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Daemon
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Damsel in Distress

Derived from a French term meaning "young lady," the word "damsel" is rarely used in modern English except in the phrase "damsel in distress." A classic stock character in literature, art, and film, the damsel in distress is usually a young, beautiful woman placed in a dire predicament by a villain or monster. Notably, she needs a hero to rescue her, leading to stereotypes of helplessness that are often targets of feminist criticism. What are some examples of damsels in distress in modern media? More...
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Damsel in Distress
Derived from a French term meaning "young lady," the word "damsel" is rarely used in modern English except in the phrase "damsel in distress." A classic stock character in literature, art, and film, the damsel in distress is usually a young, beautiful woman placed in a dire predicament by a villain or monster. Notably, she needs a hero to rescue her, leading to stereotypes of helplessness that are often targets of feminist criticism.
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The subject of the damsel in distress, or persecuted maiden, is a classic theme in world literature, art, film and video games. She is usually a beautiful young woman placed in a dire predicament by a villain or monster and who requires a hero to achieve her rescue. She has become a stock character of fiction, particularly of melodrama. Though she is usually human, she can also be of any other species, including fictional or folkloric species; and even divine figures such as an angel or deity.
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Daemon wrote:
Damsel in Distress

Derived from a French term meaning "young lady," the word "damsel" is rarely used in modern English except in the phrase "damsel in distress." A classic stock character in literature, art, and film, the damsel in distress is usually a young, beautiful woman placed in a dire predicament by a villain or monster (These would be "toxic males") and who requires a hero to achieve her rescue (This would be the wispy-bearded, man-bun-wearing-in-touch-with-his-feelings male who rides to her rescue in his hybrid vehicle, simultaneously saving the environment, and politely asks permission of the toxic male for the damsel's release so as not to "trigger" the toxic male, or hurt his feelings. The toxic male will, of course, be shamed into submission, and immediately free said damsel. He really didn't want to hurt her after all. He was just acting out of his socially induced "toxicity", brought on by his father's leaving him to be raised by a single mother). What are some examples of damsels in distress in modern media? See the #Metoo movement.


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wjvenwkjen
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Why is this article treating this idea as if it's

a.) Not a completely natural thing to have existed all throughout history, given the scientific fact that men are biologically much stronger and thus are the ones with the responsibility and most ability to exert physical force to protect - especially before the invention of guns

and

b.) Not something that benefits women, given that it portrays (based on real life) men sacrificing their lives and well-being in exchange for the lives and well-being of women

?
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