Men Holding Woman's Hand Leading Her to Safety

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Explanation of Conservative Trope

Everyone reading this can probably recall countless movie scenes where a couple are running away from danger and more often than not, the man holds the woman's hand to help lead her to safety. And of course, we bet nobody can recall a single movie where it's the other way around.

Main Description

Star Wars: The Force Awakens makes fun of one of the most common sexist tropes where when running from danger, the stereotypical protagonist man must lead a woman to safety by holding her hand. In this case, when a less capable male lead Finn tries it with Rey, her response is ““I know how to run without you holding my hand.” It was a funny and poignant moment as every person who saw it knows exactly what it was making fun of. There are so many examples of it on screen that we couldn't possibly list them all but we will include a few notable examples below as we come across them.

Conservative Trope Examples

  • Disturbia (2007)
    When Kale (Shia LaBeouf) and his neighbor Ashley are in danger, he leads her by her hand to guide her to safety by jumping in a pool.