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List: Sexual Violence in Media

To continue a conversation I started elsewhere, I've started building a list of media (movies/books) in which sexual assault/rape occurs. I don't know whether I'm getting cranky in my old age but it's something I'm noticing more and more. I also feel that it's something that's actually increasing in media instead of decreasing (or it could be just because I'm reading more crappy horror books lately). The list I've created below is just that a list and not a condemnation of each and every title listed (a list I created off the top of my head and rather quickly).

Some of these are good movies, some are bad and some are *really* bad! Some of these deal with the issue seriously. Most of them don't. Eventually, I plan to add a small description of the scene(s) in question and should note that my list includes scenes of sexual assault and/or threats of sexual violence. At the moment, I've decided not to include tv shows and/or comics (I have a reason I just can't articulate it right now). With comics, the whole 'women in refrigerators' topic is already well published. Heck, over 10 years later people are still debating whether Gabrielle was raped by Dahak in The Deliverer (I say yes) and, after Sunday's True Blood, I may start adding tv shows *really* soon.

Books current count = 27

2666 by Roberto Bolano
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
As The Crow Flies by Anne Marie Macdonald
Blindness by Jose Saramago
The Boys Are Back in Town by Christopher Golden
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chauncer
Death Wish by Brian Garfield
The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
Dragonquest by Anne McCaffrey
Drop Dead Gorgeous by Wayne Simmons
Fall On Your Knees by Anne Marie Macdonald
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Girl Next Door, The by Jack Ketchum
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Le Morte D'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory
Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
The Rising by Briane Keene
Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis
The Siege of Trencher's Farm by Gordon Williams
Sleepers by Lorenzo Carcaterra
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
World According to Garp, The by John Irving

