Improving Media Representations of Sexual Assault: We Can Do Better

In the wake of Rehtaeh Parsons’ death, calls for an end to rape culture abound. As new and more accessible media offer new ways harm, bully and perpetuate existing forms of oppression, those of us working to end rape culture are harnessing those media tools in our efforts, as well as challenging problematic mainstream media coverage.

Our own Layla Cameron weighed in on the importance of responsible media coverage of sexual assault in this Centretown news piece.

You can also read Layla’s full blog post on the issue here.

If you want to encourage media literacy around issues of gender-based violence, download our Action Kit and use our REPRESENT. Video Workshops to host a community conversation:

Media Representations of Violence Against Women from Media Action Média on Vimeo.

Media Representations of Indigenous Women in Canada from Media Action Média on Vimeo.


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