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* Historically, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement some societies have believed this]]. There are cases of prehistoric societies where bone and dental remains indicate that women [[NoWomansLand suffered from nutritional deficiencies]] compared to men. In some cases of small hunter-gatherer groups, this led to [[RealityEnsues demographic collapse]]; turns out, if you don't feed women enough, you lose lots of babies, and your culture dies out.

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* Historically, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment some societies have believed this]]. There are cases of prehistoric societies where bone and dental remains indicate that women [[NoWomansLand suffered from nutritional deficiencies]] compared to men. In some cases of small hunter-gatherer groups, this led to [[RealityEnsues demographic collapse]]; turns out, if you don't feed women enough, you lose lots of babies, and your culture dies out.


* Surprisingly averted in Website/TheArtOfManliness; while it is chock full of advice towards men on how to live up to the traditional ideals of [[GentlemanAndAScholar proactiveness, wisdom, personal strength, independence, elegance, and chivalry]], it doesn't assert the superiority of men over women in any way, explicit or implicit. This is likely because one of the site's owners and main contributors is actually a woman.

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* Surprisingly averted Averted in Website/TheArtOfManliness; while it is chock full of advice towards men on how to live up to the traditional ideals of [[GentlemanAndAScholar proactiveness, wisdom, personal strength, independence, elegance, and chivalry]], it doesn't assert the superiority of men over women in any way, explicit or implicit. This is likely because In fact, one of the site's owners and main contributors is actually a woman.


* In ''Literature/SorcererOfTheCrown'' by Zen Cho, being a sorcerer is a men's only club. Upperclass women are not allowed to perform magic as they are believed to be too fragile and that their weak minds could not deal with the effects of magic. (Lower class women are also not be allowed to become sorcerers, of course, and also considered too fragile to use magic ''in theory'' but their using magic to improve their cooking or cleaning, etc. is tolerated.

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* In ''Literature/SorcererOfTheCrown'' ''Literature/SorcererToTheCrown'' by Zen Cho, being a sorcerer is a men's only club. Upperclass women are not allowed to perform magic as they are believed to be too fragile and that their weak minds could not deal with the effects of magic. (Lower class women are also not be allowed to become sorcerers, of course, and also considered too fragile to use magic ''in theory'' but their using magic to improve their cooking or cleaning, etc. is tolerated.

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* In ''Literature/SorcererOfTheCrown'' by Zen Cho, being a sorcerer is a men's only club. Upperclass women are not allowed to perform magic as they are believed to be too fragile and that their weak minds could not deal with the effects of magic. (Lower class women are also not be allowed to become sorcerers, of course, and also considered too fragile to use magic ''in theory'' but their using magic to improve their cooking or cleaning, etc. is tolerated.


* Historically, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement some societies have believed this]]. There are cases of prehistoric societies where bone and dental remain indicate that women [[NoWomansLand suffered from nutritional deficiencies]] compared to men. In some cases of small hunter-gatherer groups, this led to [[RealityEnsues demographic collapse]]; turns out, if you don't feed women enough, you lose lots of babies, and your culture dies out.

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* Historically, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement some societies have believed this]]. There are cases of prehistoric societies where bone and dental remain remains indicate that women [[NoWomansLand suffered from nutritional deficiencies]] compared to men. In some cases of small hunter-gatherer groups, this led to [[RealityEnsues demographic collapse]]; turns out, if you don't feed women enough, you lose lots of babies, and your culture dies out.

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* Historically, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement some societies have believed this]]. There are cases of prehistoric societies where bone and dental remain indicate that women [[NoWomansLand suffered from nutritional deficiencies]] compared to men. In some cases of small hunter-gatherer groups, this led to [[RealityEnsues demographic collapse]]; turns out, if you don't feed women enough, you lose lots of babies, and your culture dies out.


Unlike WomenAreWiser, MenAreBetterThanWomen is not necessarily about male characters in the work being morally superior. Instead, it may be about men having an intellectual genius or fortitude that female characters are not shown in the work to have. It may even be combined with WomenAreWiser, creating a world where [[MenActWomenAre women are viewed as frail angels and men as competent movers and shakers]].

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Unlike WomenAreWiser, MenAreBetterThanWomen Men Are Better Than Women is not necessarily about male characters in the work being morally superior. Instead, it may be about men having an intellectual genius or fortitude that female characters are not shown in the work to have. It may even be combined with WomenAreWiser, creating a world where [[MenActWomenAre women are viewed as frail angels and men as competent movers and shakers]].



A society that thinks this is a NoWomansLand. SpearCounterpart to WomenAreWiser. Contrast TheUnfairSex, MenAreTheExpendableGender. Compare ''and'' contrast MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial, DoubleStandard, and SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality. Compare AcceptableFeminineGoalsAndTraits, NeverASelfMadeWoman and StayInTheKitchen. Someone who believes MenAreBetterThanWomen may also believe MyGirlIsNotASlut, or NoGuyWantsAnAmazon.

