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[[folder:music]]
->''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 [[WorldWarI fathers]], the last time it was [[TheVietnamWar sons]],''\\
''And in between, your [[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'', ''FiddlerOnTheRoof''
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[[folder:comic strips]]
->'''Olive:''' Why are there no women running for president?\\
'''Popeye:''' Because they're too busy runnin' fer huskbands!
-->-- ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'', "Olive Oyl for President"
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[[folder:literature]]
->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''
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[[folder:film]]
->'''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''
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[[folder:live-action tv]]
->[[TheLoad Every time you go out, you get arrested or stabbed]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking or betrothed.]] You should stay at home and do your embroidery!
-->-- '''Robin''' to Marian, ''[[Series/RobinHood BBC's Robin Hood]]''

->You know, youíd 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?
-->--''Series/BoardwalkEmpire''
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[[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]]''
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[[folder:Anime]]
->Undue concern for women leads to [[HeManWomanHater contempt for them.]]
-->-- '''Prime Minister Kayabuki''', ''[[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: 2nd Gig]]''
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[[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''
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[[folder:web video]]
->Shut your mouth, pussycat! Farmi un macchiato, pronto!
-->-- '''''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"

->Now, the elephant in the room. The thing that overshadows the actual game: Sonia Belmont. ''Legends'' acted as an origin story for the entire ''Castlevania'' series, and is probably best known for being [[CanonDiscontinuity retconned]] by Koji Igarashi when he was producing the also-underwhelming ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence Lament of Innocence]]'' for the PS2... However, due to a poor translation (or possibly a [[OpenMouthInsertFoot poor choice of words]]), Igarashi added that another reason he removed ''Legends'' was because the idea of Sonia, a female vampire hunter, was too unrealistic and unbelievable for ''Castlevania'' fans because she was a woman. What about [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse Sypha]], [[VideoGame/{{Castlevania 64}} Carrie]] and [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Maria?]] So much for having respect for the series. 'This game doesn't count! So does one-third of ''Dracula's Curse''!' (This is the same man who would go on to produce the [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment Castlevania fighting game]], btw.)
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheHappyVideoGameNerd''' on ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLegends''
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[[folder:web original]]
->'''Gamers:'''\\\
''The [[SmallNameBigEgo last line of defense]] against [[StrawFeminist the feminist dystopia]] we all know is coming if women are allowed to make YouTube videos in which they question the wisdom of going into battle wearing a [[ChainmailBikini chain-mail bikini.]]''
-->--'''[[http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/columnists/a-guide-to-the-ideas-and-words-of-gamergate/article21146512/ Tabatha Southey]]''', "A guide to the ideas and words of Gamergate"

->There must be a vacant seat at the boardroom table of the [[BrainlessBeauty Tee Hee, Whatís Feminism?]] Association, because during her interview with Sirius [=XMs=] ''The Morning Mashup'', Music/LadyGaga said some stuff regarding the dynamic of her relationship with boyfriend Taylor Kinney that is sure to guarantee her a spot as either Vice President of Donít Ask Me Iím Just A Girl or Secretary of Wifey Needs Help Opening This Pickle Jar... Itís 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, weíre 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.]]''', "Lady Gaga 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 naÔvetť.]] 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. ''óNo stars''.''
-->--"'''[[http://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/ayn-rand-reviews-childrens-movies Ayn Rand]]'''" on ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarves''

->'''John:''' Brenda solves problems with pluck and shopping and weaponized makeup.\\
'''[[Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon Josh:]]''' Yes! Letís talk about how literally all of Brendaís badassery involves objects of traditional femininity.\\
'''John:''' Her villain is the super butch Soviet henchwoman... Henchwoman wears menís suits and chomps on cigars. Brenda is basically a Barbie doll.
-->--''[[http://the-toast.net/2015/01/06/looks-like-sunday-comics-watched-brenda-starr-1989/#g6OFoZcqflPo8zdc.99 The Toast]]'', "We Watched ''Brenda Starr'' (1989)"

->Thereís an alternate cut of the episode where Trip and Travis resolve their problem by building a tree house. TíPol spends the rest of the episode trying to guess the password.
-->--'''[[http://them0vieblog.com/2015/01/05/star-trek-enterprise-strange-new-world-review/ Darren Mooney]]''' on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', "Strange New World"

