"It's probably worth mentioning that basically every one of those characters is out there to molest the titular Miyuki because that's the entire plot of this cartoon. And because it's girl-on-girl, that means these rape attempts are hilarious instead of deeply disturbing."The Double Standard about female-on-female rape is in large part based on the idea that women and female sexuality do not contribute to "legitimate" sexual intercourse, and therefore lesbian sex doesn't count. Men, penises, and penile penetration are required to cause harm; without a penis involved, there can be no sex, and without sex, there can be no rape. Therefore, anything a woman does to another woman is "not a big deal". This trope is invoked where women raping other women is seen as harmless or even sexy, and therefore not worth fretting over. After all, Girl-on-Girl Is Hot, no matter what the victim may think of it. In cases where male-on-female and female-and-female rape are both depicted in different incidents, expect the male rapist to be treated like a monster who has inflicted unimaginably horrid pain on his victim, but the female rapist to be "overwhelmed by her emotions" and thus not responsible for rape, especially if the victim liked it. She's just a girl, after all, she can't help it when her feelings get the better of her! The emotional impact of the rape is largely dismissed or ignored completely, usually because it would be less appealing to the audience for the victim to be legitimately traumatized (or sexually assaulted by a man), and ideas of consent and personal violation aren't often brought up at all: since a female rapist lacks a penis and therefore has no sexual potency, she is Easily Forgiven. Don't expect victims to think about it too hard, or at all, after the fact. Obviously this trope describes a Double Standard, and an extremely insulting one, in that it supports not one, nor two, but four very pointedly false Unfortunate Implications:
- Women are so weak and ineffectual they just can't harm anyone physically, not even other women, even less by sex.
- Lesbian sex is hot and/or hilarious, but most of all 'not real sex' (especially if it's non-penetrative).
- All "real" rapists are men.
- Female-on-female rape isn't traumatic or horrible at all, or maybe only 'a tiny bit'.
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- In Love Hina, male characters generally get pummeled for touching female characters whether they mean to or not, yet intentional female on female assault gets brushed aside or completely overlooked (like what Kanako does to Motoko). See similar examples in other harem comedies.
- A Kiss, Love, and a Prince by Morinaga Milk involves rehearsing for a play, leading to a girl tying another girl to a chair for a kiss scene. What makes it odd is that other characters in the story do point out that this isn't okay, but the girl who was kissed is really only upset because she's worried the kiss wasn't genuine. When she finds out that the girl who tied her up and kissed her likes her for real, she instantly forgives her.
- In Ikki Tousen during Ryofu's first TV episode she immobilizes and rapes one of the show's most popular characters, Ryoumou, after defeating her. (In the manga she only groped her, but didn't cross straightforwardly into rape). This is never brought up again (not even by Ryoumou) and she even becomes an Ensemble Darkhorse herself.
- In Dragon Destiny it was revealed that Shrinking Violet Ten'i was gang raped at her former school by a sadistic Alpha Bitch and her Girl Posse, and they pretty much used this trope to justify their actions. This is only an in-universe case: the show itself makes it clear that the girls are terrible.
- Haruhi Suzumiya: Though not quite rape, Haruhi's sexual harassment of Mikuru is Played for Laughs. Until it reaches its breaking point when Haruhi drugs Mikuru for her movie and Kyon erupts into rage and has to be restrained from slapping her.
- Strawberry Panic! pulls this off with Kaname (and to a lesser extent Momomi) on Hikari. The solution to many troubles Kaname had throughout the series was, "Rape Hikari!" She never succeeds, and while it's clear other people disapprove, she faces no consequences for her obviously creepy intentions.
- In the one-shot manga 08.04 AM Daydream, most of the patrons of the girls-only train seem to believe this.
