[[folder:Anime and Manga]]

->''"Undue concern for women leads to [[HeManWomanHater contempt for them.]]"''
-->-- '''Prime Minister Kayabuki''', ''[[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: 2nd Gig]]''



->'''Olive:''' Why are there no women running for president?\\
'''Popeye:''' Because they're too busy runnin' fer huskbands!
-->-- ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'', "Olive Oyl for President"



->''"These blithering women who thought they could do a man's work. Why the hell couldn't they stay at home and mind their pots and pans and stick to their frocks and gossip and leave men's work to the men."''
-->-- '''Creator/IanFleming''', ''Literature/CasinoRoyale''


[[folder:Live-Action TV]]

->I know I'm a Power Ranger, but c'mon. You guys are the ones that really... you know... lit it up. I don't feel like I did my share...Oh, actually yeah, I did do something special. I got turned into a stone statue, and everyone had to come and save me. [[DesignatedDamnsel Awesome]].
-->-- '''Madison''', ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' ("The Light")

->''"Every time you go out, you get [[DesignatedVictim arrested or stabbed]] [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe or betrothed.]] You should stay at home and do your embroidery!"''
-->-- '''Robin''' to Marian, ''[[Series/RobinHood BBC's Robin Hood]]''

->''"You know, you’d make a great nurse."''
-->--'''Cap. Archer''' to Subcommander (First Officer) T'Pol, ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' ("Twilight")

->'''Margaret Schroeder''': I come from a country where women already have the right to vote. In fact, in most civilized countries women are afforded that privilege.\\
'''Senator Edge''': Well, in this country we're simply trying to protect women from the hard truths of life.\\
'''Margaret Schroeder''': By denying them the right to take a meaningful part in it?



->''When I went to school, I learned to write and how to read,\\
History, geography and home economy,\\
And typing is a skill that every girl is sure to need,\\
To while away the extra time until the time to breed,\\
And then they had the nerve to ask, "What would you like to be?"\\
I said, "I'm gonna be an engineer!\\\
No, you only need to learn to be a lady,\\
The duty isn't yours, for to try and run the world,\\
An engineer could never have a baby,\\
Remember, dear, that you're a girl."''
-->-- '''Peggy Seeger''', ''Gonna Be An Engineer''

->''The first time it was [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI fathers]], the last time it was [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar sons]],''\\
''And in between, your [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII husbands]] marched away with drums and guns,''\\
''But you never stopped to question, you just went on with your lives,''\\
''Cos all they taught you who to be was mothers, daughters, wives,''\\
''And you believed them''
--> -- '''Judy Small''', ''Mothers, Daughters, Wives''

->''"We make her paint her face and dance\\
If she won't be slave, we say that she don't love us\\
If she's real, we say she's trying to be a man\\
While putting her down we pretend that she is above us"''
-->--'''Music/JohnLennon''', "Woman is the Nigger of the World"

->''Who must find a way to keep a proper home\\
A quiet home, a kosher home?\\
Who must raise the family and run that home\\
So Papa's free to read the holy books''
-->-- '''The Mama'''[[note]]The Mama![[/note]], ''Tradition'', ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof''


[[folder:Film -- Live-Action]]

->'''Trinity:''' I'm coming too.\\
'''Neo:''' No, you're staying here.\\
'''Trinity:''' ''Excuse me?'' I am the captain of this ship. So if you don't want me to come with you, you can go to hell. Because you ''won't'' be going anywhere else.
-->-- ''Film/TheMatrix''


[[folder:Video Games]]

->''"Just a girl. Get out of here!"''
-->--'''Ryu Hayabusa''' on meeting Irene Lew, ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden''

->'''Seliph''': Lana, I want you to stay in town. We'll be heading east to the sandy basin to confront the enemy.\\
'''Lana''': Sir, I'm not staying behind!\\
'''Seliph''': I'm not going to let you get yourself killed out there. Nuns and warfare DO NOT MIX!!
-->-- ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of Holy War]]''


[[folder:Web Original]]

->''"Eventually, you meet a ninja and his rad hound, and then you meet someone named Celes. The game talks her up like she's going to be a [[InformedAbility major player]], but in general she's just some opera floozy who jumps off a cliff because she's too stupid to feed an old man food that isn't poisonous. Great character development there [=SquareSoft=]."''
-->--'''[[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/kusoge/kusoge-finalfantasy6.htm Chris Rasa]]''' on ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' (April Fools' article)

->''"It’s not good for relationships to tell men what to do? Who the fuck taught her about relationships, [[Series/TheSopranos Tony Soprano]]? Or maybe this is just another creative way to sell copies of ARTPOP. 'Gaga, we’re thinking it might be a good idea to reach out to some previously ignored markets. What do you think about the submissive wives of [[FlyoverCountry Utah]]?"''
-->--'''[[http://dlisted.com/2014/03/25/lady-gaga-keeps-finding-new-ways-to-be-obnoxiously-frustrating/ Michael K.]]''', "Music/LadyGaga Keeps Finding New Ways To Be Obnoxiously Frustrating"

