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 irredeemable 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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