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23rd Jul '17 8:31:00 PM nanakiro
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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]].

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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 [[MurderTheHypotenuse particularly ironic if you're aware of his fate]].
10th Jul '17 9:11:52 AM DrOO7
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* Possibly due to the fact that they're mostly geared towards women, who still make up the bulk of viewers, [[SoapOpera Soap Operas]] often display this.
* There was a situation during the mid-90's on ''Series/GeneralHospital'' that was very similar to the ELR example mentioned above with SuperCouple Sonny and Brenda. Throughout their entire relationship, Brenda acted very inappropriately with her friend Miguel--hanging all over him, suggestively dancing with him, going on and on about how hot and sexy he was, etc. But if Sonny dared to complain about any of this, Brenda would blast as him as a controlling pig who didn't know how to trust her. Meanwhile, Sonny befriended Miguel's fiancee Lily, only for Brenda to go ballistic everytime she saw the two of them talking. As far as she was concerned, her provocative behavior with Miguel was perfectly okay, but Sonny merely talking to Lily was on par with him cheating on her--to the point where not two seconds after giving Miguel a long, lingering hug, she blasted Sonny for taking a few minutes to greet Lily. This continued even after Sonny and Brenda broke up, when Brenda jumped into bed with Miguel within 48 hours then did everything she could think of to throw it in Sonny's face, but still got ticked off everytime she saw Sonny and Lily together. At no time did it ever occur to Brenda how hypocritical and irrational she was being, and the writing was constantly skewed to make it seem as though ''she'' were in the right.

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* Possibly due to the fact that they're mostly geared towards women, who still make up the bulk of viewers, [[SoapOpera Soap Operas]] often display this.
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There was a situation during the mid-90's on ''Series/GeneralHospital'' that was very similar to the ELR example mentioned above with SuperCouple Sonny and Brenda. Throughout their entire relationship, Brenda acted very inappropriately with her friend Miguel--hanging all over him, suggestively dancing with him, going on and on about how hot and sexy he was, etc. But if Sonny dared to complain about any of this, Brenda would blast as him as a controlling pig who didn't know how to trust her. Meanwhile, Sonny befriended Miguel's fiancee Lily, only for Brenda to go ballistic everytime she saw the two of them talking. As far as she was concerned, her provocative behavior with Miguel was perfectly okay, but Sonny merely talking to Lily was on par with him cheating on her--to the point where not two seconds after giving Miguel a long, lingering hug, she blasted Sonny for taking a few minutes to greet Lily. This continued even after Sonny and Brenda broke up, when Brenda jumped into bed with Miguel within 48 hours then did everything she could think of to throw it in Sonny's face, but still got ticked off everytime she saw Sonny and Lily together. At no time did it ever occur to Brenda how hypocritical and irrational she was being, and the writing was constantly skewed to make it seem as though ''she'' were in the right.
10th Jul '17 12:53:26 AM dbdude01
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* Series/AgentCarter: Howard Stark has a lot of one night stands, so everyone assumes he is a user who is incapable of respecting women. In fact Howard was perfectly capable of respecting women (as evidenced by his decades-long platonic friendship with Peggy), and the women are all consenting adults who were promised nothing. Still, the women felt so entitled to revenge that they thought it was acceptable to slap Howard's butler in the face, while Peggy stood idly by and enjoyed the show.


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** When Buffy sleeps with Parker and he basically forgets her existence, he's portrayed as a jerk who just uses women. All of which is true, but Buffy assumed she was in a relationship even though she only knew him a week and never talked to him about it. No one ever points out that her expectations were unreasonable.
9th Jul '17 12:15:46 PM DrOO7
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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.



* There was a similar situation during the mid-90's on ''Series/GeneralHospital'' with super-couple Sonny and Brenda. Throughout their entire relationship, Brenda acted very inappropriately with her friend Miguel--hanging all over him, suggestively dancing with him, going on and on about how hot and sexy he was, etc. But if Sonny dared to complain about any of this, Brenda would blast as him as a controlling pig who didn't know how to trust her. Meanwhile, Sonny befriended Miguel's fiancee Lily, only for Brenda to go ballistic everytime she saw the two of them talking. As far as she was concerned, her grossly inappropriate behavior with Miguel was perfectly okay, but Sonny merely talking to Lily was on par with him cheating on her--to the point where not two seconds after giving Miguel a long, lingering hug, she blasted Sonny for taking a few minutes to greet Lily. This continued even after Sonny and Brenda broke up, when Brenda jumped into bed with Miguel within 48 hours then did everything she could think of to throw it in Sonny's face, but still got ticked off everytime she saw Sonny and Lily together. At no time did it ever occur to Brenda how hypocritical and irrational she was being.
* And in the early-90s on ''Series/AllMyChildren''. Adam Chandler discovers that his ex-wife Dixie has been sleeping around and that her latest conquest is a barely-legal teenage boy who just graduated from high school. At this, he decides to file for full custody of their son. ''Everyone'' blasts Adam for his actions and as a cruel, evil bastard when he has every right to be concerned about Dixie's mental stability and her fitness as a parent, and absolutely ''no one'' calls Dixie out for her irresponsible and promiscuous behavior.

