Women Depicted as a "Damsel in Distress"

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Explanation of Conservative Trope

One sexist cliche common in action, adventure or horror movies is a woman needing saving by a man. Sometimes it's a highly skilled man helping a woman without training, but often it's just an average Joe who saves the day.

Conservative Trope Examples

  • Knight and Day (2010)
    The entire movie is just scene after scene of Cameron Diaz being a damsel in distress who Tom Cruise saves from nefarious gun dealers and government forces.
  • 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.