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Nov 6th 2011 at 11:51:30 AM •••

What would an inversion of this be like? A series where the men are all touchy-feely (but the affection is platonic, I think this trope doesn't apply to romantic affection) but the woman hardly ever even shake hands?

Jun 7th 2011 at 3:26:56 PM •••

A question: is there a trope for the flip side to this? As in, this trope refers to seeing men being affectionate is weird and abnormal, but wouldn't there be a converse (no, not that kind) wherein women who act awkward/disdainful toward displays like hugging and what have you being seen as eerie and strange? Or is something like this covered under Emotionless Girl*


Apr 29th 2011 at 10:54:45 AM •••

Just curious: is there a Distaff Counterpart to this trope? Or would it simply be a gender-inversion?

Also, perhaps there should be a trope applying to both genders called "Crying Equals Weakness," because there are a few examples of female characters who won't cry (or at least don't want to/are afraid to be seen crying) because they don't want to be seen as weak.

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Nov 6th 2011 at 11:48:32 AM •••

I think the distaff counterpart would be "Real Women Never Wear Dresses", but an inversion of this — affection being a sign of masculinity — would be exactly that, an inversion.

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