History PlayingWith / TheUnfairSex

19th Mar '18 11:53:06 PM Timjames98
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** The story at first seems to treat Alice as sympathetic for cheating on Bob "because he was boring" and for cutting his hand off for daring to complain ... but then [[RealityEnsues Bob files for divorce]], the judge gives Alice a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech long explanation of everything that's wrong with her]], and Alice doesn't get to keep a single penny. To twist the knife, the judge terminates all of Alice's parental rights on the basis that she's a toxic influence on her and Bob's children.


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** The author intended for this divorce scene to be a MoralEventHorizon for Bob, and is [[MisaimedFandom horrified that the fans sided with him over Alice]].
13th Feb '18 8:15:53 AM MasterN
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** Alice sleeps with Charles as part of a ScarpaUltimatum while Bob just wants an easy lay from Diane. Their cheating is portrayed as equally wrong.

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** Alice sleeps with Charles as part of a ScarpaUltimatum ScarpiaUltimatum while Bob just wants an easy lay from Diane. Their cheating is portrayed as equally wrong.



** Alice has caught Bob having sex with another woman. Bob tries to justify it, and refuses to talk about it further or get counseling, which angers Alice. Then she finds out that he was only letting her believe he was cheating on her because he didn't want to admit the truth, which is that [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale the other woman raped him.]]

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** Alice has caught Bob having sex with another woman. Bob tries to justify it, and refuses to talk about it further or get counseling, which angers Alice. Then she finds out that he was only letting her believe he was cheating on her because he didn't want to admit the truth, which is that [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale [[RapeAsDrama the other woman raped him.]]



* '''Double Subverted''': All of Bob's explanations are just excuses he made up on the fly.

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* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':
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All of Bob's explanations are just excuses he made up on the fly.fly.
** [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale Alice blames him for getting raped anyway.]]
** When Alice forgets to put a tie on the door, Bob instantly forgives her.



* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob had a pretty sympathetic reason too - but he just made it up. Then it turns out Alice was making her excuse up as well...

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob had a pretty sympathetic reason too - but he just made it up. Then it turns out Alice was making her excuse up as well... because [[RapeAsDrama she was raped.]]



* '''Enforced''': "That scene where the wife got bitched out for cheating didn't test well with the females in the crowd, and we know they'll be buying most of the tickets. Change it to where she's portrayed all sympathetically."
* '''Lampshaded''': "How come with Alice it's always ''my'' fault?" "Because you're the guy, Bob".

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* '''Enforced''': "That scene where the wife got bitched out for cheating didn't test well with the females in the crowd, and we know they'll be buying most of the tickets. [[ExecutiveMeddling Change it to where she's portrayed all sympathetically."
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* '''Lampshaded''': "How come with Alice it's always ''my'' fault?" [[NeverMyFault "Because you're the guy, Bob".]]



* '''Exploited''': Alice cheats on Bob with impunity, knowing that if she ever gets caught, she can just use the old "I was just momentarily weak" excuse and she'll get off scot-free.

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* '''Exploited''': Alice cheats on Bob with impunity, knowing that if she ever gets caught, she can just use the old "I was just momentarily weak" excuse and she'll [[KarmaHoudini get off scot-free.]]



** Bob finds out and divorces her, getting a huge alimony, the kids, the house, the car, the dog, and the wedding china because he's the wronged party.

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** Bob finds out and divorces her, getting a huge alimony, the kids, the house, the car, the dog, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and the wedding china because he's the wronged party.]]



* '''Implied''': Alice and Bob get into plenty of arguments, and bob is most often seen getting punishments for transgressions. Other characters will often mention Alice giving Bob "the short end of the stick again".

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* '''Implied''': Alice and Bob get into plenty of arguments, and bob Bob is most often seen getting punishments for transgressions. Other characters will often mention Alice giving Bob "the short end of the stick again".



Back to TheUnfairSex

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Back to TheUnfairSexTheUnfairSex, because youíre a man and Iím a woman so itís your fault.
9th Oct '17 9:14:23 PM chloso
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* '''Inverted''': Bob's affair (the result of Alice not touching him once ''ever'') is portrayed sympathetically. Alice's affair (which happened because Bob wasn't big enough) isn't.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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Bob's affair (the result of Alice not touching him once ''ever'') is portrayed sympathetically. Alice's affair (which happened because Bob wasn't big enough) isn't.isn't.
** Alice sleeps with Charles as part of a ScarpaUltimatum while Bob just wants an easy lay from Diane. Their cheating is portrayed as equally wrong.
10th Aug '17 8:16:31 PM AgentKyles
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* '''Averted''': Alice is making excuses as to why she was justified in cheating, only to be told by her friend Elizabeth that there really is no excuse.

