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Rape Porn Culture

Violence against women in television drama has always been high. But in recent years the graphic portrayal of this violence - particularly sexual attacks and murder of women - is on the increase, and the corpse count is rising.
This type of violence targeting women is often seen in crime dramas such as Silent WitnessSpiral or The Killing but achieves new levels in the fantasy series Game of Thrones. And it is increasingly detailed, intimate and frighteningly authentic.
While violence can of course be vital to a storyline - as part of the plot or context - it does not necessarily need to be seen at every opportunity. And it is this overuse of "crime porn" - where violence against women dominates television drama - that is coming under fire. And not only is it disturbing to watch, but the roles are disturbing for actors to play.
Actress and comedian Doon Mackichan has spoken out about violence towards women in films and TV. In a documentary aired on BBC Radio 4, the actress explained how rape is often used as "a shock device" in TV dramas and how this then "bleeds into our culture". She believes that "the onus is with commissioners who commission these programmes, and with screenwriters who are pandering to the appetite that has been created".

Glamorising violence against women

BBC television drama The Fall, starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan, was first aired in 2013. It attracted 3m viewers but rapidly came under attack for glamorising violence against women. And the recently launched third season has reignited this debate about crime porn and representations of extreme violence on TVparticularly against women.
Although the literal body count in The Fall is relatively low, the content and imagery of the drama suggests a fetishism of lethal violence against women. And it is no exaggeration to describe parts of the series as an extended rape fantasy. Women are subjected to violence while being both passive and beautiful - allowing murderous cruelty to become pleasurable entertainment.
Dornan who plays serial killer Paul Spector laid out his female victims with gentle attendance to the corpse. He is careful - even artistic - as he positions his victims in death. This leads to the female corpse becoming stylised in a manner almost reminiscent of pornography. Because it is no longer enough for women to be merely murdered or raped in television drama. They now need to be mutilated or made into fetishist objects for the titillation of the viewer.

The female victim

Of course, women have traditionally been portrayed as victims in television drama, largely because they embody the "ideal victim". Otherwise known as being pretty, white, young and female - making it seem normalised that women are then vulnerable to violence at the hands of men.
The "ideal victim" helps create "ideal drama" based on hideous crimes. The female becomes a linchpin for compelling shock driven visual tales using extreme, final and often gruesome violence.
But by largely focusing on women as victims of violence there is a disconnect between reality and entertainment. Because although statistically men commit more violent crimes than women, more than twice as many men are victims of violence. But it would seem that violence against men has less value as a plot line - even though it more closely reflects the real world.

Female empowerment

But despite all this, some significant changes have occurred in the types and number of female characters adorning our screen. Strong women are on the rise in television drama. And this mainly reflects women viewers dominating broadcast ratings and the remote control at home.
In this new era of female leads, women are being given greater opportunity to become aggressors. They are increasingly purveyors of violence rather than simply the victim. Ruth Wilson's character Alice Morgan in Luther is an excellent example of this. Morgan is a brilliant female psychopath and murderer who becomes Luther's nemesis and unlikely ally.
Running alongside female characters inflicting violence is the emergence of strong, empowered women such as DCI Stella Gibson in The Fall. The portrayal of Gibson has even led to The Fall being heralded as a feminist show. But of course, the use of compelling female protagonists does little to undermine the continuing use of women as victims of violence in the crime drama genre.
What is clear is that viewers principally enjoy excellent characters, plot and speculation, so there is often no need for excessive visual violence - when the unseen can be just as disturbing and scary. So given that violence in television drama continues to have a central role in storytelling, maybe it is time to revisit the boundaries of just how much is too much.

How the rise in TV 'crime porn' normalises violence against women Ruth Penfold-Mounce Oct 31, 2016

Actor Doon Mackichan hits out at 'crime porn' TV thrillers Press Association 8 October 2016 

Enough is enough: from TV’s “crime porn” to endemic violence, the assault on women has to stop DOON MACKICHAN 4 JULY 2014


It is no exaggeration to describe The Fall as extended rape fantasy.

