Race and Gender in ‘News Media’: Reflection and Reinforcement

“Women receiving mainstream news coverage as sex crime victims are often categorized in one of the two ways. They are presented either as ‘virgins’ or ‘vamps.’ In ‘virgin’ rape stories, media coverage suggests that a perverted man, usually of  a lower class and darker complexion, has attacked a virtuous woman.The ‘vamp’ approach suggests that a woman’s physical appearance, dress, or behavior drove the perpetrator to commit rape. (Racism, Sexism, and the Media pg. 146)”

#rape #injustice #respectforwomen #rapeisnottheanswer


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s