Four groups are calling for the UK Leveson Inquiry into press standards and practices to examine the way media presents and reports on women, the Guardian reported.
The groups — End Violence Against Women, Equality Now, Object and Eaves claim that “in some cases broad sheet newspapers perpetuates violence and even prevents some women reporting rape to the police,” according to the Guardian.
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As such, the groups called on the Leveson Inquiry to address the media’s reporting on women and abuse, violence and sexualization. For example, the groups called out media labels such as “hooker” and media reports that suggest victims of rape or sexual assault are to blame. The groups also questioned “the daily publishing of pornography” by some British tabloids.