#69. Sexual Assault in the News
Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 7:33PM
[Your Name Here] in Bullying & Violence, media, violence

This Conversation Will Help You…

 

  1. Name a “current event” that happened involving sexual assault
  2. Share their views about how the media is covering the event/story
  3. Name three ways in which victim-blaming is taking place within media coverage

 

Think About This First

 

Having the Conversation

 

Start Here:

Did you hear about the rape/sexual assault that happened __________? 

Do you think the media is telling the story accurately or are they missing certain points that you think should be covered? 

What have been some of the things that you would share to the public if you were in charge of the media coverage?  Why are those things important? 

 

Continue:

Why does the media always report about stranger rape when most of the rape that happens involves someone the victim knows?

Why don’t they ever report the more common occurrences?

 

Keep Talking:

When you hear about sexual assault, what do you hear?

What are the things that people always say?

Why are the tips to prevent being assaulted always focused on the potential victims?

 

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