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A society that thinks this is a NoWomansLand. SpearCounterpart to WomenAreWiser. Contrast TheUnfairSex, MenAreTheExpendableGender. Compare ''and'' contrast MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial, DoubleStandard, and SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality. Compare AcceptableFeminineGoalsAndTraits, NeverASelfMadeWoman and StayInTheKitchen. Someone who believes MenAreBetterThanWomen Men Are Better Than Women may also believe MyGirlIsNotASlut, or NoGuyWantsAnAmazon.



** In its critique of Website/TheArtOfManliness, rival men's website [[http://www.returnofkings.com/25876/art-of-manliness-is-poisoning-the-concept-of-masculinity-with-disney-lifestyle-advice Return Of Kings]] asserts that MenAreBetterThanWomen is true, and claims that TheArtOfManliness ignoring this "fact" is what makes it inadequate as a men's website.

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** In its critique of Website/TheArtOfManliness, The Art of Manliness, rival men's website [[http://www.returnofkings.com/25876/art-of-manliness-is-poisoning-the-concept-of-masculinity-with-disney-lifestyle-advice Return Of Kings]] asserts that MenAreBetterThanWomen Men Are Better Than Women is true, and claims that TheArtOfManliness The Art of Manliness ignoring this "fact" is what makes it inadequate as a men's website.


Although not as frequent as in older works this trope is still sometimes played straight. When it is played straight the show will generally feature a male lead or male characters who are physical and/or mentally (fairly often even emotionally and morally) superior to female characters in the same setting even if said female characters are fairly competent in their own rights. This applies whether the number of male characters outnumber or are outnumbered by the number of female characters, in latter case the few or lone male character (usually the lead) still has the tendency to be superior to the surrounding female characters in most ways that are significant to the plot. A form of DoubleStandard, in that it depicts women as naturally inferior to men. [[WomenAreWiser Like its counterpart]], the trope is inherently sexist, or at the very least grounded in AuthorAppeal.

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Although not as frequent as in older works this trope is still sometimes played straight. When it is played straight the show will generally feature a male lead or male characters who are physical and/or mentally (fairly often even emotionally and morally) superior to female characters in the same setting even if said female characters are fairly competent in their own rights. This applies whether the number of male characters outnumber or are outnumbered by the number of female characters, in latter case the few or lone male character (usually the lead) still has the tendency to be superior to the surrounding female characters in most ways that are significant to the plot. A form of DoubleStandard, in that it holds men to an impossible ideal and depicts women as naturally inferior to men.inferior. [[WomenAreWiser Like its counterpart]], the trope is inherently sexist, or at the very least grounded in AuthorAppeal.


* Creator/OscarWilde's ''An Ideal Husband'' states that, essentially, men are meant to go out into the world and do great things, while the most a woman can ask for is to help and support a great man.

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* Creator/OscarWilde's ''An Ideal Husband'' ''Theatre/AnIdealHusband'' states that, essentially, men are meant to go out into the world and do great things, while the most a woman can ask for is to help and support a great man.

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Although not as frequent as in older works this trope is still sometimes played straight. When it is played straight the show will generally feature a male lead or male characters who are physical and/or mentally (fairly often even emotionally and morally) superior to female characters in the same setting even if said female characters are fairly competent in their own rights. This applies whether the number of male characters outnumber or are outnumbered by the number of female characters, in latter case the few or lone male character (usually the lead) still has the tendency to be superior to the surrounding female characters in most ways that are significant to the plot.

A form of DoubleStandard, in that it both holds men to an unrealistic ideal and depicts women as naturally inferior. [[WomenAreWiser Like its counterpart]], the trope is inherently sexist, or at the very least grounded in AuthorAppeal. Which reason is more disturbing is left to the reader.

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Although not as frequent as in older works this trope is still sometimes played straight. When it is played straight the show will generally feature a male lead or male characters who are physical and/or mentally (fairly often even emotionally and morally) superior to female characters in the same setting even if said female characters are fairly competent in their own rights. This applies whether the number of male characters outnumber or are outnumbered by the number of female characters, in latter case the few or lone male character (usually the lead) still has the tendency to be superior to the surrounding female characters in most ways that are significant to the plot.

plot. A form of DoubleStandard, in that it both holds men to an unrealistic ideal and depicts women as naturally inferior. inferior to men. [[WomenAreWiser Like its counterpart]], the trope is inherently sexist, or at the very least grounded in AuthorAppeal. Which reason is more disturbing is left to the reader.
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is often accused of being this by the fandom. [[BrokenBase Whether it's true or not depends on the fan.]]


A form of DoubleStandard, in that it both holds men to an unrealistic ideal and holds women to a lower standard. [[WomenAreWiser Like its counterpart]], the trope is inherently sexist, or at the very least grounded in AuthorAppeal. Which reason is more disturbing is left to the reader.

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A form of DoubleStandard, in that it both holds men to an unrealistic ideal and holds depicts women to a lower standard.as naturally inferior. [[WomenAreWiser Like its counterpart]], the trope is inherently sexist, or at the very least grounded in AuthorAppeal. Which reason is more disturbing is left to the reader.



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** Other women on the show tend to be nothing more than ciphers, being there to [[NeverASelfMadeWoman assist whatever male character is the focal point at that particular point in the narrative]].

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** Other women on the show tend to be nothing more than ciphers, being there to [[NeverASelfMadeWoman assist whatever male character is the focal point at that particular point in the narrative]].narrative]].
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