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Playing With: Does Not Like Men
Basic Trope: A (usually female) character has a negative attitude about the male gender.
  • Straight: Alice has a tough time befriending men and letting them get close to her. She may also view them as The Unfair Sex to some extent.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Alice outright hates men, and believes the world would be better off without them. She may even move into (or start) a Lady Land with like-minded women to facilitate this, or conspire into an outright Gendercide.
    • Alice freaks out and shoots Bob when all he said to her is, "Hi."
  • Downplayed:
    • Alice avoids interacting with men, but she doesn't actively hate them either.
    • Alice thinks men are okay, but inferior towards women.
  • Justified:
    • Alice was raped or abused (maybe by a stranger, maybe by a relative, maybe by a boyfriend), and this is her way of preventing that from happening again.
    • Alice is a Straw Feminist.
    • Alice comes from a No Woman's Land where men have comitted terrible deeds against their female peers.
  • Inverted:
  • Gender-Inverted: Bob is a He-Man Woman Hater.
  • Subverted:
    • We hear Alice hates men, but that was just slander...
    • Or, we hear she hates men, but she's shown to be just as bitter to her fellow women. She's actually just an all-round Jerkass...
  • Double Subverted:
    • Which turns out to be true...
    • But then she comes out with the fact that she hates men especially...
  • Parodied: Alice hates men with a burning passion... The problem is that "she" is a man himself! (Not that you'd inmediately know it, mind you)
  • Zig Zagged:
    • Alice's attitude towards men varies between hating them, a mild dislike, and really liking them.
    • Alice dislikes some men, but not others.
  • Averted: Alice gets along alright with the male characters.
  • Enforced:
  • Lampshaded: "Why did you trip Bob this morning?" "Because he's a man."
  • Invoked: Bob does things (deliberately or unintentionally) to offend or upset or annoy Alice.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: "Yes, I know that bashing men for being men makes a woman look cool, strong and independent but that's not the kind of "coolness" or "strength" or "independence" I'm looking for, thank you."
  • Discussed: "It's not that I hate men. It's just that I haven't met any decent one yet."
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: After rejecting each and every man who had an interest in her and carefully avoiding to interact with peope born with a Y-chromosome, Alice ends up an old spinster, surrounded by cats and unable to have a normal interaction with anyone.
  • Reconstructed: Alice learns that not all men suck, and gets to know at least one that she can have a positive relationship with.
  • Played For Laughs:

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