Imaginary Anti-Rape Campaign

I found this thought from a blogger ‘SheSearcher’ quite noteworthy.

Look at supposedly objective factual media reports of events in your local newspaper. What  angle do they come from? What assumptions are they making? What world views or beliefs underlie the nuance and tone of the reports?

In the above example, looking at it in reverse simply highlights to us how media tales of caution or police advisories assume – albeit subtly – a certain gendered order of society. It is probably such biased reporting that provoked the Slut Walks across major cities in various continents from Toronto to New Delhi.

Can you find any ‘biased’ media reporting today? Perhaps, like the above example, you might want to imagine it reported in a different way to see if it makes more sense. 


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