->''"An industrious young woman neglects to charge for her housekeeping services and is [[RootingForTheEmpire rightly exploited for her naïveté.]] She dies without ever having sought her own happiness as the highest moral aim. I did not finish watching this movie, finding it impossible to sympathize with the main character. —No stars."''
-->--'''[[http://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/ayn-rand-reviews-childrens-movies Mallory Ortberg]]''', theorizing what Creator/AynRand would say about ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarves''

->''"This is the story where Sarah is so badly-written that she admits [[BrainlessBeauty thinking gives her a headache.]]"''
-->--'''[[http://docohobigfinish.blogspot.com/2013/08/revenge-of-cybermen-written-by-gerry.html Joe Ford]]''' on ''Doctor Who'', [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS12E5RevengeOfTheCybermen}} "Revenge of the Cybermen"]]

->''"There is not a male wrestler on the {{Wrestling/WCW}} roster who couldn't have beaten Colonel Parker by whipping their dick out and [[HarmlessVillain flapping it in his general direction]], and yet here he effortlessly tosses {{Wrestling/Madusa}} around like a rag doll because HE IS MAN AND MAN IS MIGHTY."''
-->--'''''[[http://cewshreviews.blogspot.com/2014/08/wcw-uncensored-1996.html Cewsh Reviews]]''''' on ''WCW Uncensored '96''

->''"When you talk to a guy, he wants you to get on a gatling gun and kill buffalo rapists. When you talk to a girl, she wants you to play a [[RhythmGame rhythm action]] game to feed her pigs. A woman's idea of a mission is a scenic wagon ride or driving her fussy cattle out to pasture, and she will be nagging at you the whole goddamn time."''
-->-- '''{{Creator/Seanbaby}}''', [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-ways-red-dead-redemption-hates-women/ "6 Things Red Dead Redemption Taught Me About (Hating) Women"]]

-->'''''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon''''' [[http://joshreads.com/?p=22502#comments on]] ''ComicStrip/DennisTheMenace''

->''"When Singer announced that Rogue's solitary ''[[Film/XmenDaysOfFuturePast DoFP]]'' scene had been cut for pacing issues, fan reaction was split between '[[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing Yay! She sucked anyway]]!' and 'Yay! At least they can't [[CharacterDerailment ruin her anymore!]]'"''
-->-- '''''Blog/ToplessRobot''''', [[http://www.toplessrobot.com/2014/03/10_worst_adaptations_of_x-men_on_film.php?page=2 "The 10 Worst Adaptations of X-Men on Film... So Far"]]

->''"...Tom Wilkinson is stuck in a more thankless role as the [[DastardlyWhiplash railroad tycoon]] whose turn towards evil is obvious from the moment he's introduced leering at ''[Ruth]'' Wilson, who becomes just another damsel in distress. In fact, when it looks like she's about to actually accomplish something during the climax, Tonto unwittingly knocks her out with a rock. I feel like there's a scene that captures every wrong-headed approach this film takes, and there's another one."''
-->--'''[[http://www.hollywoodbitchslap.com/review.php?movie=22565&reviewer=429 Brett Gallman]]''' on ''Film/TheLoneRanger''

->''"Let's ask ''you'' the questions now. Why were you holding [Homura] back? Is it because she's a girl, and you're a knight in shining armor, obliged to save damsels?"''
-->-- '''Archer''' accusing Cloud of this trope (incorrectly), ''Roleplay/OurAvatarsAreInARoomTogether''


[[folder:Web Video]]

->''"Shut your mouth, pussycat! Farmi un macchiato, pronto!"''
-->-- '''''WebVideo/ItalianSpiderman'''''

->''"Keeping with the tradition of only being relegated to horribly-trivial [[{{Padding}} B-plots]], Jill helps Shauni in her quest to drive out sub-standard beach concessions."''
-->-- '''Creator/AllisonPregler''' on ''{{Series/Baywatch}}'', "Home Court"

[[folder:Western Animation]]

->'''Kyle''': Yeah, but that sucks, to get your butt kicked by a girl, Stan.\\
'''Cartman''': I would never let a woman kick my ass. If she tried anything, I'd be like, "Hey, you get your bitch ass back in the kitchen, and make me some pie!"
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''

->''"''This'' is the Association of World Super Men! You're little girls! We are the '''[[AC:men!]]''' -- the protectors, the hunters, the fighters and the show-offs, and the noise-makers! ''You'' are ''little girls.'' You should be at home with your mommy learning how to cook and clean and... blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-whatever-women-stuff. So leave the super heroics to the super '''[[AC:[[LargeHam men!]]]]'''"''
-->-- '''Major Glory,''' ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', "Members Only"

->''"When Creator/VirginiaWoolf wrote "every woman needs a room of one's own", she ''must'' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint have been talking about the kitchen!]]"''
-->-- '''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Marge Simpson]]'''

