Tag Archives: news media

6 questions for the media about the Soho anti-prostitution raids

TweetOn the night of December 4th police raided sex worker’s flats in Soho, London. Immigrant women were taken into custody, and the cops brought along the news media to take photos. The explanation for the arrests that the cops gave the media was that these women were the victims of trafficking. There wasn’t another perspective [...]
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Associated Press headline erases partner rape

Tweet“Study: 1 in 10 men in parts of Asia have raped” That’s the original Associated Press headline for an article about a study that found that about 1 in 4 men in Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea committed rape, as Slate reports. The 1 in 10 number refers specifically to stranger [...]
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The shameful, unacceptable media coverage of Chelsea Manning’s transition

TweetWhen Chelsea Manning announced yesterday that she is transitioning and wants to be referred to by the name Chelsea and with female pronouns, news organizations scrambled to figure out what to do. Many published articles with bizarre headlines like, ”Manning Says He Is Female and Wants to Lives as a Woman.” Which is ridiculous, because Chelsea [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetFeminist in-fighting is still a problem. Why aren’t men funny? “Newsrooms should also hire a few journalists who aren’t effete liberal p*ssies.” A class analysis of Jason Collins’ announcement. “Natural” isn’t always feminist. Newsflash, Fox News: teen sex isn’t illegal. Bloomberg can’t defend “stop and frisk” policies. One fake rape threat doesn’t mean all women “cry rape.” [...]
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