It is self-evident (textual, even) that Dollhouse can be read as an extended metaphor for, or is even a straight representation of, prostitution and trafficking. The way that the dollhouses work, in wiping the personalities of individuals and replacing them with synthesised, or actual personalities of other people, at the behest of clients who pay big money to have dolls 'be' other people, also brings forth a whole bunch of other issues around consent and choice. It's a regular ontological thought experiment.

What I do find disappointing, because I am unreasonable, is the amount of times the show misses the open goal of making any kind of point about gender and bodies being for sale. I've just started watching S2, and this disappointment has not been assuaged much by the first three eps.

Spoilers for 2.3 "Belle Chose". Also, contains details of Whedonverse plots and proposed plots that may be triggery around rape.  )
Title: How Dirty Girls Get Clean
Fandom:
Glee
Rating:
R
Word Count:
~1300
Characters:
Noah 'Puck' Puckerman and Santana Lopez
Disclaimer:
Not mine.
Spoilers: Through 1.15: "The Power of Madonna".
Summary:
Puck likes having sex. He doesn't get why Santana thinks never saying no is a good idea.
Warning: Bad language, moderate smut, and references to violence against women including domestic abuse and child abuse.

How Dirty Girls Get Clean )
Title: Geometric Model of These Depressions
Fandom:
Veronica Mars
Rating:
PG-13
Word Count:
~3100
Characters:
Cindy 'Mac' Mackenzie, Logan Echolls, Veronica Mars
Disclaimer:
Not mine.
Spoilers: Through 2.22: "Not Pictured".
Summary: Mac isn't okay. Not at all.
Warning: 
Non-explicit passing references to terrible canon events, but mostly about depression.
Author's note: 
[info]hyperemmalawlz  makes amazing prompt lists for Veronica Mars, BtVS and Glee, and this fic was written for "Mac; texture." However, in going back to find the link to the epically old post that I used as inspiration, I discovered that it actually says "Duncan; texture." Colour me stupid.

Geometric Model of These Depressions )

 

Title: The Truth About Her Life (Flickering Firebrand Remix)
Fandom: West Wing
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~3500
Characters: CJ Cregg, Toby Ziegler, Andrea Wyatt, Sam Seaborn, Josh Lyman, OFC
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Source material: Based on
The Truth About Her Life by andchimeras
Summary: Six Qumari women are in need of an intervention. CJ knows that she has compromised, but she has only bent and never broken.
Warning: Deals with the subject of violence against women. Contains passing non-explicit references to sexual assault and a passing, more explicit reference to female genital mutilation (FGM).
Author's note: Written for
[info]remix_redux. In episode 3.8 "Women of Qumar", the viewer is left in no doubt that CJ has moderately feminist sensibilities when it comes to violence against women. The original text by andchimeras does a beautiful job of telling a story of CJ's early political engagement, contrasted against the immigration struggles of a group of Qumari women. (For those who don't know, this is a fictional West Wing state, presumably so the show could highlight the shocking human rights abuses thereof, without causing an international incident.) I kept the basic structure, and delved a little more into the idea of CJ's awakening as a feminist, which is then compromised by things within her control, and things outwith it. Fact fans may wish to know that I titled this remix after the article on Catherine Mackinnon, and not the book by Christopher Hitchins.

The Truth About Her Life (Flickering Firebrand Remix) )
Title: Near Enna's Walls is a Deep Lake
Fandom: BtVS
Rating: R

Word Count: ~800
Characters: Buffy & Xander
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Poster: By [livejournal.com profile] katekat1010  for [livejournal.com profile] spring_with_xan 
Summary: Missing scene from 6.19 "Seeing Red". Buffy and Xander talk on the floor of the bathroom. 
Warning: References canonical attempted rape.   
Author's note: Written for [livejournal.com profile] spring_with_xan .


Near Enna's Walls is a Deep Lake )

Title: The Future Is Only The Past Again, Entered Through Another Gate
Fandom: Veronica Mars
Rating: R
Icon: [livejournal.com profile] claranstrap 
Word Count: ~3000
Characters: Duncan & Logan friendship, Duncan/Meg, Duncan & Veronica friendship, Duncan/OFC, Lilly Kanes Jr & Sr, Dick Casablancas
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Summary:
Duncan learns a lot about parenthood from the good people of Neptune.
Warning: References suicide / child abuse / rape, most of which is found in canon.   
Author's note: For [livejournal.com profile] hyperemmalawlz , who loves Duncan.