- A bit of a Zig-Zagging Trope in Kannazuki no Miko. Chikane does rape Himeko, yes, and makes a rather dramatic Face–Heel Turn in the process, but the circumstances were more than a little contrived, making for ample debate on whether or not she should still be held accountable. However, there is a notable lack of repercussions, or even disapproval of her acts in-universe. Less of a Double Standard than most examples since a male villain (Miyako's brother Girochi) tries to rape Himeko at one point but is treated no less sympathetically in the end when everything gets set straight again and everyone is given their happy ending. For whatever that's worth... and yet it's zigzagged again when Chikane herself is molested and almost raped by Miyako, but the viewer is NOT supposed to be on Miyako's side, contrasting by how the audience's supposed to root for Chikane despite being a rapist.
- Mylene Jenius from Macross 7 in the second Dynamite OVA almost became a victim of this trope. Possibly taken further in the companion manga Mylene Beat.
- Violent, Psycho Lesbian Ume from Ben-To seems to be present to cater to an number of feitishes, including; forced yuri to kidnap
- In Cosplay Complex, lesbian pedophile Jenny tries to sneak into the bed of the Token Mini-Moe Athena to sleep with her. However she ended up in the bed of Chako's mom, Sachiko who says that she is a lonely widow that is glad to have some company in bed. She then rapes the now reluctant teenager.
- Another episode had a near miss as Ranko the head of a rival cosplay club and the defending champion cornered Reika in a storage room and began to molest her.
- Girls Bravo narrowly skirts this twice by having Kosame all but actually rape Kirie.
- When she happens across Kirie in the 4th episode, she coerces her into the bedroom at gunpoint and shoves her onto the bed. Then strips down to her panties and straddles her. But she's foiled before it goes any further, when one of the spirits Lisa realeased charges into the room and tramples her. Which allowed Kirie to escape.
- In episode 13, they faced each other during the semi-finals of the "Girls Fight!" competition, where they had to wear g-string bikinis. Once Kosame pins her to the mat, she mounts Kirie, while slipping her hands under her bra so she can fondle her directly. Despite this, the tournament concludes with a tender moment between themnote where Kosame steals Kirie's First Kiss.
- Boys Empire: Umeko rapes Hitomi's mother right in front of her, to convince her to let Hitomi stay with her family (since Hitomi didn't want to leave her boyfriend, Makoto, who's also Umeko's son). Not only does it work, but days later, after her mother has moved, she calls Hitomi on the phone saying she'll visit during summer and winter breaks and asks to "borrow" Umeko and Makoto when she does.
- In Shitsurakuen, Sora chooses to molest Reiko rather than beating her. Given the situation, though, it was probably the lesser of two evils.
- This is a complicated case. Like, really complicated. It's not a double standard, because what the boys at the academy are doing and what Sora's doing are motivated by different things. Sora's assault is done specifically so she can save a battered, abused girl because there is no other way out for that girl. It's very different than one of the boys molesting their possessions. Molestation itself is portrayed distinctly as a bad thing, and acknowledged as assault by Sora and the girl while discussing it, which is why Sora is able to use it in her attempt to save this girl. She flat-out explains what she's doing to the girl beforehand, so the girl she's molesting knows why this is happening and that Sora wants to save instead of hurt her. The girl is scared when it starts, having not been expecting it, but Sora even says "This is the least painful way of assaulting," meaning she's doing it specifically to try not to hurt her.
- At this point in the story, Reiko was trapped in a contract with the most insane, violent boy in the school. That boy was under orders never to fight with or release her. She was badly beaten and in the infirmary when Sora found her, and basically begging/challenging Sora to find some way to save her from this boy. Sora took advantage of the rule that if someone's owned girl is being beaten or molested— aka /hurt or assaulted in any way/— by someone who isn't their owner and it continues for too long without the owner saving their girl, there will be a severe penalty. She had to hurt Reiko somehow to save her, and Reiko was already badly injured. It's clear that molestation here is bad even though it's a girl doing it to another girl, but Reiko is intelligent and likely knows that Sora has to do this to her to save her, and Sora's using it as a more compassionate form of assault than beating an already badly injured girl. At WORST, it's portrayed as better to do than to continue beating the girl and risk possibly permanently breaking her or forcing much more time to recover. It's not a good thing or acceptable because it's a girl doing it, but because there isn't anything else save beating her Sora can do to rescue her from someone much worse. That's why there's no real repercussions for Sora: Reiko knows this happened only as a method of rescuing her and is intelligent enough to know it's for the best.
