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24th Sep '16 12:24:51 PM HighCrate
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** The entire episode was PlayedForLaughs. Tom ends up getting trained by A Pimp Named Slickback [[CrossesTheLineTwice to slap Sarah and put her in her place.]] It doesn't work.
** Well, it ''did'' - he [[spoiler: just slapped the right bitch (Usher).]]
24th Sep '16 12:24:37 PM HighCrate
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* It seemed this way in early seasons of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', with Lana often portrayed as the OnlySaneMan among her sex-crazed and immature co-workers. Whenever she did do something, like cheat on Cyril, there was often an excuse or mitigating circumstances. However, as the series has progressed, it has become clear that Lana is just as bad as everyone else and that her moral rectitude is veneer she uses to try to claim the high ground in her relationship with Sterling.
24th Sep '16 12:18:45 PM psionycx
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** ''Glee'' also has a variation of this trope that might be called The Unfair Sexuality. Gay characters (most especially Kurt) are forgiven, even lauded, for behavior that would be treated as villainous in others. Finn falls victim to this twice. Kurt, who has a double-standard and thinks straight guys can switch teams (but gay guys cannot) hooks his father up with Finn's mother. When they prepare to move into the Hummel household, Kurt has already arranged for Finn to have to share his bedroom, which Kurt has decorated in a disturbingly date rape-y manner. Finn's homophobic reaction is treated as worse than Kurt's clear intent to molest him. Likewise, Santana stalks Finn through the halls of school and loudly humiliates him as part of a plan to crush his self-esteem and eliminate him as a musical rival. When he loses his temper and blurts out that she is in love with Brittany (note that he does ''not'' call her a lesbian), it is treated as the most horrible offense imaginable because he outed her. Santana's campaign to emotionally destroy him is completely forgotten and she is regarded as the victim.
24th Sep '16 10:48:01 AM psionycx
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* It seemed this way in early seasons of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', with Lana often portrayed as the OnlySaneMan among her sex-crazed and immature co-workers. Whenever she did do something, like cheat on Cyril, there was often an excuse or mitigating circumstances. However, as the series has progressed, it has become clear that Lana is just as bad as everyone else and that her moral rectitude is veneer she uses to try to claim the high ground in her relationship with Sterling.
14th Sep '16 2:51:55 PM CheeseDogX
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** For the most part, the audience immediately switches to being on the man's side if, and only if, he is shown to not be the father/not cheating. Even if they were booing and heckling him literal seconds earlier. If the man is the party in the wrong, however, this trope is played completely straight.

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** For the most part, the audience immediately switches to being on the man's side if, and only if, he is shown to not be the father/not cheating. Even if they were booing and heckling him literal literally seconds earlier. If the man is the party in the wrong, however, this trope is played completely straight.
14th Sep '16 2:50:59 PM CheeseDogX
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** For the most part, the audience immediately switches to being on the man's side if, and only if, he is shown to not be the father/not cheating. Even if they were booing and heckling him literal seconds earlier. If the man is the party in the wrong, however, this trope is played completely straight.
14th Sep '16 2:47:16 PM CheeseDogX
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** In-universe, there's a milder case of this: girls can go into the boys' bedroom without problem, but there's a charm on the stairs to the girls' bedroom that turns it into a slide if a boy tries to enter.

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** In-universe, there's a milder case of this: girls can go into the boys' bedroom without problem, but there's a charm on the stairs to the girls' bedroom that turns it into a slide if a boy tries to enter. Hermione {{Handwaves}} the rule as being old fashioned, though she doesn't seem nearly as incensed by the DoubleStandard as she does about, say, House Elf Equal Rights.
8th Sep '16 8:48:09 PM 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 asked them who they think all the cheating men are sleeping with; is there a handful of women they all share?

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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 She simply asked them who they think all the cheating men are sleeping with; is there a handful of women one single woman they all share?
12th Aug '16 6:04:19 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?

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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 asked them who they think all the cheating men are sleeping with; is there a handful of women they all share?
12th Aug '16 5:58:37 AM DesertDragon
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** In the first segment of the episode "Did You Lie About Being Rape?", a woman admits that she lied to her boyfriend about being raped. She also admits that she filed a false police report. She claims she did this because he kept accusing her of being a cheater and was calling her a whore. Both took a lie detector test to determine if they had cheated. Both passed, which caused to studio audience to cheer for them. Afterwards, Steve calls the girlfriend out for needlessly wasting her local law enforcement's time. He then calls out the boyfriend, saying that that he is just as responsible as she is because of his verbal abuse.

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** In the first segment of the episode "Did You Lie About Being Rape?", Raped?", a woman admits that she lied to her boyfriend about being raped.getting assaulted. She also admits that she filed a false police report. She claims she did this because he kept accusing her of being a cheater and was calling her a whore. Both took a lie detector test to determine if they had cheated. Both passed, which caused to studio audience to cheer for them. Afterwards, Steve calls the girlfriend out for needlessly wasting her local law enforcement's time. He then calls out the boyfriend, saying that that he is just as responsible as she is because of his verbal abuse.abuse, even though filing a false report is a ''crime'' and being a distrustful boyfriend is not.
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