Group of Men Without any Women

Underrepresentation & Double Standard Biases   Severe Impact
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Explanation of Conservative Trope

There are many scenarios with just men in a group on screen where it would make sense to have an evener balance and not even a "token" woman is shown.

Main Description

Man, oh man, there so many scenes with just men on screen. And whenever that happens to be reversed, OMG how conservatives lose their collective shit with phony anti-PC outrage. Like the backlash to an all women Ghostbusters or Ocean's 8 despite both following all men Ghostbusters & Ghostbusters 2 teams and men dominated Ocean's 11, 12 & 13.

Conservative Trope Examples

  • The Hangover Part II (2011)
    Phil, Stu and Alan search for Stu's future brother-in-law Teddy with some help from Mr. Chow.
  • The Hangover (2009)
    Phil, Stu and Alan search for their lost friend Doug.
  • Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
    The plot is Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and 12 men plan a heist to rob Willie Banks (Al Pacino) and torpedo his casino.
  • Beerfest (2006)
    The bad guy five men Germany beer drinking team beat the five men Ireland beer drinking team at the beginning of the movie, but eventually at the climax lose to the good guy protagonist five men beer drinking team from the USA.
  • Armageddon (1998)
    The entire mission control center is manned by men. We did not see a single woman anywhere. All the voices who said they were go for launch were men.
  • The Lost World Jurassic Park (1997)
    The opening yachting scene the entire crew are all men. The entire Ingen company dinosaur extraction team are men with no women. The Ingen board of directors appears to be all men. When the extraction team does a video call with the board, you can see 11 men sitting at a table watching the screen, 5 men standing and 1 woman who walked across the room and left who could be on the board but was more likely assisting with some administrative task.
  • The Firm (1993)
    The entire Firm consists of only male lawyers with the scene congratulating him on getting the second highest score on the Bar exam showing 31+ men and zero women.
  • Die Hard 2 (1990)
    The entire crew of bad guy soldiers are men.
  • Die Hard (1988)
    All the terrorist bad guys are men.
  • Ghostbusters (1984)
    The Ghostbusters consist of three white men and one black man.
    Staff Aside
    Their assistant was a woman though but fitting in with the sexist times where women were often secretaries to men.

How Trope is Biased


  • No women in groups on screen not matching real life

Double Standard

  • You see a notable group of women without any men much, much less often on screen.

Impact of Trope: Severe

Severity: Very High   Prevalence: Prevalent