Words Matter When Discussing and Reporting Sexual and Domestic Violence
February 26, 2019
Posted by: Lucca Wang
Category: Reporting On Sexual and Domestic Violence
Language, context, and content can perpetuate or change public bias about sexual violence, and this information shows you how. Accurate portrayal of sexual violence should not place blame on victims or use language which implies consent or disbelief. It is important for journalists – and all – to use the most accurate terms for describing acts of sexual assault, instead of using euphemisms or suggestive language.