Women Depicted as Manipulative

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Explanation of Conservative Trope

There are many plots in movies centering around a man manipulating a woman or vice versa. But it is much more common for women to be depicted as manipulative and taking advantage of a nice man than the other way around.

Conservative Trope Examples

  • Horrible Bosses (2011) | Women Use or Take Advantage of Men
    Dr. Julia (Jennifer Aniston) sexually harasses her dental assistant Dale (Charlie Day) every chance she gets throughout the entire film. She pressures him into having sex with her on a number of occasions, purposefully sprays water on his crotch and says she can "make out our little friend right there," locks him in her office wearing only her white dental coat and high heels, and even attempts to forcibly have sex with him while his fiancé is unconscious on the exam chair by telling him that "I'm going tell her you f*cked me, Dale. If you don't f*ck me, I'm going to tell her you f*cked me."
  • Bad Teacher (2011)
    Elizabeth falsely claims she's pregnant in a desperate attempt to keep her fiancé after he breaks up with her for only being with him because he's rich.
  • Stu's (Ed Helms) girlfriend he plans on proposing to is depicted as overly controlling and a running gag is that he has to constantly lie to her or ignore her many calls throughout the movie lest feel her wrath. She's made to be unlikable and even cheated on Stu
  • Liar Liar (1997)
    Fletcher Reede's main client during the movie Samantha Cole (Jennifer Tilly) is depicted as a terrible person who cheated on him several times and willing to lie to take half her husband's estate in a divorce trial.
  • Miranda (Amanda Donohoe) corners Fletcher (Jim Carey) in her office and forcibly seduces him after dangling a partner role at the firm in front of him.