Another term that might be used is ‘torture porn’, a phrase given common currency by the notorious Saw movies, a horror franchise in which the deranged protagonist glories in his repeated infliction of suffering.

But there was no pretence that the Saw films were anything other than extreme viewing, suitable only for adults with strong stomachs willing to fork out for the price of a cinema ticket or a DVD.

In contrast, BBC 2 has brought this genre into the mainstream, beamed into households across the country in the mid-evening and paid for by the licence fee.

This rape porn is somehow exacerbated by the high production values of the show, with its strong cast and powerful writing. There is also a fashionably grainy quality to the camerawork in some scenes, as if the producers want to be applauded for bringing an element of the trendy metropolitan art house to their misogyny.

The process of glamorising violence against women is reinforced by the appeal of the two lead actors. The serial killer, called Paul Spector, is played by the dashing Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan, a former Calvin Klein underwear model once known as ‘the Golden Torso’ because of his physique.

A relation of the late Greer Garson, the Hollywood star and beauty whose family also hailed from Ulster, Dornan has been described by one female critic as ‘disturbingly good-looking’.

Responding to accusations of misogyny, The Fall’s producers claim that DSI Gibson is a strong, liberated woman who is open about her desires and challenges traditional notions about female diffidence over sex.

It is simply yet another male fantasy about a voracious, available woman who is keen to engage in mechanical, energetic sex without any exchange of emotion. 

That kind of distortion highlights the lack of realism in The Fall, which despite claiming to be a gritty real-life drama, conveys nothing of the horror and abasement of serial killing.




"Game of Thrones has excelled in turning brutal sexual violence into mainstream entertainment,Dawn Hawkins, the executive director of National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), said at a press conference on Monday. 



“Since 2011, HBO has relentlessly brought the ambiance of torture pornography into American living rooms through ‘Game of Thrones’ explicit depictions of rape, incest, prostitution, and sexual violence


This cocktail of pornography and twisted plot lines must be denounced as socially irresponsible, especially in an age when American society is struggling to combat the crises of sexual assault and rape culture.”

Serie tv e sesso, ormai un legame inscindibile Stefano Bini 03/11/2016

Many Thai soap operas employ rape as a storyline and, rather than depicting it as a horrible crime from which the victims often never recover from, it’s instead used as a way for a character to get revenge on another character or as an indicator of a blooming romance, as the rape victims on these shows often fall in love with their attackers.
Glorified rape on Thai TV has been an ongoing issue for activists in Thailand— and now the issue is attracting attention on a global scale.
The Huffington Post published a long and in-depth feature story on the issue.
In it, they describe the plotlines of several Thai soap operas that have used glorified rape as a plotline. Storylines such as: “woman is raped by the son of her father’s enemy for revenge, falls in love with him and lives happily ever after” may seem normal to Thais, but the rest of the world sees this as deplorable and encouraging of rape and rape culture.
Six months ago, under pressure from activists, Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) released guidelines for those creating TV shows and asked them to be careful about showing violence against women.
Just four months ago, NBTC fined the creators of a soap opera called “Club Friday” due to a scene where a girl is revenge raped as two others watch and one films the act. The commission fined the channel THB50,000 Thai baht and was forced to edit those scenes out of any future broadcasts of that episode.
However, these sexually violent plotlines, often called “slap and kiss,” often get very high ratings, which says something about the culture in the country.

Huffington Post publishes feature condemning the glorification of rape on Thai TV Coconuts Bangkok November 17, 2016

Rape scenes have become 'a plague on the industry', says Hollywood producer Alice Vincent 7 DECEMBER 2016

The Progress and Pitfalls of Television’s Treatment of Rape Maureen Ryan DECEMBER 6, 2016 

Last Tango in Paris Maria Schneider rape fury: 'Brando and Bertolucci deserved PRISON' STEFAN KYRIAZIS Dec 6, 2016

Maria Schneider’s Rape Scene in Last Tango in Paris Was Coerced, Says Schneider in 2007, Bernardo Bertolucci in 2013, Every Media Outlet in 2016 Matthew Dessem DEC. 3 2016