->'''Mega Man:''' Whoa, where do you think you're going?\\
'''Roll:''' With you!\\
'''Mega Man:''' Not a chance, fancypants! I don't need any girl robots getting in my way!\\
'''Roll:''' You mean you don't want a girl robot showing you up.\\
'''Mega Man:''' Forget it, Roll! It's too dangerous.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' cartoon

->''"Your job is cleaning, cooking, shopping, laundry and anything else I can think of."''
-->-- '''Eustace Bagge''', ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog''


[[folder:Real Life]]

->''"Remember, little girl, that one day you must be a German mother."''
-->--'''UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler''', ''Literature/MeinKampf''

->''"Man is, or should be, woman's protector and defender.... The paramount destiny and mission of woman are to fulfill the noble and benign offices of wife and mother. This is the law of the Creator."''
-->-- '''Justice Bradley''', United States Supreme Court, in ''Bradwell v. State of Illinois'' (1873)

->''Communism as an ideology had been passionately committed to women's equality and liberation, in every sense including the erotic, in spite of [[UsefulNotes/VladimirLenin Lenin's]] own dislike of [[UsefulNotes/StraightEdge casual sexual promiscuity]]. ([[ValuesResonance However, both Krupskaya and Lenin were among the rare revolutionaries who specifically favored the sharing of housework between the sexes]])...Yet, with rather rare exceptions...[[AdvertisedExtra they were not prominent]] in the first political ranks of their parties, or indeed at all, and in the new communist-governed states they became even less visible. Indeed, women in leading political functions virtually disappeared...When women streamed into a profession opened to them, as in the U.S.S.R., where the medical profession became largely feminized in consequence, [[MovingTheGoalposts it lost status and income]]. As against Western feminists, most married Soviet women, long used to a lifetime of paid work, [[RussianReversal dreamed of the luxury of staying at home and doing only one job]].''
-->-- '''Eric Hobsbawm''', ''The Age of Extremes''.

->''"Ladies, I have a mission for you on election day: cook! Sweet and exquisite things, please. Bring them to the polling station to be examined. The boldest can try making a tart, the most skilful, profiteroles."''
-->-- Italian Prime Minister '''Silvio Berlusconi'''

->''"I believe it’s a biological function of men, because we tend to be larger than women, to be protective of them. If I were to try to zero in, comic-book-like, on when masculinity [[RuinedFOREVER went awry]], I’d say it was when Music/RodStewart sang, ‘You are my lover, you’re my best friend,’ rather than allowing there to be two people in his life who served two very important functions."''
-->--'''Creator/FrankMiller''', [[http://comicsalliance.com/frank-miller-the-1940s-style-gentleman-needs-to-make-a-comeback/ "The 1940s-style Gentleman Needs to Make a Comeback"]]

->''"I spent most of ''Timelash'' [[DamselInDistress tied to a pole.]] It was so small-minded. I have spoken to some of the other assistants and we all suffered from that problem. I found it incredible that ''Doctor Who'' has come so far and all they could find for me to do was tie me to a pole!"''
-->--'''Nicola Bryant''' [[http://drwhointerviews.wordpress.com/2009/10/20/nicola-bryant-1992/ on]] ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS22E5Timelash}} "Timelash"]]

->''"Marina and I have always laughed about the fact that both of us can do fencing and that sort of thing. We're the ones who bash pots over warrior's heads, instead of doing karate or whatever."''
-->-- '''Creator/GatesMcFadden''' discussing her and co-star '''Marina Sirtis'''' tendency to play this role on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''

->''"A lot of girl power ended up on the cutting room floor, unfortunately. I had a really awesome scene where I was fighting The Foot Clan, but I think they were like, 'Why would a tiny journalist be able to kick so much ass?' So that got cut."''
-->-- '''Creator/MeganFox''' on ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014''

->''"As a reminder: the premise of ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' is that four anthropomorphic turtles, named for Renaissance artists, were trained in the arts of ninja fighting by an anthropomorphic rat. They battle aliens and mutant animals in the sewers of New York City. But, no, it just doesn't make sense that a small woman would be able to successfully beat a foe in hand-to-hand combat. '''JUST HOW FAR DO YOU EXPECT US TO SUSPEND OUR DISBELIEF?'''"''
-->-- '''[[http://jezebel.com/megan-fox-says-a-lot-of-girl-power-was-cut-from-tmnt-1611032845 Callie Beusman]]''', ''Jezebel''

->''"Cut to: the dance, where Zack's forcibly twirled around by the disgusting {{tomboy}} freak (who's wearing a dress, but still gross because she's leading the dance, so might as well be dangling a pendulous pair of hairy testicles into a milkshake). These days, Rhonda, aka actress Kirsten Holmquist, hosts {{Creator/TLC}}'s real-estate development show ''Property Ladder'', but hopefully in a skirt, because I don't want our kids corrupted."''
-->--'''Stuart Millard''' on ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' ("Fatal Distraction"), ''So Excited, So Scared''