->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"]]

->All the WWE superstars surrounded the ring for that nightís ''[[Series/WWERaw Raw]]'' main event: a vote of confidence or no-confidence for Wrestling/TripleH! With a headlining match that incredible, youíd think a Senate finance committee meeting might break out at any minute...Wrestling/BethPhoenix spoke for the Divas. What did the Glamazon, the second woman in history to enter the Royal Rumble against 29 men, have to complain about? The Divas were scared. 'Weíre girls,' said the four-time champion. Remember that the next time you hear the slogan, '[[VeryFalseAdvertising Smart, Sexy, and Powerful]].'
-->--'''''{{Website/Wrestlecrap}}''''', [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/the-wwe-walkout/ "The WWE Walkout"]]

->Most of this game is amazing. You'll have shootouts with everyone from hill people to the Mexican army and if you're more than 10 feet from town, there is always a cougar behind you. However, if you take a mission from a woman, you can forget about all that fun. 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"]]

->HAHA THE LADIES THEY KEEP SCREWING UP [[FeminineWomenCanCook THE JOB THEIR GENDER ASSIGNED TO THEM]] AMIRGHT FELLAS BUT WHATíRE YA GONNA DO ITíS NOT LIKE ''YOUíRE'' GOING TO COOK OR ANYTHING
-->'''''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon''''' [[http://joshreads.com/?p=22502#comments on]] ''ComicStrip/DennisTheMenace''

->DC has a ComicBook/WonderWoman problem. Or perhaps more accurately, Wonder Woman has a DC problem. The idea of Wonder Woman as a feminist icon is so imprinted in her history, and in analysis of the character, that separating her from feminism should be near impossible. But that hasnít stopped people trying.
-->-- '''Janelle Asselin''', [[http://comicsalliance.com/wonder-woman-feminism-meredith-finch-david-finch-dc/ "The F-Word"]]

->Roy Harper (the hero known at various times as Speedy, Arsenal, Red Arrow, and apparently Arsenal again) and [[SecretSix Cheshire]] (an international terrorist and assassin who once destroyed an entire country) are fighting each other because their daughter died...her course of action as an assassin that once [[MamaBear dropped nuclear weapons on the Middle East]] whose child was just murdered is to [[HowDoIShotWeb forget her defining abilities]], meekly acquiesce to [[EasilyForgiven pity sex]], and then reassure her lover that hey, this happens to a lot of guys whose arm-stumps have been infected with '[[TheLoinsSleepTonight nanomites.]]'
-->-- '''Chris Sims''' [[http://comicsalliance.com/rise-of-arsenal-justice-league-worst/ on]] ''Justice League: The Rise of [[ComicBook/GreenArrow Arsenal]]'

->Princesses Leia and Amidala are not simply damsels in distress in the ''Franichse/StarWars'' films, they are decision makers and figures of governmental authority. Amidala has several aspects of Isis in her character. But [[Creator/GeorgeLucas Lucas]] never seemed as interested in female characters (and not much interested in character in general).
-->--'''[[http://secretsun.blogspot.com/2014/11/hallmarks-of-our-modern-myths-part-ii.html Christopher Loring Knowles]]'''

->If you look up 'rogue' in the dictionary you'll see that it's the polar opposite of how the character is depicted in the initial ''[[{{Film/Xmen}} X-Men]]'' trilogy. Many fans viewed Rogue's decision to nullify her powers by taking [[{{Depower}} The Cure]] in Ratner's ''X-Men 3'' as a betrayal of her character, but her choice was actually completely in line with how Singer established her in his movies. Movie Rogue has absolutely no reason to be proud of the powers that brought her nothing but misery...The only time Rogue comes close to being as badass as her comic book counterpart is when she's suited up for [[CoversAlwaysLie promotional photos that don't reflect her usage]] in the movies. She's such a milquetoast that it felt overdue when her spot on the team was finally outsourced to former cameo queen Kitty "[[YoureNothingWithoutYourPhlebotinum I'm nothing without Lockheed]]" Pryde...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"]]

->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''
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[[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)

->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 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.
-->-- '''Gates [=McFadden=]''' 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''
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