- Mahou Sensei Negima!:
- The series illustrates the double standard extremely well one character. Namely, Paio Zi, the breast-obsessed bounty hunter. When first encountered, Paio makes no attempt to hide what will follow if Nodoka is captured, and the scene is played out every bit as seriously as you would expect Attempted Rape to be played out. Then in a later chapter Paio makes a return, except in this case it is revealed that she is a girl as well, and her subsequent groping of all the girls in the bathhouse is played up for pure comedy value.
- On the other hand, Psycho Lesbian Tsukuyomi is portrayed as a seriously dangerous and unbalanced woman, and her Attempted Rape of Setsuna is not played for laughs. Negima can't seem to decide whether to adhere to the double standard or not.
- Mawaru-Penguindrum has the adult Yuri's attempted rape of Ringo, an underage sixteen-year old girl. On one hand, the rape isn't exactly portrayed as okay, and it's made clear that the rapist is a messed-up person. However, the rape is used to develop the rapist's character and segue into the rapist's backstory, which gives off the vibe of rationalizing and excusing her actions, whereas the victim is reduced to a mere prop and has an uncomfortable amount of Male Gaze fanservice applied to her — which may have been intended as Fan Disservice, but the sheer exploitative nature of it makes the claim fall flat. The details of the rape are inconsistent from one episode to the next, with the rape being portrayed as rape one episode and as a titillating seduction in the next, and whether or not the rapist actually went through with it or not is ambiguous; the rescue attempt is played for comedy, and only happens due to a hideous amount of contrivity. Furthermore, the victim is completely unaffected by the ordeal and the rapist gets off with absolutely no repercussions for her actions, and the whole scene affects practically nothing in the grand scheme of the story and is quickly forgotten afterwards, save for being the subject of a brief joke a couple of episodes later, wasting a lot of character and story potential on top of everything else; in fact, the scene could be completely cut out of the story with little to no loss. The shoddy handling of the scene really smacks of the writers writing themselves into a corner and hastily retconning the story in an attempt to fix it, and given all the above, it's no surprise that some viewers consider this part of Penguindrum to be one of the lowest points in the series.
- Queen's Blade Rebellion Luna Luna makes a lot of advances on Annelotte, and she does it with her Combat Tentacles, saying she is her destined soul mate.
- The Hide & Seek manga had an instance where Elina raped Nyx, while under the influence of catnip powder. Though the actual act occurs off-screen, and it's pretty much brushed off afterwards. What's ironic about that is, Nyx was the one who administered the powder, thinking it'd render Elina helpless. She was wrong.
- In Heaven's Lost Property, Tomoko generally gets away with a lot of what could be considered sexual harassment. Inverted though. When she turns back into Tomoki after a day of harassing women at a female spa? Cue signature Karate chop.
- El Hazard: The Alternative World: The final episode has the group return to Arlaman so Qwaool could partake in the purification ritual. While they're there, Princess Fatora comes up with a plan to seduce Shayla and the others, by disguising herself and her girlfriend Alliel as bath attendants. It works for the most part, allowing them to completely feel up Shayla and Nanami, while pretending to bathe them.
- Highschool of the Dead: The bath scene in episode 6 combines Not What It Looks Like with "Not if They Enjoyed It". Rei decides to see if Shizuka's boobs are real, prompting Shizuka to try to escape by getting out of the tub. When Rei pounces her, Shizuka braces herself against the side of the tub. Except it's animated to make it seem as if Rei's screwing her doggy-style, while her breasts appear to be bouncing from Rei's 'pelvic thrusting'. When Saya looks over her shoulder and sees what's going on, she blushes and quickly turns back around. Two scenes later, Shizuka is shown slumped back in the tub, as if she'd been worn out....
