When the language we use to report on domestic violence hurts the cause

The major problems with journalistic coverage of intimate partner violence are dramatization, sensationalization, victim-blaming, and the inaccurate representation of perpetrators from marginalized identities. These ideas, easily internalized by readers, can contribute to a culture’s beliefs about gender-based violence — and gender overall.

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Writer, journalist, and podcast witch living in Georgia. Focusing on gender, sexuality & social justice. Bylines: Business Insider, The Lily & more. They/them.

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