Ultimo Tango a Parigi, Bertolucci confessa: la scena dello stupro fu reale! 08 Dicembre, 2016



A scene from controversial Gaspar Noé’s Irreversible
Even back when movies were in black and white, Hollywood films normalized sexual assault. The media has played a serious role in de-stigmatizing rape, which has created a colossal problem for victims of sex crime everywhere. The idea of rape culture is often overlooked or distorted by the media and the produced content that we pay so much of our attention to.
The objectification of women’s bodies and the insensitivity that exists due to the influence created by famous movies is immeasurable. Promoted by the film industry, glamorizing rape has seemed to have become a normal concept in today’s culture. Rape culture is represented by the justification of sexual violence based on society’s standards which normally results in the victim being blamed for the crime.
Sexual violence occurs in countless movies and television shows for the purpose of entertainment and that is what causes this misogyny. The abusive behavior that we see produced in Hollywood is what makes humanity less aware of how serious sexual assault really is.
Any form of sexual harassment, whether it’s rape, assault or even something as “minor” as cat-calling, should not be taken lightly. That is why we should see less of these things on-screen and more prevention activity. Hollywood won’t change without challenge, so that leaves this heavy situation in the people’s hands.
Joy Chavez Mapaye, professor in the department of Journalism and Public Communications who specializes in media studies, thinks that media literacy is part of the answer.
“I don’t think that changes in Hollywood and media will happen without protest. So as long as people continue to consume the products without objection, it tells media producers the existing portrayals and narratives are fine. I believe that by being better media consumers and creators, ordinary people can have a profound influence in shaping new narratives that are helpful and not harmful,” Mapaye said.

"Fifty Shades of Grey" The Glamour of Sexual Violence  6 FEBBRAIO 2015

L'Eros di Massa ai tempi del Porno 23 FEBBRAIO 2015

Mapaye is a firm believer that both Hollywood and media influence society’s view on rape culture.

“Many studies have shown media portrayals of women are ones that tend to focus only on their appearance. Meanwhile, media portrayals of men show that violence and aggression are solutions to problems. Women are often portrayed as victims, men as perpetrators. More focus needs to be on healthy relationships. These stories set up expectations and provide a guidebook for behavior,” Mapaye said.
Mariah DeJesus-Remaklus, a journalism student at UAA, also believes Hollywood has a strong role in the normalization of rape culture.
“As much as I love storytelling through film and writing, there’s a lot of subconscious activity going on when we read and see things,” DeJesus-Remaklus said. “If a movie or show is portraying sexually graphic scenes that represent women as objects in any way, there are subliminal messages telling us that this kind of behavior and treatment is okay. Sometimes it doesn’t have to be sexual; showing a female character as the unnecessarily weak and inadequate image society approves of, is just as bad as showing her half-naked and being violently manhandled.”
DeJesus-Remaklus also notices the insensitivity that the motion-picture industry produces.
“We unknowingly accept certain ideas that are shown through movies, music videos, etc. and those can eventually be internalized to the point where we express and advocate them in our everyday life. You can see it in the way we talk, dress, think, act and treat others. We consume so much content at nearly ever point in the day and it can be difficult to step back and take a moment to really look at things from a less passive angle,” DeJesus-Remaklus said.
President of UAA’s Film Club, Yoshina Okamoto feels passionate that Hollywood films have deeply embroiled rape culture in our communities.
“I think that Hollywood influences rape culture a lot. Everybody watches TV and movies, and because of that, entertainment media has a large responsibility in influencing the culture of our lives, and unfortunately, a lot of times this responsibility is mishandled,” Okamoto said.
Okamoto has her own solution to reduce the sexually violent culture we are witnessing.
“I believe that allowing more marginalized people like sexual assault victims, women and people of color to play roles in film creation and production, the entertainment industry will take a more hands-on charge toward de-stigmatizing rape,” Okamoto said.
There is some sort of constant violence and sexual assault in seemingly everything we watch on-screen, which includes rape or threat of rape in films all over the spectrum. Almost every case of these produced stories involves a weak victim that, is nearly always a woman. This is what creates the perception that women are merciless, which motivates the culture we are experiencing.
Hollywood might just have too much influence on American culture. Whether it’s through film or through media, more attention needs to be paid to reality and real-life situations rather than the characters on the theater screen.

