Article: Violence against women: We the media must do better

June 22, 2017by Jane Gilmore

The MEAA code of ethics says the purpose of journalism is to describe society to itself. When journalists describe sexual and domestic violence as a perpetrator’s “downfall” and blame it on something other than his choice to be violent, we are failing at our purpose.

Men’s violence against women is not caused by alcohol or a man’s downfall, it is caused by a power imbalance most commonly defined by gender.

Rape is not about sex, it is about power and control.

Read the full article on The Daily Telegraph

© Jane Gilmore 2014