko over Kozue and still doesn't break up with Kozue.

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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''
** [[ArrangedMarriage Akane]], [[AccidentalMarriage Shampoo]], [[ChildhoodMarriagePromise Ukyo]], and even [[StalkerWithACrush Kodachi]] are ''incredibly quick'' to administer violent "justice" upon Ranma whenever ''they'' think he's interested in another girl. But past the manga's turning point, when Ranma sincerely believed that Akane loved the newcomer Shinnosuke, he took his grievances with ''the new guy'' and was incredibly polite and submissive towards Akane, only screaming his frustration when he was alone in the forest.
** There's even a lampshading of this very early in the series: Akane walks in on Ranma while he's getting out of the bath, and both are naked, although Akane at least has a towel. Akane gets pissed at him, and when he points out the blatant unfairness of this, she responds with "It's different for girls!" Also note in both similar scenes, he looks her in the eyes, she looks him up and down.
--->'''Akane:''' You should have told me.
--->'''Ranma:''' [[LampshadeHanging And just how often is it that you listen to me before clobbering me?]]
* In another a Rumiko Takahashi work, ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'', Kyoko's reluctance to choose between perpetual ronin Godai and suave, well-off tennis instructor Mitaka drives a large amount of the plot, and it becomes Godai and Mitaka's responsibility to win her over. However, this doesn't stop Kyoko from criticizing Godai over his own inability to tell the truth to his not-quite-girlfriend Kozue, and formalize a relationship with Kyoko herself. The manga agrees with her point of view. Becomes more apparent in episode 12 where Godai and Kozue go on their first date, when Kyoko learns of this as she runs into Godai and Kozue in the middle of their date she fumes in jealously at Godai for dating a cute girl that is younger than her. Keep in mind that is occurring while Kyoko was already having a date with Mitaka before she saw Godai with Kozue (and Kyoko's date with Mitaka is largely the reason why Godai was dating Kozue at the time). Now, it must be mentioned that while Kyoko is genuinely uncertain about which one of Godai and Mitaka she wants, Godai knows for sure that he prefers Kyoko over Kozue and still doesn't break up with Kozue.
12th Sep '17 5:44:46 PM AdamC
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** There were times when this would be set up and averted, making Donna realize how irrational she was being. A good example is when Eric accidentally runs over Donna's cat (it had crawled under his car) and hid it from her for two days because he didn't know how to tell her. Donna's furious, though when she complains to Jackie, who points out that Eric had just made a simple mistake and didn't know how to break it to her without upsetting her. By contrast, Jackie is going through a messy break-up with Michael, who unapologetically cheated on her for months, while Eric was just trying to spare her feelings. Donna realizes how irrational she was and apologizes.

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** There were times when this would be set up and averted, making Donna realize how irrational she was being. A good example is when Eric accidentally runs over Donna's cat (it had crawled under his car) and hid it from her for two days because he didn't know how to tell her. Donna's furious, though when she complains to Jackie, who points Jackie it's pointed out that Eric had just made a simple mistake and didn't know how to break it to her without upsetting her. By contrast, Jackie is going through a messy break-up with Michael, who unapologetically cheated on her for months, while Eric was just trying to spare her feelings. Donna realizes how irrational she was and apologizes.
12th Sep '17 5:44:03 PM AdamC
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** There were times when this would be set up and averted, making Donna realize how irrational she was being. A good example is when Eric accidentally runs over Donna's cat (it had crawled under his car) and hid it from her for two days because he didn't know how to tell her. Donna's furious, though when she complains to Jackie, who points out that Eric had just made a simple mistake and didn't know how to break it to her without upsetting her. By contrast, Jackie is going through a messy break-up with Michael, who unapologetically cheated on her for months, while Eric was just trying to spare her feelings. Donna realizes how irrational she was and apologizes.
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