Monthly Archives: January 2016

Episode 11: From Buffy to Jessica Jones – Portrayals of DV in Media

Welcome to Episode 11 of Fandom Cracked!  In today’s episode, your hosts discuss how portrayals of domestic violence have evolved in pop culture, looking specifically at Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Jessica Jones, two shows that aired in two different decades, but are considered groundbreaking in how they portrayed women.

Podcast Notes:

  • Gaslighting – a form of mental abuse in which the abuser attempts to make the victim question their own sanity regarding the abuse.
  • Reproductive Coercion – a form of domestic violence in which the perpetrator of the abuse coerces, pressures, or threatens their partner’s reproductive health or reproductive decision making (e.g., whether or not to get pregnant) in order to maintain power and control in the relationship.

Episode 10: On the appeal of Star Wars…

Welcome to Episode 10 of Fandom Cracked!  In this episode, your hosts discuss the appeal of Star Wars.  Blü has been a life long fan and has her own theories on why Star Wars has such broad appeal!  Pebble, on the other hand, has always considered the enormous appeal of Star Wars to be a huge mystery as she never really got “into” the fandom.

Podcast Notes:

  • Reluctant Hero – An archetype of a hero.  The hero who doesn’t set out initially to be  hero, but, rather, reluctantly gets pulled into being the hero or into performing heroic acts.