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Playing With: Double Standard: Rape, Female on Female
Basic Trope: Women who molest other women are Fetish Fuel or treated as "not worth fretting over". Because there's no such thing as lesbian rape.
  • Straight: Anna, a Psycho Lesbian, violently molests her roommate Michelle. Nobody believes Michelle when she tells about it or she's told that it's "not that bad" or that it's "hot".
  • Exaggerated:
    • Anna is a serial sex-offender who was never convicted or even suspected because she's a woman who targets women.
    • Paul, one of Anna's acquaintances, hears about her ways and goes: "You rape other women? THAT'S SO HOT! CAN I WATCH?"
    • Even Michelle herself ends up thinking the rape was all right, or even a positive experience.
    • Anna and Benny rape Michelle equally brutally. Benny is demoted to full Complete Monster status, while what Anna did to Michelle is considered "hot", both by other characters and the narrative.
  • Downplayed: Anna sexually harasses Michelle, and it's treated as not as bad as if the perpetrator had been a man.
  • Justified: Because women can't penetrate other women without using a sex-toy, it's believed that the expression "lesbian rape" is an aberration.
  • Inverted: Rape is only serious if it's female on female.
  • Subverted:
    • Anna is about to molest Michelle again but Michelle fights back and succeeds to have Anna convicted for assault...
    • People in the story possess the Double Standard but the writers don't. It's shown to be emotionally traumatizing to Michelle.
    • After Exaggerated #2, it's revealed that Paul is a rapist himself, and both Anna and he are considered horrible people.
  • Double Subverted: ... but in jail, Anna just continues her ways on other female inmates which is ignored or even watched by male guards.
  • Parodied: Anna rapes Michelle and she gets rewarded for it.
  • Zig Zagged: Some rapists get away with it, others do not.
  • Averted: A female police officer takes Michelle's story seriously, finds out about Anna's ways and is utterly grossed out.
  • Enforced: It's a porno.
  • Lampshaded: "Michelle, I don't see what's so terrible about it. What's the worse thing a woman can do to another woman anyway? It's not like you were raped or something..."
  • Invoked: "I can't share this with a man. You know how they feel about lesbians and it would only arouse them."
  • Exploited:
    • "No man would convict me if I rape another woman, since no one would care what she would think of it. Therefore, I have a full playground just for me!"
    • Anna is actually Andy, and got a sex change operation to avoid any prosecution.
  • Defied: "Taking advantage of a Double Standard to have your way with unwilling women? Anna, you're disgusting. I'll call the police on you."
  • Discussed: "Don't be ridiculous, Michelle! How can a woman possibly rape another woman? With her tiny little fingers?"
  • Conversed: "Lesbian rape is just too fetishy to be treated seriously."
  • Deconstructed: Michelle tells her story to several friends, only to find out that female-on-female molestation only revolts women. Men on the other hand find it "cute", "sexy" or "not that serious". As a result, she develops a very strong dislike for lesbians and bisexual females, lashing out violently at any woman who tries to make passes at her. She also forms a strong contempt of the men who like and encourage them.
  • Reconstructed: Eventually, Michelle decides to take matters in her own hands and devises a scheme to convict Anna or to simply keep her at bay.

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