Family Guy Research Brief

Sexual Violence Against Children as a Joke on Family Guy

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Who could have imagined there would be a day when sexual violence would be viewed as an appropriate punch-line to a joke? Over the past few years sexual violence against women and children has become a popular topic of humor in the entertainment media.

Using first-run episodes of Family Guy as the point of reference, the study identified depictions, references, and implied acts of sexual violence that aired over a three-year period – between February 16, 2012 and February 15, 2015 –during times of day when children are likely to be in the audience.

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- Link to Press Release (May 19, 2015)

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