- A Certain Scientific Railgun: Kuroko repeatedly tries to sneak aphrodisiacs to and grope Misaka. It is all played for laughs, and she is still treated as a completely heroic character.
- Averted in Kill la Kill, as Ragyo's sexual abuse of her daughter Satsuki is played for rather unsettling Fan Disservice.
- Maken-ki! has two separate incidents of attempted rape, that're both treated as heinous since it was guys doing it. Yet, the incident where Love Espada forcibly stripped Takaki, Haruko, Minori, and Aki, then raped them, is treated as fanservice. Not only was Takeru A-OK with it, he and Usui lamented not being there to see it.
- Saikin Imouto No Yousu Ga Chotto Okashiinda Ga: Hiyori rapes Mitsuki within minutes of her first appearance; this is played for fanservice and humor. Mitsuki is only slightly upset afterward, and is outright stated to have secretly enjoyed it.
- Happens a lot in Freezing. While in the omakes, girls groping Satellizer is played for fanservice and humor, when it happens in the series proper, it's treated a lot more seriously.
- Nyu in Elfen Lied will go after pretty much anything that moves, so long as it has breasts. In the anime, it's mostly restricted to groping Yuka, much to the latter's annoyance. The manga takes it much farther, particularly with poor Nozomi. Despite this, Nyu never receives anything more than a mild scolding from the other characters for her actions (partially justified, or as much as it can be at any rate, by Nyu having the intellectual capacity of a two-year-old).
- It's Played for Laughs mostly (including a Lamp Shading by Lucy, wondering why she has the sudden urge to grope women's breasts when her personality surfaces), but the manga does at least treat it semi-seriously once. When Nyu tries to get close to Mayu during a Furo Scene, Mayu (who fled a home with a sexually abusive stepfather) reacts quite badly and manages to get Nyu to leave her alone.
- In the last episode of Sabagebu!, the other girls tie up Momoka and give her as a "birthday present" to Clingy Jealous Girl Urara, even going so far as to tell Urara that she can do what she pleases with Momoka. The show ends with a Bound and Gagged Furo Scene that is entirely Played for Laughs, despite the implication that Urara plans to rape or molest Momoka.
- Yuri Kuma Arashi has two examples:
- Ginko's sexual assault on Kureha in episode 2, which involves Ginko pinning Kureha down onto a couch, choking her with her tie, and giving a confused Kureha no leverage or way out whatsoever, and would've continued if it hadn't been for Mitsuko interrupting them; all while a seductive voice and music plays in the background. Ginko doesn't get called out at all for this, either by the narrative or the characters, and the incident is quickly dropped upon the arrival of the next plot development and forgotten — except for the one time the scene is brought up again, where it's used as part of a montage of Kureha remembering all the things Ginko did for her out of her love for Kureha. Essentially, the show sees Ginko's attempted rape on Kureha as a good thing.
- The adult Yurika's attempted rape of the underage Kureha, which includes explicit focus on the victim getting sensually stripped of her clothing. While the rapist does get mortally wounded during the attempt, it's not part of a narrative/character-related call-out, merely a way to remove her from the story. The rapist's dying moments are portrayed in a sympathetic light, yet she never shows remorse for her attempted rape, and said dying moments involve her being held by the victim, who never holds any ill will towards her, as well as being spiritually forgiven by the woman she previously murdered. Like the Ginko example before, this incident is quickly forgotten by the story and never brought up again. Furthermore, the sex scene is in fact completely unnecessary, as the scene in question is a symbolic framing of the rapist, as a bear, attempting to eat her victim — which could've been portrayed as simply that, a bear attempting to eating her prey, rendering the sexuality pointless and a waste of time.
- Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA: Chloe von Einzbern frequently blackmails Illyasviel into kissing her to get the mana she needs to sustain herself, feeling her up and grinding against her while doing so, and has both expressed interest in taking things farther than just kissing and attempted to do so sans Illya's consent under the pretext of Skinship Grope.
