Part eight in a series by Joy Pedrow Skarka
In addition to the list from the previous series, other television shows and movies about or evidencing rape culture have debuted:
- The Handmaid’s Tale, a television series based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, takes place in a totalitarian society. The women are treated as property of the state and ruled by a fundamentalist regime. The society is faced with a low birth rate, and so the women are forced to become sex slaves.
- Westworld, a television series, takes place in a futuristic amusement park for rich vacationers. Visitors are encouraged to live out their desires without any consequences, including raping and beating the women. The women are not real people, but rather robots built to gratify the desires of everyone who visits the theme park.
- EastEnders, a British soap opera, aired an episode that tackled