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* Possibly due to the fact that they're mostly geared towards women, who still make up the bulk of viewers, [[SoapOpera Soap Operas]] often display this.
* There was a similar situation during the mid-90's on ''Series/GeneralHospital'' that was very similar to the ELR example mentioned above with super-couple SuperCouple Sonny and Brenda. Throughout their entire relationship, Brenda acted very inappropriately with her friend Miguel--hanging all over him, suggestively dancing with him, going on and on about how hot and sexy he was, etc. But if Sonny dared to complain about any of this, Brenda would blast as him as a controlling pig who didn't know how to trust her. Meanwhile, Sonny befriended Miguel's fiancee Lily, only for Brenda to go ballistic everytime she saw the two of them talking. As far as she was concerned, her grossly inappropriate provocative behavior with Miguel was perfectly okay, but Sonny merely talking to Lily was on par with him cheating on her--to the point where not two seconds after giving Miguel a long, lingering hug, she blasted Sonny for taking a few minutes to greet Lily. This continued even after Sonny and Brenda broke up, when Brenda jumped into bed with Miguel within 48 hours then did everything she could think of to throw it in Sonny's face, but still got ticked off everytime she saw Sonny and Lily together. At no time did it ever occur to Brenda how hypocritical and irrational she was being.
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the early-90s on ''Series/AllMyChildren''. Adam Chandler discovers that his ex-wife Dixie has been sleeping around and that her latest conquest is a barely-legal teenage boy who just graduated from high school. At this, he decides to file for full custody of their son. ''Everyone'' blasts Adam for his actions and as a cruel, evil bastard when he has every right to be concerned about Dixie's mental stability and her fitness as a parent, and absolutely ''no ''absolutely no one'' calls Dixie out for her irresponsible and promiscuous behavior. Especially bad since Dixie would try to wrestle custody from Adam over anything he did.
9th Jul '17 11:41:37 AM DrOO7
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* In the movie ''Prime'', after much bickering, the female half of the couple suggests that they take a break and see other people. When they reconcile a few months later, she flips out upon hearing that he slept with someone else. Despite the fact that she explicitly stated that it was okay if they see other people and that she herself dated someone else, she's furious with him and he ends up having to apologize.
1st Jun '17 7:36:28 PM PaulA
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-->-- ''The Go-Between'' by Creator/LPHartley

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-->-- ''The Go-Between'' ''Literature/TheGoBetween'' by Creator/LPHartley
1st Jun '17 7:36:14 PM PaulA
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-->-- '''L.P. Hartley''', ''The Go-Between''

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-->-- '''L.P. Hartley''', ''The Go-Between''
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* ''[[Creator/RobertAHeinlein The Notebooks of Lazarus Long]]:'' From his "ingredients for a happy marriage":

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* ''[[Creator/RobertAHeinlein The ''The Notebooks of Lazarus Long]]:'' Long'' by Creator/RobertAHeinlein: From his "ingredients for a happy marriage":
23rd May '17 5:47:21 AM LadyErinNY
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** Then of course, there's Cyclops' 'jealousy issues'. Whenever Wolverine was putting the moves on Jean, Cyclops would warn him to stay away and Jean would call him out for being so petty and jealous. One time this was flipped, with ComicBook/{{Psylocke}} trying to do the same to Cyclops, Jean also got jealous, but didn't get treated as an obsessive yandere the same way Cyclops does. Though, it was, at least, inverted with the lusters: Psylocke later apologized to Jean, explaining her actions as a result of still recovering from [[GrandTheftMe being merged with a psychic assassin]], while Wolverine has NEVER apologized for his lack of respect towards Cyclops' relationship with Jean, and his lusting after Jean is one of his ''sympathetic'' traits... somehow.

