Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A Sobering Read About Sexism

Interrobang's Livejournal site is a really good aggregator of interesting reads, and yesterday she linked to a must read post about horrific callousness of media coverage of violence against women. This Salon article covers similar ground- the reflexive media reaction to humanize white male perpetrators and victims who are women and people of color... something that 'even the liberal New York Times' does with distressing regularity.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Given that the New York Times published an op-ed on the Right’s “campaign of deception” regarding those very videos, it seems internally inconsistent to insinuate that these videos were in fact legitimate. And yet, their presentation of the incident does precisely that.
"Even the NYT..."

Smut Clyde said...

It's not terrorism if it's only ladies being threatened. That's just SOP.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Cracked had a great review of the Netflix show Jessica Jones recently that plumbed some of the same depths, written by a survivor of abuse.