Rose LamyDéfaire le discours sexiste dans les médias
“What was she doing out at this hour? Was she drinking? What was she wearing? He couldn’t have raped her, I can vouch for that, he’s my friend. It was another time. You have to separate the man from the artist. It is a drama, a crime of passion, the crazy act of a spurned lover. Why didn’t she file a complaint before? It was a slip, a clumsiness, an inappropriate gesture. He didn’t mean any harm, he is a good person. There’s nothing more to be said. Feminists are hysterical fools.
“For three years, I have been collecting and analyzing hundreds of examples of sexist discourse in the press, on television or on the radio. This sexism never says its name, but it is indeed it which leads the editorial offices to keep silent or to relegate sexual violence to the periphery of the newspapers. This sexism is found in the choice of a word or a comma, participating in the guilt of the victims and the disempowerment of the accused.
How to fight against sexism when it is perpetuated and amplified by the media? It is time to explore the foundations of this discourse, to undo its mechanisms and free ourselves from it.”
- Rose Lamy
- JC Lattès
- Language French
- Format21.5 x 13.5 cm