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Media reporting and Spalding

Media reporting and Spalding

How media reporting fails when talking about men's violence against women.

by Zero Tolerance Media & Events Officer, Lydia House

Posted: August 9, 2016
Blog category: media
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The Ferret conference shows ways in which investigative journalism can challenge gender inequality

The Ferret conference shows ways in which investigative journalism can challenge gender inequality

On Saturday the 23rd of April our campaigns and engagement officer, Liz, attended The Ferret's inaugaral investigative journalism conference. Here are a few of her thoughts!
Posted: April 27, 2016
Blog category: media
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Opening Conversations about 50 Shades of Grey

Opening Conversations about 50 Shades of Grey

"For those of us who work with young people, this presents a challenge and an opportunity to discuss what constitutes a healthy relationship."

by Zero Tolerance Development Officer Liz Ely

Posted: February 16, 2015
Blog category: zero tolerance, media
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Personal Problems and Women’s Issues: Sexual Violence in Teen TV

Personal Problems and Women’s Issues: Sexual Violence in Teen TV

In recent years, the sexualisation of popular culture, and specifically the impact of this on young people, has been a great source of anxiety, prompting lots of popular media commentary as well as academic research and policy intervention (APA 2007; ASA 2008; Papadopoulos 2010; Gill 2012).

 

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Planning for Equality: Commercial frontages and the exclusion of women from Edinburgh’s public realm

By guest blogger, Chiquita Elvin

Posted: February 28, 2014
Blog category: zero tolerance, men, feminism, prevention education, children, early years, gender, media, rape culture
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Write to End Violence Against Women Awards - Letter to The Sun

I am writing to you as a member of the judging panel of the Write to End Violence Against Women Awards, a new awards scheme recognising and rewarding high quality journalism that makes a positive contribution to changing attitudes to violence against women.

Posted: December 4, 2013
Blog category: feminism, prevention education, gender, media
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Different tune, same old sexism: what kids are learning from pop music

Recently I attended a fantastic fundraiser for the Women’s Support Project, at which comedian and national treasure Elaine C Smith explored the role of pop music in shaping our culture’s attitude to gendered violence and abuse, and to women’s role in society. She sang us a few examples of truly sexist songs, such as the Burt Bacharach classic ‘Wives and Lovers’, which warns women to stay attentive and beautiful to prevent their men from straying: “Hey, little girl, comb your hair, fix your make-up, soon he will open the door,Don't think because there's a ring on your finger, you needn't try any more.

Posted: May 2, 2013
Blog category: feminism, children, early years, gender, media
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The BBC, CNN and Rape Culture

Well what have the past few weeks taught me? Unfortunately that rape culture is alive and kicking; and no, this is not a swipe at horrific ‘UniLad’ and disgusting online rape ‘jokes’ that have exploded onto our timelines and tumblrs.
Posted: March 21, 2013
Blog category: zero tolerance, gender, media
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