History Main / TheUnfairSex

1st Dec '16 10:20:03 PM jormis29
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* French Stewart’s ''Love Stinks'' is a parody of this as no one both in and out of universe are expected to see the Chelsea Turner as in the right with Seth Winnick’s (French Stewart) lawyer saying [[RefugeInAudacity the only reason she would win her lawsuit]] is because of her gender and his station. This is played straight with Bill Bellamy’s character’s wife who despite knowing full well that her friend had manipulated Seth into moving in with him, that she was the one who broke up with him, and that their relationship was no where near the point of marriage felt that she was in the right in suing Seth for Palimony. Made even more ludicrous due to the fact that she was offended that Bellamy referred to her as a hooker despite the fact that one of the reasons she stated that Chelsea deserved the money was because she gave up her body.

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* French Stewart’s ''Love Stinks'' ''Film/LoveStinks'' is a parody of this as no one both in and out of universe are expected to see the Chelsea Turner as in the right with Seth Winnick’s (French Stewart) lawyer saying [[RefugeInAudacity the only reason she would win her lawsuit]] is because of her gender and his station. This is played straight with Bill Bellamy’s character’s wife who despite knowing full well that her friend had manipulated Seth into moving in with him, that she was the one who broke up with him, and that their relationship was no where near the point of marriage felt that she was in the right in suing Seth for Palimony. Made even more ludicrous due to the fact that she was offended that Bellamy referred to her as a hooker despite the fact that one of the reasons she stated that Chelsea deserved the money was because she gave up her body.
30th Oct '16 10:11:49 AM DoctorTItanX
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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', Bulma openly flirted with other men (all of whom are also hot bastards]]). [[{{Hypocrite}} Yet it's her ex-boyfriend Yamcha who had to beg for her forgiveness if he looked at another women.]] She even pulled a gun on him in ''[[VideoGame/DragonBallOrigins Dragon Ball Origins]]'' despite her earlier flirting with the evil Colonel Silver.

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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', Bulma openly flirted with other men (all of whom are also hot bastards]]). bastards). [[{{Hypocrite}} Yet it's her ex-boyfriend Yamcha who had to beg for her forgiveness if he looked at another women.woman.]] She even pulled a gun on him in ''[[VideoGame/DragonBallOrigins Dragon Ball Origins]]'' despite her earlier flirting with the evil Colonel Silver.
22nd Oct '16 12:48:07 AM ShorinBJ
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** Best exemplified in [=JD's=] {{Anvilicious}} closing narration in My Tormented Mentor: "There will always be a battle for power between the sexes, sometimes a man just has to give in, other times he just has to take a positive step, and once in a while a man just has to be there for her." The subtext being that women can't be wrong because they have it hard on account of being women(!?), while in the same episode the chief complaint a female surgeon has against Turk is that he assumes women in their profession have it hard (which is true, at least in universe) and then punishes him for being perfectly nice to her. The female surgeon who is in charge of Turk constantly insults everyone around her and then prevents him from operating indefinitely because she overheard him defending her in front of the resident MemeticMolester and he told her he doesn't share the prejudices of the other male surgeons. Hint: You're not supposed to be supportive of women, it's demeaning. All instances of female surgeons in the show basically illustrate one point: cocky men are assholes, cocky women are professionals who fight the good fight for women all over the world and it's completely justified if they lash out and misuse their authority from time to time (or all the time.) Note that this head surgeon abuses her power over Turk when Carla uninvited her to their wedding due to lack of space.