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Nate Parker, Rape Culture, And Toxic Masculinity 22 AGOSTO 2016

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‘This Is What Rape Culture Looks Like’ 10 SETTEMBRE 2016

Rape Art 29 OTTOBRE 2016

Anti-Rape Protest 5 29 OTTOBRE 2016

Anatomy of a Rape Culture 21 SETTEMBRE 2016

Brock Turner Rule: Fighting Porn and Rape Culture 23 giugno 2016

Sexual Revolution and Rape Culture  2 GENNAIO 2016

RAPE CULTURE CULTURA DELLO STUPRO 3 DICEMBRE 2014

Rape Culture In College Sports 8 agosto 2016

Football and Rape Culture 5 SETTEMBRE 2016

UW-Madison Frat Boy Accused of Serial Rape 23 ottobre 2016

Gang-Rape Party 21 settembre 2016

Gang-Rape Party 2 27 ottobre 2016

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Victim of sick paedo Jimmy Savile tells how abused her 2 ottobre 2016

Music promoter jailed for raping two teenage girls 23 OTTOBRE 2016

Michael Jackson abused a 12-year-old girl 27 OTTOBRE 2016

Trump is a Child Rapist 24 agosto 2016

Bill Clinton Rape Victim speaking out 17 agosto 2016

Bill Cosby and the rape culture 1 DICEMBRE 2014 

"Noi stuprate da Bill Cosby" 28 LUGLIO 2015

The Rise of Rape Culture 10 SETTEMBRE 2015

VIRTUAL RAPE CULTURE 2 31 AGOSTO 2016

VIRTUAL RAPE CULTURE

RAPELAY CULTURA DELLO STUPRO

Japanese Child Porn Culture 11 FEBBRAIO 2015

A dark trade: Rape videos for sale in India Asad Ashraf Source: Al Jazeera Oct 31 2016 

Rape porn videos extraordinarily popular in India 7 agosto 2016





13-year-old girl gang-raped and filmed 30 luglio 2016

Branco violenta ragazzo e filma lo stupro 19 luglio 2016

Stupro al centro massaggi: nel video un bimbo di 8 anni 23 luglio 2016

Three men gang rape, film teenager 17 luglio 2016

Quindicenne stuprata e ripresa col telefonino 5 luglio 2016

Four teens raped a 16-year-old girl then shared a video 15 giugno 2016

I ragazzi dello stupro: «Vivono di pane e pornografia» 29 giugno 2016

Violence Against Women in Pornography 15 luglio 2016

Proliferation of Rape Porn 24 MAGGIO 2015

Internet porn and the rape 31 AGOSTO 2013

A peek into psychology, technology behind proliferation of rape porn May 25, 2015 ABHISHEK SAHA

How porn led Ted Bundy to serial killings 26 luglio 2016

Addicted to Porn 23 luglio 2016

Health warning on porn for sex addicts 28 maggio 2016

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Pornography: a grave threat to public health 14 luglio 2016

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PORNO NEUTRALITA' 31 OTTOBRE 2015

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GUERRA AL PORNO: LA CENSURA DI INTERNET 7 DICEMBRE 2014

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Anti-Pornography Conference 13 SETTEMBRE 2015 

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The Priest Exposing Italy’s Child Porn Addicts 16 ottobre 2016

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Porn Addicted Rapists 22 agosto 2016

Ban on Extreme Pornography 22 agosto 2016

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REVENGE PORN 15 SETTEMBRE 2016

PORNO SOCIAL SUICIDE 14 settembre 2016

Ireland facing a ‘tsunami’ of sex and porn addiction 31 agosto 2016 

The Politics of Pornography 30 AGOSTO 2016

The Anti-Porn Pornstar 3 SETTEMBRE 2016

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