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** Then of course, there's Cyclops' 'jealousy issues'. Whenever Wolverine was putting the moves on Jean, Cyclops would warn him to stay away and Jean would call him out for being so petty and jealous. One time this was flipped, with ComicBook/{{Psylocke}} trying to do the same to Cyclops, Jean also got jealous, but didn't get treated as an obsessive yandere the same way Cyclops does. Though, it was, at least, inverted with the lusters: Psylocke later apologized to Jean, explaining her actions as a result of still recovering from [[GrandTheftMe being merged with a psychic assassin]], while Wolverine has NEVER apologized for his lack of respect towards Cyclops' relationship with Jean, and his lusting after Jean is one of his ''sympathetic'' traits... somehow.assassin]].



** An early episode has Rachel having an affair with her ex-fiance Barry, who is at this point engaged to her best friend Mindy. When she confesses this to Mindy, she also reveals that during Rachel's engagement to Barry she was sleeping with him. In spite of the fact that they were all knowingly cheating on each other, Barry is the only person to get any abuse for it. Rachel's friends give her very brief notice of their disapproval, but in the end there is no comeuppance for her or Mindy.



** In the same show, whenever there's a female victim, unless it's a child, there will sometimes turn out to be a twist in which the woman actually did it, or did something else evil to cause her to be in the situation. That show just likes screwing with the audience.


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28th Apr '17 9:05:30 PM MyLittleXero
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** The ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Stan Time" is a perfect example. Stan gets some pills from the CIA that let him function without sleep so that he can use the night as personal time, since his every waking hour is devoted to taking care of his family. When Francine finds out, she demands that Stan give her the pills as well so that they can spend the nighttime together, yet again robbing Stan of his "me time". When he attempts to put his foot down, Francine abandons the family to discover herself and almost cheats on Stan with a marine biologist she meets (it doesn't happen because he's gay). The episode presents Stan as being in the wrong, and it's up to him to find Francine and apologize for being selfish and taking his loved ones for granted -- all because he just wanted enough quiet time to read a book in peace.

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** The ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Stan Time" is a perfect example. Stan gets some pills from the CIA that let him function without sleep so that he can use the night as personal time, since his every waking hour is devoted to taking care of his family. When Francine finds out, she demands that Stan give her the pills as well so that they can spend the nighttime together, yet again robbing Stan of his "me time". When he attempts to put his foot down, Francine abandons the family to discover herself and almost cheats on Stan with a marine biologist she meets (it doesn't happen because he's gay).herself. The episode presents Stan as being in the wrong, and it's up to him to find Francine and apologize for being selfish and taking his loved ones for granted -- all because he just wanted enough quiet time to read a book in peace.
14th Apr '17 10:11:17 PM DrOO7
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* There was a similar situation during the mid-90's on ''Series/GeneralHospital'' with super-couple Sonny and Brenda. Throughout their entire relationship, Brenda acted very inappropriately with her friend Miguel--hanging all over him, suggestively dancing with him, going on and on about how hot and sexy he was, etc. But if Sonny dared to complain about any of this, Brenda would blast as him as a controlling pig who didn't know how to trust her. Meanwhile, Sonny befriended Miguel's fiancee Lily, only for Brenda to go ballistic everytime she saw the two of them talking. As far as she was concerned, her grossly inappropriate behavior with Miguel was perfectly okay, but Sonny merely talking to Lily was on par with him cheating on her--to the point where not two seconds after giving Miguel a long, lingering hug, she blasted Sonny for taking a few minutes to greet Lily. This continued even after Sonny and Brenda broke up, when Brenda jumped into bed with Miguel within 48 hours then did everything she could think of to throw it in his face, but still got ticked off everytime she saw Sonny and Lily together.

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* There was a similar situation during the mid-90's on ''Series/GeneralHospital'' with super-couple Sonny and Brenda. Throughout their entire relationship, Brenda acted very inappropriately with her friend Miguel--hanging all over him, suggestively dancing with him, going on and on about how hot and sexy he was, etc. But if Sonny dared to complain about any of this, Brenda would blast as him as a controlling pig who didn't know how to trust her. Meanwhile, Sonny befriended Miguel's fiancee Lily, only for Brenda to go ballistic everytime she saw the two of them talking. As far as she was concerned, her grossly inappropriate behavior with Miguel was perfectly okay, but Sonny merely talking to Lily was on par with him cheating on her--to the point where not two seconds after giving Miguel a long, lingering hug, she blasted Sonny for taking a few minutes to greet Lily. This continued even after Sonny and Brenda broke up, when Brenda jumped into bed with Miguel within 48 hours then did everything she could think of to throw it in his Sonny's face, but still got ticked off everytime she saw Sonny and Lily together.together. At no time did it ever occur to Brenda how hypocritical and irrational she was being.
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