A raw, unscripted take on how our community houses relationship violence as the “norm.” Brian and Erika discuss and dissect the foundation of all relationship violence and how we only see it when it’s too late and Griff and Nora break down the normalization of violence within the media and popular culture.
Its our final spooky episode! Join Griff, Nora, and special guest Ana Sanchez-Brown as they travel into The Upside Down to discuss various spooky television shows and the impact they have on a generation's beliefs and ideals.
"Don't run up the stairs!" "Don't answer that phone!" "Why doesn't she run away or fight back?"
If you're a fan of horror movies, you may have said these phrases a few times while watching. Join Griff, Nora, and Ana as they continue dissecting the role of women in horror and how its stereotypes can affect real life victims of violence.
The "final girl", the damsel in distress, the "ditzy" best friend... Horror is filled with such tropes and negative stereotypes about women. How do these tropes reflect our society and, in turn, affect our society? Join Griff, Nora, and special guest Ana-Sanchez Brown for a deep dive into the culture of horror as a genre and ask the question: What is REALLY scary?
“Mirror, mirror, on the wall. Who is the fairest one of all?”
In our media, villainous men are often shown striving for money and power, while villainous women are motivated by jealousy and vanity. What does this trope reflect about our society? Join Griff, Nora, and Ana for a discussion on the role women play as villains in pop culture.
La Llorona, La Curandera, La Bruja... Many of us here in South Texas are familiar with these Hispanic icons. But what messages about gender are these tales sending to our society? Join Griff, Nora, and special guest Ana Sanchez-Brown for an in-depth look at the Hispanic folktales we grew up with- And how we can relay these tales to the upcoming generations.
Brian and Erika discuss and recap on today’s damaging relationship attitudes and its tie back to a systematic competitive nature in our society. Is it time to let these competitive attitudes go? Yes, because the future is watching!
Exploring violence in context. Brian and Erika discuss the many defenses, justifications, and rationalizations people use when describing their use of violence. Is violence always necessary? Does it differ from men and women?
We are all a little guilty of binge watching bad reality TV from time to time, but what are we really taking away from these shows? This week on Miss Media, Grif, Nora and Brittany discuss the world of reality TV and how these shows may hurt the way that we look at relationships.
Relationship violence in junior high? Brian and Erika interview 14 year-old, Via, who discusses her experiences with relationships in junior high. Be prepared to hug your kiddos tonight, or better yet, give them the floor... and listen!
Brian and Erika discuss “manhood” and where young men first receive these messages. In this episode, we dive deep into discussion about why men are not “allowed” to cry and why there seems to be a consistent race to the top of proving “manhood.” Does this help or hurt young men?
Just when we got used to hearing about 'rules' for dating, what about 'rules' on how to act "like a woman"? Brian and Erika interview Tori Foss, a graduate student and president of the Islander Feminists organization at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. In this episode, we all dive down into hard discussions and finally throwing those 'rules' out of our vocabulary!
Did you know that about 95% of the films you’ve ever seen have been directed by men? Griff and Nora discuss the problematic portrayals of sexual violence in film, how it hurts survivors and society, and how we can make change.
Brian and Erika break down the belief wheel. We have an attitude, we have beliefs, and these get packed with us when we travel to the dating realm! So where did dating beliefs come from anyway? What are we still hanging onto?
The Netflix docuseries, Tiger King, is all the rave right now among the younger populations and Miss Media is here to break down the less discussed running theme in Tiger King: sexual abuse and domestic violence.
Brian and Erika tackle listener’s feedback by breaking down rejection aggression, why the “nasty” come backs? Also, do expectations really destroy a relationship? And is it just better to self-partner?
Brian and Erika rummage through a bottomless archive of social media messages, responses and texts outlining today's major issues with web-based dating. Has it really changed the dating scene? Or is it the same old scene with a fancy makeover?
Going from “sorta been hangin’ out” to defining the relationship….who’d rather grab a burger? Brian and Erika debate the whys’ and hows’ of giving that relationship a status. Is it worth it? Or would you rather just pick up food instead?
They’ve been together long enough to know…
What is a happy ending in a relationship? And how does it go from bliss to trash? Brian and Erika break down the most popular relation”ship” sinkers in the history of time.
We’ve sorta been hangin’ out
Let’s be clear….this is NOT a friend. This is an intimate partner who has not defined the relationship. Brian and Erika rummage through life’s mysteries of why humans prolong the DTR