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Don’t ‘get’ me started on rape

Don't 'get' me started on rape
Nodaway County Courthouse, Maryville, Missouri, USA. Image: courthouselover/Flickr By Shannon Power The horrific story of the rape of a 14-year old girl in Maryville, Missouri was published on the news website Gawker. The story, according...

Victim blaming: Responsible use of language when reporting

By Gabriela Gonzalez-Forward Source: Richard Potts/Flickr In light of society’s victim blaming culture, it is important for journalists to use appropriate language when reporting on alleged rape and sexual assault.  As many investigations...