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* '''Averted''': Alice is making excuses as to why she was justified in cheating, [[ArmorPiercingResponse only to be told told]] by her friend Elizabeth [[TheConscience Elizabeth]] that [[ThisIsUnforgivable there really really]] [[TreacheryIsASpecialKindOfEvil is no excuse.excuse]].
23rd Mar '16 8:44:43 AM imadmagician
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** Alice's affairs are justified by being a part of her [[HeroicBSOD emotional breakdown]] from Bob's betrayal and the subsequent divorce. Meanwhile, [[ImAManICantHelpIt Bob is now cheating on Diane with another mistress]].

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** Alice's affairs are justified by being a [[SexForSolace part of her her]] [[HeroicBSOD emotional breakdown]] from Bob's betrayal and the subsequent divorce. Meanwhile, [[ImAManICantHelpIt Bob is now cheating on Diane with another mistress]].
13th Feb '16 2:20:58 PM imadmagician
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* '''Reconstructed''': Alice's affairs are justified by being a part of her [[HeroicBSOD emotional breakdown]] from Bob's betrayal and the subsequent divorce. Meanwhile, [[ImAManICantHelpIt Bob is now cheating on Diane with another mistress]].
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': After years of this, a subplot becomes Bob's seemingly building anger at how lopsided this treatment is, and it seems to be building up to Alice getting told off because of it. At the last moment Bob chickens out, and realizes that because he's that kind of person is why Alice can blame him.

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* '''Reconstructed''': Alice's '''Reconstructed''':
**Alice's
affairs are justified by being a part of her [[HeroicBSOD emotional breakdown]] from Bob's betrayal and the subsequent divorce. Meanwhile, [[ImAManICantHelpIt Bob is now cheating on Diane with another mistress]].
** People decide to base a new social order on [[DoubleStandard Double Standards]] of both kind. For instance, women remain impervious to criticism when cheating on their husband, but they get the short end of the stick [[MyGirlIsNotASlut when it comes to promiscuity]]. While it's still a flawed system, it's considered better than the previous one.
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': After years of this, a subplot becomes Bob's seemingly building anger at how lopsided this treatment is, and it seems to be building up to Alice getting told off because of it. At the last moment Bob chickens out, and realizes that because he's [[ExtremeDoormat that kind of person person]] is why Alice can blame him.
6th Feb '16 7:18:54 AM DannWoolf
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* '''Enforced''': "That scene where the wife got bitched out for cheating didn't test well with the females in the crowd, and we know they'll be buying most of the tickets. Change it to where she's portrayed all sympathetically".

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* '''Enforced''': "That scene where the wife got bitched out for cheating didn't test well with the females in the crowd, and we know they'll be buying most of the tickets. Change it to where she's portrayed all sympathetically".sympathetically."
19th Apr '15 8:00:57 AM VPhantom
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* '''Played For Laughs''': Alice's judgments are so out of order not even Bob takes them seriously, and both his and Alice's friends will make up stories so he doesn't have to go through Alice's increasingly absurd punishments.
** Alternatively, Alice's [[HypocriticalHumor hypocrisy]] can be seen from ''space'' and is so transparent that, again, it's not taken seriously.
** Alternatively Alternatively, Alice comes up with every excuse in the book as to why it's all Bob's fault. None of them work because they're either [[BlatantLies blatantly untrue]] or just [[InsaneTrollLogic make no sense]].

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* '''Played For Laughs''': Laughs''':
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Alice's judgments are so out of order not even Bob takes them seriously, and both his and Alice's friends will make up stories so he doesn't have to go through Alice's increasingly absurd punishments.
** Alternatively, Alice's [[HypocriticalHumor hypocrisy]] can be seen from ''space'' and is so transparent that, again, it's not taken seriously.
** Alternatively Alternatively, Alice comes up with every excuse in the book as to why it's all Bob's fault. None of them work because they're either [[BlatantLies blatantly untrue]] or just [[InsaneTrollLogic make no sense]].
19th Apr '15 7:56:44 AM CJCroen1393
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** Alternatively Alternatively, Alice comes up with every excuse in the book as to why it's all Bob's fault. None of them work because they're either [[BlatantLies blatantly untrue]] or just [[InsaneTrollLogic make no sense]].
19th Apr '15 7:54:16 AM CJCroen1393
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** Alternatively, Alice's [[HypocriticalHumor hypocrisy]] can be seen from ''space'' and is so transparent that, again, it's not taken seriously.
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