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** Best exemplified in [=JD's=] {{Anvilicious}} closing narration in My Tormented Mentor: "There will always be a battle for power between the sexes, sometimes a man just has to give in, other times he just has to take a positive step, and once in a while a man just has to be there for her." The subtext being that women can't be wrong because they have it hard on account of being women(!?), while in the same episode the chief complaint a female surgeon has against Turk is that he assumes women in their profession have it hard (which is true, at least in universe) and then punishes him for being perfectly nice to her. The female surgeon who is in charge of Turk constantly insults everyone around her and then prevents him from operating indefinitely because she overheard him defending her in front of the resident MemeticMolester and he told her he doesn't share the prejudices of the other male surgeons. Hint: You're not supposed to be supportive of women, it's demeaning. All instances of female surgeons in the show basically illustrate one point: cocky men are assholes, cocky women are professionals who fight the good fight for women all over the world and it's completely justified if they lash out and misuse their authority from time to time (or all the time.) time). Note that this head surgeon abuses her power over Turk when Carla uninvited her to their wedding due to lack of space.
22nd Oct '16 12:46:55 AM ShorinBJ
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** Best exemplified in [=JDs=] {{Anvilicious}} closing narration in My Tormented Mentor: "There will always be a battle for power between the sexes, sometimes a man just has to give in, other times he just has to take a positive step, and once in a while a man just has to be there for her." The subtext being that women can't be wrong because they have it hard on account of being women(!?), while in the same episode the chief complaint a female surgeon has against Turk is that he assumes women in their profession have it hard (which is true, at least in universe) and then punishes him for being perfectly nice to her. The female surgeon who is in charge of Turk constantly insults everyone around her and then prevents him from operating indefinitely because she overheard him defending her in front of the resident MemeticMolester and he told her he doesn't share the prejudices of the other male surgeons. Hint: You're not supposed to be supportive of women, it's demeaning. All instances of female surgeons in the show basically illustrate one point: cocky men are assholes, cocky women are professionals who fight the good fight for women all over the world and it's completely justified if they lash out and misuse their authority from time to time (or all the time.) Note that this head surgeon abuses her power over Turk when Carla uninvited her to their wedding due to lack of space.

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** Best exemplified in [=JDs=] [=JD's=] {{Anvilicious}} closing narration in My Tormented Mentor: "There will always be a battle for power between the sexes, sometimes a man just has to give in, other times he just has to take a positive step, and once in a while a man just has to be there for her." The subtext being that women can't be wrong because they have it hard on account of being women(!?), while in the same episode the chief complaint a female surgeon has against Turk is that he assumes women in their profession have it hard (which is true, at least in universe) and then punishes him for being perfectly nice to her. The female surgeon who is in charge of Turk constantly insults everyone around her and then prevents him from operating indefinitely because she overheard him defending her in front of the resident MemeticMolester and he told her he doesn't share the prejudices of the other male surgeons. Hint: You're not supposed to be supportive of women, it's demeaning. All instances of female surgeons in the show basically illustrate one point: cocky men are assholes, cocky women are professionals who fight the good fight for women all over the world and it's completely justified if they lash out and misuse their authority from time to time (or all the time.) Note that this head surgeon abuses her power over Turk when Carla uninvited her to their wedding due to lack of space.
12th Oct '16 6:54:37 PM Fireblood
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** In the first segment of the episode "Did You Lie About Being Raped?", a woman admits that she lied to her boyfriend about 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, even though filing a false report is a ''crime'' and being a distrustful boyfriend is not.

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** In the first segment of the episode "Did You Lie About Being Raped?", a woman admits that she lied to her boyfriend about 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 the 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, even though filing a false report is a ''crime'' and being a distrustful boyfriend is not.
12th Oct '16 6:49:11 PM Fireblood
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* Justified in ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'': Men are expected to remain chaste until marriage, while women having homosexual relationships before marriage is seen as no big deal. Considering the fact that this is all due to fear of STD, and heterosexual sex is much more likely to transmit diseases than lesbian sex, this makes sense. (As men have GenderRarityValue, male homosexuality is never mentioned, so it is not known what people think about it.) Averted by Corelle Whistler, whose answer to the rumour that her crush Balin Brindle has sex with his own ''mothers'' (strictly speaking aunts, but socially, they're his mothers), is that, that way, at least they know he's fertile. She's either pretty relaxed about that chastity thing, or very into him. Or maybe she just doesn't believe the rumour.

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* Justified in ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'': Men are expected to remain chaste until marriage, while women having homosexual relationships before marriage is seen as no big deal. Considering the fact that this is all due to fear of STD, [[=STD=]]s, and heterosexual sex is much more likely to transmit diseases than lesbian sex, this makes sense. (As men have GenderRarityValue, male homosexuality is never mentioned, so it is not known what people think about it.) Averted by Corelle Whistler, whose answer to the rumour that her crush Balin Brindle has sex with his own ''mothers'' (strictly speaking aunts, but socially, they're his mothers), is that, that way, at least they know he's fertile. She's either pretty relaxed about that chastity thing, or very into him. Or maybe she just doesn't believe the rumour.



