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  •  That's A Long Running Trope Though..... (6+ / 0-)

    "I Dream of Jeannie"


    "Bewitched"


    "Archie Comics"

    •  does TV Tropes have a name for it? (5+ / 0-)
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      I can't look at that site right now, lest I lose 12 hours.

      I'm struck by how the meanest, cruelest, nastiest people brag about how they live in a Christian nation. It's rather telling.

      by terrypinder on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 12:13:11 PM PDT

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      •  "Hair Of Gold" (3+ / 0-)
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        From TV Tropes:

        The character is a blonde. Therefore, obviously, she is beautiful, good, young, and innocent. Sweet, wholesome, kind, and feminine tend to be included, and the innocence can range up to Virgin Power... A prevalent trope wherever blond hair occurs naturally in the population. (Where it does not, the color may signify foreignness.) Since hair tends to darken with age, blondness does correlate with youth and the innocence correlated with that. Fiction runs with this so that the women are Colour-Coded for Your Convenience.

        Often contrasted with a dark-haired heroine — as the Betty in a Betty and Veronica, the Girl Next Door compared to the Femme Fatale, the Damsel in Distress rather than The Vamp, the Country Mouse instead of the City Mouse — or just lacking the brunette's Jade-Colored Glasses. A redhead may also contrast and serve as a rival, though she will likely be more action-oriented than the blonde.

      •  Bad link (0+ / 0-)

        and as for Wonder Woman, she's being progressively screwed over in her own book and turned into something quite different from what she was intended to be.

        If it's
        Not your body,
        Then it's
        Not your choice
        And it's
        None of your damn business!

        by TheOtherMaven on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 06:25:44 PM PDT

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        •  Given the BDMS kinks of WW's creator (0+ / 0-)

          the current writers really can't go the "what she was intended to be" route. This is, I suspect, a problem in defining the character that the writers of, say, Superman or Batman do not have.

          The thing about quotes on the internet is you cannot confirm their validity. ~Abraham Lincoln

          by raboof on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 06:09:38 AM PDT

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