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Delphine Letort

The controversies triggered by the Netflix adaptation of Jay Asher’s young adult novel Thirteen Reasons Why (2007) have focused on suicide and downplayed discussions of rape as a central plot device. Making use of stereotypical characters (such as the cheerleader and the jock) and archetypal setting (including the high school), 13 Reasons Why delves into the reassuring world of the suburban town; it deals ambiguously with the entwined notions of gender and power encapsulated in the teenpic genre. A detailed analysis of the series indeed reveals that its causative narrative reinforces the rape myth by putting the blame on girls for events that happen to them. In this article I explore the tensions of a TV series that endorses the rape myth through the entertaining frame of the teenpic.

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Sharifah Aishah Osman

addressed rape culture in Malaysia through activism, law reform, and public policy. Likewise, Malaysian rape culture has been examined in disciplines from sociology to public health ( Ariffin 1997 ; Sivagnanam et al. 2005 ). Nevertheless, rape myths

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(Para)normalizing Rape Culture

Possession as Rape in Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Annika Herb

creating a culture of normalizing, trivializing, and enabling sexual assault. Marion Rana (2014) , along with Erika Cleveland and E. Sybil Durand (2014) identify rape myths (for example, rapists are predominantly strangers, the victim is to blame, women

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Roxanne Harde

discourse on rape culture is plagued by gender stereotyping, sexism, misogyny, and rape myths. She discusses two short stories aimed at girl readers that are retellings of Malaysian legends and feminist responses to the normalization and perpetuation of rape

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When Princesses Become Dragons

Critical Literacy, Damsel, and Confronting Rape Culture in English Classrooms

Shelby Boehm, Kathleen Colantonio-Yurko, Kathleen Olmstead, and Henry “Cody” Miller

discuss rape culture and rape myths by examining what is happening within the narrative of the text and dissecting these events with students ( Colantonio-Yurko et al. 2018 ). It is important for students to develop an understanding of rape myths and rape

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The Saint Mary's Rape Chant

A Discourse Analysis of Media Coverage

Lyndsay Anderson and Marnina Gonick

those promoting common rape-myths. We suggest that, like the irresponsible/deviance/innocence framework, this blaming of the female chanters also leaves serious gaps in understanding the phenomenon. While the young men's participation is disappointing

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“Speak with Girls, Not for Them”

Supporting Girls’ Action Against Rape Culture

Alexe Bernier and Sarah Winstanley

Relationships .” Journal of Interpersonal Violence : 1 – 23 . http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0886260519870158 . Ryan , Kathryn M . 2011 . “ The Relationship between Rape Myths and Sexual Scripts: The Social Construction of Rape .” Sex Roles , 65 ( 11

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Girlhood and Ethics

The Role of Bodily Integrity

Mar Cabezas and Gottfried Schweiger

Sexual Victimization Experiences: The Role of Sexism, Rape Myth Acceptance, and Tolerance for Sexual Harassment .” Violence and Victims 31 , no. 2 : 332 – 346 . doi: 10.1891/0886-6708.VV-D-13-00148 10.1891/0886-6708.VV-D-13-00148 McKenney , S. J

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Fantasies of the Good Life

Responding to Rape Culture in 13 Reasons Why

Cameron Greensmith and Jocelyn Sakal Froese

Digital Feminist Responses to Rape Culture .” Journal of Gender Studies 27 ( 1 ): 22 – 36 . https://doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2016.1211511 10.1080/09589236.2016.1211511 Letort , Delphine . 2019 . “ 13 Reasons Why the Rape Myth Survives

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Chloe Krystyna Garcia and Ayesha Vemuri

majority of viewpoints in the videos arise from feminist genealogies in terms of how they question gender binaries and stereotypes, refute rape myths, and call for survivor-centered responses from the media, the university, the school, and the judicial