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Poll: Gender Stereotypes - Females

Which negative stereotype on women which is still often displayed in movies and TV shows (especially in Hollywood) do you find most upsetting?

Here's the Male List

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    Scarlett Johansson in Don Jon (2013)

    Women have absolutely no idea/don't care about what drives men.
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    Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde (2001)

    Blond women are stupid, selfish and superficial.
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    Rita Hayworth in Gilda (1946)

    Women just want to trick men for their own good and then drop them like a hot potato.
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    Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in True Detective (2014)

    When a man sleeps with other women, he just follows his instincts, but if a woman sleeps with other men, she's a slut.
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    Women are damsels in distress waiting for a man to be their rescuer.
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    Vivien Leigh in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

    Women have no sense for reality (but even more for luxury and fashion) and annoy their environment with ridiculously high expectations.
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    Donald Faison and Judy Reyes in Scrubs (2001)

    Women love bossing around their boyfriends/husbands, often only for the glee they have in seeing their subjugation.
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    Michael Caine, Sandra Bullock and Benjamin Bratt star

    Beatiful women are not actually beautiful (or they're overlooked) without a lot of make-up and sexy clothes.
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    Pamela Anderson in Barb Wire (1996)

    Women are just sex objects, and they doll up in any situation and profession.
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    Hilary Swank in P.S. I Love You (2007)

    Women are too capricious and emotional (or self-centered) to be reached rationally.
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    Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady (2011)

    In order to have success, women have to be even worse jerks than men.
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    Kristen Wiig in Bridesmaids (2011)

    Vulgarity is a defining trait of the new, self-assured woman.
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    Carrie-Anne Moss in Fido (2006)

    If a woman choses to stay home, she is unambitious and subjects herself under male chauvinism.
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    If a man treats his children badly (i.e., shouting at or lying to them), he's just impulsive; if a woman does this, she's an unloving, cruel mother and a threat to her children.
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    Joan Cusack and Jack Black in School of Rock (2003)

    Young and middle-aged females, especially teachers, are overly politically correct and can't cope with any form of disharmony.
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    Lea DeLaria in Orange Is the New Black (2013)

    LESBIANS - PART I: Lesbians just want to be men. Or they even are, more or less. - suggested by rubyfruit76
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    Olivia Wilde in House (2004)

    LESBIANS - PART II: Lesbians are hyper-sexualized women who exist merely for the male gaze. - suggested by rubyfruit76
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    Famke Janssen and Liam Neeson in Taken (2008)

    Ex-wifes remarry to arrogant or boring men, blame their likeable but loser-type ex-husband for the failure of their marriage, and prevent them from seeing their children. - suggested by ElMaruecan82
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    Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, and Larry Miller in The Princess Diaries (2001)

    What girls/women need in order to gain self-confidence, respect and success are flashy clothes, sexy dresses, a new hairdo and new make-up. (And get rid of glasses and heavy books!) - suggested by ElMaruecan82
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    Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, and Sarah Michelle Gellar in Cruel Intentions (1999)

    Blond women are angels, brunettes are evil. - suggested by ElMaruecan82
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    Leonardo DiCaprio, P.J. Byrne, Jonah Hill, Cristin Milioti, Henry Zebrowski, and MacKenzie Meehan in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

    Nudity for (pretty) women is no big deal, but for men it is. - suggested by DelovelyX
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    Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in 500 Days of Summer (2009)

    A woman must be ice cold if she refuses the advances of a "good guy". - suggested by DelovelyX
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    Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft in The Graduate (1967)

    An underaged male who sleeps with a female adult is viewed positively but if the genders are switched, it's rape. - suggested by DelovelyX

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