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A woman who is motivated to avenge herself against men or a man [[WomanScorned who did her wrong]]. A classical "female empowerment" plot that can come in many flavours.

The heroine may have been [[RapeAsDrama raped]]. She may have been [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beaten to a pulp]]. She may have had her children [[MamaBear taken away from her, or worse, killed]]. Her husband may be [[DomesticAbuser an abusive douche]]. She may be the unwitting [[TheMistress mistress]] of a married man, and finds out he has been lying to her all along. Either way, she has been seriously crossed by men or just one man and the abuse has been [[BreakTheCutie so extreme and so vicious]] that the heroine wants more than just vengeance against her abusers: she wants ALL MEN to pay for what was done to her.

And how is she going to do that? She can undergo an AdrenalineMakeover, taking some self-defense classes and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge destroy her abusers physically]]. She can set up a HumiliationConga for them. She can turn herself into a GoldDigger and fleece rich guys dry, double points if they're also [[MealTicket old]] or [[UglyGuyHotWife ugly]]. She can also become a BlackWidow and kill them rather than live off them.

Expect her to proclaim herself a "bitch" or an "independent woman" and declare than ''no man'' will ever possess her or hurt her again.

But the point is, she will not stop with just her abusers. As said above, she will treat ''all'' men that way. There may be AnAesop later on about taking things too far and the heroine ends up lonely and bitter. Or she may eventually find [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan that one guy]] that will treat her well, not abuse her and make her drop her bitchiness. Or she may just chose to become [[SuddenlySexuality a lesbian]] and never have to deal with men again. Or she may become some sort of a {{Dominatrix}}, embrace her newfound dominance and look for weak-willed men so she can control them.

Often found in [[LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek Lifetime Movies]] or feminist-themed movies.

Contrast NoWomansLand.


[[folder: Film ]]

%%* ''Film/BaiseMoi''
%%* ''Dispara''
%%* ''Film/{{Enough}}'', Music/JenniferLopez's vehicle.
%%* ''TheFirstWivesClub''
%%* The highly controversial and widely banned ''Film/ISpitOnYourGrave''.
%%* ''JohnTuckerMustDie''
%%* ''Lethal Woman''
%%* ''{{Lipstick}}''
%%* ''Film/{{Ms 45}}''
%%* ''She-Devil''
%%* ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise''
%%* ''Film/ThrillerACruelPicture''
%%* ''WaitingToExhale''
%%* The ''Film/JoshuuSasori'' series.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* Attora in ''[[Literature/EarthsChildren The Plains of Passage]]'' didn't like her man, so she killed him and made all the women-folk give up their men too.
* Red Sonya from Creator/RobertEHoward's story "The Shadow of the Vulture."
* The main character in "Woman at Point Zero". She's been abused her whole life by her father, uncle, roommate, clients, and supervisors. At the end of the book,[[spoiler:she kills a pimp who demands a share of her profits and declares herself to be {{Too Good For This Sinful Earth}}]].


[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

%%* A common theme in the tabletop game MachoWomenWithGuns.
%%* Both played straight and subverted in TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse with the Black Fury tribe.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* The ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Fury." Notable in that the character seeking revenge ''wouldn't even be alive'' if not for the HeroicSacrifice of a man. [[UngratefulBastard And she still doesn't give a damn]].


[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* The [=VespAvenger=] in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' is a Vespa-riding crusader who goes around [[WifeBasherBasher beating up men who have treated their girlfriends badly]]. Notable in that she lacks any sort of DoubleStandard. When the characters ask her if she would be disgusted by [[BadassBiker man who rides around on a Harley]] beating up women who have treated their boyfriends badly, she replies that it sounds pretty good to her. In fact, [[BattleCouple she'd want to date a guy like that]].
* Rebecca's reason for being a StrawFeminist in ''Webcomic/WhiteDarkLife'' is because [[spoiler:despite being the daughter of a race horse breeder, she never got to ride a pony as a child. [[SubvertedTrope But also because it's just fun to torture people.]]]]


[[folder: Video Games ]]

%%* One of the girls in ''Criminal Girls'' has this as her backstory.


[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Allecto, infamous blogger notable for her extremist (ie, Misandrist) views and hyper-critical 'review' of ''{{Series/Firefly}}'', has stated and/or hinted at in her blog the fact that she was abused as a child by her misogynistic relatives. She treats anything a man does as a sign of their active abuse or latent potential to be abusive, even something as minor as a boy asking his girlfriend for a hug. Her extremist views have even led her to labeling feminists who don't have the same level of hatred for men as [[NoTrueScotsman Feminist-Lite]].
* The infamous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCUM_Manifesto SCUM Manifesto]] by Valerie Solanas.