Dark trend in media coverage of violence against women

It is known that the media’s treatments of female victims of violence differs radically to male counterparts. Articles rarely present violence against women as a systemic societal issue. Instead, the focus is largely episodic, which implies that violence against women occurs within individual situations, instead of as part of women’s everyday lives. As women’s charity Our Watch states: newspapers focus on the method of the murder rather than histories of violence, as if it is “more important for readers to know how but not why men kill their partners”.

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by Daisy Richards published in The Conversation

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