- In The Irregular at Magic High School's flashback arc, when Maya was raped by her male kidnappers, it was a traumatic event which her family took vengeance for and sent her to a hospital to heal from. When the woman Honami sexually assaults Miyuki it's played for laughs and- despite her ongoing and vocal fear of the act- Miyuki never even thinks of telling her family about it. The implication is that they wouldn't do anything about the assault even if they knew it occurred.
- In Daily Life with Monster Girl, male would-be rapists (and perverts of the non-chivalrous variety) are arrested, punched in the face, or physically restrained depending on the situation. Suu... isn't, and nobody — not even her victims — express more than mild irritation about it. In an omake, Miia explains that the girls don't see it as rape because while Suu does feel them up until they orgasm, there's no penetration involved.
- Tsugumomo In addition to playing Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male and Black Comedy Rape for laughs and fanservice, the manga frequently plays female characters sexually harassing and assaulting each other for comedy. One of the biggest examples is Kiriha, who is revealed to have become boisterous and lewd as a result of repeatedly being raped by Kanaka Kagami, the main character's mother, under the pretence of "skinship" until she began to enjoy it.
- In Lost Girls, Alice forces Wendy to have sex with her, though Wendy ends up getting into it. Presumably Wendy's protests were meant to be seen as symbolic of her repressed middle-class lifestyle, which Alice's sex broke her out of. Erm...
- In Empowered, when the girl who will later take up the identity of Ocelotina and her brother kidnap Emp, she gets into the boot of the car with a near-naked Emp and proceeds to grope her, with the dialogue suggesting full-blown forcible digital penetration. This is played totally for laughs at the time and retrospectively in later stories. Similarly the backstory references to Ninjette successfully impersonating the husband of a rival ninja on their wedding night.
- In Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose, according to her diary, Boo Cat first met Tarot when the latter came into her boutique to buy some lingerie, whereupon she pushed Tarot into trying on various fetish outfits, then stole her panties and used her scent to track her back to her home, where she forced herself on Tarot while the latter was sleeping. At no point in the recounting of this story is it suggested that Boo's behavior was inappropriate, though the fairies reading the story suggest that Boo should have just openly expressed her attraction to Tarot.
- Another issue has Boo forcing herself on Tarot despite knowing full well that Tarot is engaged to be married and has no interest in having sex with her. It's played for laughs.
- In Runaways, Xavin impersonates Nico in the hopes of getting Karolina into bed with them, and almost succeeds in this endeavor before Karolina sees through the disguise. While Karolina rightly calls them out for the deception, no comment is made on the fact that Xavin nearly committed rape by deception.
- In the Revolutionary Girl Utena fanfic, Thorns and its sequel Will of the Rose, Anthy rapes Utena because she is frustrated that they haven't had sex yet (since they are engaged). Anthy's character is completely altered and Utena becomes an Extreme Doormat who stays in an abusive relationship after Wakaba loses interest in their friendship. It should be noted that in this fanfic, Utena agrees to keep fighting off the abusive system (which is mostly male dominated) that Anthy is trapped in.
- Ambiguously played in another Degrassi fanfic Bias seems headed toward Manny/Ellie femslash. The chapter started off with some boys coercing Manny into raping Ellie (it was either rape Ellie herself or they rape Ellie). What happened to Ellie is treated like a random drunken encounter and not much else. Neither the male nor female characters involved are given much blame (so far).
- This trope was invoked by the audience in the Total Drama Island fanfic Cheer Up Emo Girl. Bridgette is raped by a female OC named Brittney, and it was intended to be taken as seriously as male-on-female rape. However, every single review that referenced to that scene called it hot, and suggested a threesome take place between Bridgette, Brittney, and Bridgette's then-boyfriend. This resulted in a rather scathing author's note at the beginning of the next chapter, lashing out at the people who wrote this.
- Full House fanfiction "The girls get it on" features a bizarre scene where Kimmy Gibbler drugs and rapes Rebecca Donaldson.