* ZigZaggingTrope in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''. For the first few books of their marriage, Faile internally complains about her husband Perrin not magically knowing and abiding by the [[ValuesDissonance relationship mores]] of her home country that she never deigns to explain to him, never considering that maybe ''she'' should adjust to ''his'' culture, especially considering that that's where they ''live'' and there are no shortage of female role models to teach her how things are done there, whereas Perrin is stumbling around in the dark when she expects him to treat her according to her culture's customs. After the fans were [[TheScrappy well and truly sick of this aspect of her character]], she suddenly [[AuthorsSavingThrow realizes how unfair this is]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming arranges a touching romantic gesture]] to show him that she's willing to meet him halfway. She promptly [[AesopAmnesia forgets all about this]] in the next book.

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* A ZigZaggingTrope in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''. For the first few books of their marriage, Faile internally complains about her husband Perrin not magically knowing and abiding by the [[ValuesDissonance relationship mores]] of her home country that she never deigns to explain to him, never considering that maybe ''she'' should adjust to ''his'' culture, especially considering that that's where they ''live'' and there are no shortage of female role models to teach her how things are done there, whereas Perrin is stumbling around in the dark when she expects him to treat her according to her culture's customs. After the fans were [[TheScrappy well and truly sick of this aspect of her character]], she suddenly [[AuthorsSavingThrow realizes how unfair this is]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming arranges a touching romantic gesture]] to show him that she's willing to meet him halfway. She promptly [[AesopAmnesia forgets all about this]] in the next book.
5th Oct '16 11:05:23 PM smalltime
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' episode "Fries Night" Benson's girlfriend from the previous season, Pam, dumps him because she can't stand being in a long-distance relationship, even though as Benson points out it's not his fault he didn't know he was going to be sent into space, and Muscle Man and Hi Five Ghost's significant others are much more understanding and are willing to wait for them.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' episode "Fries Night" Benson's girlfriend from the previous season, Pam, dumps him because she can't stand being in a long-distance relationship, even though as Benson points out it's not his fault he didn't know he was going to be sent into space, and Muscle Man and Hi Five Ghost's significant others are much more understanding and are willing to wait for them.
5th Oct '16 11:03:38 PM smalltime
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' episode "Fries Night" Benson's girlfriend from the previous season, Pam, dumps him because she can't stand being in a long-distance relationship, even though as Benson points out it's not his fault he didn't know he was going to be sent into space, and Muscle Man and Hi Five Ghost's significant others are much more understanding and are willing to wait for them.
4th Oct '16 5:38:53 AM PF
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** Averted in the first episode, Fry's girlfriend, Michelle, cheats on him and throws him out. In a later episode, Michelle ends up in the 31st Century the same way that Fry did, and insists that she and Fry get frozen and thawed out in a future time she is more comfortable with. Even then, she still continues to treat Fry like dirt, and eventually leaves him again. Throughout, Fry is portrayed as a DoggedNiceGuy, while she is portrayed as selfish and unreasonable.

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** Averted in the first episode, Fry's girlfriend, Michelle, cheats on him and throws him out. In a later episode, "The Cyronic Woman", Michelle ends up in the 31st Century the same way that Fry did, and insists that she and Fry get frozen and thawed out in a future time she is more comfortable with. Even then, she still continues to treat Fry like dirt, and eventually leaves him again. Throughout, Fry is portrayed as a DoggedNiceGuy, while she is portrayed as selfish and unreasonable.
4th Oct '16 5:35:15 AM PF
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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 household.[[note]]Granted Peter ''is'' a jerkass but it's still DisproportionateRetribution). DisproportionateRetribution.[[/note]] 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 an [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome awesome moment]] as well.well:



** In one episode, Lois becomes a surrogate mother, Peter is portrayed as completely selfish and ignorant for arguing with this (the same guy who is lectured over and over for ignoring their commitment and not giving Lois a say in anything). Later on, Lois changes her mind and decides to abort the baby, to which Peter changes his mind and insists she keep it. Once again [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong it is strictly Peter who is portrayed as wrong]]. An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' used a similar plot, with Stan being portrayed as inconsiderate for complaining about Francine having a surrogate baby ''behind his back''.
** This treatment seems to run in the family. Her father Carter once cheated on his wife, Barbara; the episode was devoted to showing how tight and loving (in a twisted sense) their relationship was, and how unforgivable Carter's actions were, despite the fact Barbara had once left Carter for Ted Turner the moment he lost his fortune, had an affair with Jackie Gleason (that traumatized her son to insanity), and also was perfectly willing to have sex with Peter due to being unsatisfied sexually by Carter. The end of the episode stated Barbara did it so as to divorce Ted and get half his money and belongings so she and Carter could go back to being rich. And it's implied that Barbara has already had to deal with a lot of crap from Carter, such as having to renounce her Jewish heritage while dealing with him playing pranks on her because of it.

