Main Double Standard Rape Female On Male Discussion

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09:50:27 AM Sep 28th 2015
Is there a specific trope when the story doesn't subscribe to this trope but the in-universe characters do?

Say, a story about a male who was raped and treated as per this trope by other characters, but the narrative showing exactly the after effects and how seriously it impacted his life? Or is it just an In-Universe example?
01:50:44 AM Sep 29th 2015
The Trope Finder is a better place to ask for such things, IMO.
09:01:42 AM Sep 29th 2015
I think that would probably be considered an aversion (or possibly subversion, if the audience is lead to believe that the matter will be treated lightly by the narrative and then have their expectation subverted) of this trope. It could be considered a straight example In-Universe as well, if the characters treat the victim's suffering lightly but treat a comparable female victim's experience as Serious Business.
10:54:46 PM Feb 13th 2015
edited by BattleMaster
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04:11:10 PM Dec 28th 2013
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12:47:13 PM Oct 12th 2013
The Orion 'pheromone' example is a bit iffy. Humans attract each other with pheromones too, it is part of basically every sexual activity in the world. I think we may have a larger problem because I don't think we can conclusively place stuff like the pheromones in the same category as GHB (date rape drugs) and exclude them from the category of a good-looking, fit body (natural attractors). I think the difference between these too is that the attraction is artificially induced in the former and naturally produced in the latter.
02:56:43 PM Feb 2nd 2014
Even that doesn't entirely work as a distinction, because plastic surgery is an artificial enhancement to a natural attractor (in theory, anyway), and so is corsetry etc.. A better distinction would be that date rape drugs greatly reduce the target's ability to rationally overrule their desires and wasn't deliberately taken for that effect (as alcohol, ecstasy, etc. sometimes are), whereas natural attractors don't work anywhere near as effectively.

11:52:51 AM Oct 9th 2012
In the Buffy examples, why was the one about Faith sexually assaulting Xander removed?
12:09:07 PM Mar 10th 2013
It was moved to "Near Rape Experience".
04:15:37 PM Mar 10th 2013
... that doesn't make sense. It's still a double standard, considering how it portrayed compared to Sthe Spike-on-Buffy NRE.
11:18:24 AM Sep 24th 2012
I'm not sure the Greek Mythology example belongs here. It seems to be more of Values Dissonance where rape isn't veiwed as something wrong at all, rather than this trope where women can get away with it while men can't.
08:44:17 PM Sep 21st 2012
Can we add a redirect from Rape is Ok if it is Female on Male to this trope?
10:52:21 AM Jul 8th 2012
Lu127 just wondering how is a series in which this trope is a major part of Gakuen Ouji, considered a non example, I saw several other valid examples deleted in the history section but this seems but I deferred to you because of your status. yet this one is just to big a part of the series to delete, and i think it should be restored
11:05:51 AM Jul 8th 2012
edited by lu127
None of those examples say Double Standard, i.e. the story treating females raping a male as an okay action or funny. Not the way they were written at least, which is why they were deleted during the cleanup. Females raping a male is not an example of this trope.
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