Saturday, November 27, 2021

Comic Books Explain Statutory Rape

According to the New York Times, Virginia public health officials are turning to fotonovelas, or comic books, to combat statutory rape. The comic book warns that sex between teenage girls and older men risks pregnancy or arrest.

The effort grew out of a 2004 rape-prevention campaign that emblazoned the question ”Isn’t she a little young?” on everything from billboards to napkins. To adapt that message for Hispanics, officials created a fotonovela, a type of Latino comic book featuring themes of love and betrayal.



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