'''Basic Trope''': Femininity in women is treated as negative.
* '''Straight''': ActionGirl Alice is presented as more admirable than [[FeminineWomenCanCook Betty]], the TeamChef.
* '''Exaggerated''': Alice never wears dresses or {{pink|MeansFeminine}}, is solely interested in machinery and guns, would starve to death in a fully equipped kitchen, physically attacks men who express attraction toward her, and is treated as admirable. Betty, on the other hand, a woman who wears dresses or cooks is treated as utterly contemptible (perhaps with any traits meriting contempt being an InformedAttribute, perhaps with no traits other than femininity to warrant it).
* '''Downplayed''': TomboyAndGirlyGirl duo Alice and Betty are presented as friends and equals, but Alice is a bit better at fighting than Betty, which is presented as more important than Alice's [[SupremeChef domestic]] and [[PolitenessJudo interpersonal]] [[YamatoNadeshiko skills]].
* '''Justified''': Because TheTeam constantly find themselves in situations where fighting is necessary, having a capable ActionGirl is much preferred than the feminine woman who cannot help in the battle (and thus treated as TheLoad).
* '''Inverted''':
** Alice's masculinity is treated as a flaw which [[StayInTheKitchen the other characters try to "fix"]].
** [[GirlyBruiser The most feminine girl on the team is also the toughest.]]
* '''Subverted''': Betty, the cook, is shown taking decisive command after some trouble.
* '''Double Subverted''': But she reveals that she was pretending to be the cook so no one would take her seriously; actually she got that pathetic loser Carol to do the cooking.
* '''Parodied''':
** When Alice's gun jams from all the accumulated dirt, she explains that cleaning is something she refuses to be stereotyped into doing.
** [[MinidressOfPower Betty]] wants to join Alice's AmazonBrigade, but they refuse because she's too girly. Then at a later point, Alice finds out to her horror that Carol knows how to cook, and promptly kicks her out. Soon afterwards the team chucks out Diane because she's not a lesbian, then Emily because they find out she wore a dress to a formal event once... Finally, Alice is the only one left. She goes to fight the BigBad alone, only to find out he's already been single-handedly defeated by Batty. Alice [[DrivenToSuicide doesn't react well]].
** The only people who are treated as "real women" are, in fact, {{Transsexual}} men. '''[[ComicallyMissingThePoint "REAL WOMEN]] [[HypocriticalHumor GET PHALLOPLASTIES!!!"]]'''
* '''Zig Zagged''': The ActionGirl, Alice, is treated badly by the men because she's very feminist. [[AllTheOtherReindeer The ladies treat her badly for the same reason too.]] A [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment of Awesome]] leads the men to treat her better, but the ladies still aren't convinced. Later, one of these ladies, Diane, must defeat the BigBad in a test to prove her badassery. She learns that Alice defeated him with no trouble. Diane initially wants to commit suicide, but Alice convinces her to embrace her feminism. Then Alice goes into a nearby bathroom and blows herself up with a grenade. Why? Because she was actually ashamed to be a feminist.
* '''Averted''': Strength of character and feminine traits have no relationship to each other in the female characters.
* '''Enforced''': AuthorTract by a FemaleMisogynist.
* '''Lampshaded''':
** "Pffft! Look at this doormat [[HarpOfFemininity playing the harp]], wearing those swishy silken dresses, looking all fragile and shit! Let's beat her up! It's not like she'll be able to fight back anyway..."
** "Femininity is about [[MeeknessIsWeakness being weak, incompetent and useless]]. When was the last time you saw a woman achieving something great for the world by being feminine?"
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': It turns out that Betty [[LetsGetDangerous is the most badass of them all]] and has been perfectly fine using the assumption that no badass would be feminine as cover.
* '''Defied''': Despite jeering, Betty cooks, [[BadassPacifist doesn't shoot guns]], and [[TheStrategist still runs]] [[TeamMom the team]].
* '''Discussed''':
** "You ever notice that women don't seem to be allowed to be feminine around here anymore?"
** "I can't cook. It will turn me all girlie and then I won't be able to fight!"
* '''Conversed''': "Why is it such a bad thing to be feminine?" "Because it makes you look weak and incapable."
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Alice eventually wears down Betty and persuade her to give femininity up, leading to them going hungry in a filthy house, until [[DividedWeFall the team breaks up]] [[ForWantOfANail because everyone refuses to be considerate to each other]].
** By treating any traditionally "feminine" actions as [[StopBeingStereotypical stereotypical and demeaning]], the supposedly badass and "hardcore" women are reinforcing the same negative stereotypes they claim to be rallying against as feminists.
* '''Reconstructed''': The team only agrees to work together when household chores are handed out as official assignments. The ActionGirl will gladly do the laundry if it's an ''order'' as opposed to ''female obligation'' that carries a "girlish" stigma. Whereupon everyone complains about the shoddy housekeeping and they have to crack down and ensure that they are done well.
* '''Played For Laughs''': IdiotHero Bob is struck dumb when he sees ActionGirl Alice in a dress -- not because SheCleansUpNicely, but because "OMG you're wearing a dress! I thought you were badass!" [[AmusingInjuries Alice promptly puts his]] head through the nearest wall.
* '''Played For Drama''':
** Alice feels she has to fit the "strong woman" stereotype to be taken seriously or have any worth as a person, so she gives up all her feminine interests (even though she really enjoys them), refuses to have anything to do with men, and acts like TheStoic all the time. This takes its toll on her psychologically.
** Alice, a LadyOfWar, is given AllOfTheOtherReindeer treatment for her femininity, even though she's just as competent as the men and the tomboyish women.
** TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask
Go back to RealWomenDontWearDresses, you weak doormat! And take off that sissy, frilly dress while you're at it, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch]]!
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