The Future is Only the Past Again, Entered Through Another Gate )
dipenates: (Xander - OMWF)
[livejournal.com profile] gabrielleabelle  is nothing if not a provoker of thoughts on the Buffyverse, and there's a fascinating discussion going on over at her place about whether Xander is or is not an interesting character. (The jury seems to be coming down on 'is not'.)  This, as with so much her commenters write, got me thinking, and the subsequent tl;dr is a bit much to be contained in comments. 

Firstly, and obviously, it's a good thing that we're all interested in different things. Buffy fandom is incredibly rich precisely because we all have different views on a multiplicity of things, and the huge variety of opinions translates into an amazing bounty of fic that explains, amplifies, critiques and comments on canon. There is something truly awesome about knowing that you can read new  fic every day in Buffy fandom that will make you think about something you've never thought about before.

One of the thing that interests me about Buffy canon is its representation of  sex and gender. A large number of commentators and writers, many rooted in the traditions and culture of fandom, have positioned BtVS as a (third-wave) feminist text. From its opening scene, the show undermines existing tropes about who is and is not a hero(ine), monster, warrior, or victim. This undermining is frequently done along gender lines.

Whether BtVS can be said as a whole to succeed as a feminist text, it has places of both strength and weakness in the narrative arc and perspectives of Xander, who transitions from sexist Everyboy to (somewhat) enlightened Everyman between seasons one and seven. Moments in "The Pack" and "Consequences", particularly, undermine the reimagining of gender roles that the rest of the text undertakes.

Read more... )
Title: These Precious Things, Let Them Wash Away
Fandom: BtVS
Rating: R
Icon: by
[info]visualthinker11 
Word Count: ~2000
Characters: Xander and Spike
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Summary: They were all on the same team now, and preparing to battle The First. Xander couldn't get his mind off the events that happened in the bathroom, though.
Warning: Discussions of attempted rape. 
Author's note: Spoilers through Season Six

These Precious Things, Let Them Wash Away )
Title: Rowing in Eden
Fandom: West Wing/Sports Night
Rating: PG
Icon: by threepointsix.com
Word Count: ~1000
Characters: Amy Gardner, Dana Whitaker, and Casey McCall.
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Summary: Dana doesn't know what to do about Chris Patrick. Spoilers through 1.05: Mary Pay Shelby.
Warning: Discussion of canon sexual harrassment.
Author's note: Written for [livejournal.com profile] hihoplastic  for [livejournal.com profile] purimgifts. Contains dialogue written by Aaron Sorkin.

Where the wild things are )
dipenates: (Josh - thoughtful)
Title: Dimly around him the Battlefield Spreading
Fandom:
West Wing
Rating: 
PG-13

Length: 
~2500
Icon: indigo_inferno
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Summary: When Amy wants to know who knows what, she turns up at Josh's apartment in the middle of the night. Episode tag for 5.15 - "Full Disclosure".
Warnings: Non-explicit reference to a historical rape. Probably not for fans of VP John Hoynes.
Author's note: Written for
[info]misura for the Fall Fandom Free-For-All

Dimly around him the Battlefield Spreading )Dimly around him the Battlefield Spreading )
dipenates: (Dan and Casey)
Title: Lay down your Burdens
Fandom:
Sports Night
Characters: Dan and Casey
Rating: PG-13
Length:
~2,300
Disclaimer: Not mine
Warnings: Discussion of violence against women, including rape, child abuse and (canon) sexual harassment. 
Icon: by
[info]notashamed
Summary:
Dan and Casey talk about Natalie and violence against women. Episode tag for 1.05: "Mary Pat Shelby."


