Myths of Romantic Love and Gender-based Violence in the Fan Forum of the Spanish Teen Series Los Protegidos

  • Authors
  • Masanet, Maria-Jose; Medina-Bravo, Pilar; Ferrés, Joan
  • UPF authors
  • MEDINA BRAVO, MARIA PILAR; FERRES PRATS, JOAN; MASANET JORDA, MARIA JOSÉ;
  • Type
  • Articles de recerca
  • Journal títle
  • Young
  • Publication year
  • 2018
  • Volume
  • 26
  • Number
  • 4
  • Pages
  • 96-112
  • ISSN
  • 1103-3088
  • Publication State
  • Publicat
  • Abstract
  • By analysing the fan forum of a popular Spanish teen series aimed at young people, Los Protegidos (2010¿12), this study explores how stereotypical myths and beliefs about romantic love are maintained. The article interprets comments made by Spanish fans of the series about the reactions and behaviours of the leading couple. We found that fan forum participants evaluate the couple¿s behaviour according to gender stereotypes. They justify the male character¿s aggressive behaviour towards the female character and blame her for her mistreatment. Based on the analysis results, we reflect on the perpetuation of myths that justify violence in romantic relationships.
  • Complete citation
  • Masanet, Maria-Jose; Medina-Bravo, Pilar; Ferrés, Joan. Myths of Romantic Love and Gender-based Violence in the Fan Forum of the Spanish Teen Series Los Protegidos. Young 2018; 26(4): 96-112.
Bibliometric indicators
  • 2 times cited Scopus
  • 1 times cited WOS
  • Índex Scimago de 0.482(2018)