The Media & Sex Crimes

This is an excellent article by Jackie Fox of the LA weekly on how sexual assaults and rapes are perceived in TV shows. Excellent article! I agree with many of Jackie Fox’s points and have experienced a few. PTSD is common among survivors of sex crimes.  At 66 years of age I still have triggers from rapes 45 – 50 years ago. I have been accused of being ultra sensitive when in fact my observation skills  have been heightened. Some friends and family are very supportive while others unknowingly are not safe places for the survivor.

Many in society have become numb to the horrendous effects of rape and sexual assaults, partly due to the way media portrays this crime. Jackie Fox touches on some great points. It is not just the pretty young white female that are victims as portrayed so many times. In fact there is no color, ethnicity, social standing, cultural difference when it comes to sex crimes. I am not a young, pretty white female  but a seasoned caramel skinned black woman. Click below to read the article.

5 Things TV Still Gets Wrong About Rape

Almost 50 years have passed since All in the Family’s Edith Bunker was the victim of an attempted rape on primetime television.“Edith’s 50th Birthday” was a groundbreaking episode, all the more remarkable for the fact that the show was a sitcom.

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