Spotlight on the media: why are we still blaming the victim?
Results from our Media Monitoring project: part 3
Spotlight on Scottish Media: Language matters
Results from our Media Monitoring project: part 2
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
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
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).
Planning for Equality: Commercial frontages and the exclusion of women from Edinburgh’s public realm
By guest blogger, Chiquita Elvin
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.
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.
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.