- Zigzagged and ultimately subverted in the MLP Fan Fic The Alchemists Heart, when Aqua Regia rapes Silver Script in the bathroom it is still treated as the former's Morale Event Horizon, despite the latter taking some involuntary pleasure from it.
- Hellsing Ultimate Abridged has an instance that implies how Integra vents their frustrations over dealing with Alucard.
Seras: Well, looks like Human Resources has been... processed. I'd feel worse about it if they ever did anything about all the sexual harrassment. Yet you'd think Alucard was the worst offender.
- One (softcore) example from The Stewardesses 3-D: The chief stewardess aggressively puts the moves on one of the junior ones, to which she yields. Later, a male character reveals that his (also male) boss extracted sexual favors from him in return for promotion, leaving him permanently embittered. Moral: Lesbian sexual harassment is fun and sexy; gay male sexual harassment is a soul-blighting trauma.
- In Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet, Alyssa cracks a long joke about being beaten, gang-raped and branded in the girl's shower room in high school.
- It's hard to tell if the crazed teenage dominatrix trying to rape another girl in Blood Mask: The Possession of Nicole Lameroux is being Played for Laughs or not.
- Same goes for the similar sequence in The Cook.
- The main character raping another woman with a crowbar (don't worry, she put a condom on it) in Johnny Sunshine Maximum Violence is played for dark laughs.
- Vince, the Depraved Bisexual of Where the Truth Lies, drugs the film's heroine, reporter Karen O'Connor (Alison Lohman) and then arranges for Alice, an aspiring young singer he's training (and who, yes, dresses like Alice from Alice In Wonderland), to have sex with Karen while Karen is stoned out of her mind and unable to think clearly. When Karen wakes up in the morning, completely naked and humiliated, even more so when Vince shows off the pictures of her drug induced tryst (which he intends to use to blackmail her), Vince has the nerve to insinuate that it was no big deal - he even jokes about how Alice couldn't get her pregnant! The film doesn't really focus on it much in the final half but Karen is clearly not happy about what happened.
- Averting this trope is pretty much the whole point behind the movie Jaded. The female lead is raped by two women, but legally, same-gender rape is not rape, it's "sodomy." She replies that she doesn't feel sodomized, she feels raped. Oh, sodomy charges also carry a dramatically reduced sentence compared to rape. Plus there's the whole "not if she liked it" justification, because the main character was skinny-dipping and and making out with the two women, before deciding that being penetrated by a wine bottle and repeatedly slapped across the face was not her idea of a good time. In a crowning moment of awesome, the main character's boyfriend helps demonstrate to her that an enjoyable kiss is not consent, and that rape starts as soon as you stop enjoying it.
- In Jailbait, after Genie learns that Anna is the victim of sexual assault, she starts kissing her and feeling her up, ignoring the requests for her to stop. The film portrays this as uplifting and sexy rather than creepy.
- In The Duke Of Burgundy when Cynthia ignores her partner Evelyn's safe word, this is never addressed directly and it in fact leads to Evelyn changing her behavior to accommodate Cynthia more.
- Mugglenet.com, a Harry Potter fansite, has a section for editorials about shipping. The submission rules indicate that essays about particularly squicky pairings would be turned away, including those containing incest, bestiality, and underage characters with adults. Fair enough. Except that one essay made a case for Luna x Trelawney. Apparently that doesn't count under the very clear "no underage characters with adult characters" rule, somehow?
- Invoked in Aimee.
- In The Big U by Neal Stephenson, when the male college students drug Sara and try to engage in sexual activity it's rape, but when her female friend rescues her from them and then engages in sexual activity with the same drugged individual, it's for the best.
- In the anthology Blood Sisters: Lesbian Vampire Tales a female character is raped and "turned" by a female vampire. The rape experiences gives her the newfound confidence to pursue her mortal love interest and lead a happier life. Possibly also an example of Sex as Rite-of-Passage, except substitute "rape" for "sex".
