August 29, 2019
13 Reasons Why Scene Depicts Abortion and Turns Sidewalk Counselors into Caricatures
In the most recent season of 13 Reasons Why, a Netflix series which first came under fire for glamourizing suicide to a teenage audience, a character named Chloe, who was assaulted and raped in the second season of the show, has an abortion after being persuaded by her boyfriend's mother. In the episode, sidewalk counselors shout from the sidewalk while another one walks her towards the clinic door, pretending to be an employee escort to make Chloe listen. The scene portrays the counselors as crazy and manipulative, which only hurts the image of real counselors who act responsibly.
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