Jessica Jones Explores Rape, Stalking, Gaslighting

Season 1 of Jessica Jones has arrived on Netflix in the past month. In the series, the character of Jessica Jones has the power of super human strength, and she is searching for ways to defeat her nemesis from the past, Kilgrave. On the surface, this sounds like a fairly typical setup for a super hero story, but Jessica Jones uses the universe of the superheros and villains to explore the concepts of rape, stalking, gaslighting, empowerment, and consent with remarkable success. Here are two articles that illuminate the ways the series weaves in these powerful topics (spoiler and trigger alert):