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Skip to 0 minutes and 1 secondSo welcome to week four. Week four looks at questions around who perpetrates domestic violence and why and how. We'll look at some issues that arise out of consideration of social norms and cultural attitudes and responses. We'll have a particular focus on the role of the media and how it presents images of violence, and also images of women and girls in particular. We'll consider some ideas around what has been termed everyday sexism, the daily experiences that women and girls experience as they go about their daily lives. We will have some focus on high profile media figures who been found guilty of the abuse of children and vulnerable adults.

Skip to 0 minutes and 50 secondsAnd this will inform some of our thinking and some of our ideas around our understanding of the power of the media in relation to this issue.

Welcome to Week 4

Week 4 addresses questions around who and why.

Some of the issues we will learn about this week:

How does the media present issues of gender based violence? Do media representations re-inforce existing cultural norms and attitudes or do they create them? Who perpetrates gender based violence? Is there a particular kind of person responsible for such acts? Ideas and issues around ‘everyday sexism’ will be presented. There will be some focus on high profile figures who have been found guilty of the abuse of children which may help to inform an understanding of the power of the media in this domain. How far the media is involved in creating what may be described as a ‘conducive’ culture will also be examined.

We will examine social norms and cultural attitudes and responses. The role of the media and how it presents images of violence against women and girls will be considered. Ideas and issues around ‘everyday sexism’ will be discussed. Some focus on high profile media figures who have been found guilty of the abuse of children and vulnerable adults will inform our understanding of the power of the media in this domain.

Enjoy the week!

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Understanding Violence Against Women: Myths and Realities

University of Strathclyde

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