****Content warning for audio of scenes describing and portraying sexualized violence, as well as discussions of sexualized violence and its media portrayals.****
The F Word explores the portrayal of sexualized violence on the iconic TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Despite airing its last episode in 2003, Buffy remains a cultural icon. What we've learned from Buffy is not only is the show still hotly debated on pop culture sites including Buzzfeed and Pop Matters, but also explored in feminist media-making, including Bitch magazine and Jezebel.
Collective member Pragya Esh and Melanie Lintott, from Adamant Eve, a feminist radio program in Edmonton Alberta, focus on the Buffy episode, called Seeing Red, in which the vampire, Spike, attempts to rape the vampire slayer with whom he's been having an illicit sexual relationship.
The F Word seeks to create feminist media outside of the mainstream. We define feminism broadly in order to leave space for debates and differences within the collective and to engage with communities in and around Coast Salish Territories. Our members conceptualize feminism as a lens, a model and practice that works to address and dismantle hierarchies of oppression; guides a personal practice of courage, compassion and connection; and an entry-point for anti-oppressive ways of living. For more information on The F Word, please visit our website at: www.feminisms.org or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for reading this story...
More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all. But media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our only supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help.
If everyone who visits rabble and likes it chipped in a couple of dollars per month, our future would be much more secure and we could do much more: like the things our readers tell us they want to see more of: more staff reporters and more work to complete the upgrade of our website.
We’re asking if you could make a donation, right now, to set rabble on solid footing.