Women Panicking

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Explanation of Conservative Trope

Women are more often depicted as panicking -- especially in horror flicks, action movies or when you accidentally leave your kid Home Alone for Christmas. Men in contrast are there to save the day, be the voice of reason or calm the woman down.

Conservative Trope Examples

  • Jurassic Park III (2001) | Women Screaming in Fear
    Teo Leoni screams so many times when startled or scared throughout the movie that we're not going to even try to document them all here. The men, however, only scream when they're being eaten. She constantly yells out for her lost son too despite the paleontologist not recommending it lest they're heard and eaten.
  • Home Alone (1990)
    Kate McCallister yells out "Kevin!" on the airplane when she realizes they left their 8 year old son home alone in Chicago. She says, "I'm a bad parent. I'm a bad parent" and is really freaking out while her husband is depicted as calm and says, "If it makes you feel any better, I forgot my reading glasses." On her way to get back to Kevin she also says, "What kind of a mother am I?" And the film depicted losing Kevin as mostly her fault as she banished him to the attic the night before the flight not noticing his brother was the culprit.