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TwinBird
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12:33:47 AM Jan 12th 2012
I think we should have a policy that Real Life examples either have to be the victim's own belief, or a scholarly belief from some point in time, since this can be an ugly, ugly trope. At the very least, the Anne Heche example I'm killing with fire.
Abodos
10:23:51 PM Mar 22nd 2012
I'll go ahead and add a note.
NanoMoose
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09:04:25 PM Nov 3rd 2010
Uh...with the Fallout example, I never got the impression that Corporal Betsy 'turned lesbian' when Cook-Cook raped her; just that she was always gay and reacted to the trauma by hitting on every woman who came near her.
SomeGuy
08:54:22 AM Nov 4th 2010
NanoMoose
10:36:02 PM Nov 7th 2010
edited by NanoMoose
Yes, thank you, but I was wondering if the one who added that example had come across any evidence otherwise that I missed. Guess not.
cynwakefield
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08:41:04 PM Aug 21st 2010
edited by cynwakefield
  • Truth in Television for a small subsection of women who are too traumatized to form sexual relationships with any men and accept that lesbian sex is much better than nothing, if not their personal preference.
    • It doesn't even have to be rape. A fair number of women end up switching sides after they are hurt by one too many men.

Um, people DO NOT "switch sides." A bisexual woman who previously preferred men might well give up on them, but it takes serious trauma to get someone to make a lifelong commitment to non-primary-choice relations. This is why reparative therapy is recognized by the AMA as dangerous quackery.

The original note commented on is Truth in Television, as anyone can force themselves into non-choice relations. But the idea that people can decide their sexual orientation is long discredited.
TwinBird
11:05:08 AM Mar 10th 2011
I've removed this example completely. I'm seeing a big flashing sign reading "HANDLE WITH CARE," and a general example saying "this actually happens guys, not 'these people think it happens,' it really does" is throwing up a couple billion red flags.
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