Domestic Violence in Popular Culture

October is domestic violence awareness month. This presentation and panel discussion will explore domestic violence as it relates to popular media/culture. What are domestic violence narratives doing in children’s media? Why is domestic violence used for laughs? And how do we talk about domestic violence in media?

Christina Bondurant, Bradley Angle
Vanessa Timmons, Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Andi Zeisler, cofounder of Bitch Media

Bitch Media is a nonprofit feminist media organization best known for publishing the magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture. Bitch Media’s mission is to provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture.

Founded in 1975 in Portland, Oregon, Bradley Angle’s mission is to serve all people affected by domestic violence. They place any person experiencing or at risk for domestic violence at the center of their services and provide support for safety, education, empowerment, healing, and hope.



Friday, October 18