media Influence on domestic violence

Nicole reid
Posted August 26, 2017 from Australia

In today's media there's more stories of same sexed domestic violence case's ending in someone being killed. The media leads these stories in a way that leaves people in the same situations with no information or with the feelings that if I reported this it would not be viewed as being serous. But when a man is domestically abusive to a woman and is in the news instant phone numbers for help a during the story appear this reinforcement that this type of violence is seen as more serious and more likely to be reported then in same sex or gender diversity community. The media are Cleary sending the message that all domestic violence case's are not serious and don't offer support lines for them to call. Major changes in media personalities and how the message is delivered would lead to more offense being reported and we won't see any more same sex or gender diversity deaths form domestic violence case's. We need to encourage the media to protect civilians and promotion of human effects of this

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Sally maforchi Mboumien
Aug 26, 2017
Aug 26, 2017

Hi Nicole thanks for sharing. I like your view on the influence of media on domestic violence. Considering the fact that media has a great impact on people what do you suggest be done in maximizing this impact to help fight domestic violence?

Nicole reid
Aug 26, 2017
Aug 26, 2017

Today's media spend majority of their time in the desensitization of domestic violence and offering or showing that support is available. A lot of time these day I know in USA this is true as well the news and media is hosted by people we build trusting and even friendships with for example how many people would take Steve Harvey's advice to call domestic violence hotline'

The media can

1. Use current well trusted celebrity endorsement to promote awareness.

2.Provide domestic violence hotline numbers in all case's presented on media.

3.present the domestic violence story in away that advises all watching to report domestic violence.

4.spreading awareness that this is a (human issue)

Unfortunately the truth hurts domestic violence case's in same sexed and gender diverse cases is only seen as serious when deaths accurre this is not accepted any more

Nakinti
Aug 26, 2017
Aug 26, 2017

Yes Nicole, the media needs to foster the protection of the rights of all and every single case given a fair chance of getting support. Thank you for adding your voice to this.

Love

Nakinti

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