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.
to rape myths by recycling long-standing prejudices about the prevalence of false accusations. The belief that “women lie” about sexual assault is deeply embedded in our society, particularly within police forces and criminal justice systems. For
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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