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** In one episode, "Partial Terms of Endearment", Lois becomes a surrogate mother, Peter is portrayed as completely selfish and ignorant for arguing with this (the same guy who is lectured over and over for ignoring their commitment and not giving Lois a say in anything). Later on, Lois changes her mind and decides to abort the baby, to which Peter changes his mind and insists she keep it. Once again [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong it is strictly Peter who is portrayed as wrong]]. An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' used a similar plot, with Stan being portrayed as inconsiderate for complaining about Francine having a surrogate baby ''behind his back''.
** This treatment seems to run in the family. Her father Carter father, Carter, once cheated on his wife, Barbara; the episode was devoted to showing how tight and loving (in a twisted sense) their relationship was, and how unforgivable Carter's actions were, despite the fact Barbara had once left Carter for Ted Turner the moment he lost his fortune, had an affair with Jackie Gleason (that traumatized her son to insanity), and also was perfectly willing to have sex with Peter due to being unsatisfied sexually by Carter. The end of the episode stated Barbara did it so as to divorce Ted and get half his money and belongings so she and Carter could go back to being rich. And it's implied that Barbara has already had to deal with a lot of crap from Carter, such as having to renounce her Jewish heritage while dealing with him playing pranks on her because of it.



** 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 Joe, Bonnie should be equally at fault.

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** IN 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 Joe, Bonnie should be equally at fault.

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** Averted in the first episode, Fry's girlfriend Michelle cheats on him and throws him out. In a later episode, Michelle ends up in the 31st Century the same way that Fry did, and insists that she and Fry get frozen and thawed out in a future time she is more comfortable with. Even then, she still continues to treat Fry like dirt, and eventually leaves him again. Throughout, Fry is portrayed as a DoggedNiceGuy, while she is portrayed as selfish and unreasonable.

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** Averted in the first episode, Fry's girlfriend Michelle girlfriend, Michelle, cheats on him and throws him out. In a later episode, Michelle ends up in the 31st Century the same way that Fry did, and insists that she and Fry get frozen and thawed out in a future time she is more comfortable with. Even then, she still continues to treat Fry like dirt, and eventually leaves him again. Throughout, Fry is portrayed as a DoggedNiceGuy, while she is portrayed as selfish and unreasonable.



* {{Averted|Trope}} on ''TotalDramaWorldTour''--[[WellExcuseMePrincess Courtney's]] boyfriend [[TroubledButCute Duncan]] and her friend [[PerkyGoth Gwen]] kiss, but Courtney's wrath seems much greater for the latter than the former. Most of the D/C fanbase [[DieForOurShip followed suit]], but a notable minority wonders why Duncan should get a pass, especially since, unlike Gwen, he never seemed particularly sorry. He also went on to treat Courtney like dirt for the rest of the season, as if ''she'' was the one who had caused their breakup.

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* {{Averted|Trope}} on ''TotalDramaWorldTour''--[[WellExcuseMePrincess ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaWorldTour''--[[WellExcuseMePrincess Courtney's]] boyfriend [[TroubledButCute Duncan]] and her friend [[PerkyGoth Gwen]] kiss, but Courtney's wrath seems much greater for the latter than the former. Most of the D/C fanbase [[DieForOurShip followed suit]], but a notable minority wonders why Duncan should get a pass, especially since, unlike Gwen, he never seemed particularly sorry. He also went on to treat Courtney like dirt for the rest of the season, as if ''she'' was the one who had caused their breakup.breakup.
* In Season 1 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', Lana was upset when she found out that Cyril had cheated on her twice. However, she also cheated on him twice, once during a threesome with Skorpio and Archer and another when she had pity sex with Pam. In addition, it's heavily implied that she still had feelings for Archer.
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