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  1. This is a generic name for the mass cinema technique: if there are two equally likable characters, a man and a woman, and one of them has to die, then most likely the woman will die. The fact is that male viewers identify with a male character, whose death will simply mean a complete rejection of the film, which means box office losses, and female viewers feel empathy to varying degrees, but to all the characters, and not to one. In practice, this technique confirms sexist stereotypes, including in the minds of women, so it is rightly condemned.

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