Lay down your Burdens )
Title: Dirty Boy
Rating:  R
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Fandom: BtVS
Characters: Xander and Faith 
Warnings: Rape and child abuse
Summary: Xander feels like he and Faith are on the same page, like they have a connection. Episode tag for 3.05 "Consequences".
Length
~2100

Dirty Boy )
dipenates: (Josh and CJ)
Title: Arguing about Earthquakes
Rating:  PG13
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Fandom: West Wing
Characters:  Josh & CJ
Length: ~1,400
Spoilers: Through 3.08 - Women of Qumar
Icon: by
[info]indigo_inferno 
Summary: Post-ep for "Women of Qumar". CJ's outburst at the National Security Advisory prompts a discussion between Josh and CJ about the administration's stance on violence against women.
Warnings:
General discussion of violence against women issues.
Author's note: I'm in the middle of writing a completely random CSI/West Wing crossover one-shot and while doing research for that this happened.

Arguing about Earthquakes )
dipenates: (Nick - wistful)

Title: Passing Judgment on my Life
Fandom: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Rating:  R
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Icon: [livejournal.com profile] bflyw 
Characters:  Greg, Sara and Nick friendship. Nick and Greg pre-slash.
Warning:  Contains references to sexual abuse and rape. Please stay safe when reading this fic.
Summary: Sara and Nick are forced to look at their pasts as they investigate an assault on a child. Started life as a post-ep for 6X05: Gum Drops.

Chapter eight )
dipenates: (Nick - wistful)
Title: Passing Judgment on my Life
Fandom: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Rating:  R
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Icon: [livejournal.com profile] bflyw 
Characters:  Greg, Sara and Nick friendship. Nick and Greg pre-slash.
Warning:  Contains references to sexual abuse and rape. Please stay safe when reading this fic.
Summary: Sara and Nick are forced to look at their pasts as they investigate an assault on a child. Started life as a post-ep for 6X05: Gum Drops.

Chapter seven )
dipenates: (Nick - wistful)
Title: Passing Judgment on my Life
Fandom: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Rating:  R
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Icon: [livejournal.com profile] bflyw 
Characters:  Greg, Sara and Nick friendship. Nick and Greg pre-slash.
Warning:  Contains references to sexual abuse and rape. Please stay safe when reading this fic.
Summary: Sara and Nick are forced to look at their pasts as they investigate an assault on a child. Started life as a post-ep for 6X05: Gum Drops.

Chapter six )
dipenates: (Nick - wistful)
Title: Passing Judgment on my Life
Fandom: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Rating:  R
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Icon: [livejournal.com profile] bflyw 
Characters:  Greg, Sara and Nick friendship. Nick and Greg pre-slash.
Warning:  Contains references to sexual abuse and rape. Please stay safe when reading this fic.
Summary: Sara and Nick are forced to look at their pasts as they investigate an assault on a child. Started life as a post-ep for 6X05: Gum Drops.

Chapter five )
dipenates: (Nick - wistful)
Title: Passing Judgment on my Life
Fandom: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Rating:  R
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Icon: [livejournal.com profile] bflyw 
Characters:  Greg, Sara and Nick friendship. Nick and Greg pre-slash.
Warning:  Contains references to sexual abuse and rape. Please stay safe when reading this fic.
Summary: Sara and Nick are forced to look at their pasts as they investigate an assault on a child. Started life as a post-ep for 6X05: Gum Drops.
Chapter four )
 
dipenates: (Nick - wistful)

Title: Passing Judgment on my Life
Fandom: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Rating:  R
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Icon: [livejournal.com profile] bflyw 
Characters:  Greg, Sara and Nick friendship. Nick and Greg pre-slash.
Warning:  Contains references to sexual abuse and rape. Please stay safe when reading this fic.
Summary: Sara and Nick are forced to look at their pasts as they investigate an assault on a child. Started life as a post-ep for 6X05: Gum Drops.

Chapter three )
dipenates: (Nick - wistful)
Title: Passing Judgment on my Life
Fandom: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Rating:  R
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Icon: [livejournal.com profile] bflyw 
Characters:  Greg, Sara and Nick friendship. Nick and Greg pre-slash.
Warning:  Contains references to sexual abuse and rape. Please stay safe when reading this fic.
Summary: Sara and Nick are forced to look at their pasts as they investigate an assault on a child. Started life as a post-ep for 6X05: Gum Drops.

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