No More Rape Myths
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Join our campaign to end rape myths in the media
Rape myths and misinformation can be found on a daily basis and affects the way in which society and individuals understand and respond to sexual violence, no matter what their personal experiences have been.
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Rape myths and misinformation are prevalent in our society. Media takes many forms, newpapers, television, radio, social media and is present in our lives on a daily basis. It investigates, informs, challenges and upholds social views and is uniquely placed to further awareness on the issue of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse. If the media gets it right, movements are created and opinions are changed, but if they get it wrong this can further spread misinformation which is damaging to victims and survivors and society as a whole.
Our No More Rape Myths campaign aims to stop the perpetuation of rape myths through the media, whilst also celebrating and promoting responsible ways of handling this subject.
Challenge Poor Reporting
directly and publicly challenging media coverage which perpetuates rape myths or undermines the issue of sexual violence.
collating a body of evidence which can be used to press for wider change, better training of journalists or further regulation if needed
Promote Responsible Reporting
recognising and celebrating good media coverage of this issue
promoting Guidance for Media, which helps journalists and other media people consider what could make for better or more responsible reporting
We are campaigning using the Twitter handle @NoMoreRapeMyths and the hashtag #NoMoreRapeMyths Please follow us on Twitter and retweet posts, memes, information and blog posts from our account.
If you see a media report, article, storyline etc, which you feel perpetuates rape myths or is covered irresponsibly, you can tweet under the hashtag #NoMoreRapeMyths @NoMoreRapeMyths
If you see good media coverage on this issue, please let us know #NoMoreRapeMyths @NoMoreRapeMyths and we’ll retweet it for you.
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