Violence In Veronica Mars

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Clinical Implications and Recommendations Aggressive beliefs and behaviors within a society have been shown to be significantly positively correlated with the incidence of rape. It is also generally believed that the media provides a vehicle for developing and maintaining these ideologies within society (Becker, 1995; Carll, 2005; Ferrell, 2000; Sanday, 1998). Considerable research has analyzed media content, with general agreement that the media frequently contains images of violence and degradation, especially directed at women (Brinson, 1992; Brown, 2005; Caringella-MacDonald, 1998; Carll, 2003; Carll, 2005). In light of the significant implications for aggressive beliefs in society, and the fact that the media is 54 saturated
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Television writers are expected to turn out numerous storylines throughout series' and never seem to dwell on the one plotline for too long. This very well may be why its representations of rape and sexual assault are so heavily criticised, as the research and writing process may not be as well thought through compared to films which may have months, even years to flesh out a …show more content…
Rape is not a topic that Murphy or Falchuk give much thought. It is just a mode in which they can use to plant a seed within the plot to complicate matters. It is manifested as both a figurative seed—one that inspires action in another character, à la Zoe developing a connection to Madison and a need for her constant approval—and as a literal seed—one that results in the pregnancy of Vivien and Lana, as two examples. When each episode has a 1 in 4 chance of including representations of rape, viewers have certainly come to expect its highly prevalent incorporation on American Horror Story. As Hank Stuever quickly mentioned in his review of “Bitchcraft,” “After a few drinks, what’s the worst that could happen to these girls? Does your answer include ‘rape’? Then you, too, are onto American Horror Story’s favorite compulsion; the show seems to always be in search of a new way to depict sexual violation.” Representations of rape and their use to move the narrative is so highly prevalent in American Horror Story that viewers may have simply come to expect it. Since its violence is implied rather than explicitly described, and since its narrative value is incidental to the overall progression of the series, it would seem that viewers and

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