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Playing With / Double Standard: Rape, Female on Female

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Basic Trope: Women who sexually assault other women are viewed as a form of sexual appeal or treated as "not worth fretting over". Because there's no such thing as lesbian rape.

  • Straight: Alice rapes her roommate, Brittany. Nobody believes Brittany when she tells about it or she's told that it's "not that bad" or that it's "hot".
  • Exaggerated:
    • Alice is a serial sex-offender who was never convicted or even suspected because she's a woman who targets women.
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    • Charles, one of Alice's acquaintances, hears about her ways and goes: "You rape other women? THAT'S SO HOT! CAN I WATCH?"
    • Even Brittany herself ends up thinking the rape was all right, or even a positive experience.
    • Alice and Charles rape Brittany equally brutally. Charles is demoted to full irredeemable status, while what Alice did to Brittany is considered "hot", both by other characters and the narrative.
    • Even the lesbians of the setting see nothing wrong with Alice raping Brittany, and also want in on it.
  • Downplayed: Alice sexually harasses Brittany, and it's treated as not as bad as if the perpetrator had been a man.
  • Justified: Because women can't penetrate other women without using a sex-toy, it's believed that the expression "lesbian rape" is an aberration or even an oxymoron.
  • Inverted: Rape is only serious if it's female on female.
  • Subverted:
    • Alice is about to rape Brittany again but Brittany fights back and succeeds to have Alice convicted for assault...
    • People in the story possess the Double Standard but the writers don't. It's shown to be emotionally traumatizing to Brittany.
    • After Exaggerated #2, it's revealed that Charles is a rapist himself, and both Alice and him are considered horrible people.
    • Brittany confides in her lesbian friend Debbie, who is appropriately horrified.
  • Double Subverted:
    • ... but in jail, Alice just continues her ways on other female inmates which is ignored or even watched by male guards.
    • Until the writers get replaced by a new team who Retool the story into a sexy lesbian porn comedy... without actually changing the story, just how it’s presented.
    • But Alice is actually Andy, and got a sex change operation to avoid any prosecution. Therefore, what he and Charles did was evil because they’re both men.
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    • ...Until Brittany tells Debbie Alice did it. Debbie can't believe such a pretty girl could do something so vile, and dismisses her dilemma as a lover's quarrel.
  • Parodied: Alice rapes Brittany and gets rewarded for it.
  • Zig Zagged:
  • Averted: Officer Emily takes Brittany's story seriously, finds out about Alice's ways and, utterly grossed out, promptly heads out to detain Alice.
  • Enforced: “It's a lesbian porn flick, what'd you expect?”
  • Lampshaded:
    Charles: Brittany, I don't see what's so terrible about it. What's the worse thing a woman can do to another woman anyway? It's not like you were raped or something...
  • Invoked:
    Brittany: I can't share this with the police. They’re all men; You know how they feel about lesbians and it would only arouse them.
  • Exploited:
    Alice: No man would convict me if I rape another woman, since no one would care what she would think of it. Therefore, I have a full playground just for me!
  • Defied:
    Brittany: Taking advantage of a Double Standard to have your way with unwilling women? Alice, you're disgusting. I'll call the police on you.
  • Discussed:
    Charles: Don't be ridiculous, Brittany! How can a woman possibly rape another woman? With her tiny little fingers?
  • Conversed: "Lesbian rape is just too fetishy to be treated seriously."
  • Implied: Brittany talks about her first sexual experience in a way that implies it was rape, yet it’s played for comedy.
  • Plotted A Good Waste: The author is sick of this and deliberately writes the most disgusting, unappealing lesbian rape scene they can; even though it’s considered sexy in-universe, the audience is meant to be revolted.
  • Deconstructed: Brittany tells her story to several friends, only to find out that female-on-female rape only revolts women. Men on the other hand find it "cute", "sexy" or "not that serious". As a result, she lashes out violently at any woman who tries to make passes at her and also forms a strong contempt of the men who like and encourage them.
  • Reconstructed: Eventually, Brittany decides to take matters in her own hands and devises a scheme to convict Alice or to simply keep her at bay.
  • Played For Laughs: Black Comedy Rape.
  • Played For Drama: See Subverted #2.

Back to Double Standard: Rape, Female on Female, and don’t think you can rape it just because you’re both women.

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