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Mon 22nd December 2008

Gendered News

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 2:55 pm

Truck flips onto walking woman

Responsible party-goer killed by car

Police name 20-year-old hit by car in Gore

These are actual links to headlines I saw on the Stuff site today. Note that the one headline about a woman being harmed specifies her gender. The two headlines about men being harmed – killed actually – don’t bother to mention they are men. This is a widespread media tendency.

Why does it happen I wonder? I claim that it results from, and amounts to, subtle undervaluing of men’s lives and welfare compared to that for women. Any alternative explanations?

2 Responses to “Gendered News”

  1. julie says:

    Alternative:

    Global control of the media.

    Women have a major global organisation.
    http://www.whomakesthenews.org/

    Gays and lesbians have a major global organisation also.

    I can find the site if it is important. But I have many saved to go through.

    ………

    I guess the point is that until men have a movement nothing will change.

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