Workshop Questions Media Portrayal of Gender-Based Violence – Women Deliver

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Workshop Questions Media Portrayal of Gender-Based Violence

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Asmita Ghosh (Class of 2018) conducted a workshop that looked into how mainstream news media covered stories of gender-based violence, which often reinforce regressive victim-blaming attitudes that further entrench a rape culture. The audience was divided into groups and analyzed the media reportage of a rape case, identified victim-blaming language, the erasure of caste-based or ableist aspects to violence, and the subtle ways through which rape culture was reinforced in the headlines’ language and the accompanying images.

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