Lindy West Talks with Emily Nussbaum about Sexual Violence on TV

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On the new television program “Jessica Jones,” the protagonist is a superhero, and she’s also a rape survivor trying to cope with her trauma. It’s the latest in a surprising number of shows, from fantasy to family drama to comedy, dealing with sexual violence in ways TV has never shown before. Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorkers television critic, talks with feminist writer and performer Lindy West about how to tell frankness from exploitation, and why Nussbaum thinks that the more programs deal with rape, the better.