- Kushiel's Legacy has a complicated version: Phedre informs the reader that rape is an unforgivable act of treason in her culture. Yet when Melisande drugs her and commits sex acts that could arguably be rape before selling her into slavery this act is never considered rape despite a cultural understanding that both men and women can be sexually dominant and powerful. It becomes gray since Phedre is a professional submissive, and was under contract to Melisande. Melisande did honor the letter of the contract, including the safe word, and knew damn well Phedre was a trained spy, working for her enemy, and Phedre does obviously views what happened as a violation despite no using her safeword, but she also doesn't brush it off because of Melisande's gender.
- In the book The Queen's Gambit, the preteen protagonist is nearly raped by her roommate who had been working to gain her trust for weeks. Later she calls on this person to help her get her life back in order after becoming a drug-addicted mess thanks to her horrific childhood, with zero mention made of the rape.
- John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces (which was written in the early 1960s but not published until 1980, after Toole's death) has as one of its secondary characters Lana Lee, an ill-tempered female burlesque house owner in New Orleans. A Politically Incorrect Villain, she is (among other things) intensely homophobic and is constantly complaining about "fairies and dykes" showing up in the news. At the climax of the novel, Lee is arrested after trying to bribe an undercover cop with a pornographic picture and thrown into a holding cell with three "butch" lesbians. Although the scene cuts away just before anything truly nasty can happen, it is clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that Lee is gang-raped by the trio, thus in effect becoming a lesbian herself.
- Subverted in Price, where one of villains is a Cute and Psycho fourteen year old girl. Who is a rapist. And murderer. And, according to herself, probably insane. Details not lost on the other characters.
- Happens in Middlesex when the teenaged and intersex protagonist, Callie, has an ambiguous sexual encounter with a female friend dubbed "The Obscure Object." It's treated as a romantic scene even though "the Object" is half asleep while it happens.
- In The Lyre of Orpheus by Robertson Davies, Dr. Dahl-Soot initiates a sexual relationship with the doctoral student she is mentoring. No one seems terribly concerned about this, although perhaps they don't know that it began with the professor basically ordering the student to take a bath, washing her personally, and finally getting in the tub with her.
Live Action TV
- In The L Word, after Tina discovers Bette's infidelity, Bette rapes her. This never becomes an issue; the problem is still that Bette cheated.
- Complicated case. It started with Bette trying to initiate sex while begging Tina to forgive her, this turned to Bette at top of Tina trying to force her fingers into / onto Tina, begging that she loved her while Bette moaned "No". At this point clearly attempted rape. But then something happened: Tina got / took control, ended up at top, screamed "Fuck you!" at her while trying to strike her, kissed her roughly a few time and ended up grabbing Bette's hand and forcing it into her while she was still at top, her cursing and hating Bette and her completely dismissing Bette while she climaxed, still holding Bette's hand in a vice grip. So going from a pure "who forced who's what into whom what in order to achieve orgasm"-perspective, Tina raped Bette. But from a "Who instigated sex"-perspective it wasn't rape at all. So the end result was "It's complicated. And not very pretty." They were probably going for break-up sex / hate sex.
- In an episode of What Would You Do?, bystanders react much less strongly to women putting other women through a sexually humiliating hazing ritual than to men putting other men through a sexually humiliating hazing ritual.
- In Hex, the lesbian ghost Thelma is seen on-screen to impose a dream of making out with her on her best friend Cassie, and implied to have gone much further with the Alpha Bitch Roxanne. This is played entirely for laughs. (Although it's left vague how much the living girls could have resisted if they'd wanted to).
- To be fair though, while she can set the scene up and initiate the make out session, she can't force them into continuing the dream or into carrying things further as evidenced by Cassie realising this was a set up and waking herself up to avoid sleep sexting Thelma.
- Lost Girl:
- In Season 4, Lauren tricks Evony into sex in order to poison her with a de-faeing serum that renders Evony a human and powerless. Once the serum takes effect, Lauren makes fun of Evony and then punches her in the face. It is never mentioned by any of the characters later as offensive or troubling even though they know what she did. They even applaud it, as Evony is supposed to be a villain on the show.
