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Fixed it : violence and the representation of women in the media / Jane Gilmore.

By: Gilmore, Jane.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Hawthorn, Victoria] : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 280 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143795506 (paperbck).Subject(s): Women -- Violence against | Violence in mass mediaDDC classification: 362.88082 Summary: On average, one woman is murdered by her current or former partner in Australia every week. One in three Australian women has experienced physical violence since the age of 15. One in five Australian women has experienced sexual violence. These stories and these names soak into our culture, Jill Meagher, Eurydice Dixon, Aiia Maasarwe. But what can we do to stem the tide of violence and tragedy? Finally, we are starting to talk about this epidemic of gendered violence, but we are still doing so in a way that can be clumsy and harmful. Victim blaming, passive voice and over-identification with abusers continue to be hallmarks of reporting on this issue. And, with newsrooms drastically and regularly cutting staff and resources, and new business models driven by clicks more than in-depth reportage, it’s difficult for both readers and journalists to see that. Fixed It demonstrates the myths that we're unconsciously sold about violence against women, and undercuts them in a clear and compelling way. This is a bold, powerful look at the stories we are told, and the stories we tell ourselves, about gender and power, and a call to action for all of us to think harder and do better.
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On average, at least one woman is murdered by a current or former partner every week in Australia. Far too many Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence. Only rarely do these women capture the attention of the media and the public. What can we do to stem the tide of violence and tragedy?

Finally, we are starting to talk about this epidemic of gendered violence, but too often we are doing so in a way that can be clumsy and harmful. Victim blaming, passive voice and over-identification with abusers continue to be hallmarks of reporting on this issue. And, with newsrooms drastically cutting staff and resources, and new business models driven by rapid churn and the 24 hour news cycle journalists and editors often don't have the time or resources bring new ways of thinking into their newsrooms.

Fixed It demonstrates the myths that we're unconsciously sold about violence against women, and undercuts them in a clear and compelling way. This is a bold, powerful look at the stories we are told - and the stories we tell ourselves - about gender and power, and a call to action for all of us to think harder and do better.

On average, one woman is murdered by her current or former partner in Australia every week. One in three Australian women has experienced physical violence since the age of 15. One in five Australian women has experienced sexual violence. These stories and these names soak into our culture, Jill Meagher, Eurydice Dixon, Aiia Maasarwe. But what can we do to stem the tide of violence and tragedy? Finally, we are starting to talk about this epidemic of gendered violence, but we are still doing so in a way that can be clumsy and harmful. Victim blaming, passive voice and over-identification with abusers continue to be hallmarks of reporting on this issue. And, with newsrooms drastically and regularly cutting staff and resources, and new business models driven by clicks more than in-depth reportage, it’s difficult for both readers and journalists to see that. Fixed It demonstrates the myths that we're unconsciously sold about violence against women, and undercuts them in a clear and compelling way. This is a bold, powerful look at the stories we are told, and the stories we tell ourselves, about gender and power, and a call to action for all of us to think harder and do better.