Thursday, March 8, 2018, marked the release of season two of Netflix’s landmark show, Jessica Jones. The central storylines of season one were around Jones, brilliantly portrayed by Krysten Ritter, as she dealt with the fallout, recovery, and the reemergence of her captor, Kilgrave, in a bone-chilling portrayal by David Tennant. As we count down the days to the season two release, Super Heroines, Etc. is featuring a series on the #MeToo movement and pop-culture characters we love.
Our goal is to spark discussions by offering a unique look at stories and characters people might see themselves in and to provide resources and guides for talking about and healing from assault and harassment in its many forms. Each installment of this series will highlight characters from across genres and mediums to examine how tropes of sexual harassment and assault are portrayed. The final in the series will center on Jessica Jones.
If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault or rape, it is important to know you are not alone. The #MeToo movement has shown us just how widespread sexual harassment and assault is and how many people have kept it a secret for so long. Trust your instincts, if it feels like assault it is assault. Find a trusted friend, family member and don’t be afraid of your own voice. There are many resources available to help you manage the healing, both physically and spiritually, including:
YWCA St Louis Metro Resource Center
24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 314-531-RAPE (7273)
St Louis Regional Sexual Assault Hotline: 314-531-7273
Domestic Violence and Rape Hotline: 800-392-0210
- Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program provides medical attention to sexual assault survivors
- Nurses on-call 24-hours, trained to help sexual assault survivors.
Sign up for their newsletter to join the movement to end sexual violence.
Workplace & School
9 to 5: National Association of Working Women
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Equal Rights Advocates
24 hr line: 415-621-0505
Street Harassment Tool Kit, with Laws per state:
How to respond to Harassers:
Meet Us On the Street tools and fliers on Harassment:
Consent and Domestic Violence
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-787-3224 (TTY for Deaf/hard of hearing)
The National Center for Victims of Crime
The Stalking Resource Center
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Download our blogger-written Season 1 Discussion Guide for Jessica Jones to jumpstart your conversations about the show and its themes.