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Domestic Violence in Film: Pregnancy Abuse and Teen Dating Violence  

Author:  Megan Miller.

Source: Volume 11, Number 03, Winter 2019 , pp.81-86(6)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Megan Miller reflects on two films, Finding Jenn’s Voice (2015) and Audrie and Daisy (2016), that examine the plague of domestic violence against young vulnerable women and the secondary traumatization that occurs when survivors report their victimization only to be met with silence or even threats. Finding Jenn’s Voice presents the story of a pregnant woman who was murdered by her boyfriend and was later represented in a dramatic recreation of her story as being partially to blame. Audrie and Daisy depicts young women who were assaulted and were then accused of attention-seeking by peers and authorities after making their allegations.

Keywords: Cultural Tolerance of Violence; Lack of Accountability for Abusers

Affiliations:  1: Attorney and Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

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