- Bo, as a succubus, can use her powers to remove a person's ability to consent to sex. In the first season she uses it mostly to get people to tell her things they otherwise won't, but as the series progressed they depicted her using it to overpower unwilling sexual partners, including one scene where she breaks into Evony's place and gets her nearly naked and handcuffed to a bed before taking a photo to use as blackmail.
- Averted in CSI: NY, where a woman forces her female employee to have sex with her. When she quits and joins another company, the rapist woman threatens the victim that would make use of her influence to make the victim lose her job and make sure she stays unemployed until she continues to give into her. Eventually, the victim makes use of the rapist's foot fetish to kill her by mixing poison in her nail polish
- One of the few areas where bookers generally seem ahead of the fan base, usually. For example, Eric Bischoff was treated as a horrible person for trying to arrange this situation on Stephanie McMahon. Dawn Marie was also portrayed as a horrible person for trying to force a Scarpia Ultimatum on Torrie Wilson but while the crowd gave Dawn plenty of boos they also booed when denied footage of how far she got by Torrie's father.
- The original version of The Vagina Monologues contained an extremely controversial piece about a young girl who was seduced by an older woman, who, regardless of the girl's mental state (some productions say she was already drunk, others change it so she wasn't) and the issue of her consent (she's positive about the experience for the entirety of the piece) is still statutory rape, even when the girl is aged up from 13 to 16 in some productions. The original included the line "if it was rape, it was a good rape", and while later versions removed that line the piece itself is still highly controversial. For what it's worth, the playwright Eve Ensler has gone on record saying she feels much differently about that part after hearing accounts of women abusing prisoners in Abu Ghraib.
- In the song "Girl With One Eye" by Music/Florence+The Machine it's implied that the female singer raped the girl with one eye. Whether or not the double standard comes into play is questionable, though considering all the other horrifying things the girl goes through that may not have been the worst part.
- Embric of Wulfhammer's Castle , which is especially jarring as the Duchess reacts to all the other sexual assaults and Abhorrent Admirers inflicted on her with horror, but describes this assault in erotic, titillating terms as she recounts it to her maid, who is openly aroused by the tale. The game tries to present some mitigating factors (it took place in a dream where desires are more magnified, the rapist is explicitly Neutral Evil), which are rather negated by the fact that said rapist has full control over the dreamscape anyway, but the end result is that the Duchess is raped and still has no hesitation to enter a relationship with her.
- Going hand-in-hand with this trope is Greyghast, who is treated as a monster whose sexual inclinations toward her were so abhorrent as to be cut away from and implied, rather than made explicit like all of her encounters with women, consensual or otherwise.
- In Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Strangelove performs unwanted, dubiously sexual acts on both Paz (a young teenager) and Cécile (her captive) - she forced Paz to let her give her a massage, and gave Cécile daily sponge baths. Both seem to enjoy it, Cécile even teasing Big Boss for getting aroused by the mental image, and the event with Paz being played for pure fanservice.
- Played with in Tales of Graces. Pascal constantly tries to "touch" Sophie, even attempting to strike a deal with her along the lines of "You can touch me as much as you want if I can do the same to you"; she usually winds up on the receiving end of a Megaton Punch afterwards. However, despite the almost assuredly intentional innuendo, Pascal usually doesn't do much more than grab Sophie's shoulders (or, at worst, hug her) whenever she does follow through on her whims.
- Felicity Flint doesn't always wait for consent. At least one of her victims later slid right into the Romanticized Abuse trope.
- Misfile has Missi who openly molests Ash and it's played for laughs. Ash being a guy means that this is also Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male.
- On Questionable Content Dora makes a lot of comments towards Faye, (and occasionally even gropes her) that would be considered sexual harassment if she were male or at least wouldn't be Played for Laughs. Especially unfortunate since Dora is Faye's boss.