Women "Too Dumb" to Realize They are Being Objectified

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Explanation of Conservative Trope

There are many scenes in movies & TV shows that would warrant a rebuke from a woman being objectified, but screenwriters instead make the woman "too dumb" to realize -- usually always for laughs. This is a double whammy as the woman is objectified and made to look dumb at the same time.

Conservative Trope Examples

  • The Internship (2013)
    Will Ferrell “helps out” an attractive woman buy a mattress by having her get on a mattress and then put her in obviously inappropriate and suggestive poses with him under the guise of helping. Of course, she cluelessly thinks nothing of it and lets him continue doing it.
  • EuroTrip (2004)
    Cooper jumps into a hot tub uninvited with a lone female student named Candy at their high school graduation party. She yells out "Cooper Harris, you're a pig!" and starts to get out but he is able to convince her to stay by saying "before you go, you might want to clean that off." He gets her to rub her breast repeatedly trying to clean off whatever it is, but apparently it is not working. She's encouraged to take off her bikini top and then rub her breast some more. That still doesn't work so Cooper offers to do it himself at which point her friend shows up and she finally realized Cooper was tricking her. There was not something on her breasts after all. Ha, ha, he got her!