We have decided to start collecting examples of predatory behaviour and harassment on our screens. Popular culture often normalises predatory behaviour and perpetuates a culture of misogyny, harassment and male violence against women.
If you have seen something on screen that you feel normalises predatory behaviour in any way, makes it appear casual, doesn’t show other characters challenging or responding appropriately and/or dismisses the voice of the victim then please submit your testimony here.
We need to build a culture of consent and we need to see that represented on our screens.
Submit to Consent Culture Database
This is a public database, your contribution will be posted below
Consent Culture Project
Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang minimises what could at best be descibed as creepy behaviours. The “nerdiness” of the characters suggests they are harmless young men who lack social skills. However the humour depends on getting cheap laughs from stereotyping and objectifying the female characters.
Nocturnal Animals (2016) Director Tom Ford
High fashion aesthetic for rape and murder film. Violence against women as a plot device for a man’s narrative arc.
Main character, called ‘Baby’ having sexual relationship with a much older man, normalising statutory rape.
Pretty Little Liars
Constantly romanticises paedophilia.
Dawson and Pacey follow Eve and then watch her getting changed through a window like a couple of perverts. Except they’re not treated like a couple of perverts in the show, just plain old curious.
Pacey peeping on Joey getting changed like a perfectly normal and casual activity