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.

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