Movies current count = 225

16 Candles (1984)
28 Days Later (2002)
300 (2006)
.45 (2006)
8mm (1999)
Accused, The (1988)
Alien 3 (1993)
American Crime, An (2007)
American Haunting, An (2006)
American Psycho (2000)
An Eye For An Eye (1996)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Atonement (2007)
Attack Girls Swim Team vs. The Undead
Axe, aka Lisa, Lisa (1977)
Bad Lieutenant (1992)
Baise-Moi (2000)
Barbarian Queen (1985)
Barbed Wire Dolls (1975)
Beast in Heat, The (1977 - Italy)
Black Gestapo, The (1975)
Black Snake Moan (2006)
Bladerunner (1982)
Blindness (2008)
Blood Debts (1983)
Bloodrayne (2006)
Blue Desert (1991)
Blue Steel (1989)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Body of Influence (1993)
Boy and His Dog, A (1974)
Braveheart (1995)
Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)
Bully (2001)
Cannibal Ferox (1981)
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Carpenter (1988)
Captivity (2007)
Casualties of War (1989)
Caveman (1981)
Chaos (2005) - not to be confused with the 2006 movie starring Jason Statham.
Chained Heat (1983)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Coffy (1973)
Color Purple, The (1985)
Condemned, The (2007)
Crank (2006)
Crash (1996)
Cruel Justice (1999 TV)
Crow, The (1994)
Crow: Salvation, The (2000)
Death Wish (1974)
Death Wish II (1982)
Death Wish 3 (1985)
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
Demon Rage aka Satan's Mistress (1982)
Demonlover (2002)
Departed, The (2006)
Devil's Advocate, The (1997)
Dirty Harry (1971)
District B-13 (2002)
Don't Answer The Phone! (1980)
Don't Go Near The Park (1981)
Eden Log (2007)
Entity, The (1981)
Entrance, The (2008 - Canada)
Event Horizon (1997 - UK)
Evil Dead (1981)
Excalibur (1981)
Expose (1976)
Exterminator, The (1980)
Face/Off (1997)
Fame (1980)
Feast (2005)
Fight For Your Life (1977)
Fishing Trip, The (1998 - Canada)
Flesh & Blood (1985)
Forced Vengeance (1982)
Foxy Brown (1974)
Freeze Me (2000)
Frenzy (1972)
Funny Games (1997, 2008)
Generation Now (2008)
Geography of Fear, The (2000)
Gia (1998)
Girl Next Door, The (2007)
Gladiator (2000)
Goodbye, Norma Jean (1976)
Gran Torino (2008)
Gravedancers, The (2006)
Handgun (1983)
Handmaid's Tale, The (1990)
Heaven & Earth (1993)
Heavy Metal (1981)
Helen of Troy (2003 - TV)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
High Plains Drifter (1973)
Highlander, The (1986)
Hills Have Eyes, The (1977/2006)
Hills Have Eyes 2, The (2007)
Hitcher, The (2007)
Hollow Man (2000)
Hotel New Hampshire (1984)
House on the Edge of the Park, The (1980- Italy)
I Drink Your Blood (1970)
I Spit On Your Grave (1978)
Images In A Convent (1979 - Italy)
Incubus (1981)
Insaf Ka Tarazu (1980 - India)
Irreversible (2002)
I Stand Alone (1998)
Jack Frost (1996) - not to be confused with the 1998 movie with Micheal Keaton
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Kids (1995)
Kika (1993)
Kill Bill (2003)
Killing Gene, The (US Title, aka, W-Delta-Z) (2008 - UK)
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)
Kiss The Girls (1997)
Last House on the Left (1972/2009)
Legend of Billie Jean, The (1985)
License To Kill (1989)
Lipstick (1976)
Loha (1997)
Lonely Lady, The (1983)
Livestock (2009)
Magdalene Sisters, The (2002 - Ireland)
Man Bites Dog (1992 - France)
Man in the Iron Mask, The (1998)
Maniac Cop 2 (1990)
Maya (2001 - India)
Memento (2000)
Mercy (2000)
Messenger, The: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Mindwarp (1990)
Monster (2003)
Motor Psycho (1965)
Ms. 45 (1981)
Nail Gun Massacre (1985)
Naked (1993)
Naked Killer 2 (1993 - Hong Kong)
Naked Weapon (2002)
New York Ripper, The (1982 - Italy)
Nightmare Man (2006)
NightThirst (2002)
Nouvelle-France, aka Battle of the Brave (2004 - France)
Observe and Report (2009)
Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Once Were Warriors (1994)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Opposing Force (1986)
Original Sin (2001)
Pathfinder (2007)
Perfect Blue (1998 - Japan)
Planet Terror (2007)
Platoon (1986)
Puppy (2005 - Australia)
Pretty Woman (1990)
Prey for Rock and Roll (2003)
Prince of Tides (1991)
Quick and the Dead, The (1995)
Rashomon (1950)
Red Dawn (1984)
Red Sonja (1985)
Relax, It's Just Sex (1998)
Revenge (1990)
Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
Rob Roy (1995)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Rules of Attraction, The (2002)
Sacred Flesh (1999 - UK)
Salo (1965 - Italy)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Savage Dawn (1985)
Scarlett (1994 - tv miniseries)
School of the Holy Beast (1974 - Japan)
Seed of Chucky (2004)
Severance (2006 - UK)
Severed: Forest of the Dead (2005)
Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
Sick Girl (2007)
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
Sin City (2005)
Single White Female (1992)
Sister Emanuelle (1977 - Italy)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Snuff-Movie (2005 - UK)
Spartan (2004)
Stabilizer, The (1984)
Straw Dogs(1971)
Stir of Echoes (1999)
Switch (1991)
Switchblade Sisters (1975)
Talk to Her (2002)
Tape (2001)
Teeth (2007)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Terminator: Salvation (2009)
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
Thriller - A Cruel Picture (1973)
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990)
Time to Kill, A (1996)
Titus (1999)
Torched (2004)
Townies (1999)
Trick Or Treat (1986)
True Lies (1994)
Twin Peaks: Fire, Walk With Me (1992)
V For Vendetta (2005)
Vampire Diary (2007 - UK)
Vatel (2000)
Virgin Spring, The (1960)
Visiting Hours (1982)
Warriors, The (1979)
Watchmen (2009)
While She Was Out (2008)
Women In Cages (1971)
Young and Dangerous (1996 - Hong Kong)
Zombie Doom (1999)

Movies in which guys are sexually assaulted or threatened with sexual assault current count = 32

40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)
American History X (1998)
Bad Education (2004)
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Cruising (1980)
Deliverance (1972)
Entrance, The (2008 - Canada)
Envy (1999 - Australia)
Four Rooms (1995)
Good Luck Chuck (2007)
Ilsa, She-Wolf of the SS (1974)
Irreversible (2002)
Jerk, The (1979)
Knight of the Living Dead (2005 - Iceland)
Less Than Zero (1987)
Mysterious Skin (2004)
Mystic River (2003)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Puppy (2005 - Austalia)
Rookie, The (1990)
Salo (1975 - Italy)
Scum (1979 - UK)
Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Single White Female (1992)
Sleepers (1996)
Sorority Boys (2002)
Species (1995)
Tamara (2005)
Tenebrae (1982)
Thursday (1998)
Tomcats (2001)
Wild Thing (1987)
World According to Garp, The (1982)

So, if anyone has any movies/books to add to the list, please let me know. Why am I doing this? I don't know other than to show how commonplace and totally cliched sexual violence against women (while presented as entertainment and something that only happens to women) has become.

ETA: Now in alphabetical order!
Tags: sexual violence in media
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