Thursday, May 15, 2008

Journalistic Objectivity At Work

Here's a screen shot from the story "Catcalling: creepy or complimentary?" which contains references to several studies showing how pervasive and frightening the sexual harrassment of women is but which chooses to balance it with the perspective of one 31 year old woman so frightened of getting old that she prefers the anonymous and (even to her) worthless catcalls of strange men to what she perceives as terrifying loss of sexual allure.

  • Story Highlights
  • Spring seems to encourage men to yell comments at women
  • Many women find the catcalling very offensive and frightening
  • Some women take photos of offenders and post on sites
  • One woman says unless she did get catcalls, she'd feel dumpy

h/t Ezra