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
- 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.
- Disturbia (2007) | Men Holding Woman's Hand Leading Her to SafetyWhen 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.